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Old 07-17-2008, 01:38 PM   #41
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I thought of another.
I have a large collection of fabric and yarn and patterns for both that I'm GONNA make stuff with!!
Someday.... not today.
My mom has also started buying depression glass for me. It's not really my thing but its nice so I'll keep it.
That reminded me , I have a very large stash of fabrics, embroidery threads . My embroidery machine has not been used since 1999.
Also have a sewing machine , used to make cat shaped pillows and other things. I had one bedroom that was used for my crafting projects but no more... had to change the room for a real bedroom for guests and put away all my stuff. Just don't open the closet
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:14 PM   #42
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I have a ton of fabric too. Between what I have bought over the years, and the bags and boxes of fabric a friend gave me (it was her mom's, who had just died, and she doesn't sew), I would say that I have around $1,000 to $2,000 in fabric, plus I have a lot of patterns, thread, zippers, etc. I wasn't able to sew for a long time (time, space, etc.), but I now have a place set up and have gotten back to it. Some of my plans for certain fabrics have stayed the same, but some plans have changed. So I guess you could say I collect fabric, and I may never get much done with it, but I really do plan to.

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Old 07-17-2008, 03:31 PM   #43
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Oh, yes, almost forgot my button collection. Yes, plain old buttons. I will actually buy bags of them from the craft and fabric stores. You never know when you might need one...........right?
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:46 PM   #44
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I have lots of fabric that will have to wait til I have grandkids!
I bought bunches when the 1st son was little to make pajamas out of....
Now they are too babyish for both boys and too boyish for DD!!!
Anyone having a boy anytime soon??? :)
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:54 PM   #45
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I have lots of fabric that will have to wait til I have grandkids!
I bought bunches when the 1st son was little to make pajamas out of....
Now they are too babyish for both boys and too boyish for DD!!!
Anyone having a boy anytime soon??? :)
Make pillowcases out of the fabric for the boys. They'd love it. I do that for my grandsons all the time. I've also made drawstring stash/tote bags for them to keep their valuable toys in.

One of my grandsons sleeps with his filled tote bags so the bad guys won't get his stuff.
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Old 07-17-2008, 04:05 PM   #46
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Katie that sounds great!
It's mostly flannel that would be so cozy!
Forget them.... I think I will make myself an Elmo train pillow!!!
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Old 07-17-2008, 05:03 PM   #47
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I collect pottery from each place (state) I go and collectable spoons. I believe I have about 21 spoons collected and missing eight from other states I've visited.
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Old 07-17-2008, 05:04 PM   #48
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another one colecting fabric....but I'm not that good a needle woman. :(

I also collect triages of old/antique cups, saucers and plates, and old bone china or porcelain plates etc. I have a wonderful mismatched dinner service now, that is very meand bizarrely looks quite stylish. I have favorite pieces of course, but this way I use the stuff and don't cry (too much) if an irreplacable plate gets broken, its not after all part of a set! I'm always adding to it and I'm moving on to silverware now,
and coffee cups. (I think its unlikely I'll have more than 36 people for afternoon tea ever, but I could do with a larger dinner service).
And Chefjune would be proud of my glass collection! My favourite are 5, sadly, pale pink martinee glasses, nothing special in maker or quality but so pretty! Anything kitchenalia is likely to find its way in, any cook book.

I try to only collect useful stuff. DH and I go to loads of fleamarkets and antique saes etc and we have the rules: it must be both useful and beautiful to become part of our lives!

DH collects musical intruments (he's a very talented musician) and jazz albums. and ties.

We both seem to be collecting animals. (I've been offered another horse and we are trying to find some and to rent, but I don't think its going to happen!) which leads to a collection of interesting saddlery items.

We 'collect' archetectural and green building ideas and design ideas in a file for our one day dream fulfilment of building our own home.

And good memories. I'm big into collecting a many of those as I possibly can, along with the friends that make them.
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:40 AM   #49
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Elements (periodic table)
LEDs
Micro chips (CPUs, 74XX TTL series, EPROMS, RAM)
Thermionic Valves (Vacuum tubes)
Coins
Antique Laboratory apparatus
Isaac Asimov books (incl the entire `Foundation` series)

I`v also got over a dozen different Cameras but I wouldn`t call it a a "Collection" per se.
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:41 AM   #50
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elephant figurines......have about 20.........the ones with the trunks up are considered good luck in a lot of cultures.......out of all kinds of materials......wood, alabaster, lapiz, malachite, marble, glass, cloth, etc., not worth anything except to me.....when a Texas Aggie in the Corps graduates they do the elephant walk during their senior year........this is where they go off to "die" as they're going "away" for good--it's very emotional and done privately----...it's a very emotional time for them as seniors as they have really bonded over the years.......we were so poor as married college student that I gave him a set of cheap elephant salt and pepper shakers to commemorate it----he was so touched that they still occupy the shelf as well........those silly 50 cent elephants still grin at us today....hahaha...btw......their trunks are up.......
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