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I’ve come to a terrifying conclusion

I’ve become my mother.

No…I haven’t accidentally put spearment in my quiche in place of parsley (Worst. Quiche. Ever.)

And I haven’t accidentally washed clothes in maple syrup instead of laundry detergent.

(An aside…my mother is brilliant – seriously. She has a BA in both psychology and philosophy, a Master’s in psych and a Ph.D. in psych, and she’s the sweetest person you’ll ever meet, but sometimes she’s so absentminded she’s dangerous!)

Anyway, I’ve been dragging fabric out of the sewing closet so I can make clothes for RT (yes, Sandra, I’ll post pics when I’m done) and I came to the horrible conclusion that in some very concrete ways, I’ve become my mother.

I have twelve 40 gallon plastic totes filled with fabic. Filled. To the top. The lids barely latch. Most of the stuff I bought for a particular reason or project. There are several quilts that need to be made. There’s a lot of fabric in there meant for skirts and tops, but there’s also a lot that I’ve looked at and said, WTF???

I remember when I was learning to sew, I rarely ever had to go to the fabric store, I’d just go into the sewing room and find fabric that worked for whatever project I was starting. It seems this has carried into my adult life. I did some quick math, and I estimated how much fabric I have. Over a thousand yards…

I have become my mother. I am a fabric whore.

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17 thoughts on “I’ve come to a terrifying conclusion

  1. I am my mother and I could not think of a better role model to follow

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  2. Either that or you’ve become my mother. Her sewing room is just as bad. Or just as good, depending on how you look at it.But I have broken the cycle! I don’t own a sewing machine! I have no fabric!My mother had to reattach a button at my house once, so I brought out my little 3×5 sewing kit. Mom just looked at it, shook her head, and said, “Sad.”

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  3. We can make a parade balloon!

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  4. Ooh I love fabrics! Don’t sew at all ever but I sure do like looking at them.

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  5. LOL. I love it:)

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  6. Yes, but can you crochet an afghan of unloved yarn?

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  7. I have the fabric AND the yarn. What I do not have is TIME! Sad…

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  8. I’m a yarn hoarder myself…goes back to when my great-grandma was teaching me to knit.I turned into my mom eight years ago when I took over the concession stand and joined the fire department auxilliary. Scary!

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  9. Ha! My mom had lots of fabric too. I however, can’t sew a lick. And though sometimes I lament that, mostly I’m thrilled that no sewing is expected of me. I am, however, a whiz at fabric glue. Oh yes.

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  10. That’s a lot of fabric.

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  11. SQuee! I can’t wait for RT too!!When are you all arriving? We’re driving in on Tues afternoon, so won’t get there till night.Holli and Tam are coming with me.

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  12. I look a lot like my mother. I used to think a lot of my traits were from her. HOWEVER, the older I get, the more I realize she was right. Personality wise, I’m like my father. A couple of the thing I assumed I got from her, he started exhibiting. Since he lives in Ohio and I’m in Florida, I don’t get to see him very often. 😦Am I the only female here that takes after the male parent?

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  13. My mom did alterations, tailoring, bridal, and sewing in general for her living. It was her life. And crafts, knitting, crocheting, upholstering, etc. I can’t do a lick of any of those. I can’t thread the sewing machine. No, I’m not kidding. I can’t sew a straight dart. It bores me to tears. Since I always had mom to do all my sewing, I was spoiled. Now that she’s not here, I’m lost. I tried a couple times after she died, but I’m hopeless. And I inherited her sewing machine and my grandmothers’. So I have two sewing machines and they’re just sitting here.

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  14. I stick to buttons and straight seams. Hated sewing in Home Ec, although I do like to cross-stitch:)

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  15. Oh it’s beautiful. I love fabric. NOt as much as you it seems, but I love it. And thank you for explaining why I am so absentmided and dangerous. I am brilliant. Whew. Was worried…😉XOXOSommer

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  16. You and Ma are just weird. My “mama” trait is searching for my car keys when they’re in my hand. I think I’m more like Jeff, anyway. I got his four good qualities.

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  17. LOL. Only four Cait?? Your sister rocks by the way. I’m a total fan of hers.

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