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MNnancy Posted: Fri, Oct 25 2013 1:51 PM

This morning, DH and I were at a department store purchasing new bed sheets.  He pointed out a set that were on sale, and I rejected them on the grounds that they didn't come in a clear vinyl zippered bag which I use for quilting projects.  His comeback was that perhaps I should finish a project to free up a bag instead of buying expensive sheets in order to gain a bag.  How dumb is that???


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Donna B replied on Fri, Oct 25 2013 2:09 PM

MNnancy:

This morning, DH and I were at a department store purchasing new bed sheets.  He pointed out a set that were on sale, and I rejected them on the grounds that they didn't come in a clear vinyl zippered bag which I use for quilting projects.  His comeback was that perhaps I should finish a project to free up a bag instead of buying expensive sheets in order to gain a bag.  How dumb is that???

Well, it got a laugh and a head shake out of my DH!  (I think he agrees wholeheartedly!)

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Leslie replied on Fri, Oct 25 2013 2:53 PM

ROFLOL I'm on your side Nancy, 

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Buying sheets without a plastic zipper bag is about a ridiculous as buying a new car without cup holders.  I just doesn't make sense.  It is not too late to enlighten Captain Clueless.  Good luck.

 

 

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Agnes replied on Fri, Oct 25 2013 4:00 PM

Funny how I never know what to do with those bags when I get them. First opportunity I have I ship them out the door. I have a herd of Rubbermaid containers that I use for fabric and project storage. Of late, as I am slowing my sewing time down on purpose, I am also thinning the herd and feeling good about it. I sent three babies down to the kitchen in the building for organizing there.

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Debbie-do replied on Fri, Oct 25 2013 4:28 PM

Randy, Randy, Randy...  what kind of crazy talk is that!?

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Kris replied on Fri, Oct 25 2013 4:37 PM

MNnancy:
How dumb is that???

Very dumb indeed. LOL. How long has he been around quilters? You'd think he would understand how it works.

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Kris replied on Fri, Oct 25 2013 4:40 PM

Agnes:
I have a herd of Rubbermaid containers that I use for fabric and project storage.

Agnes I've been building a Rubbermaid City myself. 

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chocake2 replied on Fri, Oct 25 2013 6:33 PM

Hmmm....Seems to me a trip to Randy's wood shop to check out his Recycled storage devices might be in order. Then a casual mention that you intend to stop buying the original product it came in can be worked into the conversation. 

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gini replied on Fri, Oct 25 2013 6:37 PM

That sounds like recycling to me, isn't'  that a good thing?

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MNnancy replied on Fri, Oct 25 2013 7:10 PM

chocake2:
to check out his Recycled storage devices might be in order

Ha, how did you know?  You must have visited his shop!  


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chocake2 replied on Fri, Oct 25 2013 7:52 PM

MNnancy:

chocake2:
to check out his Recycled storage devices might be in order

Ha, how did you know?  You must have visited his shop!  

Nope, My brother visits his woodworkers forum... ;-)

 

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Oh Nancy - That is so true. I find them invaluable. I would never buy sheets without the zipper bag. Although my DH would have said the same thing. heehee

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Nana replied on Fri, Oct 25 2013 9:06 PM

Nancy

Too funny.  I would have thought Randy knew better.

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Patti replied on Fri, Oct 25 2013 9:18 PM

I have a very difficult time throwing out anything that could hold something.  I was rather disappointed this week to find that my banK is now using a folder and envelope instead of a box for checks.  I have lots of shoe boxes, all sorts of other boxes and some at retreat saw my plastic blue bunny ice cream containers.  They can hold a lot of sewing stuff.  Then there are the crystal light containers, they can hold my rotary cutters.  An empty spice bottle becomes my sharps container.  And of course lots of those plastic sheet containers.  And I love the old Quaker Oats round containers.  Then there's all those wonderful tins that held cookies, nuts or popcorn.  Just don't open them in my house and expect food.

I don't keep the toothpaste boxes anymore.  A girl's got to have some limits.

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