Thursday, February 22, 2007

On Death and Fabric


My hunch is that this particular comic strip is popping up on quilters' blogs all over the net today. So I wasn't going to be left out!
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It puts me in mind of a conversation I had with Joe, though, about my own demise:

Nancy: I was thinking about what should happen to my fabric when I die.
Joe: Your fabric?Nancy: Yes. I don't want it thrown out. I think you should call Marsha and let her come deal with it.
Joe: Marsha?
Nancy: Yes. She would know what to do with it. She would keep some and give the rest to other people.
Joe: Okay. But, could I keep the batiks?
. . . .
Gotta love a guy like this.

9 comments:

Diana said...

What a great comic! I bet my husband would agree!

Patti said...

Love it! Your Joe is definitely a man after our own hearts.

I didn't see this pickles cartoon - thanks so much for sharing!

Su Bee said...

Hee hee -- love it! My DD rolls her eyes every time she hears about or sees my new fabric; she loves to tease me about how much work the garage sale is going to be when I leave it all to her!

computerpeach said...

I love the comic! Your husband sounds like mine - he hates shopping at the fabric store - only because he finds more fabric than I do - and of course I have to agree with him and buy it! Especially since he seems to like it so much to point it out to me.

graceamazes said...

I think all quilters should have a "fabric executor" to see that, upon her demise, her stash is distributed according to her desires. The executor is likely to know which of her quilter friends would be likeliest to appreciate the Debbie Mumm or Thimbleberries fabrics, which one makes kids' quilts and could use any brights or novelties, which local organization might make the best use of the rest. Oh, and, if the husband wants the batiks... I have two fabric executors named at the request of my DH.

On a serious note, I think anyone who has a hobby with a "stash" should name someone who knows about that hobby as an "executor". My DH builds plastic models and has a substantial "stash" of his own. A few of these are worth some significant bucks (into 3 figures at least) and a lot more are worth close to that. All in all, they are probably worth well over a thousand dollars -- easy -- but only IF you know what's what. Needless to say, he's also named a "plastic model" executor just in case...

Any of you have a rider on your home insurance to cover the loss of your fabric/sewing machine(s) /tools/etc?

sorry for being serious...
Marsha

Nicole said...

Hi Nancy! That cartoon was SO funny! Thanks for sharing it. It reminded me of a remark a friend's husband said once when passing by her gargantuan stash of fabric. "Gosh honey, you must have a couple hundred dollars worth of fabric in there.." Right.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Too funny. What will he do with the batiks do you think?

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I missed this post of yours while I was away... too funny! I have a quilter friend who suggested that if she should die she was leaving it all to someone who would appreciate it... me! My husband is praying for a long life for her!!

Katrina said...

I LOVE that! you made me laugh out loud. What a guy :)