I found this on the Fabric Fast thread over on Patternreview and loved it. It explains so much. :-)
A recent study indicated that fabric gives off certain Pheromones that actually hypnotize women and cause them to purchase unreasonable amounts. When stored in large quantities in enclosed spaces, the Pheromones (in the fabric) cause memory loss and induce the nesting syndrome (similar to the one squirrels have before the onset of winter i.e. storing food), therefore perpetuating their species, and not having a population loss due to their kind being cut into pieces and mixed with others. Sound tests have also revealed that these fabrics emit a very high-pitched sound, heard only by a select few, a breed of women known as "quilters". When played backwards on an LP, the sounds are heard as chants, "buy me, cut me, and sew me". In order to overcome the so called "feeding frenzy effect" that these fabrics cause, one must wear a face mask when entering a storage facility and use ear plugs to avoid being pulled into their grip. (One must laugh, however, at the sight of customers in a fabric store, with WW2 army gas masks and headphones!).
Studies have also indicated that aliens have inhabited the earth, helping to spread the effects that these fabrics have on the human population. They are called FABRIC STORE CLERKS. It's also been experienced that these same Pheromones cause a pathological need to hide these fabric purchases when taken home (or at least blend them into the existing stash), and when asked by significant other if the fabric is new, the reply is "I've had it for awhile."
Written by Kathy Smith
Meanwhile, back in the Ottobre world......
2 weeks and counting
Here's the cover of the new OTTOBRE design® woman Spring/Summer issue2/2008 that will be published February 29, 2008.This issue includes twenty (20) patterns for women (European sizes34-52) - a neat spring coat, wide-leg linen pants, a sweet blouse, a special-occassion dress, a tunic, leggins plus other casual wear sewn from knits. Also fitness and exercise apparel for active women and a fresh collection for mothers-to-be.
Hehe - I know Judyr will be wanting to borrow this one.