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Thread: Husbands/SO and Quilting

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    Although only married a 'short' almost 22 years, my DH is definitely a keeper. While he frequently teases about my buying 'big pieces of fabric, cutting it up into little pieces and then sewing it back into a big piece', he's very supportive of my quilting. He's a math whiz so he gets stuck doing and/or checking my calculations and such. While he doesn't mind fabric shopping, his tastes are far different than mine so it gets a little stressful doing that at times but he's a sport and does not mind wandering aimlessly in the fabric shops in a different area than I am! And if I'm on a deadline, will do whatever is necessary to help get the job done.

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    Sounds like you two have a true partnership. I also have a very supportive DH. He may complain about the money I spend on fabric (if he knew the true $s he would probably have a heart attack!), but he truly is a keeper. He gives me tons of encouragement and is so complimentary of my work; but gives me honest opinions when asked.
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    Every marriage is different. DH and I are very independent of each other. I don't feel guilty spending time in my sewing room while he is watching sports or movies that bore me and he doesn't expect me to feel guilty. I honestly don't want him being my shadow in my sewing room or be my shopping partner. He wouldn't like doing that anyway. We do things together we both enjoy, not compromising to please the other. We have no money concerns so that issue is never a problem.
    Got fabric?

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    My dh is very supportive also...he says that as long as momma is happy everyone is happy. I wish he would have figured that out 36 years ago...lol. We each have our own hobbies, yet we do a lot of things together. One thing that we started doing back in 2004 (the year I left the paid work force) is that I stop whatever I am doing when he comes home for work. We sit and spend time together catching up on each other's day...some days might be 5 min and some days might be 1 hour or longer. This lets us reconnect and focus on each other. We do enjoy each other so much.
    Linda

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    Yep - I got a keeper down here, too! We met on a blind date in 1989, he asked me to marry him one month later and we got married 4 months after that! We celebrate our 23rd anniversary on April 8th!

    As far as "enabling" my quilting habit, I would emphatically say "YES" to that: he has always been supportive of my quilting. We broke ground two days ago on an addition to our house that will be my new sewing area so that I won't have to go up and down the stairs anymore in order to get to my current sewing room.

    I definitely consider myself to be blessed beyond belief!!

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    We have worked together for half our marriage. I drive us to and from work, five days a week. I sew after work in my sewing room and he watches TV/sleeps in the living room. Works out really good for us. I buy what I want and he does too. After over 51 years, it all works out good.
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    My DH of 36 years is very supportive of this quilting thing! He knew from the get-go that I sewed and a girl needs fabric to do that.

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    You are sooooo lucky. My husband refused to turn our back porch into a sewing room for me after we received the estimates but he didn't hesitate to buy another old car he is now working on (we have 2 others!) He wants me to take over one of the upstairs bedrooms but with our 5 dogs that want to go in and out and follow me everywhere, I would be so frustrated I would never go up to sew. So, I took over the dining room that is by the french doors that open into the dogs yard. Other than all that, he really doesn't care what I buy, but he does say my work is always beautiful.

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    DH and I have only had 9 short years together but they have been the best years of my life. He is very supportive of my quilting/fabric stash, etc. It used to be that when we were about to travel he would ask if I had looked up the quilt shops. A few years ago he took up working with segmented wood bowls after he built us lots of pieces of furniture. So, now I do the research for specialty wood shops and quilt stores along our route. DH is the one who has offered to turn our master bedroom into a quilt studio. When I turned that down he suggested our dining room. Sewww, that is where I am now but I am about to move one of my machines and an ironing board into our living room (unless we have guests) so we can be together in the evenings. We do thoroughly enjoy each others company.

    Linda

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    My DH suddenly changed the day we retired! I have my sewing machine behind the couch he sits on,and by George! If he didn't tell me to upgrade so the machine will be quieter! I did;got the Janome 8900, and he says it's an improvement. We are taking our trailer on a trip and have has made a lot of suggestions about which projects I should take along! All of a sudden,he's got opinions about color,design,quality of work etc. I draw the line when it comes to taking a photo of everything in my stash, and recording,filing,etc. I told him he would really like to unsew seams..it's so relaxing! Also,he now says I have to clean up my quilting language...that may be going too far!
    Life may not be the party we planned for,but while we are here we should dance!

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