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    Quote Originally Posted by Retired Fire Chief View Post
    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!)

    Do what I did. When DH was on a trip I converted the den to my sewing area. When he came home the carpet was ripped out and a closet was being built. I had told him I wanted to do this but he dismissed it and said it wasn't a good idea and then went to his ac/heated work shop addition to the garage. I guess he thought I would agree with his decision. I did yield to not have a wall torn down when he said it may lower the resell value. He was happy I agreed to keeping the wall that he didn't care about losing the den that no one used but the kids anyway. The kids didn't get a say so in the matter.
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    What a lovely man,I would say that if he wants to be near to you then let him.I have been married for 53 years and we can be happy near together, don't have to speak, just a smile now and then -- or a quick cuddle---- no borrowing my scissors though !!!

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    Sounds like a keeper to me. Cherish every minute of it, they can be gone in a heartbeat

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    My husband is a really good guy and has been known to wander around quilt shops with me and carry my stuff, but I did catch him sitting beside my quilt in progress eating a sandwich!!!! AAAGGGH!!!!!

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    My hubby goes with me everywhere. Paducah, Des Moines, Madison, local shows. He loves getting close and looking at the quilting, especially hand quilting since he never sees that, I machine quilt only. LOL
    He helps me make design decisions, will stand in line forever holding as many as 11 bolts of fabric at once and chit chats with all the ladies (who think he is just "so cute"). He does all this with his salt and pepper beard and camo clothes. I even quit my job last fall to work from home quilting for others. He has supported my decision 110%. And when I feel like I may have made a mistake, he reminds me how much happier I am and how there is only the stress I make for myself.

    I love my hubby to the end of the world and back.
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    I have the greatest DH. He has never complained, fussed or shown any thing other than support for my sewing. Which it was for at least 60 to 61 years. Just clothes, costumes, home stuff, etc. Didn't actually start quilting until about 4 or 5 years ago. He has always made sure I had a "sewing Room" that I could just leave and not have to put anything away or out of sight. Buying fabric, not a problem, whatever I think I need, have it, he says. He updates my machines before I even think I need it and I have the top of what I think I need. After 69 years of married life with this guy, I think I will keep him.

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    We have been married since the dinos lived. :-) He shops with me for fabric and just bought me a Craftsy class for Mother's Day. After this long, I've decided he can stay. :-)
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    These are wonderful stories! Those of us who aren't as lucky know how fortunate and blessed you are.

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    He is, indeed, so cute! You're lucky....but I know you know that. Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsponcho1 View Post
    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.
    This is a great idea! One all couples should probably embrace. It reflects the 1950s idea of the cocktail hour....I have a cousin who actually did that. When he came home from work, she joined him and they had a cocktail together before dinner and caught up on their individual news. Kids were banned (at their 50th wedding anniversary celebration, one son humorously remembered being "discouraged" from joining them!) They've had a very successful life and marriage so they've obviously done some things right.

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