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Thread: O.K. I Can't Stand it Anymore.....

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    Super Member rexie's Avatar
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    How do you all get so much done? The quilts you show are so detailed and show lots of hours. I have to cook, clean house, do laundry, do the shopping, clean the pool, can from my garden, pull weeds from flower beds..etc. So do you have maids? Friends that come in and do this stuff for you? How do you do it?

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    I don't. I use quilting as my escape from housework, kids and stress.

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    :-o Am I suppose to clean and cook??? :-o

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    Quote Originally Posted by rexie
    How do you all get so much done? The quilts you show are so detailed and show lots of hours. I have to cook, clean house, do laundry, do the shopping, clean the pool, can from my garden, pull weeds from flower beds..etc. So do you have maids? Friends that come in and do this stuff for you? How do you do it?
    What, I'm supposed to cook and clean the house? Laundry and shopping? Isn't that what my DH is for? I do have a pool guy and a gardener. DH is too busy with all the cooking, cleaning, shopping, laundry, you know, that stuff.

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    Well, during this season of my life I have no kids at home, no grandkids yet, a husband's work schedule that leaves me on my own 3-4 nights a week, a gardener & a housecleaning service. I am blessed. So I thankfully use the time given to me to have regular "quilting therapy" sessions. Keeps me happy, so my husband doesn't complain too much.

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    I couldn't get much done either when my kids were home, LOL nor now when I choose my DGKs over my hobbies :D:D:D

    But the rest of the time now is mine... all mine :D:D:D

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    If you get up and work for 1 hour on your house straight, then sew for two or three hours you can get a LOT done!

    I also have my daughter who helps me out at times cleaning or cooking a meal. My husband isn't to picky about the house as long as his shirts are ironed!

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    I have a husband that does housework, yard work, dishes, laundry (washes and folds), freshens the bedding, washes windows, mows, weeds, builds, takes the dogs out, and still has time to watch the History and Military channels. He has to go go go and has no hobbies and is very content at picking up around the house. This in addition to a 45 work week and part time job that we use for extra money. Don't get me wrong, I do all those things to. We made an unspoken agreement when we first met that we do what needs to be done when we cant stand to look at it any longer or we need something done. We just flowed right into it and havent stopped 32 years later. He supports my sewing 100% because he knew I grew up doing it and was not going to let it go. He never complains about what anything costs. Of course, I put it in perspective for him. You can go mow lawn for 3.54 or you can look at my fabric stash and the completed projects that are still there. The gasoline has already vaporized. Yesterday he built me a big board to go over my wide board ironing board. And finished extending my cutting table that is now 10 feet long. He gets it. I am down sewing when he is in front of the TV relaxing after all that time on the go helping to get stuff done.

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    What is my excuse no kids at home (Live with oldest son and DIL) no husband (gone 4 years after 41 years of marriage) no job anymore my time is my own just have 2 rooms and a storage building(Quilting for me) to clean and I still do not feel like I get anything done?????????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn
    :-o Am I suppose to clean and cook??? :-o
    LOL

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