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    Yep, when momma ain't happy, no one is happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt
    Just tell him it makes you happy and its not a good day in your household when your not happy..
    I agree here. When mama ain't happy - ain't nobody happy! lol

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    Hmmmm. He brought it up twice in 24 hours. He is concerned about more than fabric. Maybe you should sit down and talk to him truthfully about your hobby and his hobbies.

    I assumed he retired and there really isnt a money crunch from your post but sometimes during big changes we get concerned about things. Best not to let it fester.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolph33
    lol-no don't show him just use those methods to hide your fabric
    LOL I agree :D:D:D

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    You sound like the ladies husband that seen her stash coming out of the seams of her closet, he said to her " my gosh, I'll bet you have a couple of hundred dollars worth of stuff there'. She said "yes, I think you are right I'll bet I do have a couple hundred dollars worth"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmom
    Yesterday I was sorting through some of my fabrics and putting some on the boards, organizing the fabrics for the quilts that I'm making this year or have all the components for, and my DH came in the room. I had stacks on my table and kind of all over and he said"How much fabric do you have? Did you buy this all in the last 6 Months? How much have you spent?" Well I couldn't really answer any of his questions factually. tonight he brought it up again. he says he's not harping on me b/c he knows that it's my hobby,but he doesn't want me to be too used to spending tons on fabric b/c when he's not working anymore, I'll have to cut back. he was nice enough about it, but we're talking about a man whose son works for Fossil, who got him a nice Fossil watch for Christmas, and then went to Elder Beerman and paid $100 for another Fossil watch! I guess this means I need to hide it better or search out less pricy fabric sales. He did say" I hope you're not collecting it just for the sake of collecting- that you are planning to use it. You are not gonna turn into one of those hoarders are you?" he he. Do you think I should show him that video of 100 ways to hide your stash?
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    NO BY ALL MEANS don't show him that video...But maybe he will buy you a bunch of containers to put your fabric in...and you can always tell him you are organizing all of it into containers and that when you get that done, he will see you don't have as much as it seems...oh and hang some up in the wayyyyy back corner of your closet but spread it out just in case he sees a color that he likes and has to be nosey and see what it is and catch you red handed stashing. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by seamstome
    Hmmmm. He brought it up twice in 24 hours. He is concerned about more than fabric. Maybe you should sit down and talk to him truthfully about your hobby and his hobbies.

    I assumed he retired and there really isnt a money crunch from your post but sometimes during big changes we get concerned about things. Best not to let it fester.
    He did retire last July, but now is consulting where he used to work. So right now we do have the money, but we're alsopaying off a home equity loan on our house and a mortgage on our vacation home. sometimes I do spend too much so I will try to do better.(maybe) He wasn't mean about it or tell me i can't buy any fabric, so I'm not too worried. I can do with less food and then I wouldn't have to buy new clothes b/c I have a lot right now that don't fit.(giggles)

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    Solved!! I bought my hubs a laptop for Xmas and introduced him to CL and Ebay. It may become a race to see who spends the most. LOL

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    Make him a quilt!

    Also, take a pattern for a queen size quilt and then stack up all the fabric for that one quilt in one pile and show it to him.

    I made a king size for my brother and just the backing alone was 9 yards. Probably 12 for the front of it with all the piecing. Thats a pretty good size stack.

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    [quote=stewyscrewy]
    Quote Originally Posted by seamstome
    Hmmmm. He brought it up twice in 24 hours. He is concerned about more than fabric. Maybe you should sit down and talk to him truthfully about your hobby and his hobbies.

    I assumed he retired and there really isnt a money crunch from your post but sometimes during big changes we get concerned about things. Best not to let it fester.
    I agree with this statement. If he isn't working, whether through no fault of his own, or retired, he is thinking about financial issues. It probably pains him to think about you having to cut back on your passion. (Maybe you will need to, maybe not.) Either way, sounds like he could use some reassurance.

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