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Thread: I finally got through to my husband

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    Super Member barri1's Avatar
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    I couldn't agree more.. It is a great hobby. I love giving the quilts away. I made two denim quilts for the boys next door. I was in the laundry room (apartment building), and the quilts are on the drying racks. They have been there for a couple of weeks. Making my blood boil. I am not really worried that some will take them, but non the less. I guess they aren't totally appreciated. The good part is they are there with the label showing that I made them for the boys. As for how many machines you need for quilting? I have hit a couple of tag, and estate sales, bought sewing machines, and have been giving them away to those that can use them. I sort of am trying to spread what I have..

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    It never crossed my mine to care if DH understands my quilting or not, and he certainly has never had a thought that he should. I just asked him and he said Do you want me to care if you don't care that I don't care? LOL
    Got fabric?

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    I had a similar conversation with my youngest son. He didn't want me to teach his new wife to sew because the sewing machine I had just bought was so expensive. After I reminded him that I had worked two jobs to pay for it and pointed out how much he spent on tools he shut up. And now I'm going to teach his daughter to sew, I think we have quilter in the making.

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Bneighbor View Post
    My husband owns 14 classic cars. He also owns and races 6 drag cars. He has never said anything about any sewing machine, notion, or fabric I have ever purchased. I have always consulted him on any large purchase ( machines, etc.), but he has never said anything negative. We both respect each others hobbies, and we both know and understand the boundaries. Shoot, we went racing last year in Florida and he found 2 quilt shops he wanted to take me to.
    By the way, I am his crew chief and I handle tires and starting line procedures. And for my efforts, last year I won a very cool award...the Signature Award, given for outstanding sportsmanship and the promotion of safety of drag racing. Beautiful crystal statue now sits proudly next to Husbands awards.
    Cool! I think it's great that you can share your husbands love of cars/racing.

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    I cannot begin to tell you how much a pound those trout cost us!!!
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    Asking a seamstress to mend is like asking Picasso to paint your garage.

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    I love reading everyone's responses! I couldn't agree more!
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    I'm glad you finally got through to him. I wish my hubby had a hobby so he would understand how important quilting is to me and that it's not about the money, but the enjoyment it brings.

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    My husband would tell people how much I had spent on my sewing machines. One day after telling someone what I paid I then told them about the house we had to build with a 3 car garage to keep the boat/trailer/motor in and also the car to haul the boat to the river and asked him how much all that cost him. Haven't heard anything about how much I spent on my machine lately. Gee I wonder why!!!!

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    About 8 years ago my DH bought a very expensive riding lawnmower for about $4000. When I wanted to pay $1400 for a used Bernina, he thought that was awful. I bought it anyway. I have used my sewing machine every single week since I got it and he used that lawnmower once a week (sometimes) from May to October. Now after 8 years, guess which machine is in perfect condition and which is on its last legs ? We do not have to justify why we quilt !!

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    I had a little different situation. My DH bought a "quilt bed in a bag" because it saved me lots of time instead of making a quilt and the price was the same as the fabric. I was supportive by letting him "feel" the difference in the quality of the fabric. Then I asked him was I suppose to mow his yard while he played golf with all my free time. He looked at his purchase and said "I need to return this to the store".

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