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Thread: 12 Step Help

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    I admit my addiction to this board ;). That's the beginning to recovery right? My husband says I need a 12 step program :D Any suggestions? lol

    Have a fabulous & blessed day~

    Amy

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    me too

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    Isn't it great!!!!!

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    Much cheaper and healthier than alcohol or drugs!

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    Step 1: Find pattern...Step 2: Find fabric...Step 3: Thread ...Stpe 4: Cut fabric...etc... Until you reach 12 steps. hee hee hee...Maybe that will appease him.

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    You go on this board for inspiration and find it, so you sign on to a few of the threads to follow along, swap, IRR etc...now you are trying so hard to keep up with all your threads and post enough so you don't lose your regular status that you have no time to make quilts!

    If you are not making quilts, you are not using up your stash so you are not spending money replacing it!

    WA-LA...tell him you are saving money by being on this board so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by S D G
    Step 1: Find pattern...Step 2: Find fabric...Step 3: Thread ...Stpe 4: Cut fabric...etc... Until you reach 12 steps. hee hee hee...Maybe that will appease him.
    close, but no cigar.

    Step 1 - assure Hubby that you love him dearly
    Step 2 - give him a good, healthy kiss - right on the lips (it's ok. you're married. :lol: )
    Step 3 - keep reading the board

    Repeat steps 1 & 2 often. Then he won't notice or complain about Step 3

    ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GagaSmith
    Much cheaper and healthier than alcohol or drugs!
    i'm not quite sure about the cheaper part :) there are too many good deals posted here

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    Quote Originally Posted by S D G
    Step 1: Find pattern...Step 2: Find fabric...Step 3: Thread ...Stpe 4: Cut fabric...etc... Until you reach 12 steps. hee hee hee...Maybe that will appease him.
    close, but no cigar.

    Step 1 - assure Hubby that you love him dearly
    Step 2 - give him a good, healthy kiss - right on the lips (it's ok. you're married. :lol: )
    Step 3 - keep reading the board

    Repeat steps 1 & 2 often. Then he won't notice or complain about Step 3

    ;-)
    I also need to do the following now and then:

    4) Offer to feed DH once in a while - doesn't have to be fancy - just need to be pleasant about it

    5) Make sure DH has clean socks and underwear

    6) Keep the rest of the place somewhat presentable

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    A Quilt Board Anonymous? Never! No one wants to quit.

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    I love all these ;). Can't wait to share with hubby

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    Return to message bd on regular basis for support when you fall off the wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tealady
    A Quilt Board Anonymous? Never! No one wants to quit.
    and what quilter wants to be anonymous? It would turn into a meeting where everybody just talks about quilting, swapping fabric and blocks and planning trips to quilt shoes and quilt shops. Isn't that what guilds do????

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    Just relax and enjoy your addiction. Still cheaper than therapy.

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    Can't help you my Dear! Toatly addicted and not looking for a 12 step! LOL

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    Absolutely! Drive to your favorite quilt shop and park 12 steps from the front door. I encourage this 12 step method.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KwiltyKahy
    Just relax and enjoy your addiction. Still cheaper than therapy.
    Amen Sister!!!!

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    Love every comment!! hee hee

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    I'll join. We need a conference call thru Skype for Quilter's AA

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    Not a clue; my sister says I need to find a support group for all of the antique sewing machines that I have gotten lately; I only have 4 really old ones...1 older Viking Embroidery...1 newer Kenmore/Janome and newer Viking Mega quilter..I so do not thing I'm addicted...yet. My sister just laughs because she knows I really don't do anything else except for work and a girl has got to have fun some how..this is mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by lscho4jm
    Absolutely! Drive to your favorite quilt shop and park 12 steps from the front door. I encourage this 12 step method.
    This I so totally like.

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    My DH doesn't get it.He thinks I'm wasting time I could be using to wait on him. But he ends up at my side looking and reading which is a pain cause he reads slower than I do. He's also been impressed at the things I've learned about quilting since I joined the board so he just suffers in silence.

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    I have always told my husband that quilting is my therapy. I tell him it is cheaper than a therapist. Not sure it really is. My stash is getting so large I sometimes wonder if it is cheaper than alcohol or drugs? HA HA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmyG
    I admit my addiction to this board ;). That's the beginning to recovery right? My husband says I need a 12 step program :D Any suggestions? lol

    Have a fabulous & blessed day~

    Amy
    Sorry, there is no recovery, no cure, but you can go to quilt retreats where you meet fellow addicted people. It's like rehab but you come home with more fabric, patterns and ideas. Why go then you ask? Well to get away from pesky people who want to cure you of course. I just admit step 1: I am powerless over my desire to quilt and ask those not YET addicted to admit they are powerless over me and get the heck away from me when I am quilting. Step2: I have come to believe that a power greater thsn myself whom in only this instance I choose to call ExpertQuilters, those with more patterns and talent than me, will help me if a part of my work drives me crazy. Those first two steps get me where I need to be. Tell him he didn't cause it, can't cure it and can't control it, the three Cs, so he should just get a beer and go watch the ball game while you do you thing!!
    Isn't it wonderful to have an addiction that cause such joy and brings beauty
    into the world! Yahoo! I can't think of any other addiction that does both. But not meaning to offend those who truly have addictions. There is help for you! Just no help for us. I know this because I am looking for a new home to give myself a quilt room. I am willing to use my life savings to support my habit and I am just a beginner at quilting. May your husband detach and you find serenity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Selena
    My DH doesn't get it.He thinks I'm wasting time I could be using to wait on him. But he ends up at my side looking and reading which is a pain cause he reads slower than I do. He's also been impressed at the things I've learned about quilting since I joined the board so he just suffers in silence.
    Oops, wrong post

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