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    i AGREE with you I do not want to be remembered as the spotless housekeeper I would rather they remember the quilting I did

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmorethings View Post
    I relate to your comment 100% and my husband is making comments lately about the house having fabric in every room and the house looks like it could use a cleaning. I told him i think it could too and since he dosen't have a hobby i told him clean it up, he didn't seem to like that comment......lol it is still a mess. I have to do the dishes and clean the kitchen every night, can't stand getting up to a dirty kitchen but that is the only think that really bothers me. I do a light weekly picking up and the bathrooms and vac once a week but don't clean like i used to, i would rather sew. I figure i spent enought years cleaning up after everybody and now there is just the 2 of us and i want to do my thing now.......
    EXACTLY!!! I agree with you.

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    Sewing first, housework second. It will wait for me because it's not as if someone will fight me for the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nygal View Post
    Housework...what's that?

    I never was a Martha Stewart type. I am not a slob either but I just can't keep the house as clean as I use to. I have arthritis in my feet, knees and my back. I do what I can and it is presentable but don't visit with a white glove.

    I have a pretty sign that says "I cleaned my house yesterday. I wish you could have seen it". I laughed out loud when I saw that in the store...I had to buy it.
    I have the same sign in my kitchen...love it.

    I keep the house clean enough. If you don't like the way something looks, fix it yourself. My kitchen and bath are clean...the rest of the house....the dust is fighting for space between the dog hair and the fabric.
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    Priorities!! When I was younger and raising my children I was a fanatic about spotless everything. Now I have discovered quilting in my old age and the only thing spotless now is my fresh clean fabrics...lol
    Families are like old quilts....although they tend to unravel at times...each can be stitched back together with love.

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    what a kick! When I die I want people to come together and show off all the quilts I gifted over all these years. No one will say anything about my clean house but my creativity will shine! Hopefully there will be nice things said!

    All my friends know they might have to rinse a glass out if they want to use one at my house.
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    I have a problem, and Im not going to blame quilting on it.. I was brought up with help in the house, and went to school from 8:00 to 5:00.. I don't have a clue how to clean.. I do my best.. but I think I have the attention span of a humming bird.. I find way too many things I'd rather do, and try to stay on target, but it doesn't happen.. I don't think I'd like to have someone come in to clean, as I would be embarrassed.. Sort of like a lazy slug.. I also put in long hours at work, and I never know when I have to leave.. It's a little funny when I find slivers in different area, and I know they hitched a ride on the dog.. He doesn't seem to care what the place looks like..

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    Housework????? Don't they have an APP for that?
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    I live with my cat so I do not have to please anyone but me. Also I House/pet set so I am not home that much
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Sewing first, housework second. It will wait for me because it's not as if someone will fight me for the job.
    hahahahahahahaha!!! How true is this statement?!!!
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    I always had a very clean house. you have to when you have 7 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. Quilting came into my life, it is clean and people stop by at all hours, I don't care, because the house is always presentable, but they might not notice the dust I do.A housekeeper helps! When I get up in the morning I take an hour to clean, red up. Then I do whatever I want. Summer is harder to quilt because I want to be outside. gardens to tend to or go to the lake and swim.
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    You and me both!

    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    You need an hour to prepare for guests? I need a week!
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    Which makes you happy house cleaning or quilting? Why quilting of course! Besides cleaning and dusting every day wears out your furniture. That's by story and I'm sticking to it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    You need an hour to prepare for guests? I need a week!
    Me too, at least a week, or more. Since I live alone, I'm the only one who cares if everything is clean, except for my cat and she doesn't care as long as her food dish is full. Quilting is a hobby that just does not lend itself to keeping a clean house. Just when I get all my fabrics put away it's time to start a new quilt and drag out about 100 other fabrics to try out.

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    Your not alone I used to clean a lot more and almost feel quilty not doing it like I used to but quilting has taken over and then there is my crocheting so the house I pick up before I go to bed. I try to do some housework daily until lunchtime DH likes to eat daily and then I go to the computer/sewing room and do my thing and then DH is ready for dinner and sometimes I will sew after dinner or cross stitch the dolphin I've started a while ago and then my DD reminded me she would love another afghan winter is coming and of course she wants some hats and scarfs and I also like to read there just isn't enough time for housework. DH likes his TV when he finishes his other work or it's way to hot right now to work outside in the aft so it works. Let the kitties enjoy the house and if someone wants to come by and check if you cleaned let the kitties tell them a story about the quilting. Sue

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    I used to clean more, but as you all say, quilting is more fun! If someone comes to visit just to see how clean the house is, I'd rather they stay home. life is too short and priorities change.

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    YES!

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    Yep, the house work takes second place to quilting. My husband is a great help around the house, he does laundry, makes dinner (most of the time) and we both load the dishwasher but he gets it going. If I had to start the dishwasher I would have to get the instructions out to find out how to start it. We sleep in different bedrooms and he always makes his bed and mine is usually not made. Guess I'm the slob of the family.

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    You have been peeking inside my windows....I am lucky that my hubby let me hire a girl to help a couple times a month - it gives me some more time in my sewing room - I really loathe housework at this point in my life - after 25yrs + of keeping home, dishes, laundry, etc - it just isn't fun anymore - I remember when hubby and I first married 25yrs ago - I thought keeping house was fun. I think its another reason why we don't need to accumulate as much stuff (except fabric) as we get older- less stuff to deal with and clean - luckily my hubby would rather me be happy above all else.

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    I never have been a good housekeeper. When my girls were young, I'd rather spend time with them. Now they're grown & husband is gone. I spent years taking care of everyone else; now it's MY time to do what I want and I want to quilt .

    I've had Christmas Eve at my house for years and it's a mad scramble to do a good job cleaning house. The last few days before Christmas, my husband always said to the girls "Mom's lost it again". Now that I'm alone, Mom is still losing it. Oh well, life goes on. Besides I agree if people want to see me, they can come visit anytime. If they want to see my house, come on over on Christmas Eve.

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    My house is no where near magazine picture ready! It's lived in and comfortable. I keep things picked up and hubby keeps dishes done. (uses dishwasher lol) the bathrooms are clean. No one will get sick from visiting my house but if they want a spotless house then they can come over and clean it for themselves!

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    I try to give the house a once over once a week. Since we are both retired he dusts and vacuums once a week and I do bathrooms and kitchen. Except when something better comes along like quilting------
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    My house used to be very clean and you could eat off the floor. Used to be. I even wiped off the neck of ketchup, steak sauce and other bottles. Dishes were always done immediately after dinner. I loved having a clean house and still do but have too many other things I want to do more now. I've decided that "dust is a protective coating for furniture." I do live in the country on a farm and love to garden and sewing is my real joy. I had cancer and am a 11 year survivor at this point and decided my quilts and things I will leave behind some day will be remembered more than that CLEAN house. I really need to reorganize somethings and clean and then go SEW.

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    I am by nature an "everything in it's place, clean freak", however my gorgeous husband is not. So....now I quilt and have always loved gardening and reading. These three "distractions" keep me sane....otherwise I'd be sorely tempted to walk out the door.

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    Clean enough to be healthy, dirty enough to be happy!
    I try and do my "chores" before sitting down to hobbies, doesn't always work

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