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    I have the greatest DH. He has never complained, fussed or shown any thing other than support for my sewing. Which it was for at least 60 to 61 years. Just clothes, costumes, home stuff, etc. Didn't actually start quilting until about 4 or 5 years ago. He has always made sure I had a "sewing Room" that I could just leave and not have to put anything away or out of sight. Buying fabric, not a problem, whatever I think I need, have it, he says. He updates my machines before I even think I need it and I have the top of what I think I need. After 69 years of married life with this guy, I think I will keep him.

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    We have been married since the dinos lived. :-) He shops with me for fabric and just bought me a Craftsy class for Mother's Day. After this long, I've decided he can stay. :-)
    "A woman is like a tea bag-you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

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    These are wonderful stories! Those of us who aren't as lucky know how fortunate and blessed you are.

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    He is, indeed, so cute! You're lucky....but I know you know that. Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsponcho1 View Post
    My dh is very supportive also...he says that as long as momma is happy everyone is happy. I wish he would have figured that out 36 years ago...lol. We each have our own hobbies, yet we do a lot of things together. One thing that we started doing back in 2004 (the year I left the paid work force) is that I stop whatever I am doing when he comes home for work. We sit and spend time together catching up on each other's day...some days might be 5 min and some days might be 1 hour or longer. This lets us reconnect and focus on each other. We do enjoy each other so much.
    This is a great idea! One all couples should probably embrace. It reflects the 1950s idea of the cocktail hour....I have a cousin who actually did that. When he came home from work, she joined him and they had a cocktail together before dinner and caught up on their individual news. Kids were banned (at their 50th wedding anniversary celebration, one son humorously remembered being "discouraged" from joining them!) They've had a very successful life and marriage so they've obviously done some things right.

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    This TN DH and I celebrated our 46th a couple of weeks ago--and had no new where to go or new thing to do--we just went out to dinner and enjoyed our time together reminiscing (?) the "short" time. Neither of us can believe it has been that long--seems like last week we were just planning our nuptials in LA; moving to AL; to MS; to TX; to Okinawa; to ND; to TX; to TN; to NC; and finally l7 years ago to TN......He encourages me, and I support his crazy forays into spending lots of money--currently "old Chevies". He spends as much on his stuff as I do on mine--I buy every old sewing machine I find at yard sales, flea markets, estate sales--plus I own a TOL Elna, Gammill, Husqvarna Viking Designer I and about 40 (very conservative guess) old Singers, and misc. other regular sewing machines that we have worked on together to get them up and running. Genuine respect for each other, plus a little love thrown in for good measure--that is what works for us.
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    One of the reasons I stopped quilting when I first got married was because every time I started sewing and was really getting in to it, he would ask me a stupid question, it was either put the sewing down or blow up at him. I just put it all away, then after we'd been married 20 years and he has a few hobbies of his own, I've finally been able to start again but I just can't seem to be able to get in the zone the way I used to. I really need to step away from the computer because I get on here and find a ton of ideas and then it seems like there are too many to choose from. Oh well, I'll get there eventually.

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    Sounds like you have a great husband.....I am single but have a very special someone in my life......He is building me a barn at this time...I will have a 20x30 sewing room in the front of it.....He use to be a builder in his younger years and loves to tinker....I am very blessed to have found such a wonderful person.....

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    What a gorgeous hunk!Both of you enjoy your time with each other.

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    You are a nice-looking couple. And what a sweetie, by the way. I also have a very sweet guy that enables my quilting,and never says a word when I buy more fabric. God is good.

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    My DH and I have been married 32 years, we were in the Navy together and now run a business together, so we are together a lot! He is also a keeper. He cooks, vacuums, does the dishes and encourages my hobbies. I love to learn new things, recently I have taught myself how to Tat, and working on making a pair of socks. I have knitted for many years, I also do stained glass and have started to make quilts for our local VA hospital. He supports my hobbies but when I leave him alone to long he comes looking to see what I am up to? Our solution, we built him a man cave! He has a 24 by 28 foot garage just for his toys. I get to sew when he goes out to play! The down side is that he will show me a picture of something and ask if I can make one, or do something similar. I finished the second of two bags for a cancer project tonight, since I asked him to make me a new dresser he has been out in the garage all afternoon and most of the evening! Next is on to some BOMs and a table runner.

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    I'm on the computer...DH is reading paper in living room...he just told me Joann's has a couple of coupons in their ad! Then said..."looks like we're going shopping"! The Joann's I shop at is by a Best Buy...I get fabric... he wanders electronics and buys gizmos he likes!

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