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Thread: I have corrupted my DH (or so he says)

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    I have corrupted my DH (or so he says)

    For those of you who remember, this past 4th of July weekend, I got dh into quilting. Well, tonight, he says, "you're sorry. It's all your fault" and I am just laughing up a storm. I have to tell you why.

    A couple of months ago, we ran into his friend and his friend's wife. As we were talking, it came up that dh started quilting. Well, little did we know, the friend's wife works at a local sewing factory. She suggested that dh apply at her work. Dh became interested until she mentioned that they work with sergers. Dh and I have no experience on a serger. We looked at a few sergers days and weeks later and decided not to invest.

    This past Saturday I was looking in the newspaper for an ad that was supposed to run for a local organization I volunteer for the last 8 years. Lo and behold, there was an help want ad for a sewer at the sewing factory. I mentioned it to dh. He said he would go and check it out. Tuesday was his interview with a sewing test on 1 needle, 3 needle and 5 needle machines. He has never sewn on anything other than a small brother home sewing machine much less these huge commercial sewing machines. He did great!

    And . . . . . .


    Today was dh's first day of work at the sewing factory. He keeps stopping the tv as we are watching "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" to tell me, "You're sorry." "It's all your fault." "You corrupted me." "What other things are you going to get me into?" "You took my manliness away."

    He enjoys it and likes the group of ladies he is working with in his department.

    Thanks for letting me share.

    btw - He has been a truck driver (local and over the road) for over 15 years.

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    What a fun story! He sounds like he has a great sense of humor.

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    Congrats on the new job. It's never work if you enjoy what you are doing.
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    Great story! If this wasn't a family friendly place, I would say you owe him

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    Congratulations. You gave him the opportunity to diversify. In this work world we are in now, diversity and flexibility is the key. Hope he likes his new job. He has not lost his manliness as it was never in question. Have fun with the extra income and...more stash cash!

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    What a wonderful story. Its nice to see couples enjoying a passion together. You're a lucky gal!

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    What a wonderful story & Congrats on your DH new job.
    It's great having to share the same passon.

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    Great story, but tell him you didnt take his manlyness away, you added to it.
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    Great story, but tell him you didnt take his manlyness away, your adding to it.
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    That sounds like something my hubby would say.

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    Nice that he has a good attitude, about your craft and a job.
    We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.

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    I know my husband could sew, but he still works at his job. He's 84 and can outwork both sons.ha. As a matter of fact my 59 yr. son goes upstairs and helps me on my longarm.

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    That's wonderful!! I'll bety his co-workers get a kick out of him, too!
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    Congrats to your DH and bless you for showing him a new enjoyment AND the next time he accuses you of corrupting him just remind him you could not have done it if he wasn't willing : )

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    There Is a Long Tradition

    There is a long tradition of men that sew. The NYC garment center was filled with men who sat behind the sewing machines for hours and hours. Many other countries still have men who sew for a living.

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    Great story - now he drives a sewing machine! You Go Guy!

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    My DH wandered into my cave today and I put him to work cutting out pockets and handles for my purses. He then wanted to sew something so I let him sew the bag together on the machine with a walking foot. He did good. Then he wanted to use the other Viking so I let him topstitch one of the bags. Did good on that also. So then he wanted to put the magnetic snaps on the bag and being an engineer he really knows how to figure out things that take me awhile. So anything is possible. However I read him this story and he said don't get any funny ideas! MEN!!!!
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    If he gave up a trucking job to work at the sewing factory, then maybe you corrupted him.

    But if he was unemployed and needed a job and got this one because of you, then the next time he says, "You're sorry," you tell him, "No, it's 'You're welcome for me training you so that this door opened for you at the sewing factory.' "

    Congratulations to him, by the way! And we will expect to see pictures of his quilts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hrtireladie11185 View Post
    for those of you who remember, this past 4th of july weekend, i got dh into quilting. Well, tonight, he says, "you're sorry. It's all your fault" and i am just laughing up a storm. I have to tell you why.

    A couple of months ago, we ran into his friend and his friend's wife. As we were talking, it came up that dh started quilting. Well, little did we know, the friend's wife works at a local sewing factory. She suggested that dh apply at her work. Dh became interested until she mentioned that they work with sergers. Dh and i have no experience on a serger. We looked at a few sergers days and weeks later and decided not to invest.

    This past saturday i was looking in the newspaper for an ad that was supposed to run for a local organization i volunteer for the last 8 years. Lo and behold, there was an help want ad for a sewer at the sewing factory. I mentioned it to dh. He said he would go and check it out. Tuesday was his interview with a sewing test on 1 needle, 3 needle and 5 needle machines. He has never sewn on anything other than a small brother home sewing machine much less these huge commercial sewing machines. He did great!

    And . . . . . .


    Today was dh's first day of work at the sewing factory. He keeps stopping the tv as we are watching "santa claus is coming to town" to tell me, "you're sorry." "it's all your fault." "you corrupted me." "what other things are you going to get me into?" "you took my manliness away."

    he enjoys it and likes the group of ladies he is working with in his department.

    Thanks for letting me share.

    Btw - he has been a truck driver (local and over the road) for over 15 years.
    gotta love that one i sure do,god works in mysterious ways now he has a job and hobby to look forward to.

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    well now you have your machine back because it will seem slow to him....bet he is having a great time at work and it has to be fun for the ladies also...diversity in the lunch room...you know they will start bringing him homemade goodies so you should get the jump on that and send him with a plateful of something to share. LOL next year you should write a book or TV pilot

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrtireladie11185 View Post
    For those of you who remember, this past 4th of July weekend, I got dh into quilting. Well, tonight, he says, "you're sorry. It's all your fault" and I am just laughing up a storm. I have to tell you why.

    A couple of months ago, we ran into his friend and his friend's wife. As we were talking, it came up that dh started quilting. Well, little did we know, the friend's wife works at a local sewing factory. She suggested that dh apply at her work. Dh became interested until she mentioned that they work with sergers. Dh and I have no experience on a serger. We looked at a few sergers days and weeks later and decided not to invest.

    This past Saturday I was looking in the newspaper for an ad that was supposed to run for a local organization I volunteer for the last 8 years. Lo and behold, there was an help want ad for a sewer at the sewing factory. I mentioned it to dh. He said he would go and check it out. Tuesday was his interview with a sewing test on 1 needle, 3 needle and 5 needle machines. He has never sewn on anything other than a small brother home sewing machine much less these huge commercial sewing machines. He did great!

    And . . . . . .


    Today was dh's first day of work at the sewing factory. He keeps stopping the tv as we are watching "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" to tell me, "You're sorry." "It's all your fault." "You corrupted me." "What other things are you going to get me into?" "You took my manliness away."

    He enjoys it and likes the group of ladies he is working with in his department.

    Thanks for letting me share.

    btw - He has been a truck driver (local and over the road) for over 15 years.
    Great story....there was an article in the local Atlanta Journal Constitution a couple of years ago about long distance truck drivers that are quilters also....they take their machine with them on the road. At that moment I wasn't into quilting but I cut the article out and took it to my then job and gave it to our truck driver.....he found it amusing ....of course he wasn't interested but I would often ask how his quilt was coming !!!!

    I have a friend that is a flight attendant and she often takes her sewing machine on trips with her in order to sew during layovers.

    wish I could find a job in a sewing factory........sort of like throwing me in the brier patch !

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    DH should be THANKING you for bring him in from the DARK SIDE.

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    Congrats. on the new job! He is diversifying his worldly experiences.... That is really great. If he is anything like my husband, he will probably do a better job than the women. I have not converted my DH yet... but he is sure my biggest critic... he has a great eye and can find my mistakes in one second flat! Some I can fix.... others I can't but he makes me fix what I can. Sometimes I'm almost afraid to ask his opinion on somethings because it usually ends up making more work for myself. LOL Got to Love Them.

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    Great for him. Definitely a change from truck driving. Glad to hear he likes his new job. I had also read about the truck driving quilters article that Honeynga mentioned.

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    Great story...now he will be home more..Good-bye lonely road...
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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