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Thread: O.K. I Can't Stand it Anymore.....

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    Super Member rexie's Avatar
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    How do you all get so much done? The quilts you show are so detailed and show lots of hours. I have to cook, clean house, do laundry, do the shopping, clean the pool, can from my garden, pull weeds from flower beds..etc. So do you have maids? Friends that come in and do this stuff for you? How do you do it?

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    I don't. I use quilting as my escape from housework, kids and stress.

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    :-o Am I suppose to clean and cook??? :-o

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    Quote Originally Posted by rexie
    How do you all get so much done? The quilts you show are so detailed and show lots of hours. I have to cook, clean house, do laundry, do the shopping, clean the pool, can from my garden, pull weeds from flower beds..etc. So do you have maids? Friends that come in and do this stuff for you? How do you do it?
    What, I'm supposed to cook and clean the house? Laundry and shopping? Isn't that what my DH is for? I do have a pool guy and a gardener. DH is too busy with all the cooking, cleaning, shopping, laundry, you know, that stuff.

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    Well, during this season of my life I have no kids at home, no grandkids yet, a husband's work schedule that leaves me on my own 3-4 nights a week, a gardener & a housecleaning service. I am blessed. So I thankfully use the time given to me to have regular "quilting therapy" sessions. Keeps me happy, so my husband doesn't complain too much.

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    I couldn't get much done either when my kids were home, LOL nor now when I choose my DGKs over my hobbies :D:D:D

    But the rest of the time now is mine... all mine :D:D:D

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    If you get up and work for 1 hour on your house straight, then sew for two or three hours you can get a LOT done!

    I also have my daughter who helps me out at times cleaning or cooking a meal. My husband isn't to picky about the house as long as his shirts are ironed!

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    I have a husband that does housework, yard work, dishes, laundry (washes and folds), freshens the bedding, washes windows, mows, weeds, builds, takes the dogs out, and still has time to watch the History and Military channels. He has to go go go and has no hobbies and is very content at picking up around the house. This in addition to a 45 work week and part time job that we use for extra money. Don't get me wrong, I do all those things to. We made an unspoken agreement when we first met that we do what needs to be done when we cant stand to look at it any longer or we need something done. We just flowed right into it and havent stopped 32 years later. He supports my sewing 100% because he knew I grew up doing it and was not going to let it go. He never complains about what anything costs. Of course, I put it in perspective for him. You can go mow lawn for 3.54 or you can look at my fabric stash and the completed projects that are still there. The gasoline has already vaporized. Yesterday he built me a big board to go over my wide board ironing board. And finished extending my cutting table that is now 10 feet long. He gets it. I am down sewing when he is in front of the TV relaxing after all that time on the go helping to get stuff done.

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    What is my excuse no kids at home (Live with oldest son and DIL) no husband (gone 4 years after 41 years of marriage) no job anymore my time is my own just have 2 rooms and a storage building(Quilting for me) to clean and I still do not feel like I get anything done?????????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn
    :-o Am I suppose to clean and cook??? :-o
    LOL

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    I haven't done house work in years. Luckily, I have a hubby who helps a great deal, plus he doesn't make messes! He runs the vacuum, dusts, mops, does dishes, washes clothes, and even cooks breakfast every day and dinner every other night. No, he doesn't have a brother. No, I will not share him. No, I am not willing to clone him either! He is absolutely perfect, down to looking for quilt shops when we travel and giving my an credit card with a huge limit!

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    Wow, my DH of 40 yrs. believes that 60 hrs. of work/week and caring for yard(4 acres) is all he is required to do.Apparently, his hand doesn"t fit in the dishwasher, & clothes fromm the dryer are dumped on the sofa. Still, he will eat leftovers until tey are gone.So, +4 and -2 = +2! A winner!

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    We are all independantly wealthy. Aren't YOU?!?!?! I don't know how you people slip through the screening process to get onto this board. Seriously!!!!!!







    HEHEHEHEHEHE

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    I, too, wonder how people get so much sewing/quilting done.
    My house isn't spotless. My husband empties the dishwasher &
    occasionally vacuums the floors. He has a hobby that occupies his time. I can't believe that husbands actually do all this house work. I really like seeing the pics........don't stop sending them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn
    :-o Am I suppose to clean and cook??? :-o
    Cook and clean...who knew! ;)

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    As long as noone visits, noone knows...

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    I haven't seen my love seat in a month. Pretty sure it's there, though. Something's holding all that stuff up. I sure hope it ain't the floor!!!
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    OK, after work, DH usually makes supper, and he hates when I go with him to grocery store (spend too much money) and he does the laundry (except for my fabric washings). I have 14 year old daughter who's chores are kitchen and dining room for her $10 week. She is now sharing it with her step sister. I clean every Saturday and spend the evenings quilting.

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    Life is too short to worry about the little things.

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    I quilt for my sanity, not for speed. I do mousework when it bugs me, lol. Like a clean house, but don't like to clean. Hubby likes clean, but refuses to help. Guess, like alot of men, he was born without that gene, lol. So, I do what please me, & if I am not in the mood, well, it can wait till I am, or when I feel like it. I clean for company, which seldoms comes to stay, & it's funny, DH will help then, like it matters, right! Housework, to me, is a big waste of time, & a losing battle, as it right there again soon, to do all over, with nothing to show for it when you are done, & in my case, a husband who doesn't notice anyway... So glad I started quilting, or I would have went crazy staying home by now!...

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    i used to do all that "stuff" to. but, my kids are grown and after working a full week...my time is my own. i may not get as much done as others but i enjoy my time i do have. and i do what needs to be done. i'm no longer into perfection. good enough on housework works for me.

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    First of all; I admit I don't do it all; at least at one time. On my days off I watch my two little grandkids; that live with me. My 5 yr old helps me pick everything up in the morning and vacumm; he's trying to learn but I normally go back over it. He wants to help me so sometimes it takes longer to get it done that if i did it by myself. I try to make sure everything is picked up. I have my grown daughter living w/me so I rarely cook; I can eat a sandwich or salad and be happy. She stinks at the cleaning so it gets a little messy at times. I figure once she moves out it'll be easier; my dream anyhow. I try to sew in between the kids and staightening up. It takes longer for me to get a quilt done and I recently figured out that the reason I slow down when I'm getting close to completion is because I don't know how to quilt other than SID or knots. I'm organizing my sewing room now so that I can start quilting and I'll feel better about it all. I wish I had a maid but I'd probably be really tired because I know me; I'd have to scrub the house from top to bottom before she got there. If my front rooms look decent I quit worrying about it all; very few people come to visit and if they do they are in the front rooms. We would all like to do it all and I know some people can; it's just not me.

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    Let's see kids r grown. No garden 1 small. Dog. Only hubby and I so not many dishes disabled so can't work. Sew in spurts. I don't produce quilts as great as moSt on the board! Someday!!

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    Try to fit it in or let something go. That's my motto because I get "bumpy" when I can't sew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happymrs
    I quilt for my sanity, not for speed. I do mousework when it bugs me, lol. Like a clean house, but don't like to clean. Hubby likes clean, but refuses to help. Guess, like alot of men, he was born without that gene, lol. So, I do what please me, & if I am not in the mood, well, it can wait till I am, or when I feel like it. I clean for company, which seldoms comes to stay, & it's funny, DH will help then, like it matters, right! Housework, to me, is a big waste of time, & a losing battle, as it right there again soon, to do all over, with nothing to show for it when you are done, & in my case, a husband who doesn't notice anyway... So glad I started quilting, or I would have went crazy staying home by now!...

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