Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 4 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 78

Thread: DH saw the news tonight

  1. #1
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Finger Lakes, NY
    Posts
    1,880
    They talked about the rising cost of cotton and why. He looked at me and said, "good thing you have a lot of fabric and won't have to buy any for a while." I just nodded. My stash is no where near some of yours. I have just one plastic three drawer cabinet and he thinks i have a lot. What he doesn't know won't hurt him. I will be buying on sale and looking for bargains.

  2. #2
    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    17,462
    He doesn't get it :D:D

  3. #3
    Senior Member mosquitosewgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Currently Mosquito (which is outside of Placerville) California
    Posts
    776
    One of our local thrift stores frequently has fabric. And they only charge $1.00 per piece. It certainly has helped me build my stash on the cheap.

  4. #4
    Super Member RkayD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    1,841
    I get discouraged by the cost of some of the fabric. BUT ~ I do have lots of clothes that my kids are outgrowing at the rate of a bad weed and am looking more internal for scrap fabric building. If its not pure cotton it will be backed with interfacing. One way or another I will keep sewing and creating. =)

  5. #5
    Power Poster cjomomma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Murray, Ky. Looking for a nice cushy pillow to rest my head on!
    Posts
    15,937
    Blog Entries
    2
    Oh honey you still have a long ways to go before you have enough fabric to last a while. LOL!!

  6. #6
    Senior Member Linda B's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    East Tennessee
    Posts
    678
    Mine didn't 'get it' either until he got into woodworking. You should see his stash of pen blanks, bowl blanks and pieces of wood he has just because 'the grain of the wood is so nice.' And his stuff is alot more costly than mine!

  7. #7
    Super Member moonwork42029's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Possum Trot, KY
    Posts
    4,045
    Luckily, my DH is too scared to open that door, lol

  8. #8
    Super Member SuziC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    3,711
    At least he is showing an interest in your hobby...LOL

  9. #9
    Super Member Annaquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    9,757
    No you should run before it all goes up and get three or more closets full. Three plastic drawers is nothing. I am still building and DH is enabling.

  10. #10
    Senior Member DirtyPaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Basehor, Kansas
    Posts
    717
    Quote Originally Posted by Linda B
    Mine didn't 'get it' either until he got into woodworking. You should see his stash of pen blanks, bowl blanks and pieces of wood he has just because 'the grain of the wood is so nice.' And his stuff is alot more costly than mine!
    Now that is funny stuff.

  11. #11
    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Front row
    Posts
    14,661
    Blog Entries
    2
    Lord, the clulessness of many DH's. LOL. I still smile when I think about the time I left a big stack of Moda fat quarters on the kitchen counter and DH asked me if I was going to use all those rags as he could use some in his shop.

  12. #12
    Cyn
    Cyn is offline
    Super Member Cyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Jacksonville NC
    Posts
    6,761
    Blog Entries
    17
    lol

  13. #13
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,866
    Ronna, what a good idea "re-purposing" the kids clothes! I'll have to remember that.
    Maureen

  14. #14
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Enid, OK
    Posts
    8,923
    Blog Entries
    1
    hehe..show him this pix of my room...and tell him that THIS is not even all of the fabric I own!
    Attached Images Attached Images

  15. #15
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Mabank, Texas
    Posts
    8,280
    Now that's funny. LOL

  16. #16
    Super Member sewingsuz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    5,897
    I was in JoAnns this afternoon about 4:30 and there was no one in there. Everything is so High priced I cannot believe it. I got clover pencils and a new healing cutting mat and some cotton rements at 50 percemt off, thread for surger.

  17. #17
    Power Poster cjomomma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Murray, Ky. Looking for a nice cushy pillow to rest my head on!
    Posts
    15,937
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Lord, the clulessness of many DH's. LOL. I still smile when I think about the time I left a big stack of Moda fat quarters on the kitchen counter and DH asked me if I was going to use all those rags as he could use some in his shop.
    ROTFLMBO!!!!!!

  18. #18
    Super Member Airwick156's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Grants Pass, Oregon
    Posts
    3,558
    Blog Entries
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Lord, the clulessness of many DH's. LOL. I still smile when I think about the time I left a big stack of Moda fat quarters on the kitchen counter and DH asked me if I was going to use all those rags as he could use some in his shop.
    OMG LORD. I sure hope that you said "yes you were using all of them and for him to go and find his own rags" lol.
    Men just don't understand the difference between Rags and Fabric....lol

  19. #19
    np3
    np3 is offline
    Power Poster np3's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Bakersfield, CA
    Posts
    14,032
    Blog Entries
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Lord, the clulessness of many DH's. LOL. I still smile when I think about the time I left a big stack of Moda fat quarters on the kitchen counter and DH asked me if I was going to use all those rags as he could use some in his shop.
    Be careful what you leave on the counters! :lol:

  20. #20
    Junior Member peggymunday's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Born Nashville, TN - currently in Newbern, TN
    Posts
    207
    Quote Originally Posted by RkayD
    I get discouraged by the cost of some of the fabric. BUT ~ I do have lots of clothes that my kids are outgrowing at the rate of a bad weed and am looking more internal for scrap fabric building. If its not pure cotton it will be backed with interfacing. One way or another I will keep sewing and creating. =)
    In the same theme... I visit a thrift store in Caruthersville, MO on a regular basis that offers large garbage bags of clothes for only $1. You can pick from several bins (about 8 large Rubbermaid type bins on my last visit) to fill up the garbage bag. But, this is anything but garbage! I'm digging and finding all kinds of beautiful fabrics (in the form of clothes and sometimes pieces of sheeting or curtain) that can be repurposed in my quilting endeavors. Stuffed full to take home and add to my stash. Love a great bargain!

  21. #21
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    2,576
    Wish my DH had a hobby so he would leave my alone!

  22. #22
    Power Poster CarrieAnne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Whitewater, WI
    Posts
    26,044
    Just tell him you are being thrifty, buying it NOW before it goes UP!

  23. #23
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    13,232
    According to that picture, you have to get shopping.

  24. #24
    Woolie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Bend, Oregon
    Posts
    157
    DH and I have a non spoken agreement...I won't ask how much his hobby costs him and he won't ask me...but I am glad for the stash I have. Over the next few months I will be investing in backgrounds on sale though!

  25. #25
    Super Member Edie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Posts
    2,619
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by GagaSmith
    They talked about the rising cost of cotton and why. He looked at me and said, "good thing you have a lot of fabric and won't have to buy any for a while." I just nodded. My stash is no where near some of yours. I have just one plastic three drawer cabinet and he thinks i have a lot. What he doesn't know won't hurt him. I will be buying on sale and looking for bargains.
    My OAO gave me $40.00 and told me to go buy some fabric. Some of us are so blessed!!!!! After 50 years, I better be, eh? Then I heard on the radio last night about the price of cotton going up drastically. He said that I better get there tomorrow - that's today now! I guess I just don't want to run out. I don't have that much either, but what I have I love. So I am going to stock up with a couple of yards of this and a couple of yards of that! Whatever rows my boat. I am so excited.

    Besides which all moods in Minnesota have changed drastically. We lost a lot of snow yesterday and it is going up to 47* today. It is 7:00 AM and it is light outside. Whoo-Hoo!!!!!!! Until Friday! Then we are back in the doldrums with 27* weather which is a heckuva lot better than we had two weeks ago. The sun is coming out and as my father used to say "It is going to be a Gor-Jesus day". And, I do believe it is! Edie

Page 1 of 4 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.