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Thread: Did I really break my promise?

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    Guys gotta stick together, you broke it, coulda pieced a back from your stash! :thumbup:
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    Quote Originally Posted by milp04
    How did he expect you to have a back for the quilt? Pam M
    This made me literally LOL!! When my mom, who was a seamstress for 35 years mind ya, made a quilt for my son and a wall hanging for my bathroom... she didn't put a back on either of them! Just the top and batting, then it was nicely quilted by her and sent to me to do the "edge thing you do"(she was talking bout the binding). It broke my heart to have to tell her "Uhmm, ma... erm,.. You did a really beautiful job on these, thank you so much".
    Well, I just couldn't tell her the right way so I did indeed do "that thing you do on the edge" after adding a backing to each and just tacking it in several places so it didn't ruin her quilting. I did show her a few years later and she said straight-faced and all "Oh garsh, I knew something was missing on it but I never could figure out just what that was." :lol: Ya gotta love her though!

    To the OP, sorry but I had to share this when I seen that comment. I don't think you broke your promise as it was only bought in order to keep your promise. Win-win, right? ;-)

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    Tell him to go out and play in the traffic or with a rattle snake or something. Go buy your fabric. Life is much too short to quibble over some things. Has he ever broken a promise to you?

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    For me this is a strange question in that I never hide, find excuses or whatever to purchase fabric. That said there are many threads on basically this subject with members needing to hide, fib, or whatever. My question is WHY????? I don't expect to be lied to from my husband for any reason and in turn I would never lie to him. Communicaton and trust in each other is the only way to go and it's worked for me for 39 years.

    For clarification sake I am not inferring you did fib, but be open and honest when you need/want something especially when you have said you wouldn't purchase anything until you had completed your UFO's or rather he had asked you to finish before you made any further purchases. A promise is a promise and if you need something you hadn't counted on just be honest with him. Justification in our minds may not be justification in his and respect of each other is very important.

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    You did not break your promise. If you didn't get backing you could not finish. Also maybe his way of thinking is for you to stop quilting and spending money. If you can't buy fabric to finish you can't finish and buy!!! Does he have any hobbies?? And someone said, apologize!!! are they crazy???

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    I have to say mDH also told Me no new material. He did say I could buy material for linings thou. He means well. I am making a quilt for him now and he is very pleased.

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    I agree with SuzyQ

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    To me it's only a broken promise if you buy fabric for a new project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jillaine
    Quote Originally Posted by deema
    Maybe if you'd mentioned it to him before heading to the store, he wouldn't feel like you'd broken the promise?
    I think Deema nailed it. Most of our partner-woes can be boiled down to lack of or mis- communication.

    And really, it doesn't matter what WE think about whether or not you broke your promise. (We're not married to you.) The key is: your spouse felt you did.

    I would simply apologize, and then come to a revised agreement about what you should do if/when this situation occurs in the future.

    Best to you,
    Jillaine
    And I think you nailed it on the head. Best wishes to you. It will all work out, especially if you tell him it was for him. :D

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    Don't forget ladies, this was one of those teasing things, and they are just joking around about it. I don't have to hide anything I buy either. I was allocated paying the bills by him, and he says I know what we can afford. Plus, he is always buying for his hobby......

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    Husbands can be so legalistic! You were perfectly within your agreement--just getting what was needed to complete the task!

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    Well I guess your husband learned a new lesson on how we quilters can get around the need to buy fabric we need.

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