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    Senior Member lynndianne's Avatar
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    First off, my husband is attached to my hip 90% of the time. When I go into the fabric stores (small town but we have 3 fabric shops) the owners love to see "HIM" coming. I would go in and purchase a few items ($10) but with him, I end up with $30-$50 in purchases. Does this happen to you?

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    It does sometimes :-).

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    Yeah but I never complain! :)

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    Heck no, mine runs the other way, which is how I like it so he can't complain that I am buying "Stuff I will never use" lol

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    Never, My DH would rather have a root canal than go to a fabric shop! If I want to have a good time, I leave him at the house!:)

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    If dh goes with me he stands and whines about everything,or complains.His favorite saying is"you dont need that" or "why dont you use some of what you;ve got"

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    Wish I had that problem!

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    my hubby just complains about the money and then leaves me alone. Just be happy that he is interested and encourages you to buy stuff for quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    Never, My DH would rather have a root canal than go to a fabric shop! If I want to have a good time, I leave him at the house!:)
    ditto :)

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    :lol: I wish! My DH acts like the fabric store has the plague. He NEVER goes with me.

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    My hubby would not go in a fabric store, except to find me 'cuz it's "time to go". Then says I don't need the stuff, and why can't I use what I have. He just doesn't understand!!

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    Yes, my husband is a terrible influence on me! I always spend more when he's with me, whether it's for fabric or shoes. Lucky on the one hand, but poorer on the other :)

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    Mine would never even consider going shopping with me. He has absolutely no interest at all, and getting a compliment out of him on a project is a foreign concept to him. the upside is that I am not 'bugged' by him when I am sewing, unless the computer isn't working, or he has dropped the remote and it needs to be reprogramed, or he can't find something.....

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    Yes....and I LOVE it when he'll go in with me!! Unfortunately, he caught on and stays in the car -- says it's cheaper that way! LOL

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    I don't drive anymore, so mine takes me and waitsd in the car. But I always hear, " don't take too long, so I'm usually in and out of the store in an hour. I've leasrned to become a very fast shopper, but it would be nice to send him off and take my time just looking!

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    If my DH is along, he usually will read a book in the car, so I don't feel rushed. Why don't they put fabric shops next door to hardware stores?

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    Mine usually drives me, then waits in the truck. Usaully he eats fastfood in there, lol. He gets a treat, and me TOO!

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    lol I wish I had your problem. He did run into the LQS for me to pick up a walking foot, though. He was in and out as fast as humanly possible. I think if I dragged him shopping with me...he'd cower in a corner shaking. LOL

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    No way!!!
    However, when we go to Amish Country he finds somewhere to go while I'm shopping. He has a lot of patience with me but no interest in fabric stores, although he loves what I make! So I can't complain He's a good sport about my obsession :D

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    i'm really fortunate,my bf [of nearly 10 yrs] will take me any where,doesn' come in,just sits in the car & listens to the radio,but then when i get to check-out[he must really watch] he may surprize me by ccoming in & payint the bill!!!
    how lucky i am!!!he also never complains how long it took me
    he also surprized me W1909 singer w.treadle base[but was 'wired] it's a beautiful decoration,altho it does sew! all the daecals are nearly perfect.hope after xmas i'll have time to play & be able to use it!
    have a VERY happy holiday season
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patty Patches
    If dh goes with me he stands and whines about everything,or complains.His favorite saying is"you dont need that" or "why dont you use some of what you;ve got"
    This is my DH, too.

    Now - in the grocery store - if we have the money, HE's the one more apt to throw in extras.

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    i made the huge mistake of taking hubby to ben franklin crafts one day, planned to pick up a yard of paper back fusable....$283 later i managed to get out of the store...he found i think 3 different fabric collections that (i needed)
    they are all still on a closet shelf...maybe next year i will get caught up enough with stuff i have going on to (look) at what he decided i should be doing :)
    i know one of our lqs's love to see him coming...i do not go with him, i can not afford it!
    one of the lqs around he will not go to, the owner treats him like he has no business stepping through her door...so he goes to the one where they take him by the arm and start telling him all the things he should be buying me :)
    in the past couple years he has taken quite an interest in fabrics...jury's still out if this is a good thing :)

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    Same here and I prefer that he not go with me.
    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    Never, My DH would rather have a root canal than go to a fabric shop! If I want to have a good time, I leave him at the house!:)

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    Mine will go to town with me (uninvited). He drops me off at the fabric store and says 'take your time'. In about seven minutes he will call and ask how much longer I'm going to be. Right then, I feel like I have to hurry. He's probably ready to go for lunch. I really like to go to town by myself. I get a lot more territory covered when he is not with me. I don't like to take the time to stop for lunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    Never, My DH would rather have a root canal than go to a fabric shop! If I want to have a good time, I leave him at the house!:)
    Ditto this!!!! :) Frankly, I'm glad he stays home so I can take my time and not feel rushed. Same with the grocery store.

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