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    My husband doesn't mind shopping with me for a little while. He said that he would be more into it if I would make and sell things than to just give everything away. But all in all he loves everything I make and he even is better at picking color fabrics than I am. I am still learning on the color thing. I guess that is one reason why I love him to come with me. I need to really take a class on colors and matching them.

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    Raptureready, Patty Patches, Linda 1, Mine is right there with yours. Grouchy and Whiney. He startled me today when I showed him the Booty Bags I made this week. He looked surprised and said, "Those are actually kind of cute." Thought I would faint. lol

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    My DH always chats up my quilting to people we meet. He doesn't say a word when I come through the door loaded down with fabric. I have taken over the dining room as my sewing studio and the only thing he said is keep the pins off the floor so the baby doesn't get them.

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    My DH supports my quilting 110%. He reasearched machines and sat thru many demos and ended up buying me a great machine for our 25th wedding anniversary. I love it. He also enjoys fabric shopping with me now and then and has even picked out fabrics for 3 quilts I have made. He's even gone to quilt shops when on travel for work and brought me home patterns and kits! We do have very similar tastes in things, so it works out pretty well for us.

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    I worked for 25 years, was a good saver and am a thrifty person. My husband doesn't even know how much I spend on quilting or anything else for that matter. I eat out with my girlfriends at least once a week; he's supportive and always asks what's new with The Girls. He plays golf a couple of times a week with 3 other guys he's been playing with for over 20 years. I have no idea how much he spends on golf. Everyone's happy. The only thing that makes me jealous is to see how many husbands on this board do the cooking...ah, that would be perfection.

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    My DH is a problem! :roll: When he is with me at a Quilt Show or just a Quilt Shop, he is always picking out fabrics that go together & insists that I buy enough to surely be able to make some kind of quilt. Needless to say, he is fantastic at picking out fabric. But....my sewing/quilting room is running over with fabric. It bothers me. As for him, he says that it will be there when or if I am ready for it. He chose the A-1 Longarm. He uses it. He bought me a Janome 350 Embroidery Machine. He bought 3 Featherweights. I do not like clutter or to be overcrowded and I do not want to have to buy a larger home to accommodate all of my stuff. :roll: So I had to put my foot down & ask him to please stop buying me quilting/sewing stuff. :D He just dearly loves to go to the Houston Quilt Show & is a lot of fun to run around with. We've been married for 32 yrs and hope we have that many more ahead of us. :wink: And I need to get out of my funk mood and start sewing my tail off. :D

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    My OH does most of the housework and cooking. We both work full time. Does not have a problem with the $ I spend on fabric and quilting. Likes most of the things I make.

    Here's the best bit: he's a trade qualified sewing machine technician. When my machines play up, my serviceman is in the living room.

    I think I win...... ha ha ha :mrgreen:

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    Yes, keep him!! I'm going to keep mine too! We celebrated 31 years this month. When I leave to go shopping for fabric he always says, "Have fun. Will it all fit in the back of the Jeep or will I have to come and get you with the truck and trailer?" Well, one time I went to a clearance sale at a JoAnns that was closing and I bought some of the fixtures (shelves etc). They would not all fit in my Jeep. I called him and he immediately came with the truck and trailer to help me take my treasures home.

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    LittleMo you have it made in the shade with a Sewing Machine Tech in your life. What a deal!!! And yes you def. win. That would be awesome!

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    My other half is VERY supportive and proud of my work tells everybody I will make them a quilt!! I have been quilting for fifteen years but he has been collecting and building Model Railways for 55yrs! He definitely wins with the boxes of "stuff"!!! I have a 8ftx7ft room he has the loft space the garage and a workshop!! We both need to live to 150 to finish all our projects!!!(He also does photography!!) We get on very well together!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aorlflood
    Forgot to add...

    When the kids moved out I took over both of their bedrooms...one is a sewing room and one is a quilting room (for my handquilting frame.)

    When I look like I am headed upstairs to my "rooms" he'll say "Go to your room!" Or I'll say..."I'm going to my room...where I wanted to be in the first place." (The second one is from a Bill Cosby routine where his wife told him to get out of bed and get the kids breakfast...and he gives them cake and grapefruit juice. He says that when his wife came downstairs she sent him to his room..."where I wanted to be in the first place."!! )
    That is too funny!! Its called Bill Cosby Himself. I watched it years ago but just a few weeks ago rewatched it. When i was married hubby said i was the lady yelling at the ceiling hehe. Naw my hubby traded me in for another model,, he went thru many till he found this one ( and now isnt happy hehe). He never approved of anything i did. Now im happy to like it myself! If theres a Mr Right, he best STOP turning Left cuz im too old to chase him, he will be the type to approve!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramof6
    My DH is a problem! :roll: When he is with me at a Quilt Show or just a Quilt Shop, he is always picking out fabrics that go together & insists that I buy enough to surely be able to make some kind of quilt. Needless to say, he is fantastic at picking out fabric. But....my sewing/quilting room is running over with fabric. It bothers me. As for him, he says that it will be there when or if I am ready for it. He chose the A-1 Longarm. He uses it. He bought me a Janome 350 Embroidery Machine. He bought 3 Featherweights. I do not like clutter or to be overcrowded and I do not want to have to buy a larger home to accommodate all of my stuff. :roll: So I had to put my foot down & ask him to please stop buying me quilting/sewing stuff. :D He just dearly loves to go to the Houston Quilt Show & is a lot of fun to run around with. We've been married for 32 yrs and hope we have that many more ahead of us. :wink: And I need to get out of my funk mood and start sewing my tail off. :D
    I wish I had your problem!:mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emma S
    Your stories really made me smile, okay and tear up a little. Sounds like a lot of class A mates out there. I have been a widow since my children were 2 & 4 but my husband always sort of went with the whatever made me happy theory.
    I'm sorry, Emma. It must be difficult for you to read all of this.:(

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    Definitely a keeper.

    The only thing my hubby gets stressed about is when he finds defient strands of cotton that didn't go up the hoover stuck to whatever he's wearing. :lol:

    But, he has been singing my praises about my quilts. We had dinner guests over last night, and as I was welcoming them in the hall, my hubby's friend handed over a wonderful book that would help with my quilting and said, "I hear you're making an amazing new quilt that we should look at!"

    What could I say to that! :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    mine usually tries to pretend oblivious but he slips and his admiration shows, and when I hear him telling a buddy about the quilt I'm working on..... really makes me teary. we're kinda old (50ish/60ish) but have only been married 13yrs on 9/11. I knew him when we were younger but were both married to others. I'll keep him!
    Kathy is that a chicken in your photo - I also have been married twice and this time 18 years - also about the same ages - mine likes it when I show the end result but as I work full time it is hard to make the time during the weekend when he wants to do other things

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    My wonderful husband is definitely a keeper. We will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary on Thanksgiving day. He is so supportive of my quilting--attends the Hampton, VA quilt show with me every year and does not even mind wearing the bracelet for several days. He shops for fabric with me and has a better eye for color than I do--also lugs the bolts while we select the fabric. He brags about the number of quilts I have "on the go" and after that, it makes me want to march right up to my sewing room and try to finish at least one of them. :) We are both into Fantasy Football and have tickets for UVA home games--we enjoy each other's interests.
    He does not cook but does love to grocery shop.

    Thank you ladies for starting this subject and letting me share thoughts about my wonderful husband. His motto is, "but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."

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    My DH is very supportive of my quilting. He just finished his first quilt class and is proud as a peacock of his first quilt. He has always been supportive of everything I do. We've been married 24 years and share everything including cleaning and laundry. I'm very lucky!

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    Your relationship sounds like mine and my DH. Congrats on your 50th anninversary. I hope we make it to 50.
    Quote Originally Posted by SSTeacher
    My wonderful husband is definitely a keeper. We will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary on Thanksgiving day. He is so supportive of my quilting--attends the Hampton, VA quilt show with me every year and does not even mind wearing the bracelet for several days. He shops for fabric with me and has a better eye for color than I do--also lugs the bolts while we select the fabric. He brags about the number of quilts I have "on the go" and after that, it makes me want to march right up to my sewing room and try to finish at least one of them. :) We are both into Fantasy Football and have tickets for UVA home games--we enjoy each other's interests.
    He does not cook but does love to grocery shop.

    Thank you ladies for starting this subject and letting me share thoughts about my wonderful husband. His motto is, "but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."

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    Going to keep my DH. He is very supportive of anything that I do. His hobby is woodworking and he gets the same from me. Currently he is building me a new sewing table that I am going to be able to fit all three of my machines on. He is my biggest fan for sure.

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    Yes, yes, yes! He goes to the fabric store with me and helps me with colors. He has a better eye for color than I do. He has never questioned the cost of my sewing or my machine knitting. I think he's a keeper. (We've been married 53 years.)

    Carol in FL

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    Lucky ladies to have supportive husbands! Mine is very supportive but is starting to complain about my fabric buying as my stash is larger than I really need right now. To those collectors of machines: where do you keep them all???? I just do not have the room to display them. I have an old Singer on display and just have no space to keep any more old timers. I love them, but will just have to dream on and enjoy your comments on the ones you do have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbaraTX
    support your quilting? My husband NEVER says anything about my buying fabric/patterns/books, etc. In fact, he has on several occasions brought people into my sewing room and opened the doors to my fabric armoire to show them how much fabric I have.
    He doesn't usually come in and ask what I'm making, but when I bring a project out of the sewing room to show him, he oohs and aahs appropriately.
    His hobby is Mustangs - he has a "65 Fastback and 2 "71s. When he's restoring one of them, I'll go out in the garage with a cool drink for him and ooh and ahh appropriately. We make a good team - on Oct. 24, we'll be celebrating 40 years of marriage. I think I'll keep him. :)
    He's a keeper!!!

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    My husband doesn't care either way about my sewing or quilting. He likes the end results though and is impressed.

    He does support my crocheting since it is really starting to take off for me. My site is doing better than ever so I'm really starting to do push myself with pattern creation.

    He is my web site builder so he is very involved with it there. He looks insulted when I tell him that I don't care what the tables look like on the database. It is him who has to look at it all lol. He also starts talking a lot of jargon that is unknown to me... hmmm... maybe I should start that with my crocheting and start talking stitches and whatnot lol....

    It works though, at least for now. We've been together for 11 years so I guess I'm stuck with him lol. He doesn't have any other hobbies so the web building is his only thing....

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    I'm loving this thread!! Hobbies keep us happy and the support of our spouses makes it that much nicer! I mentioned my 3 sons also supported my addiction- a couple of weeks ago my son was at a meeting in DC where he lives and works. He called to tell me about a beautiful wallhanging he saw in the building. Things like that make me smile!!! :)

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    Now that I've got my DH into quilting, I can't get him out of here!!! Sometimes its nice but my computer is in here too and his machine is a little distracting. However having your DH into quilting has its perks too. I may get that longarm all because I can't handquilt his and mine!!

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