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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    My husband doesn't support much of anything that I do. There's days when I can't even breathe to suit him. But, he doesn't want me to give anything away so I guess that means that he likes it. And he uses the quilt I made for him every night so he must like it too, he just would never say so. He's just one of those "glass half empty" sort of people that doesn't believe in allowing himself the pleasure of being happy. We're total opposites in just about everything. He like the outdoors, I don't. He like to gripe, I like to laugh. He's very tight and possessive, I'm more of a free spirited share everything type. But I've gotten used to him and when he's in one of his "moods" I just go upstairs and sew, so I guess I'll keep mine too. Besides, it would cost too much to get rid of him and I'm too old to break in a new one. LOL
    You just described my husband, thought I was the only one with one of those.

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    My DH is a wonderfully supportive man. He never says anything about my buying fabric or going out to quilt in fact he encourages it.

    My DD on the other hand will comment about my buying more fabric if I bring any home and he tells her to leave me alone -" it makes your mum happy" he tells her.

    I often hear him telling people what I am working on and also waits for me while I am in quilting shops. Sometimes he will come in even.

    Yes I will keep him too :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tegakat
    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    My husband doesn't support much of anything that I do. There's days when I can't even breathe to suit him. But, he doesn't want me to give anything away so I guess that means that he likes it. And he uses the quilt I made for him every night so he must like it too, he just would never say so. He's just one of those "glass half empty" sort of people that doesn't believe in allowing himself the pleasure of being happy. We're total opposites in just about everything. He like the outdoors, I don't. He like to gripe, I like to laugh. He's very tight and possessive, I'm more of a free spirited share everything type. But I've gotten used to him and when he's in one of his "moods" I just go upstairs and sew, so I guess I'll keep mine too. Besides, it would cost too much to get rid of him and I'm too old to break in a new one. LOL
    You just described my husband, thought I was the only one with one of those.
    Nope, there's three of us!

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    my husband is my greatest fan of my when it comes to quilting
    if i am quilting on something that i really want to get done he will tell me not to worry about dinner we can order take out !! he pays for all of my material that i buy and backs me up 100% when i asak him how this and that looks!

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    It seems there are as many types of husbands as there are quilters. Mine is a real sweetheart and supports my quilting. When I first got interested, he went on line and found the Grace frame site and we got a frame even though I did not know much about quilting. He is very patient in putting stuff together (not in other things though) and put it together and now it sits in front of my double windows in the dining room. He does, however, wonder what I am ever going to do with all those fabrics I collected in a moment of madness. He is definitely a keeper and after 47 years, we put up with each other and our foibles.

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    My husband has been very supportive and proud of anything I have attempted to do. He was very supportive, of me going back to school and getting both a BS and then a MS, even though we had two small children.
    Whenever I make an off hand comment wish like "I might want a serger" he says to buy it. I'm the one to ponder all purchases. I don't say anything but have fun when he goes on his fishing trips. We've been married for almost 32 yrs and I hope we're together for 32 more.

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    Mine never says anything about me buying, in fact he was the one who went and bought me a new machine when I said I wanted to sew again (after being away from it for 20 years)
    He doesn't have any hobbies, but encourages any of mine.

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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. :)
    I love your story. I also have a very supportive Husband. In fact, it's because of him i bought my embroidery/sewing machine and less than a year later upgraded to a Brothers Quattro at his suggestion. You see, he plays golf usually several times a week. I also play but don't really enjoy it and definitely don't have the passion for it. But I do have the passion for guilting and embroidery. He is happy, I am happy. He loves to see the things I make and I am his biggest fan when he comes home and recounts his "great" shots. Next January it will be 50 years for us. We were both 17 and still in school when we married.

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    My hubby is definitely an enabler! To get me on the motorcycle for a ride he'll say "I'll stop at the quilt shop"! LOL! Of course he is safe as far as how much fabric I buy cause only so much will fit in a saddlebag!! And I look the other way when he wants a new motorcycle or antique car!! I guess he is a keeper, 35 years and counting.:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommaB
    Ha!! My EX-husband drives me around during shop hops and will even shop with me..holds bolts and purse!!! We've been divorced 11 years, were married 19 years and are still good friends and work together well. Just couldn't live under the same roof :lol: :lol:

    Now that's what I call a great relationship between two people!! So nice that you still get along and are friends.

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    In my local paper today there was an article about a male long-haul truck driver who quilts on the road to pass the time. His wife got him interested in quilting. What a guy!

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    My husband likes that I have a hobby and that it keeps me out of his hair!! He's a golfer, and his "hobby" is new golf clubs!! We laugh about my sewing machine habit and his golf club habit. He never fusses about buying fabric and will often ask if we are going to pass any quilt shops when we travel to various places. Just this spring we came back from AZ and took a lot of time to do it. We stopped in several fabric shops along the way and he waited in the car or walked around. He's great about it. Makes over what I do but always asks "Who's that for" since I give most everything away. He's a keeper too. Married 46 yrs and people said it wouldn't last!! Oh well, who knew??

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    My DH is an enabler. He's the one that told me to ask all of you about quilt shops in S.C. and then he took me to two of them on a rainy non-beach/golf day. He waits patiently in the car, and when I come out he always makes me show him what I bought and asks if it's for something I'm working on, a new project, or just because. He used to come in with me, but we both learned that 4 eyes are not better than 2. He was always showing me something in another row and then I would get side tracked, and the trip would take twice the time.

    A big thanks for all of the great quilt shop suggestions, I found a great sale at Quilters Cottage and got 8 yds @ 50% off. And Sew many common threads is so cute.

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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. :)
    Actually, I know this couple, and they are "the perfect pair"!

    I have seen her sewing room, and she doesn't have any worries of running out of fabric anytime soon. They have a lot of things in common too...just to name one, they love to play cards.....

    Both these people are real sweeties, and are our very best friends..........actually, they have become family to us.....Happy 40th!

    Just had to put in my two cents!.......

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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
    Now now

    You just need to quilt more, so you can use up some of the fabric:)

    Lol

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    I am very proud to say that I am the enabler for my wife's hobby, and she is the enabler for my hobby. It is no coincidence that we are on both ends of the sewing stick -- she a quilter and I a sewing machine nut! One begats the other. whenever she has had a particularly hard day at work (she is a NICU nurse and has been one for 28 years) I just say to her "Road Trip" and I see the tension in her face go away. A road trip for her/us is a round robin excursion through the heart of the Amish country -- Lancaster, PA -- and many outlying areas that offer loads of fabric shopping. It also gets me into some trouble if I run across a really pristine treadle: can't fit them in a Honda Civic hybrid! What is more fun is when she finds an old treadle head and says "go get it!" Well, that has led to her now wanting to restore a head she found for $10. I am taking her through the process step-by-step as that is what I enjoy doing most, restoring the old treasures. Our passions combined years ago and now being "co-dependent fabric/sewing machine enablers" yes, I just created that definition, has brought us even closer. We are 23 years married and really enjoy our time enabling ourselves in our combined hobby/passion.

    Terry -- in Northern Delaware

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    My husband is very supportive, too. He has even gone to a quilt shops on business trip to get me a pattern! The ladies at the store were very impressed! We took a trip through New England and our stops were planning from the quilting travel book. He did appreciate the porch at Keepsake Quilting! The only thing I had to do on the trip was go through the Baseball Hall of Fame and not complain! But there is a good quilt shop in the area, so not too bad.

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    My DH doesn't know half the time what I am doing and doesn't care either. No support on anything I do around here. BUT that's ok. I have gotten used too it. He does anything he wants in the yard including cutting down all my flowers and I do what I want too in the house. Of course I have too if it is ever cleaned up HA HA

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    How nice. He seems to provide enough attention without getting your way or making you feel guillty. He appreciates the finished product and he abviously knows what has gone into it fabric wise and time wise.

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    I feel very lucky to have a supportive husband to all my hobbies, not just quilting. He likes to see the fabrics I bought, he listens to all my mumbling about upcoming projects, problems with what I am working on and other quilt-related things I tend to rabble about. He already knows many quilty terms, including but not limited to, fussy cit, OBW, fat quarter, applique and FMQ. He always praises my finished quilts, and when I need opinions about planning the quilt or while I am making it, he'll actively participate. He also may occasionally join me to the quilt shops and he drew a design for a quilt he wanted to make for him( which I did). The one thing, he wouldn't accompany me to quilt shows, which is all well, because then I'll feel guilty spending so much time there.

    I feel very blessed to have him.

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    My DH has always encouraged me in everything I do. In Sewing will buy sewing machines, embroidery machines and a serger. I just mention something and I usually receive it. He says we are going to the VA so will stop at Joanns or Michaels. Of course this has worked both ways. Married 46 years and I will keep him for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    My husband doesn't support much of anything that I do. There's days when I can't even breathe to suit him. But, he doesn't want me to give anything away so I guess that means that he likes it. And he uses the quilt I made for him every night so he must like it too, he just would never say so. He's just one of those "glass half empty" sort of people that doesn't believe in allowing himself the pleasure of being happy. We're total opposites in just about everything. He like the outdoors, I don't. He like to gripe, I like to laugh. He's very tight and possessive, I'm more of a free spirited share everything type. But I've gotten used to him and when he's in one of his "moods" I just go upstairs and sew, so I guess I'll keep mine too. Besides, it would cost too much to get rid of him and I'm too old to break in a new one. LOL
    Does your DH have a twin? If he does, I think he lives here with me.

    :lol: :lol: I'll keep mine. I've grown accustomed to his moods and he reads through me , so it works.

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    My husband bought quilt our quilting machine. One morning in April he got up and said that we need to buy a quilting machine. We talked to several people and quilted a quilt at the sewing store. It was lots of fun, we have been quiliting everyday since. In fact, we are opening a fabric, quilting and embroidery(I already have an embroidery business) in October. He can not go to a fabric store without buying fabric. He quilts and pins the binding on. He is GREAT. He also vacuums and cooks.

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    My DH is like yours, too. He is forever finding ways to make my sewing room better. Like covering one whole wall with styrofoam insulation and quilt batting. It is a dream wall to design on. He has even designed a really neat cone spool holder for my friends and I. We are going to sell them at the country store when we have our Quilt show. What a guy. Aren't they great sometimes?

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    Congrats! You do make a good team!

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