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    Quote Originally Posted by everybody's mother
    Mine is also a peach.58 1/2 years for us. His hobby--Gunsmoke, Bananza, Andy Griffith, all day every day. It is Great. We worked side by side for 40 yrs running a contract sewing business. Raised 7 kids in the shop with us, 6 girls and one boy, all can sew, some quilt, some tailor, they all have thread in their viens. It has been a great happy life. Can not be happy without fabric around. :) :) :)
    I think this is a wonderful post!! Thanks for sharing. I once heard people say that marriages don't last but 15 min. these days. I love to see/hear that some still do understand what "'til death do us part" means!! Very uplifting. Thanks

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    I can't buy any fabric, but what I make from donated fabric, my hubby will study it, and when he really likes something, he is almost excited that I made it. I just mended my granddaughters teddy bear, and hubby told her grandma can fix anything. this is just not true, as I still have never even done a zipper. He loves looking at the fabric that comes to the house, he can not believe there are so many kind people. I am disabled, and have pain all the time, but hubby encaragis me to quilt even on really bad days. he is my rock besides the lord. God bless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by penny doty
    I can't buy any fabric, but what I make from donated fabric, my hubby will study it, and when he really likes something, he is almost excited that I made it. I just mended my granddaughters teddy bear, and hubby told her grandma can fix anything. this is just not true, as I still have never even done a zipper. He loves looking at the fabric that comes to the house, he can not believe there are so many kind people. I am disabled, and have pain all the time, but hubby encaragis me to quilt even on really bad days. he is my rock besides the lord. God bless.
    And, God Bless You!! Thanks for sharing!!

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    We have separate finances so he has NO idea what I spend on fabric and knows better than to ask. He likes the end results, tho. When my sewing machine "died" after 29 years, he bought its replacement, a Bernina 430. Being the handy guy that he is, I talked him into building a machine quilt frame a year and a half ago (which turned out beautifully). The Bernina lasted on it for about a month and then he bought the Janome 1600 to go on the frame. Now several vintage FW's and treadles have been added to the collection (out of my budget) and when he dares to say anything about the number of machines, I just point to the 3 table saws and several loaded rolling tool chests in the garage and he just smiles. We celebrated 27 years last week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hulahoop1
    We have separate finances so he has NO idea what I spend on fabric and knows better than to ask. He likes the end results, tho. When my sewing machine "died" after 29 years, he bought its replacement, a Bernina 430. Being the handy guy that he is, I talked him into building a machine quilt frame a year and a half ago (which turned out beautifully). The Bernina lasted on it for about a month and then he bought the Janome 1600 to go on the frame. Now several vintage FW's and treadles have been added to the collection (out of my budget) and when he dares to say anything about the number of machines, I just point to the 3 table saws and several loaded rolling tool chests in the garage and he just smiles. We celebrated 27 years last week.
    Sounds like a keeper to me!! Different strokes for different folks. What is a machine quilt frame? Just curious. That's an interesting concept to have "your own money". I have a quilting "budget" so to speak where he puts money into a checking acct that is just for me to buy fabric or quilting supplies. Works for us and then I don't feel like a kid with a load asking for money or if I can charge something. I worked for many years and put several kids thru school and so I don't feel great about asking!! Thanks for sharing and keep that man!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChubbyBunny
    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:
    Me too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marye
    Quote Originally Posted by ChubbyBunny
    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:
    Me too?
    ME TOO!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy11442
    Quote Originally Posted by hulahoop1
    We have separate finances so he has NO idea what I spend on fabric and knows better than to ask. He likes the end results, tho. When my sewing machine "died" after 29 years, he bought its replacement, a Bernina 430. Being the handy guy that he is, I talked him into building a machine quilt frame a year and a half ago (which turned out beautifully). The Bernina lasted on it for about a month and then he bought the Janome 1600 to go on the frame. Now several vintage FW's and treadles have been added to the collection (out of my budget) and when he dares to say anything about the number of machines, I just point to the 3 table saws and several loaded rolling tool chests in the garage and he just smiles. We celebrated 27 years last week.
    Sounds like a keeper to me!! Different strokes for different folks. What is a machine quilt frame? Just curious. That's an interesting concept to have "your own money". I have a quilting "budget" so to speak where he puts money into a checking acct that is just for me to buy fabric or quilting supplies. Works for us and then I don't feel like a kid with a load asking for money or if I can charge something. I worked for many years and put several kids thru school and so I don't feel great about asking!! Thanks for sharing and keep that man!!
    I remember being afraid to tell Hubby #1 about $20 I'd spent on fabric for a new housecoat and swore I'd never feel that way again. Hubby #2 and I just fell into the separate finances thing from the beginning. We both work full-time and it just sorta evolved into what we each pay for. Because he make more than me, he pays for house, cars, vacations, college, etc. I pay for kids, food, clothes, etc. Whatever, it works. He's a keeper.

    Here's a photo of the quilt frame he built.
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    Wow, he's talented too!!!!!!!!!!!
    Glad you found a keeper :D

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    DH has been very supportive of my quilting. About 4 yrs ago, our tax refund was fairly large and he knew I'd been looking at long arms, so he said if I wanted one, I could have the refund money. He didn't have to tell me that twice! It wasn't enough for anything expensive, but I got a Voyager with a Hinterberg Stretch frame. Went ahead and got the stitch regulator, too. He never questions me about how much I spend on fabric, and gets me JoAnn gift cards at every opportunity! He always complements my quilts. We'll be married 45 yrs in January and I think I'll keep him!

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    Oh, yes, my DH is my biggest enabler. I tend to be the cautious, frugal one, and he is the one that says,"Get it - you deserve it!" That is why I am so fortunalte to have my dream sewing room and all my toys. He has definitely been a keeper for 40 years.

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    My hubby is the same way.. He loves that I have a hobby, not to mention the same hobby his mom had ( she passed away two yrs ago ).. I guess me quilting keeps her spirit close..

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    My DH supports me....He still doesn't understand some of the blocks, meaning he can't tell that the basket is a basket and the bear claw is a bear claw....LOL

    When we go antique shopping, he is always showing me the vintage sewing machines and bobbins. I tease him and tell him that he likes those machines just as much as I do. He tells me no, that he's just looking for them for me....WHATEVER!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hulahoop1
    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy11442
    Quote Originally Posted by hulahoop1
    We have separate finances so he has NO idea what I spend on fabric and knows better than to ask. He likes the end results, tho. When my sewing machine "died" after 29 years, he bought its replacement, a Bernina 430. Being the handy guy that he is, I talked him into building a machine quilt frame a year and a half ago (which turned out beautifully). The Bernina lasted on it for about a month and then he bought the Janome 1600 to go on the frame. Now several vintage FW's and treadles have been added to the collection (out of my budget) and when he dares to say anything about the number of machines, I just point to the 3 table saws and several loaded rolling tool chests in the garage and he just smiles. We celebrated 27 years last week.
    Sounds like a keeper to me!! Different strokes for different folks. What is a machine quilt frame? Just curious. That's an interesting concept to have "your own money". I have a quilting "budget" so to speak where he puts money into a checking acct that is just for me to buy fabric or quilting supplies. Works for us and then I don't feel like a kid with a load asking for money or if I can charge something. I worked for many years and put several kids thru school and so I don't feel great about asking!! Thanks for sharing and keep that man!!
    I remember being afraid to tell Hubby #1 about $20 I'd spent on fabric for a new housecoat and swore I'd never feel that way again. Hubby #2 and I just fell into the separate finances thing from the beginning. We both work full-time and it just sorta evolved into what we each pay for. Because he make more than me, he pays for house, cars, vacations, college, etc. I pay for kids, food, clothes, etc. Whatever, it works. He's a keeper.

    Here's a photo of the quilt frame he built.
    Not the brightest star out there so its hard for me to imagine how this works. Kinda looks like the Flynn thing? I have a Pfaff machine with a fabric mover that I've not even tackled using. I tried once but it kept bumping into the machine and I gave up, put it back in the box and never looked at it again. Not good. I should learn to use it. Maybe this year!! haah Thanks for sharing and you are correct. If it works for you and yours, that's fine. You are in the marriage not any one else. Hopefully!! sorry the devil made me say that!!

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