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    Fathers day is coming up any ideas?


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    My Dad died in 2007. Still don't have the heart to finish the one that I started for him for Fathers Day 2007.

    I'd make an assumption that Warm Wishes, Turning Twenty or a D9 or D4 P are quick and easy and good for dads. :D

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    Im so sorry I just need ideas for my hubby

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    My DH and I have a great way to celebrate Mothers day and Fathers day. It started several years ago when he gave me a weed whacker for Mothers day. I thought I could get mad... or get even so for Fathers day, he got an expensive quilting book. We laughed so hard that we do this every year. Last year I got a pipe wrench....(I'd been needing one of those) and he got a bracelet. This year, I got a two step step lader so that when I wash the truck, I can reach the top. (I never wash a vehicle, he does). He will get an embroidery CD from Dacota Collectables with muscle cars from the 60's and 70's on it. It takes all the stress off and we can just enjoy the day.

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    My DH loves his oversize throw I made for him a few years ago:)

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    How about a scrppy quilt with lots of interesting fabric in it?

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    Mary - I love your idea. :D

    and no worries. I just cook for my DH on fathers day. :D

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    I made my hubby a pillow from a shirt of my daughters that he loved on her when she was little. It was a printed t-shirt that had a silly saying on it "boys are icky"... he loved that shirt on her so I put a cotton fabric back on it and stuffed it - he loves that pillow and it is just a throw pillow for our bed :D

    If he has some favorite shirts that he has outgrown - you could make him a t-shirt quilt from them.

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    My Dad has never been much of a sports nut but he does love Alabama Football. I thought I'd make him an Alabama Lap quilt this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119
    My DH and I have a great way to celebrate Mothers day and Fathers day. It started several years ago when he gave me a weed whacker for Mothers day. I thought I could get mad... or get even so for Fathers day, he got an expensive quilting book. We laughed so hard that we do this every year. Last year I got a pipe wrench....(I'd been needing one of those) and he got a bracelet. This year, I got a two step step lader so that when I wash the truck, I can reach the top. (I never wash a vehicle, he does). He will get an embroidery CD from Dacota Collectables with muscle cars from the 60's and 70's on it. It takes all the stress off and we can just enjoy the day.
    You sound like you have a lot of fun together. Your idea certainly works for me!

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    sounds good

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    oh that is great :thumbup:

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonbonary
    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119
    My DH and I have a great way to celebrate Mothers day and Fathers day. It started several years ago when he gave me a weed whacker for Mothers day. I thought I could get mad... or get even so for Fathers day, he got an expensive quilting book. We laughed so hard that we do this every year. Last year I got a pipe wrench....(I'd been needing one of those) and he got a bracelet. This year, I got a two step step lader so that when I wash the truck, I can reach the top. (I never wash a vehicle, he does). He will get an embroidery CD from Dacota Collectables with muscle cars from the 60's and 70's on it. It takes all the stress off and we can just enjoy the day.
    You sound like you have a lot of fun together. Your idea certainly works for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119
    My DH and I have a great way to celebrate Mothers day and Fathers day. It started several years ago when he gave me a weed whacker for Mothers day. I thought I could get mad... or get even so for Fathers day, he got an expensive quilting book. We laughed so hard that we do this every year. Last year I got a pipe wrench....(I'd been needing one of those) and he got a bracelet. This year, I got a two step step lader so that when I wash the truck, I can reach the top. (I never wash a vehicle, he does). He will get an embroidery CD from Dacota Collectables with muscle cars from the 60's and 70's on it. It takes all the stress off and we can just enjoy the day.
    One year I got a gun for my birthday, another a welder.... I just refused to let hubby use them. Never thought about turning the tables.... I like that idea better

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    What are his hobbies? I would start with finding a good fabric that deals with his hobby or favorite team, etc and then build the quilt around that. Have fun!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119
    My DH and I have a great way to celebrate Mothers day and Fathers day. It started several years ago when he gave me a weed whacker for Mothers day. I thought I could get mad... or get even so for Fathers day, he got an expensive quilting book. We laughed so hard that we do this every year. Last year I got a pipe wrench....(I'd been needing one of those) and he got a bracelet. This year, I got a two step step lader so that when I wash the truck, I can reach the top. (I never wash a vehicle, he does). He will get an embroidery CD from Dacota Collectables with muscle cars from the 60's and 70's on it. It takes all the stress off and we can just enjoy the day.
    I love this! You two have a fabulous sense of humor!

    My DH and I have always taken the approach that it's up to our children to celebrate us on Mother's/Father's day. By and large, this has failed. (Without parental leadership, how does a child know what to do?)

    Even though we've been married almost 38 years, I just might try to start this tradition with my DH. (Too bad Mother's Day has passed.) I think he'll appreciate the humor as much as I do!

    Thanks for a GREAT idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119
    My DH and I have a great way to celebrate Mothers day and Fathers day. It started several years ago when he gave me a weed whacker for Mothers day. I thought I could get mad... or get even so for Fathers day, he got an expensive quilting book. We laughed so hard that we do this every year. Last year I got a pipe wrench....(I'd been needing one of those) and he got a bracelet. This year, I got a two step step lader so that when I wash the truck, I can reach the top. (I never wash a vehicle, he does). He will get an embroidery CD from Dacota Collectables with muscle cars from the 60's and 70's on it. It takes all the stress off and we can just enjoy the day.
    I love this. Showed my husband, and he laughed also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119
    My DH and I have a great way to celebrate Mothers day and Fathers day. It started several years ago when he gave me a weed whacker for Mothers day. I thought I could get mad... or get even so for Fathers day, he got an expensive quilting book. We laughed so hard that we do this every year. Last year I got a pipe wrench....(I'd been needing one of those) and he got a bracelet. This year, I got a two step step lader so that when I wash the truck, I can reach the top. (I never wash a vehicle, he does). He will get an embroidery CD from Dacota Collectables with muscle cars from the 60's and 70's on it. It takes all the stress off and we can just enjoy the day.
    What an absolutely wonderful idea! I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119
    My DH and I have a great way to celebrate Mothers day and Fathers day. It started several years ago when he gave me a weed whacker for Mothers day. I thought I could get mad... or get even so for Fathers day, he got an expensive quilting book. We laughed so hard that we do this every year. Last year I got a pipe wrench....(I'd been needing one of those) and he got a bracelet. This year, I got a two step step lader so that when I wash the truck, I can reach the top. (I never wash a vehicle, he does). He will get an embroidery CD from Dacota Collectables with muscle cars from the 60's and 70's on it. It takes all the stress off and we can just enjoy the day.
    I love it! One year for Christmas my sister got a road atlas, so I've encouraged her to do the same sort of thing for my dear BIL! LOL

    Oh, and my Dad's name is Jacob- so I'd go with a Jaocob's Ladder. My Brother is a Jacob, and so is his son- so when my nephew was born I made him a Jacob's Ladder baby quilt. That was 15 years ago now-back when I had no kids of my own and actually had time to hand quilt. How time flies!!

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    i just got remarried 4 yrs ago, i have a 21 yo son, and we have a kitty Zoey, this year i got a geat pic of Zoey and put it in a fram that siad Daddy's Girl

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    A great idea. We have never exchanged gifts for these

    special days either.

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    I have bought and made boxer shorts for my DH. He is an avid runner and now has added biking to his list of work outs. I have to find that bicycle fabric and get those boxers done! And yes he really wears them. By-the-By who has time to get a quilt done by Father's day??

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    [quote=Jennifer22206]My Dad died in 2007. Still don't have the heart to finish the one that I started for him for Fathers Day 2007.quote]

    I was working on a quilt for my father-in-law when he passed away. I found great comfort in finishing it and giving it to my brother-in-law (his oldest son) who LOVES it.
    My husband and I have taken all Dad's shirts and are in the process of making throw size quilts for the rest of Dad's children. A very healing process. Dad's been gone 2 years and I miss him everyday!

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    I did a Turning Twenty quilt for my husband. I chose two focus fabrics - money & playing cards - & built around that. For the quilting I carried the theme through and did clubs, hearts, spades & diamonds. It was a lot of fun & he loves it. (I posted pictures in another thread.)

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    When my husband died 2 years ago after 65 years I cut all of his shirts up into sguares and sewed a quilt.I keep it on top of the davenport and it is such a comfort for me to see it there.Evertime I see it there I think of him and all those years we had together.That quilt makes my day. Handquilter

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    I LOVE it!!!

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