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Thread: Guess what DH is doing right now?

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    Senior Member Michellesews's Avatar
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    Guess what DH is doing right now?

    Binding my sample quilt! what a darling, he is doing the hand stitching on the binding. I have been making kits all day for my class tomorrow and he is helping. what a keeper. Just had to brag. Now, back to work....(smile).
    Michelle Guadarrama

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    Nice catch!

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    What a husband! I have one I can brag about tool He quilts on our longarm when I get tired. Of course I have to get it started. But it is help.

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    i have one of those great guys, i had hand reconstruction surgery last week, i had a quilt done all put the binding and guess what he did today. along with cooking, keeping the house clean and taking care of me. 23 years later he's still the best...

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    Wow!!! What a sweetie.

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    Sounds like a keeper to me.
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    Lucky ladies! Where do you find these guys? LOL

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    My DH would help if he could, but I don't think the binding would be up to my standards. Or anyone's standards. I'm not sure he's ever threaded a needle, or knows which end goes into the fabric first, LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    My DH would help if he could, but I don't think the binding would be up to my standards. Or anyone's standards. I'm not sure he's ever threaded a needle, or knows which end goes into the fabric first, LOL.
    I got mine from the same place I guess! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michellesews View Post
    Binding my sample quilt! what a darling, he is doing the hand stitching on the binding. I have been making kits all day for my class tomorrow and he is helping. what a keeper. Just had to brag. Now, back to work....(smile).
    Wow, I don't think I would want to see the binding after my hubby got through with it LOL He has learned a lot of new things these last two years, but sewing is not one of them
    -Life is like a quilt...bits & pieces, joy -and- sorrow, stitched with love- http://spudgrandma.wordpress.com/

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    That's awesome! While I have an amazing hubby, I am not sure I would even want to see what binding would look like when he was finished...probably be bound with duct tape...maybe semi color coordinated...lol..
    Kif
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    You gals are blessed with some wonderful husbands!

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    Hmmm....maybe I need to improve my husbands handwork skills.

    No, he is great at helping at whatever I am doing. My quilting machine is in our unfinished basement. If I say, "I am going to load a quilt." he thinks he needs to sweep and mop the basement floor for me. Who am I to mess with that system?

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    mine stitches wonderful bindings, clips raggy quilts for me, trouble shoots my machines, chooses colors/fabrics, and is one of the lqs' favorite customers---those ladies just love to see him walk through the door!
    my sons & nephew are fabulous quilters- and have taught many girlfriends over the years learn to make at least one quilt. guys are generally great at putting together fabric collections-they seem to have a real (eye) for it
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    I agree with Ckcowl that some men are great at putting colours together. When I first started quiting I took my 8 year old nephew wh was great at putting fabric patterns together as was his brother a few years after. My brother and myself are hopeless I have a colour problem with blue and grren when close together as he does. I wish I could find one of those hubbies....ah my wish for 2013 a ........
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    My DH helps me by loading a quilt on the LA, lining everything up and does maintain all my machines for me. He is not all that good at color and design or would not want to do binding but is so helpful and supports my habits. He likes to go to quilt shows and has taken me to the Houston Quilt Show, plus a lot of small local ones.
    Texas Sunshine, piney woods of NE Texas

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    Pretty nifty husbands!! Hold on to them.

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    Gosh, there are some neat husbands out there....mine is one of them....he is a REAL treasure....He bought me my first sewing machine when we were engaged almost 50 years ago. After we got married, he made me this neat pressing board with two arms on it...one is for narrow sleeves or tubes while the other one is a bit wider. I was using it last night, and I thanked him for the upteenth time! He and his best friend finished off half of the basement so I could have a real woman's cave/studio. The other end is a TV/stereo area so we can be togehter. He is very supportive and a real enabler of my habit....his favorite phrase is "within reason" and he draws the line at learning how to quilt, but I sure don't mind. He is a real keeper!

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    Mine has applied the binding for me several times. One day I went to work and when I came home he had inserted the sleeves and sewed them on a girls dress I was making. he also cuts most of my quilt pieces for me.

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    What a sweetheart!

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    Husbands can be so amazing! Mine doesn't sew very much but he is great with wood and metal which comes in handy too. Since he retired, he has found out he likes cooking which is a big from me.

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    Well, my DH would do that if He could, poor Guy, He is not any good at sewing. I have tried to get Him to learn but He will have no part of it, lol...I guess He will stick to the wood working.
    Life is SEW great!!!!!!

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    Good for you !!! he's a keeper for sure ...
    When Life brings big winds of change that almost blows you over.Hang on tight and Believe.
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    My DH is a keeper by my standards because he tolerates me as much as I tolerate him.....sometimes we have to take a deep breath and back off....and sometimes we go in in total agreement. That's OK with me. We both say we're the best thing that ever happened to the other.

    However, I do have one son who is a wonder in my sewing room. He has learned all the ins and outs of running a LA machine, and has created several great quilting designs, and does all of my LA quilting (for me, for my sisters, and for my many friends who need a long armer). Plus, he keeps my sewing room decently clean; as much as one can with me as owner. I am a clutter-bug (mess doesn't bother me when I am creating), a hoarder (when I want to go to Whittle's he goes with me and doesn't say "do you really think you'll use that"); am I lucky, or am I lucky.....
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    What a wonderful husband
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