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Thread: How to keep DH away from your sewing tools

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    I was just watching Fons and Porter on tv...as part of the tip segment, their guest showed the hammer that she used in her quilted purse making. The handle was covered with a tube of black and white fabric with embellishments hanging off of the top and bottom of the fabric tube!!! She said her husband would never again, pick up "her" hammer and take off with it LMBO

    I was thinking if sewing scissors were embellished with fu fu items, screw drivers, etc.... would they disappear into the garage??? Or even be picked up by them? :roll:

    To our male quilters.... I am sure that this does not apply to any of you 8) as you know the value of having these items kept CLEAN and handy in our sewing areas :wink:

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    amma, that really works. My girlfriend has a pink set of tools and her ex refused to use them. I thought it was funny.

    I guess there are a lot of "saving face" issues men have to contend with. I remember that Pat (who is one of the more enlightened of the species) had major trouble when I had to buy certain "girls only" articles. He would literally bury them in the bottom of the shopping cart. (Logic dictates that items on the bottom will be prominently placed at the top once finished) He pretended that he was not with me. Hysterical. Strangely enough, he loves to go to the LQS and fabric stores. He will hold the bolts and help me figure out colors.....Fickle creatures! (Wonder what they say about us.)

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    When I was a teen I had a pair of jean shorts that I didn't want my brother to touch. I embroidered flowers and mice and frillies all over them and do you think that worked?? NO! he wore them anyway.

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    DH always asks me if I have a certain tool he may need. He never goes in my sewing room without me being in there. My sewing room is like my purse to him, he would never go searching through my purse and will hold it with two fingers if he has to have it in his hands. :D :D

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    My DH asks for my tools as well, though in my case it is because my sewing room is a wreck and he's not sure where to find anything. Now to be fair, usually he comes to me asking for his stuff back. It's amazing how a hammer, painter's tape, electrical tape, and other "garage tools" work great for quilting projects! :lol:

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    Hubby knows better than to use ANYTHING in my sewing room without asking!! :D :D Of course, that's not due to my training but from his mom. :D

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    New here - this is actually my first post but I had to chime in...
    Once my husband used my rotary cutter to trim plastic off of something. He ended up with a few stitches in his hand. I told him that's what he gets for unauthorized and inappropriate use of my rotary cutter!

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    Hi and welcome LisaT...hope your DH has recovered by now and learned "the rules"

    I can't accuse my DH of this...I'm usually the one walking off with all "his" tools and stuff....then I misplace them (of course) but, thats because I want to keep them... :wink:

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    Frill them up and keep them as your own sandpat LMBO DH will not recognize them then!!! :wink: AND then he can go to the hardware store and replace them :D isn't that like us going to the LQS??? 8) 8) 8)

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    Pat -

    Your DH secretly loves this. It gives him an excuse to go buy more tools. I guess I lose "man points" for divulging this classified information, unless you ladies can keep it to yourselves. :roll:

    Darren

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    Your secret is safe with us :wink: 8) 8) 8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesing
    Pat -

    Your DH secretly loves this. It gives him an excuse to go buy more tools. I guess I lose "man points" for divulging this classified information, unless you ladies can keep it to yourselves. :roll:

    Darren

    I already knew this -- my hubby has THREE of everything but unless it the latest and greatest, he conveniently can't "find" whatever tool it is that he wants to buy new :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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    LOL.

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    Hmmmmm why does that sound sooooo familiar sewjoyce???? LMBO

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesing
    Pat -

    Your DH secretly loves this. It gives him an excuse to go buy more tools. I guess I lose "man points" for divulging this classified information, unless you ladies can keep it to yourselves. :roll:

    Darren
    and of course, my mission in life is just to make him happy...so.... :lol: :lol:

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    I have a screwdriver that I've had for about 8 years. Never gets borrowed or moved from where I keep it :). Granted it has pink and purple flowers all over the handle and I use it quite a bit. Just not manly enough for DH or DS (when he lived at home). :lol: :lol:

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    DH does not go near my tools, he knows i go ballistic!!! And he did learn this the "hard" way :roll: I keep my hammer well hidden, but think I will decorate it now :lol: :lol:

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    I think it would be fun to decorate these items and post pictures of everyones creativeness!!! :D 8) :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    I keep getting into my husband's tool kit for his metal tape measure- works better than anything I have in my sewing room- maybe I should buy my own?
    Yes! I say this because it is one of the things I'm always borrowing from my DH's toolbox and I noticed his tape measure isn't as clean as I would like. And if I got my own he wouldn't have to go searching for his all the time. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    DH always asks me if I have a certain tool he may need. He never goes in my sewing room without me being in there. My sewing room is like my purse to him, he would never go searching through my purse and will hold it with two fingers if he has to have it in his hands. :D :D
    That's the way my DH is about my purse and my sew-cave! He also, rarely if ever, uses my pink bathroom. He is the one that decided it was mine...lol, after I painted it pink :wink:

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    I think that pink to a lot of men is like waving garlic in front of a vampire LMBO

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    HAY GIRLS THAT PINK THING REALLY DOES GIVE THE GUYS THE HEBBY GEBBIES.I HAD ABOUT TEN GUYS THAT WORKED WITH ME AN IF THEY HAD TO GO GET MY TOOL BOX FOR ANY REASON THEY'ED TRY AN GET OUT OF IT REAL FAST.AN ALL I DID WAS PAINT MY BOX FIRST AN THEN
    I POURED MY TOOLS OUT ON THE CEMENT AM HAD I CAN OF PINK PAINT
    AN WENT TO PAINTING MY TOOLS.MY BOSS MAN GOT A KICK OUT OF IT
    HE KNEW HE WAS HAVEING TO REPLACE TO MANY OF MY TOOLS AT HIS EXPENCE.SO HE DIDN'T COMPLAIN ONE BIT.IF THEY BORROWED IT AFTER THAT THEY WAS SURE TO BRING IT BACK.AN I'D HAVE A BALL WITH THEM IF THEY DIDN'T.WHEN I QUIET I THOUGHT I HAD ALL OF MY TOOLS AN TWO MONTHS LATER SECOUND IN COMAND BOSS HAD FOUND MY TAPE MEASURE AN MADE SURE I GOT IT BACK.I DID HAVE A REALLY GOOD TIME WITH THEM BOYS AN SO DID EVERYBODY ELSE.

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    Now that is just plain funny!! :lol:

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    My DH did something similar...he used my rotary cutter to slice open some cardboard boxes. Fortunately, he didn't cut himself. In his defense, he didn't know what it was...but he sure does now!!

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    The only problem that I had was with my good scissors. I solved that problem by putting cheap scissors in several drawers. And making mine harder to find. I have heard of women that put a combination lock thru the handles of their good scissors. Nothing worst than dull, chewing scissors.

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