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    Mine participates from afar. He will occasional come to my craft/quilting room but does not want to touch anything. I have encouraged him to make me a card instead of buying one but nope- he says he is all thumbs. Recently, we were out of state and visited a real LQS- wow is what we both said. He enjoyed looking at the fabrics and even commented how gorgeous the fabrics and quilts were. So I think I will just have him participate in my hobby by driving me around LQS. Lol

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    My husband never says anything about the $$ I spend on my hobbies and usually is the one who suggests I buy a bigger, better machine. I consider that "support". He does my digitizing for my embroidery projects which is a huge help and does help in color choices when I am planning a quilt. He golfs, is a gun enthusiasts, loves his computers and we have 3 Cocker Spaniels which we love. After 52 years he is definitely a "keeper".

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    My husband does not sew on the quilts but he is right there to help with the picking out of colors and material and to offer advise when asked or even when not asked. Quilting is one of many things we share in our lives. For your info I also am right there when he is working on a vehicle. Togetherness is the name of the game in this house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sassey View Post
    Before my dh passed away it was normal for us to get involved in each others hobbies He helped me out sewing a bunch of stuffed animals. I was commissioned to do braclets for a girls soccer team, he put on all the clasps for me. He often suggested patterns or beads to buy for making some unique pieces of jewelry. I learned how to ride a motorcyle and target pratice because these were his hobbies. Now when he worked on our cars or motorcycles I didn't help me but I would take a hand project to the garage to work on while we kept each other company. I tought him to crochet he helped me build a doll house and design and make a carosole horse. When we bought our truck and started driving together he made sure we stopped at craft stores and lqs. We truly enjoyed our time together, he was my best friend
    This made me cry...my hubby is always in his "man cave" and I'm in the sewing room! You had a soul mate!!

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    My husband is the best. He's the one that has purchased my Berninas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimmy96 View Post
    I must say he never steps foot into my craft studio or anything like that! ... He just sits in his recliner sometimes and cross stitches.. now he does not "finish" any project.. once it's cross stitched, it will sit unless I do something with it. .. I guess he just likes to do stitching! This is something that just started... and I like it! Oh course he has a lot of hobbies he does himself.. and I have my own.. but I think this is neat for a change!!!
    Gee sounds like you have a future hand quilter in your midst. I start him on a small project and see if he likes it, since he seems to enjoy stitching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110 View Post
    My husband watches from afar and offers words of praise when appropriate. I prefer him to have his own persuits.
    same for me.

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    My DH does the best aiding and abetting on the planet. He gardened and ran cattle for years. I cooked whatever he brought in from the garden or the farm (nothing funky though.) He also had a full time job. I too had a full time job plus kids plus house and spouse care. When we retired, we were both whipped so now he piddles in the garden and I doodle around in my sewing room. I aid and abet him with his gardening gizmos and he does the same for me with my fabric and "stuff." So glad I met him, we are a pair!

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    How many of your husbands join in on your hobbies?
    Three of my husbands enjoy helping with my craft projects. The other five don't.

    Sorry, I couldn't resist!

    My ONE husband (he he) is interested in how quilts are made, and even helps me load the quilt frame, but as far as doing any sewing himself ... nah.
    Have a wonderful day! If you need to contact me, please use the e-mail address on my profile page. Sometimes I don't get notifications that I have a PM here. Please note that I'm usually unavailable on weekends, but I'll get back to you on Monday.

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    Lol moonrise!!!

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    My husband helps with the layout of a quilt and with colors, he also tells me how nice they are .

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    After 34 years of marriage my husband has recently become my partner in quilting. For years he has chuckled at my fabric addiction and admired my finished quilts. He always encouraged me to purchase a long arm machine and now that we own one, I piece the quilt tops and he quilts them. He does a beautiful job and I am happy that we are both finding joy in the same hobby.

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    I knit, crochet, handspin yarn, and started to each myself how to sew last year. My husband has always been very supportive with my crafts. His mother is a talented sewist, so he knows that having the right machine is important. I'm up to 5 sewing machines now. He actually found and bought 4 of them for me. He did research on the Juki F600 and Singer Featherweights (221 & 222), which I end up buying. I was all set on buying the Janome Horizon 7700 at the dealer, when he convinced me to try the Bernina 830 that just came in for a trade in. We ended up getting that one. Now he thinks I need an embroidery machine and is researching on one for me. He doesn't sew, but he likes to find and research machines. He will also offer his opinion on my projects whenever I ask him and he gives me all the encouragement I need. He would always tell me that there's a certain machine I need before I even realize it. I think I block it out mainly because I feel bad about spending money on myself. I am very blessed to have his support. Eventhough attending quilt shows isn't his thing, he would come with me and admire and appreciate the hardwork and talent that goes into the quilts that are displayed.

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    My DH helps with the math sometimes involved with quilting and "fixing" problems with my machines. Sometimes he helps choose fabric. My daughter sometimes helps with colors, choosing patterns or fabrics. Other than this, I am "alone" in my wonderful hobby.

    Husband and I do share a hobby together, though. We are both avid metal detectorists (treasure hunters). We are out hunting at every opportunity together. I quilt during the day when my husband is at work. We treasure hunt together evenings and weekends.

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    I've said it before and I'll say it again- if my Dh joined me in quilting, I'd have to find a new hobby! He would probably be better than me and I would have to quit!!! On the other hand- when he gets into something, he tends to go "whole hog". A long arm could be the result. .
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    My husband of 46 years has never taken an interest in my hobbies. I think I would like him to so we could do things together, but his hobby is sitting in his recliner, watching old western movies. I get a good chuckle when I think back a few years ago when I set out a strawberry patch. He watched me planting, spreading straw until he got tired. He went to the shed, got a lawn chair and brought it out by the patch to watch me. As we were going in that evening he made the remark that he sure enjoyed doing things with me. LOL

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    My husband gives praise when he likes a particular quilt I'm working on. He helps me when my machine is acting up. He starts my thread rolls when I can't find the beginning. He prints patterns for me when my computer is acting up (see a technology issue here?). He comes into my sewing room and laughs at me surrounded by tables, and then goes on his merry way to do whatever it is he does.

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