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Thread: How many of your husbands join in on your hobbies?

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    Junior Member mimmy96's Avatar
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    How many of your husbands join in on your hobbies?

    I have lots of hobbies.... Scrap booking, sewing, learning to quilt, knit and crochet and the list goes on.......... I was surprised one day when. I seen my husband pick up a cross stitch quilt top and start working on it... He don't put it down! ...do any of you have husbands/spouses that share in with you in being crafty?

    i was really surprised when I seen this.. He is normally busy with wood working projects or out in the garage working.... It was nice to see him do something "different" and be inside for a Change!

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    My husband watches from afar and offers words of praise when appropriate. I prefer him to have his own persuits.

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    Oh he don't touch MY projects..... No way.. It is all his own!! Lol

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    My sweet guy offers his opinion on my quilts, whether it be, "does it look right this way or that", or if I am unsure on a fabric choice. He has good taste. He also takes me to the Jacksonville Quiltfest and we walk around and talk about the quilts. He enables me to buy fabric and go to quilt stores, even if I don't "need" anything. But he doesn't quilt.
    He does know when to leave me alone, I mess up when I'm cutting if someone talks to me.
    He used to cross-stitch during his previous marriage, but it was more to try and have more in common with his wife and connect with her, than a true interest.

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    My husband shares my enthusiasm for cleaning/repairing the vintage machines - and has been known to buy them himself. We both share a gardening hobby/passion and spent the last two days getting the greenhouse ready, tilling the new vegetable garden, and working in some of the flower gardens. He does not share in my quilting hobby and so far I don't share in his model train hobby (although when he gets to the design stage he wants me to do some of the detail painting because I can).

    I love it that we have "my" and "our" hobbies. I think it's important that we both have some "me" time and some "us" time.
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    My husband does all the math I can't figure out. Angles tend to make me crazy so I tell him how the pieces need to fit together and he does some mathematical mumbo jumbo and tells me what to cut. If anything needs cut in small increments than 1/4 inch, he cuts them for me.

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    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!!!

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    My husband's hobby is work. He loves it. He's a work-a-holic. Me? I'm on this machine-a-holic. But, I'm also busy with other things.

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    I truly have a wonderful husband. We've been very happily married for over 36 yrs. He supports all of the crafts I've been doing over the years but he has never shown an interest in doing any of the crafts I do. It works for me!
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    My DH picked up woodworking and needlework (crewel embroidery). He hasn't finished the first embroidery project, though. It's a bunch of cats fishing. It sits next to his chair in front of the TV.

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    My hubby tries to get involved with ALL of my hobbies! He gets involved on the guise that he's interested, or wants to help, but really he's out to seek and destroy. I'm constantly kicking him out of my business. We used to have 2 gardens, mine and his, but we moved recently and now we're down to one garden again. He needs to find his own space soon...very soon, or the fur's gonna fly! Quilting is great because he knows better than to so much as touch my beloved sewing machine. Even he knows THAT would be going too far.

    I DO love him, though.

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    My husband also helps out on the math that I'm frequently stumped with. He is a carpenter, so figuring out angles, yardage, he's a wiz. I was having a big problem deciding on a wide boarder for a quilt this winter. I had two fabric choices and asked his opinion. Against my better judgment, I went with his choice and this time, he was so right about it!

    My husband has designed and made several ice fishing tents. Makes his own patterns, rotary cuts and sews them. He's done a great job.

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    Mine has more of the supporting role, but when I need him to step in he does. He can sew - was a drama teacher and a great hand at making costumes. He hasn't done any quilting, but when I'm having trouble he's right there to help. When I was having trouble with my machine he did the calling to the repair shop to try to find out what could be wrong. He bought my machine for me - well, it's our money - but he called around and found it then went to get it and bring it home. He'll willingly come in to look at stitches - either to offer help or to praise them. I work two jobs and he's retired so ... that's part of the reason!
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    I had a husband that resented my quilting and crafts...since I was the major support for the household, he had no say about what I bought or did with my time...Did I mention HAD--he's now an ex...

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    my husband is very creative and a bit of an enabler. He'll give his opinion when it is asked for, and back off when it isn't. I know all my things will go to a very capable artist should i pass first.
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    My guy has the whole garage for his wood working. He has sat down and sewn strips onto adding machine paper and made fabric for me as he calls it. He also helps collect antique sewing machines and I was hoping he would jump in and use the long arm but besides putting the quilt on the machine and maintaining the long arm he has not worked on it. Maybe this is good too as I like my space and sometimes he tends to want to lead too much. I need some areas of life that go my way and I do not have to do how some one else thinks I should do it.
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    I am still a newlywed in that we married Dec. 7th! First husband died 3 yrs ago we were married 33 yrs. Anyhow current husband has his own hobbies we are both retired, he has chickens geese we raise dogs have a parrot, he walks every day 4 to 6 miles a day. Frankly he makes me tired! Lol. I sew and he goes with me to shop but he stays quiet, he will load machines in the van wrestle them in the house, we both have separate retirement income so we split the bills then we don't tell each other what to do with the rest.

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    not a bad arrangement, at all ;-)
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    My husband is great! I tell him what I want--draw it--put the measurements down and he builds it! He has built this sewing area. Guess I will keep him another 40 years! That is my right hand buddy, Berkley in the bottom right!Name:  3.jpg
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    My DH is super! He actually picked out the embroidery machine we have (Brother Inovois 2800D) as I wanted a smaller one...he insisted we get the larger one and he was right. He used it more than I did for several months even doing shirts for me to wear. Then a year ago, he decided we needed a long arm (he had been "eyeing" it for a while) and he has used it several times too. He hasn't cut anything out or sewed on the regular machine (oh wait, he did help sew the leaders for the long arm).
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    My husband encourages me in my quilting, but does not participate. He is willing to stop at quilting shops when we are traveling. I don't make him listen to my quilting stories, if I don't have to listen to his golf stories. He's an engineer so I tried to get him interested in cutting out the quilt pieces for me ... I thought they would be much straighter than I do ... but he wasn't interested.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by guntherquilter View Post
    My husband is great! I tell him what I want--draw it--put the measurements down and he builds it! He has built this sewing area. Guess I will keep him another 40 years! That is my right hand buddy, Berkley in the bottom right!Name:  3.jpg
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    WOWS He is a KEEPER TOO!!

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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
    What a sweet story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    He golfs, I quilt. We both like it this way. Enough said.
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