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    I wanted to scream and laugh at the same time!!

    I have been working on finishing a log cabin quilt that I bought half finished from a friend of my mother's. the outer border was prety wide. so, I thought I'd just trim it up and use the trimmings for the binding. I ironed it and laid it on the arm of the couch beside the quilt and left to go to church Sunday morning. when I got home, my binding was gone. I have to explain that my DH and I are caregivers for his mother, who is best fast. And, he was home with her alone!! And, I also have to explain that my DH is a quilter of sorts who only uses 2&1/2 inch blocks in his quilts. Well, you guessed it. My DH had "found" my binding and cut it into 2 & 1/2 inch blocks!! What do you think about that? I wanted to scream!!! then I had to laugh!!
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    I think screaming and laughing are both appropriate... Who'd have thought you would have to hide your binding. Oh well, there are other bindings, but just one DH.

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    Maybe you shouldn't go to church, LOLLLLLLLLLLLLL. Just kidding!!!
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    who'd have guessed that you have to 'guard' your wip's
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    How lucky can you be? A DH who quilts and watches his mom. Sounds like he is the total package. Next time hide things.
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    Well it was just laying there calling my name it was a perfect strip for my needs. LOL
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    Lol too funny and frustrating I can imagine.

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    Well, it at least it got used and not tossed! I think a lot of us have "purloined" plenty of things from the toolboxes and workbenches for our needs so I guess it's karma...What goes around, comes around. Your DH is a keeper!
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    That is too funny!

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    Yes, scream and laugh. It is frustrating but hilarious at the same time. So does this give you the rights to dig through his stash to shop ?
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    What do you mean, his mother is "best fast"?? I don't understand............
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    I think she meant bedfast.

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    Well...you could put it back together...with lots and lots of seams...lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkiris View Post
    What do you mean, his mother is "best fast"?? I don't understand............
    I guess I just got in too big of a hurry and didn't realize my typos. I did mean bedfast. Sorry. Must have been before the first cup of coffee. hehehe!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by susie-susie-susie View Post
    How lucky can you be? A DH who quilts and watches his mom. Sounds like he is the total package. Next time hide things.
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    yes good most of the time but hide your WIPS
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    Have you considered buying a small safe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yooper32 View Post
    Have you considered buying a small safe?
    Didn't think about that!! But, thanks for the suggestion. I think he may have learned his lesson but only time will tell.
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    I totally agree!!! I wouldnt know rather to laugh or cry myself lol You and DH may need to set boundaries - ask before you use fabrics lol

    Quote Originally Posted by susie-susie-susie View Post
    How lucky can you be? A DH who quilts and watches his mom. Sounds like he is the total package. Next time hide things.
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    That is so funny - I think i would have just laughed. My DH has a real problem with math - 1/2 inch , 1/4 inch etc. I keep telling him to take up quilting and it would help him. but he just refuses!I would love to see some of your DH quilts. I admire anyone who can make anything with smaller than 4 inch pieces of fabric!

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    Thanks for the laugh this morning. My hubby wouldn't even know which side of the sewing machine to feed the fabric through. LOL!!!
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    Too funny. However it is so nice that you and your spouse share this interest. Lucky you!!!

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    Ha! Your story made me laugh out loud..and I'm home all alone! He sounds like a keeper to me!
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    Too funny!

    What is "bedfast"? I am unfamiliar with that term. Is it the same as bedridden?

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    My DH is not a quilter, but he and my 2 children all feel that what Mom has, anyone has access to and therefore they can do whatever with it. Too bad about that binding, but he really should have asked first. Best that you were able to laugh about it.

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