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Thread: I've opened a can of worms...

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    How awesome!

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    ahhhh... bless your heart. That is wonderful!

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    I wouldn't call that a can of worms. I think its fantastic that he is so interested. My husband is accepting, and sometimes obliging, but rarely helpful or interested. I'm not complaining, because like I said - he's accepting, and doesn't complain, but I think it would be really nice to work on something with him...that will certainly make some wonderful memories for you two...lasting ones that you will be reminded of every time you look at the quilt the two of you worked on together. :D Enjoy it. (and the extra stash :lol: )

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    That's awesome! I wish mine would "keep filling up the cart" with fabric LOL. Bless my DH's heart though ... he doesn't ask any questions about where stuff comes from which is good coz he wouldn't really like the answer .

    Susan

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    Quote Originally Posted by deema
    I wouldn't call that a can of worms. I think its fantastic that he is so interested. My husband is accepting, and sometimes obliging, but rarely helpful or interested. I'm not complaining, because like I said - he's accepting, and doesn't complain, but I think it would be really nice to work on something with him...that will certainly make some wonderful memories for you two...lasting ones that you will be reminded of every time you look at the quilt the two of you worked on together. :D Enjoy it. (and the extra stash :lol: )
    That describes us too-he never says a word about what I spend, but also has no interest. In the beginning of my quilting, I was also learning the use of the computer, and living overseas, I wanted to subscribe to various free newsletters, etc, to help me learn. He had no patience and usually made me feel like I was really burdening him with my questions and needing help. Not so much in words, but in attitude. I finally got the nerve and blasted him for being so selfish and not allowing me to enjoy my new passion without feeling guilty for needing his help. And his attitude of my interests not being important enough and frivolous was really insulting and hurtful. He apoligised, not realizing how I felt, and has never made me feel like that again. However, he still has no interest. Those of you who have a partner who not only supports you, but also gets involved with you are so lucky! We are retired now, and it would be lovely to get involved together.

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    Worms are great for catching fish -- good thing you opened that can!! :lol:

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    Yay!! :thumbup:

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    mine isn't quite that bad. We went today and looked at a quilt frame and machine that the LQS was selling for 3000..(floor model) and when we left he looked at me and said " i think we can get something better" ie meaning more expensive..I have tried in the past to keep the cost down on things but he finds something does a ton of research and if he believes it a good thing that's what he gets..Case in point, I started quilting on a White quilt star 1750 (?) that we bought from goodwill for 35 bucks. After a few months i said that i would like a new machine without some many little quirks..We started looking at a Viking sapphire 855 ( about a grand) After months of researching and testing driving all the different machines I ended up with a Viking Designer SE LE...about a 3000 dollar different then what i began with. I learned a long time ago if i can't beat him..join him, and to be grateful that i am spoiled rotten =) Enjoy your new quilting partner. I know i do, even if he doesn't actually quilt with me =)

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    That is so cool. It's great when the ones we love support our work.

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    This will be a very special quilt!

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    How lucky are you? That's very cool!

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    How awesome making the quilt together!!!!!!!! :D:D

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    I'm glad you're having such fun together.

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    My DH doesn't do any quilting, but he has a better eye for color than I do. I often get his input when I'm trying to put colors together. Enjoy the special time with your DH. You're lucky he shares your interest.

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    I think that when they get involve in the projects, we dont have to hide the cost of the fabric. and he is always fixing my machine and checking the quilt finish to make sure everything is ok

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    Maybe use some of the worms from that can, dangling from a

    fishing line!!!

    So glad you're both enjoying doing this together, makes it so much more fun.

    Can't wait to see the results!

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    enjoy your togetherness my dh passed nine years ago after forty-two years of bliss can't wait to see what he,s created in heaven he was very supportive of my quilting and designed quilts for me enjoy every minute you have

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    What a blessing !!!
    Take photos !!!!!

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    Good luck with your new project. Sounds extremely interesting. Hoping your special time spent together continues.

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    Enjoy every minute of your time together !!!

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    Yep. That's the way it starts. Pretty soon he'll be taking over your machine. (But, you might get a new one) Teach him to sew!!

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    I think its great you can spend time together working on a quilt project. Enjoy every minute of it. :thumbup:

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    How neat.

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    I have a new Ellure Plus Baby Lock so I like to combine quilting with embroidery. Every once in awhile I ask my DH if he wants to learn how to quilt and he says NO WAY! Winters in Minnesota are very hard on him. He is retired and really doesn't have any hobbies for the winter! He goes stir crazy! He doesn't know what he is missing!

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    One can not say enough about a good marriage. Sounds like you two are there.

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