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Thread: Look What Dear Husband Made To Help Me

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    Look What Dear Husband Made To Help Me

    Here is a few of the items that my dear husband has made to help me with my quilting, craft and embroidery work. First, I am always looking for ways to organize my collection of "stuff". I use a lot of ribbon and trim when I am making pin cushions. Here is what he designed. There are two dowels going from end to end that are removable for replacing the spool or adding one to the rack.

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    I was doing a lot of embroidery work on quilt squares. I have a difficult time sitting still. I have to be doing something with my hands so I was taking it in the car with me. He made this hoop for me to set between my legs. The weight of my legs secures the hoop stand in place. The hoop is also adjustable as to the angle. I like it a lot.

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    This is a large hoop that I use when I am hand quilting or embroidering. He saw one that a friend of mine had so he made me one. We put a thick padding on the base and it lets me use the base as a pin cushion. I also tie a small pair of thread snips around the leg with a piece of ribbon. I just sit it on my lap and start to work. He is so handy. It is great to have a handy man around the house. He also makes all my templates out of plexiglas and keeps my scissors sharpened and my machine in good repair. And, that wasn't even in my wedding vows. LOL

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    And, I'm sorry ladies, I don't rent him out and he is definitely not for sale.
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    I'm always amazed at how clever men can be with their tools. Those are good enough to be sold at the quilt shows. It's so nice that you show your love and appreciation of each other.

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    What a wonderful thing to do for you! I would take a handmade thoughtful gift over diamonds any day!
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    Your hubby does beautiful work!
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    Iffin ya aint's agonna rent him out why ja tell us aboot 'em? Kidding aside, those are beautiful creations!

    Twinkie, Can you post a picture of your avatar quilt? I have a friend who did embroideried something similar with her mother years ago (mom is gone now) and asked me to help her put it into a quilt. I'd sure like to see yours better... it looks beautiful.

    If you'd rather, you could pm me. Sierra

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    Wow, youre so lucky to havee a great husband and one that can build things

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    If you will PM me your e-mail address, I will be glad to send you the pictures. It was hand made in 1936 by Mrs. Ruth Dixon in Tennessee. I am absolutely amazed at the scalloped edges. I have never seen them done the way Mrs Dixon did them. I am blessed enough to have three of Mrs. Dixon's quilts plus a baby blanket she did for her daughter in 1929. Donna

    QUOTE=Sierra;5538659]Iffin ya aint's agonna rent him out why ja tell us aboot 'em? Kidding aside, those are beautiful creations!

    Twinkie, Can you post a picture of your avatar quilt? I have a friend who did embroideried something similar with her mother years ago (mom is gone now) and asked me to help her put it into a quilt. I'd sure like to see yours better... it looks beautiful.

    If you'd rather, you could pm me. Sierra[/QUOTE]
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    It is so wonderful when men not only actually pay attention to what we are doing but think of ways to help us do what we do. You are very blessed.
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    He's not for sale??? Darn!

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    WOW, what a clever husband!!! Thanks for sharing. Those are great.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    He is definately a keeper :-)
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    Lock him up and don't let him out of the house! He is a keeper! He does such nice work, and how nice that he wants to make "tools" for you that makes your work/hobbies easier and more pleasurable. Odds are, you treat him much the same.

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    What a guy. You hit the jack-pot with him. Those things are very nice, too. Thanks for sharing. My DH can't make a thing!!! He says he can but just doesn't want to--good excuse I guess.
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    How nice that your hubby is willing and able to make these lovely things for you!
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    Hmmm I just may have to show this to my hubby, maybe give him some ideas LOL.
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    You are so lucky!!!!! Have you made him a quilt yet??????HMMMMMMMM

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    Yes, I made him one during the courtship about 8 years ago. He loved it. He is amazed at the work you ladies do also. I share pictures with him when they come in and Yes, I am Blessed.

    Quote Originally Posted by alfosa421 View Post
    You are so lucky!!!!! Have you made him a quilt yet??????HMMMMMMMM

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    Those are really great. If you are not going to "rent or sell", what about a lend-lease deal? Mine is really good with anything electrical

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    He should make up a few and bring them to quilt shows, he would be an instant success!!!
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    What a lucky gal you are ! Those are wonderful tools he made for you. Any chance he has a brother? ( LOL).

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    Your DH is definitely creative. I love the hoop he made that you can use while traveling in the car. Great idea!!
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    He sure is a keeper!!! I see lots of love in those projects!!
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    Wonderful, useful quilting gadgets. Lucky lady.
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    Those are great tools your DH made for you. I, too, enjoy the blessings of DH who makes things to help me with my quilting. They are jewels, aren't they?

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    Can I borrow him for a few days? lol
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