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    Yea men can be funny. In my house my dh has never made a comment about my quilting but always encourages me to go out on Wednesday nights to quilt with my friends as he says I know you enjoy going so go out and have a good time.

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    Mine would not only let me buy what I needed, he'd probably go with me to the store! Eight years ago, we took a trip to the east coast for 3 weeks. We flew into Orlando FL and out of Burlington VT....we drove up the east coast with my Quilter's Travel Companion and the map. When we would stop at night, he'd take both into the motel room and say "Ok, if we go this route, we can go to this store and this one and this one, etc" He is my enabler!

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    Have to laugh. We live close to Las Vegas and I love slot machines (within reason). My hubby, naive though he is, was very happy when I started quilting. He thought (still thinks) that quilting is less expensive than gambling. Silly man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandmaLola
    I only WISH my husband would find a hobby! ANYTHING to get him out of the house once in awhile so I could sew more! I have to "budget" my sewing time, or he complains that's all I do. At least I have something to show for my time--all his time in front of the TV doesn't produce anything!
    Oh that so sounds like my husband. He retired almost 2 yrs ago and I've yet to get used to him being there so much. AND how can anyone watch that much TV. :hunf: :thumbdown: :thumbdown:

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    I need to find me one like that! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmonohon
    Men can be so funny when they don't understand our obsession with quilting. But what about the men that collect tools that never get used or fishing gear or hunting gear or what ever hobby they have.
    Funny you should mention that. Pat and I had that very conversation when he asked me (long time ago) just HOW MANY SEWING MACHINES DOES A WOMAN NEED IN A LIFETIME? I countered with JUST HOW MANY DRILLS and SAWS DOES ONE MAN NEED IN A LIFETIME? I was looking to replace a broken machine at the time - he had multiples of the aforementioned power tools. It is no longer a topic. :mrgreen:

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    I ran into an older gentleman at JoAnns the other day. He had a bleach stain on his sweater and wanted to cover it with a patch. so he ask my mom and I is just ironing it on would work. After talking about being sure the yarn wouldn't be damaged by the necessary heat and we got into a conversation on adhesives.
    I suggested that he get the Patch specific glue because it was made for adhering to fabric. So the man, being a man, said that he had model airplane glue, so wouldn't that work. I reiterated that it wasn't intended for fabric and he could destroy the fabric or change the color; so he came back with "Hey, I know, I have a hot glue gun! that would surely hold it on." So we discussed the rigid nature of the glue. etc. You could tell he wasn't convinced, but finally my mom managed to talk him into taking the correct glue and if he didn't need it , to return it. I was really surprised that he just didn't use his staple gun or buy a buttoneer!

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    This thread reminds me of something that happened when we built our dream (retirement) home a few years ago. The hubby's brothers helped us get it done. We only had to move the stash from the 2nd floor of the old shack we were living in to the lower level of the new place. The guys were trying to figure an easy way to to that when one suggested a conveyor belt contraption from an upper window to the window of my new sewing studio, another suggested we just leave it in the old place and torch it along with the house. Thankfully, my husband said, "heck no, that won't work at all---we torch her stash, she'll just go out and buy more fabric to replace it!" I think it's one smart man I married! LOL

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    You should be glad he IS there with you! Did you ever yhink you might get on his last nerve too?

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    they practice!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckbere15
    I did not have much of a stash until I started with with this forum. In the last month, I have spent over $300 on fabric, with no particular pattern or project in mind. I am just trying to keep up with you all.

    Women/quilters are the first to hide what they actually have (is that why they call it a stash?) and the first to point out what men have. Not that I am pointing fingers or taking sides, we all have our faults.

    Just remember the rule: The one who dies with the most stash/toys wins!

    Have fun collecting, you never know when you might use that.
    Glad to have you on the board. It is always nice to get a guys opinion who actually understands quilting.

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    My husband asked me once.."Why do you buy big pieces of fabric only to cut it into little pieces of fabric just to sew it back into big pieces of fabric again? I tried to explain to him about the beauty of designs but he just says "It' s warm either way!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandmaLola
    I only WISH my husband would find a hobby! ANYTHING to get him out of the house once in awhile so I could sew more! I have to "budget" my sewing time, or he complains that's all I do. At least I have something to show for my time--all his time in front of the TV doesn't produce anything!
    I have the same problem. He thinks I am here to do for him only. Ha!!! I don't but he thinks I should. He has no hobbies and doesn't like to watch sports. There just isn't enough John Wayne movies (or any westerns) anymore. That's about all he likes to watch on TV. He doesn't understand quilting at all (why cut up fabric into tiny pieces and sew them back together) most have probably heard that one.

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    There you go Momwood, that's the same thing I hear. I think they think that they are being funny!!! NOT!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annz
    Yea men can be funny. In my house my dh has never made a comment about my quilting but always encourages me to go out on Wednesday nights to quilt with my friends as he says I know you enjoy going so go out and have a good time.
    WOW I know you really appreciate that. I know I would. Mine says- Do you have to go out again. That's all you ever do. I try to go to town Tuesday or Thursday's to meet the swim ladies for coffee. Rarely do I make it both days. and lots of times I don't go at all. My DH goes to town to Tim Horten's every morning (unless we are snowed in) but calls that their "Saftey Meetings". Good thing he has other good qualities eh!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fran Juern
    You should be glad he IS there with you! Did you ever yhink you might get on his last nerve too?
    Oh please don't think I do not appreciate having DH with me - we had a heart scare just a few months after he retired. And I probably do get on his nerves sometimes. :wink:

    As a side note: Dish Network's free trials this month are the Encore channels which means Encore westerns - so with the winter, snow and westerns, the TV is really getting a workout! :roll:

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    True Story:

    I once had a customer who wanted a new machine. She got up, went around the table, and looked at it from behind. She said, "Well, it's not quite the same color as my old machine but he'll never notice the difference." She bought a $4,000 machine and I met them on the sidewalk at a shopping center one day. He said, "Boy, my wife sure has been using her machine a lot more since you started teaching her how to quilt!"

    She thanked me next time she was in the shop that I had not revealed her 'secret'!

    Peggy

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebbyT
    Quote Originally Posted by Randa
    Quote Originally Posted by mmonohon
    I went to a doctor appointment today. And this grumpy old man made me laugh. I was in the waiting area and an older lady with an appliqued bag that was beautiful, so I asked "did you make the bag?" She replied, "no. But I quilt." A gentleman sitting a few chairs away from us says very loudly, "Oh God, I am so glad my wife is not here (he was very distressed and shaking his head.) So we giggled and continue our conversation about fabric and quilting. He continues to mumble at us the entire time about how we never use our fabric and we just buy and buy and keep it in the way. The lady and I just laughed.

    My dh was with me and was quiet the whole time but when we got to the car he said "I'm glad you use your fabric". LOL if he only knew exactly how much I had, I am unsure if he would have said that.

    Men can be so funny when they don't understand our obsession with quilting. But what about the men that collect tools that never get used or fishing gear or hunting gear or what ever hobby they have.
    Or men who buy tools, use them, misplace them and buy the same tool again!!! UGH!!! I know where my fabric is, I know where my rotary cutter is, I know where all my tools are...now they may be in another drawer beside another machine but I have it! Hmmm.....maybe I should go and buy a few more of the SAME tool so I can have one beside EVERY machine! Uhhh, guess I do have some of the same habits, huh??? :lol: :oops: :lol:
    I like your thoughts. My husband also has many duplicates and triples, because he is not organized. Or leaves a tool at one of the kids houses. Can't find it -buy a new one. I noticed he now has at least 5 cordless drills. They seem to find their way home. --- Yes, next time I see tools I have I will remember the other machines they can be sitting with.
    my dh ha s 19 drills.. some cordless, some not, this one has a more powerful motor, this one has longer battery time, this one is a hammer drill (what ever that means) and this one etc etc.... but can i get him to put up a quilt hanger noooooo.. i have to wait til he goes out of town for work & get myself a couple of his drills (one with a screwdriver bit, cause why change bits when you can change drills) and do it myself... he's always surprised when he comes home from a week out of town.. must be why he tries to keep it to one nite at a time...lol

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    Forgive me if this has been mentioned but I just had to laugh at this thread.
    I ask myself everytime I walk out into our garage "How many screw drivers of the same size do you need?",or "How many drill bits of the same size to you need?" I don't even want to get into how many tape measures he has, but he doesn't have one that I can have to make snap bags!!

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    Cute story! Sounds like the grumpy old guy is married to a SERIOUS quilter (not that you aren't).

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    I found the cutest little wall quilt ... It's put up,...can't find it now buried in the stash.. LOL
    It's about as big as a page but it talks about the stamp collectors don't send their stamps..
    the coin collectors don't spend their collections..
    So why would we "use" ours.... LOL
    I had to get this .. planning on hanging it on the door to the sewing room ... Ward off the comments. about my "MESS".. LOL

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