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Thread: Men can be so funny

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    Super Member mmonohon's Avatar
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    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.

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    What a funny story!!! :D:D
    My husband is generous but also scatter-brained. I could buy anything and he wouldn't notice. I'm really grateful for that but I usually don't take advantage of it either :)
    But every now and then I show him pics of board members stashes that are bigger than mine just to look good hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    But every now and then I show him pics of board members stashes that are bigger than mine just to look good hahaha
    Me, too!

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    Isn't that the truth.. I hear about my hoarding.. but his mess is bigger than mine anytime. LOL
    He's s good sport waiting at quilt shows and in fabric stores for me to look or buy more.. Thank goodness..

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    I think if I had the whole garage and the big barn, and the den, to spread out my stash it wouldn't look like I have as much. DH's stuff is scattered all over and mine is cramed into one room. Thats why it looks like I have more than I really do. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatFish
    I think if I had the whole garage and the big barn, and the den, to spread out my stash it wouldn't look like I have as much. DH's stuff is scattered all over and mine is cramed into one room. Thats why it looks like I have more than I really do. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. lol.

    Me too,Me too.

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    Mine is in the basement IT'S the foundation that holds the house UP!!:):)

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltlonger
    Mine is in the basement IT'S the foundation that holds the house UP!!:):)
    HaHaHa!!! The "foundation"!! I love it.

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    My hubby has a hobby that is more costly than mine, RC cars and one car can cost any where from $200 on up and the parts are not very cheap either. So I think we are even.

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    LOL my DH only knows about the fabric that comes in the mail when he's home. I so try to order so it comes on the days he works. He works different days, different weeks, so it makes it a little harder. But he doesn't say anything about what he sees, but then again, he doesn't understand how I love doing this so much. To him it's a waste of time. Maybe if I did one with all golf material, applique of golf clubs and balls, he might understand. That's on my list, but way down. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltlonger
    Mine is in the basement IT'S the foundation that holds the house UP!!:):)
    Mine to is in the basement...and it helps insulate our home :)
    sass

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    [quote=sueisallaboutquilts]What a funny story!!! :D:D
    My husband is generous but also scatter-brained. I could buy anything and he wouldn't notice.

    Mine is the same way. I made him two quilts and he didn't even notice until I finished. Funny part was that I worked on the binding on both quilts in the evening while we were watching (he was watching) TV.

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    Fun story thanks for sharing :)

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    My stash and sewing room is in the basementalso.
    Hubby says if the basement would ever flood we would need to get a couple of dumpesters to get all of this stuff out of here.

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    great story!

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    My husband has a double garage with a shop area and it is CRAMMED! He has two of every tool known to man and some he invented. Now that we have moved to a smaller house he tells me I have too much "sewing stuff" and I may have to get rid of a lot of it because we have no room! HA! I have secret hiding places where he never looks and I may take over our garden shed if necessary. He once threatened to clean my sewing room(s), and I told him that would be fine, but while he was doing that I would clean his garage. I have never heard another word about it. Men are funny critters!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltlonger
    Mine is in the basement IT'S the foundation that holds the house UP!!:):)
    LOL. I'm stilling that line!

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    Now there's a man who needs a hobby!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lalaland
    Now there's a man who needs a hobby!!
    I agree!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lalaland
    Now there's a man who needs a hobby!!
    Made me chuckle loads. Love this forum.

    Great story.

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    My husband has been collecting records for decades. He has an office in the house - full of records. My entire basement is full of records and my garage is full (wall to wall, top to bottom) with records. I have my stash (enough for several lifetimes) confined to one room. At least we understand each others obsessions!

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    My husband (passed away in 2003) would have said " Is there anything else you need, and also "How about that piece over there? When you get home you'll wish you had gotten it" I have two sons who always say "When it thunders, that"s Dad telling Mom to check if there isn't something else she needs." He grew up without and always thought everybody should have whatever they wanted oer needed if we could afford it. Great memories!

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    I sit here giggle'n. When ever I leave the house my hubby pretty much expects that I'm gonna come home with fabric. So many times he hears how it was in the red tag section of Joann's and that it was 50% of red tag and omg what a buy. Every time he asks what you gonna use it for & I say, I don't know I think of something sooner or later and he just smiles. He never gives me grief.

    He has a garage full of VERY expensive tools (although at one point he used them all quite a bit to remodel our home), he golfs AND he smokes.

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    If they would look at their stash of hand tools and spare parts lying around, they would understand us much better!

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    Funny that 4 people in a waiting room had so much in common ---- My husband has never complained about my 'collection' of fabric/sewing supplies. But if he did, I'm ready. -- Fishing, he will drive the boat around the lake using the fish finder showing all the catching oppertunities, and not get a fish or let them go. Hunting, he has the bows, rifles, shotguns, clothes and gear, 7:00, 8:00, then 10:00 and he is still in bed. In the afternoon he will take a stroll in the woods and call it his hunt for the day. Oh, did I mention he may take a kid or 2 with him. Tools, He has them all. The means to fix any car, appliance, and could build a house - plumbing, electrical, ect. Just paid $500 to have the starter put on the truck. --- So if he were to comment I am ready. ---- He has encouraged me at times, and I think that is because he is well aware of his massive collection of toys.

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