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    my DH says Ive turned into a monster...

    I got a sewing machine for Mother's Day...and then it began. lol I have started quilting and lets say it has turned into an obsession. I can admit that...not sure about the monster part. I lay in bed and design whole quilts, tote bags, table runner, ect. So is this normal? I used to enjoy reading, watching tv but now all I want to do is quilt. I love it so

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    My family jokes that I need an intervention. I had to replace my iron today, ( I just bought one in January) and my dh is convinced that I am addicted to ironing, since I wore my iron out so fast, and cutting fabric. He is right, too, I am addicted and I don't want to change!

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    Welcome to your homies! I'd intended to spend the morning sorting out my bookshelves and instead I've alphabetized all of the quilting books and read every page of each one. Congratulations on getting a great Mothers' Day gift that will provide years of enjoyment.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    DH might as well get used to the "monster". It's an incurable disease! Did he buy the sewing machine?? If he did, it's all his fault, LOL!

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    Welcome to our world! Don't worry, you'll be very happy here! Dh will just have to learn to deal with it. He has lots of company, and if they can all do it, he can, too. Right? I think he'll see the value in your newfound hobby once you start making quilts for family gifts. My dh likes that. And how many men have hobbies which can provide nice family gifts? (camping, fishing, golfing sure don't).

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    I use to work 40+ hours a week for years. Since I don't work now I figure I can devote all that time to quilting if I choose. The family did just fine with me away from home those hours so they can do just fine with me in my sewing room those hours. I don't care what they think I should be doing anyway. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I use to work 40+ hours a week for years. Since I don't work now I figure I can devote all that time to quilting if I choose. The family did just fine with me away from home those hours so they can do just fine with me in my sewing room those hours. I don't care what they think I should be doing anyway. LOL
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    At home, I hear comments all the time, like: "All you want to do is sew." "Sorry if I'm bothering your sewing." "Oh man, she is sewing again." They haven't gotten used to it yet, and I don't care.
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    You are obsessed but not a monster. It just kinda takes you over but with this addiction you have something to show for it at the end.

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    I went from a very active work life to disability..The only thing I let interfere with my quilting is income...and I have a big enough stash that I can keep going!! Got rid of the husband, so nothing in my way now!! LOL

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    Give your DH a cold beer and the remote,or send him to the golf course, or wherever he would be happy. Then go directly to your sewing machine and sew, sew, sew..... We all are addicted and probably need an intervention, but oh well.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by lalaland View Post
    I like how you think!!
    Ditto!!

    Seems fairly normal behavior from where I'm sitting!!! Yep - was working on a tote bag late Friday night, then watched a few tutorials (quilting of course) - before I went to bed around 12:30 am or so, then was up at 7 am because that was when I woke and then I started thinking (which was the problem). I had already determined, as I was drifting off to sleep, that I really did want that front pocket on my tote - and yet the tote was complete - but I was determined there was a way to add that pocket anyway!!! And there was. I'll have to upload a picture in the pictures section. :-)
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    Sounds normal to me, LOL!!!!! I even dream about quilting!!!!!

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    My husband bought me a tee shirt that says Serial Quilter. That's me for sure!! I found a picture....great, isn't it!!

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    great lolll

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    What a great tee shirt!!! Quilting to me is something that is enjoyable and productive; also, it has been a stress reliever.........and a heck of lot cheaper than a therapist.
    When you sleep under a quilt, you sleep under a blanket of love.

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    So you get a new toy and he expects you to NOT play with it??? Men can be so silly!
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    I call it my passion :-) need to do it like I need to breath

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I use to work 40+ hours a week for years. Since I don't work now I figure I can devote all that time to quilting if I choose. The family did just fine with me away from home those hours so they can do just fine with me in my sewing room those hours. I don't care what they think I should be doing anyway. LOL
    Couldnt agree more! I join you in Sept!! Can't wait!! Been making all the purchases in anticipation of having sewing time!!

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    Got hooked this February making a Valentine wall hanging at my church, and have since made 3 full size quilts, a baby quilt and a table runner. Last night, I finished the top of a Dresden plate quilt. Guess I would say I'm in that same boat with y'all -- and happy to be there! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamagal View Post
    Couldnt agree more! I join you in Sept!! Can't wait!! Been making all the purchases in anticipation of having sewing time!!
    You're going to love your new freedom to choose what you want to do or not do. It's so much fun to get up every morning! Congrats a little early!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dawna View Post
    i got a sewing machine for mother's day...and then it began. Lol i have started quilting and lets say it has turned into an obsession. I can admit that...not sure about the monster part. I lay in bed and design whole quilts, tote bags, table runner, ect. So is this normal? I used to enjoy reading, watching tv but now all i want to do is quilt. I love it so
    i have been told the same thing only a few years back,so when my family saids hon,or mom would you get me a quilt i feel a little chilly i just smile and laugh.then they say please i am really cold.then laugh again an go get one and ask them how does it feel.
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    I say it's a wonderful obsession! At least we have something to show for out time!
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    Welcome for th family. You will also find when you look at something you will begin to see how the pattern is and how you can turn it into a quilt. sometimes it's just a pattern that is painted on something but it can still be made into a quilt. lol
    Can't wait to see your quilts.
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    Hello, my name is Linda and I am a quilt addict. My husband thinks I go twice a month to a 12 step program for help, but I am actually going to my quilt guild meeting and sewing day. He thinks I go every spring to "dry out" for three days, but I am actually going on a quilt retreat. He never asks why I take my sewing machine with me...
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