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    Can you believe it? Told me "if I see you do one more stitch...(insert unspoken threat here)...

    Of course, there is a reason he issued this "order".

    In the past week I have done nothing but sew until I drop, quite literally. 3 different nights I didn't go to bed until 3 or 4 am, and I have to get up for work no later than 6:30. Needless to say, I'm not getting much sleep.

    So, he probably is correct to issue his "order", but dang it...I just want to sew & get the Christmas gifts done!

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    I would do that except my neck hurts so I can only sit for so long.

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    I'd let him limit the hours I could sew, but not restrict entirely!

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    LOL, I can relate to this. Just the other day my DH was lamenting that he is a "quilting widow". However, I am not pulling the all nighters that you are!

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    He loves you. How wonderful he cares. You are one lucky gal. I'm sure it is only temporary or you two can compromise on how long or how much you sew per day ... for now.

    ali

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    Moderation is fine, but it seems like a joke this week. There's only pedal to the metal for many of us trying to get ready for the big day.

    Remember, if you can't finish a project, we still have Christmas. And you can give a gift certificate entitling the bearer to one finished quilt-- in January. It's a darn cold month, too!

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    LOL - Yes he does care, that's why he said something. I just got a kick out of how he made it sound like an "order". Like I'm going to pay any attention? lol

    Not to worry, the big projects are done, so I will cut back & cruise through the rest of them (fleece scarves) without the long hours I put into the quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StitchinJoy
    Moderation is fine, but it seems like a joke this week. There's only pedal to the metal for many of us trying to get ready for the big day.

    Remember, if you can't finish a project, we still have Christmas. And you can give a gift certificate entitling the bearer to one finished quilt-- in January. It's a darn cold month, too!
    DITTOES!
    Sounds like a totally reasonable solution.
    Merry Christmas and Blessings for the coming New Year.
    If on THE day, you are too exhausted to be good company and enjoy your family and friends, then what have you actually accomplished?
    Relax!

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    LOL, I can relate to this. Just the other day my DH was lamenting that he is a "quilting widow". However, I am not pulling the all nighters that you are!
    Oh my, is he related by some chance to mine?

    I just throw it back at him, I am a "T.V widow, and twice a year, a farm widow". It usually keeps him quiet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    LOL - Yes he does care, that's why he said something. I just got a kick out of how he made it sound like an "order". Like I'm going to pay any attention? lol

    Not to worry, the big projects are done, so I will cut back & cruise through the rest of them (fleece scarves) without the long hours I put into the quilts.
    Oh! I get it! You practice "submission" from time to time, and he keeps practicing helping you! Got it! LOL

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    Sounds like a caring husband to me. Do cut back. Your health comes first.

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    My husband has done that to me to as I have this habit of going till I drop. After I had my heart attack I couldn't argue with him about it. It was a good thing that he reminds me when I am over doing things and I am glad he does.

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    I tell him that quilting is my "stress" relief and when I get "stressed" I quilt. He is lucky to get a meal when I am "stressed" lol
    And then he will surprise
    me with a quilt pattern he wants me to make

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    OK, I have to ask: "If you sew one more stitch......" is followed by what? WHAT IS the unspoken threat?

    Pat could try that tactic but he knows better. After all of our time together, he realizes that an ultimatum WILL be met by me doing EXACTLY what I'm not supposed to. HA!

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    LOL...I guess we should all start our Christmas sewing around July :)

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    My husband does not like to be "neglected " by my quilt activities so I try to do my quilting projects while he is at work or when he is exercising. He also gets frustrated when I sit in my cozy corner doing hand sewing instead of sitting next to him while he watches TV (he thinks he is being ignored-like I could pry him from his football, etc.). Soooo I wait until he is home and I sit next to him and fold HIS clothes while we watch TV together..

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    I have tried doing the Christmas sewing in July and it is not as much fun

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    I thought I was the only one get those orders. I try hard not to over do it, but its hard when theres so many patterns and new things to try.

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    well then teach him to sew so he can help with the gifts

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilting cat
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    I'd let him limit the hours I could sew, but not restrict entirely!
    I think do yourself a favor and limit yourself--not by anyone elses time table ! be good to yourself and try to make that list shorter. no fun for anyone if you are worn out.
    good luck getting yourself through this time warp!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilting cat
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    I'd let him limit the hours I could sew, but not restrict entirely!
    I'd tell him "OK, this one is for YOUR mother, and this is for YOUR sister and YOUR (insert his relative/friend here) - which one would you like me to not make next?

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    Sounds like my past 2 weeks, until the wake-up time. I am retired. At this time there are 2 quilts that won't be finished. I have them pieced though. -- And my husband wanted to invite 10 more for Christmas dinner.(already expecting10) I asked if he is cooking. I do it all, even clean-up. So far the only thing I have done for dinner is put the turkey in the frig to thaw.

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    I got the "look" the other day when I surfaced after 7 hours straight sewing and then again when I crawled into bed covered in thread...I did start in July and only just finished...good luck and hang in there!

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    My dh said almost the same thing to me the other day. I have a large quilt that I am hand quilting. Dh told me "You are not going into to kill yourself to get this done" I also have next week off so I can get some things done .

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Can you believe it? Told me "if I see you do one more stitch...(insert unspoken threat here)...


    How blessed you are. He knows that no gift is worth your well-being.

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