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    As many of you know we moved from Iowa to Nebraska this past year. (Still moving stuff from shop!!LOL) In doing so I finally got a beautiful sewing room with lots of space. ( Or so I thought before everything started going in there!!) It is on the main level and Hubby is now in the basement in his Nebraska cave. The trouble is I think both of us are lonely. Our old rooms used to be across the hall from each other and we could actually talk to each other. (With the tv and cd player muted.) Now we have to go find one anther!! I'm wondering if I'm going to end up in the basement with him!! LOL.

    Have a good 2011 everyone.

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    My hubby put a 60 inch tv in the room I just made my new sewing room so he watches football or works on his blackberry or laptop (he works from home) and we are together. I love it because we spent the better part of the last 25 years apart since he was a Marine and deployed often :)

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    My husband will play poker on the computer which is in my sewing room when I sew late at night. It is the best way to keep me off of here and to keep me stitching!

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    My DH sends me text messages from his basement. And he drifts in thoughout the day when necessity dictates he come up. If he had a frig and bathroom down there, I'd never see him! I can't stand to be down there. It's a nice room, but no windows. I get really clautrophobic in about 15 minutes. That's pretty much my limit.

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    My sewing room and DH's cave are on opposite sides of the house. When I need him or anything, I just YELL very loud. This has worked well for the past 11 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bj
    My DH sends me text messages from his basement. And he drifts in thoughout the day when necessity dictates he come up. If he had a frig and bathroom down there, I'd never see him! I can't stand to be down there. It's a nice room, but no windows. I get really clautrophobic in about 15 minutes. That's pretty much my limit.
    He does have a bathroom down there and we have a room that has water already there so are contemplating a small kitchen as that is where our entertaining will be. It is a walkout basement with a patio door and one window. The reason I'm upstairs is because of my knees, the whole idea was to put everything for me on one level but the "lonely" part didn't occur to us until we actually started using the house!!

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    My husband's "shack" as they call it in the ham radio world, is in the back of the detatched garage. When we first moved in here, we had five young kids so every little inch of space was needed, except for one tiny upstairs bedroom. So, he took our double garage (really long) and built a very nice insulated room at the back with a steel door and heat and ac. Then, I eventually started taking over the small extra bedroom upstairs as I started sewing more.
    When MIL moved in with us 5 years ago, I lost my room. I then started taking over the really wide hallway in the basement just to store everything quilty in containers. As the kids started moving out, my mind started scheming. As soon as one of the two bedrooms was empty, I was in there, that night cleaning carpet and doing touchup painting. I was in there by nine the next morning-poor kid didn't think I loved him!!!
    Since then, I moved into the double-room rec room and finally landed in the largest room in the basement. Since MIL can't do stairs, I have bought another quilting table for upstairs (so I can be with her when she is awake) and a plug in doorbell for the sewing room for those moments when I need to go downstairs for a few while she is awake.

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    I love hearing all these stories.

    One thing leaps out at me and that is how creative we all are with our sewing areas. If you love your hobby enough you will find the space to do it. When my MIL comes and she loves to watch me sew I move out to the dining room which is the first room you see when you come to our house. Messy? Yes, but that is just the way it is going to be!!

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    I love my sewing room upstairs in one of the larger bedrooms. He sits in the famiily room and watche tv or in the livingroom on his computer when it is to cold to be in his garage. If we need one another we just holler and that seems to work. Doesn't bother either of us to be in different rooms. We spend most evenings together and after 50 years next June, i guess we are used to it. I always say "distance makes the heart grow fonder"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    As many of you know we moved from Iowa to Nebraska this past year. (Still moving stuff from shop!!LOL) In doing so I finally got a beautiful sewing room with lots of space. ( Or so I thought before everything started going in there!!) It is on the main level and Hubby is now in the basement in his Nebraska cave. The trouble is I think both of us are lonely. Our old rooms used to be across the hall from each other and we could actually talk to each other. (With the tv and cd player muted.) Now we have to go find one anther!! I'm wondering if I'm going to end up in the basement with him!! LOL.
    Have a good 2011 everyone.
    My room is upstairs and Keith's is in a back bedroom. We use an intercom from Radio Shack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natalieg
    As soon as one of the two bedrooms was empty, I was in there, that night cleaning carpet and doing touchup painting. I was in there by nine the next morning-poor kid didn't think I loved him!!!
    Too funny!

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    It would be really hard to give up that lovely room after waiting for it. But if it really bothers you I would move downstairs.

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    My sewing area is in our livingroom behind the couch. It's the only place I have for sewing. I would love a room to myself just so I could have quiet me time. I envy those who have rooms to themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    As many of you know we moved from Iowa to Nebraska this past year. (Still moving stuff from shop!!LOL) In doing so I finally got a beautiful sewing room with lots of space. ( Or so I thought before everything started going in there!!) It is on the main level and Hubby is now in the basement in his Nebraska cave. The trouble is I think both of us are lonely. Our old rooms used to be across the hall from each other and we could actually talk to each other. (With the tv and cd player muted.) Now we have to go find one anther!! I'm wondering if I'm going to end up in the basement with him!! LOL. think about getting a in-house intercom, we have one, we got ours at Radio shack, only thing is they have to be plugged in the same circurit, they come in a set of three. it sure meets alot of walking to find each other, and yelling.

    Have a good 2011 everyone.

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    i did it again, my reply got into your message, i'm sorry, what do i do wrong?

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    We have a quilting room that also houses our computer. But its location in the house is so that I can see and talk to my wife if she is in the living room watching tv (also have a tv in quilting room)if I am on the computer..If I am on a really big project I take everything into the living room and SPREAD out. We have been together 24/7 for 16 yrs and only have spent 2 nights away from each other in almost 37 years. So it works for us

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    My sewing area is in our livingroom behind the couch. It's the only place I have for sewing. I would love a room to myself just so I could have quiet me time. I envy those who have rooms to themselves.
    It is a mixed blessing. You are not with your family but the mess can have a door closed on it.

    When my children were little I sewed out in the living or family room. Everything was stored under my bed and I just had out what I needed at the time/project.

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    My DH does his hobby (woodworking) in a room in the basement and my sewing room is one of our extra bedroom in our quad-level house. Most evenings he uses the computer in the room next to my sewing room. If we have a question or comment it's pretty easy. The problem I have is if he's using the computer it's to look at or purchase woodworking things and he's always calling me in to look at something. Since using this board so much lately I've been calling him to look at all the beautiful quilts and talk about them, hoping he'll find out what it's like to be interrupted every other minute. He's getting the message.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmw
    i did it again, my reply got into your message, i'm sorry, what do i do wrong?
    When you click on quote reply make sure your cursor isn't in the middle of the quote. I do this all the time and end up editing. :-D

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    My dh hates the sound of my sewing machine so he loves it when I am downstairs sewing away from him.

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    This is such a fun thread!!
    My hubby cooks all the time so I'm glad my sewing room is upstairs away from all the savory aromas!
    Hard to lose weight when I have my very own Emeril type of husband lol
    Of course, he's thin!!! :D:D:D

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    I moved from Iowa to Nebraska once!

    My sewing room used to be in the family room, then my son moved out so I moved into his room down the hall. I have a great setup but I'm lonely! I take breaks and gravitate to the family room frequently. Someone needs to invent a "silent" sewing machine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bj
    My DH sends me text messages from his basement. And he drifts in thoughout the day when necessity dictates he come up. If he had a frig and bathroom down there, I'd never see him! I can't stand to be down there. It's a nice room, but no windows. I get really clautrophobic in about 15 minutes. That's pretty much my limit.
    Why don't you get walkie talkies :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    As many of you know we moved from Iowa to Nebraska this past year. (Still moving stuff from shop!!LOL) In doing so I finally got a beautiful sewing room with lots of space. ( Or so I thought before everything started going in there!!) It is on the main level and Hubby is now in the basement in his Nebraska cave. The trouble is I think both of us are lonely. Our old rooms used to be across the hall from each other and we could actually talk to each other. (With the tv and cd player muted.) Now we have to go find one anther!! I'm wondering if I'm going to end up in the basement with him!! LOL.


    Have you thought about getting Intercoms for the basement and your upstairs sewing room? That way you can still talk to each other as much as you did across the hall from one another, just a ideal.
    ;)

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    im in basment dh in shed no talking for us

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