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    Quote Originally Posted by Randa
    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend
    I've had my hubby for 32 years and he's a wonderfully caring and gentle man. He's a jack of all trades, he fixes cars,builds sheds and shelves(in my sewing room)and grows wonderful vegetables for us. He redid the closet in my sewing room so I'd have space for my boxes of fabric and sewing machines. I collect Featherweights(4 so far) and treadle machines. He stopped complaining about the fabric years ago. lol
    When I broke my ankle 2 months ago, found out he's a great nurse and very gentle and more patient.
    Every Spring there is a gathering of sewing machine nuts about a 100 miles away and he goes with me.
    I think I'll keep him.
    Sharon W.
    You, my dear, are a hoarder!! 4 featherweights??? Good grief! Spread them out!! JK!!! LOL!! Lucky you on the machines and the hubby!!! And a nursing side too?? You have it made!
    I sell them sometimes....they're my babies!! lol Its fun to get them all cleaned,oiled and sewing happily.
    The centenial and tan FWs are staying with the rest of the herd. They are just so darned cute!
    I had 6 at one point, sold several to finance the purchase of my Bernina 930, DH couldn't say that we couldn't afford it.
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    I'm just so thrilled to have that wonderful man, that I try not to sew much when I have him at home. I'm very blessed that he would understand, though, if I said I'd really like to get something done. I do sit with him while he watches the occasional football game, but I hand quilt all the while. Once I get going on sewing, I hate to stop, and I would probably forget what or who was most important.
    I have been known to roll a treadle machine into the living room so I can sew and not disturb him while we're watching a movie. The nice thing about a treadle is how quietly they sew.
    Sharon W.

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    My DH is a keeper too! Not much of a carpenter, but he took a pine table and made it so my machine is level with the table. He doesn't complain about my spending $$. As a mechanic, he knows good tools an make a big difference.

    It's good to see 12 pages of us bragging on our husbands. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrs. fitz
    To "Verna in So Cal" on page 9 --- HELLO! I'm not used to seeing another Verna, I'm usually the only one. Did you buy a good supply of Moda's Verna fabric line?
    Yes, I did and made a quilt top. Did you get some? There aren't many of us out there. I was named after my dad Vernon. What about you?
    Verna in So Ca

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    My husband fixes everything. lol He is my handyman.
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    Hi Verna -

    (strange to write that) As a child my mother knew a little girl named Verna and said if she ever had a daughter that would be her name. There used to be a shop in Lancaster PA "Verna's Quilt & Feed Shop". I introduced myself and was surprised she wasn't very enthused to meet another one.

    I also bought several assortments of Verna fabrics, so far made a wall hanging. The rest is waiting for me to get caught up, as if that will happen LOL.

    Nice to meet you.

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    Hi all Verna's. It is not a name you see very often, but the sweet woman who did my moms hair for about 20 years was named Verna. She was a wonderful women!

    In Mifflinburg, PA there is a Mennonite fabric store with great prices name Verna's Fabrics. The owner is named...you guessed it...Verna!

    I am so happy to see all these pages of praise to our faithful hubbies! Those of us who are blessed with these darling men should give thanks!

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    Now this is a great idea! Maybe if I follow him around and really irritate him enough, he will beg me to go back to my quilting. LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Quote Originally Posted by vanessa
    What do you ladies do (or gentleman do) when your spouse wants your attention and has nothing to do with themself?
    I broke mine in from day one. "You want breakfast?" Let me show you where the kitchen is. "You want to eat lunch?" Do you not remember where the kitchen is? lol

    No, seriously - Pat had issues with me knitting when we were first married and his argument was "you are paying attention to your knitting - not me." Actuall, I was knitting, watching TV, and carrying on a conversation while not letting dinner burn. So I stopped knitting and became the most attentive B**** you can imagine. After a few days he begged me to knit again.

    Now he has his own hobby (Astronomy) but more times than none he will sit with me in the sewing room for company.

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    This I will seriously think about.

    Quote Originally Posted by brushandthimble
    Get him involved with quilting! Small things at first, ask him to help you choose fabrics, iron or press, use a rotary cutter.

    Quote Originally Posted by vanessa
    Since we are on the subject of husbands....

    What do you ladies do (or gentleman do) when your spouse wants your attention and has nothing to do with themself? Mine does not have a hobby at all and wants my attention and that keeps me from quilting when I want to. I try to plan days just for us to do things together but he still wants my attention constantly.

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    He is a good man and I am lucky to have him as he works hard around the house. He is retired and I work full-time so I can see why he wants my attention all the time when I am at home. But I have to have my time to myself too which is rare anymore. He always wins out and I spend 90% of my time away from work with him. Anytime I can go to my room and quilt is so wonderful to me. This is how I can find peace for my soul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanessa
    Since we are on the subject of husbands....

    What do you ladies do (or gentleman do) when your spouse wants your attention and has nothing to do with themself? Mine does not have a hobby at all and wants my attention and that keeps me from quilting when I want to. I try to plan days just for us to do things together but he still wants my attention constantly.
    I'm just so thrilled to have that wonderful man, that I try not to sew much when I have him at home. I'm very blessed that he would understand, though, if I said I'd really like to get something done. I do sit with him while he watches the occasional football game, but I hand quilt all the while. Once I get going on sewing, I hate to stop, and I would probably forget what or who was most important.

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    Oh no!

    Quote Originally Posted by cag1949
    Quote Originally Posted by vanessa
    Since we are on the subject of husbands....

    What do you ladies do (or gentleman do) when your spouse wants your attention and has nothing to do with themself? Mine does not have a hobby at all and wants my attention and that keeps me from quilting when I want to. I try to plan days just for us to do things together but he still wants my attention constantly.
    Mine is the same way!

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    So wonderful to hear from a man! LOL I am putting on my thinking cap.

    Quote Originally Posted by goaf1968
    So .... would "that looks like (expletive)" also apply to his meals? LOL. Tell him a husband -- me -- said to go buy a set of golf clubs and practice. Guaranteed you will not see him for hours and hours, and days and days!

    Tell him to buy a boat and go fishing -- another daylong activity you will certainly enjoy.

    Tell him to join a bowling league -- gone a lot of evenings and on Saturdays during the day.

    Hand him one of the longest "honey-do" known to mankind and tell him you expect all of it to be done before Sunday -- I hate those lists LOL!

    If these suggestions don't work, toss him the latest Dick's Sporting Goods flyer and tell him to pick a sport/hobby FAST!

    Finally, tell him to stop interfering with the one great thing you do that makes you want to be around him -- quilting.

    Not bad for a guy who will do anything for his wife. She is my angel, and an angel to hundreds and hundreds of prematurely born babies she has cared for these past 28 years (NICU nurse she is.)

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    You know, I have asked him to help me cut material. He said, "no way". Maybe he would iron for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by Slow2Sew
    Quote Originally Posted by vanessa
    Since we are on the subject of husbands....

    What do you ladies do (or gentleman do) when your spouse wants your attention and has nothing to do with themself? Mine does not have a hobby at all and wants my attention and that keeps me from quilting when I want to. I try to plan days just for us to do things together but he still wants my attention constantly.
    My grandmother taught my grandfather how to cut out quilt pieces from templates after he retired. He did that while watching TV. My favorite quilt is one that he cut out and she pieced!

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    Gerbie,

    This is a great idea too. I have already told him I need a television in my sewing room. He is going to build a shelf and start looking for one for me. I ask his opinion about colors alot and he seems to like that. He will brag on me when I show him something I have made.

    Maybe a bookcase for my quilting books is next.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbie
    Quote Originally Posted by vanessa
    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Vanessa, he needs a hobby!!! It's a shame he can't just do something independently while you do. We all need our own space sometimes. That's what I would tell him, really.
    I can't give anyone my undivided attention all the time. Did that when my kids were little, now done!
    Susan,

    You are so right. I wish I could be more assertive when it comes to this. I try to quilt when he is at work too. He only works part-time now and I work full-time. I do love it when I can get some me time but that doesn't happen to often. I will have to work harder on being assertive.

    Vanessa
    Vanessa, perhaps you can get him to help with the quilting, choosing colors, patterns or helping you cut fabric. Who knows he might even get into quilting. Does he do any type of wood work? Let him know you need some quilt wall hangers, or peg boards or a cabinet or something that will help out. This may get him into a new hobby and allow you to enjoy yours. Just some thoughts. I would go crazy if my DH wanted all of my attention. He has always been supportive.
    :lol:

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    You know what? The more I read everyone's thread, the more I appreciate him. I have my faults too. He does work hard around the house, will cook supper for me, and cleans the house alot. Yep, I will keep him. Now, about that ironing. LOL :)

    Vanessa

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    My sweet husband hangs thing in my sewing room with enthusiasm! He remodeled the house and told me not to pound so many nails in his great drywall, but he doesnít care in my sewing room and I donít ask, just thankful. He likes my finds at auctions, with the thread cabinet, my most recent purchase along with shelves and other things. I have my eye on something else and not sure if I should buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KayT
    My sweet husband hangs thing in my sewing room with enthusiasm! He remodeled the house and told me not to pound so many nails in his great drywall, but he doesnít care in my sewing room and I donít ask, just thankful. He likes my finds at auctions, with the thread cabinet, my most recent purchase along with shelves and other things. I have my eye on something else and not sure if I should buy it.
    Well Kay, tell us what that something else is, don't keep us in suspense! lol Gerbie

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanessa
    Now this is a great idea! Maybe if I follow him around and really irritate him enough, he will beg me to go back to my quilting. LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Quote Originally Posted by vanessa
    What do you ladies do (or gentleman do) when your spouse wants your attention and has nothing to do with themself?
    I broke mine in from day one. "You want breakfast?" Let me show you where the kitchen is. "You want to eat lunch?" Do you not remember where the kitchen is? lol

    No, seriously - Pat had issues with me knitting when we were first married and his argument was "you are paying attention to your knitting - not me." Actuall, I was knitting, watching TV, and carrying on a conversation while not letting dinner burn. So I stopped knitting and became the most attentive B**** you can imagine. After a few days he begged me to knit again.

    Now he has his own hobby (Astronomy) but more times than none he will sit with me in the sewing room for company.
    Sounds like he really likes your company what a wonderful thing. It can be stifleing at times but it sure is a lot better than him sitting in a bar looking for company. Have you taught him how to cut out your pieces of fabric, iron or even teach him to sew and then you can buy another machine. I love machines .
    So happy for you that your husband loves you and wants to be with you. MNM

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    I have to add my two cents and more about my DH. He is on his computer a lot and does yard work now more than in the past. He is very handy around the house, electrical, plumbing, and especially electronically. He is an accountant and is currently the assistant County Auditor, after retiring after 33 years from Pennzoil Sulphur Co..
    He knows I am going to do my thing, sewing, quilting, and Church activities. After all I have been doing these things for the 40 years we've been married, he has never questioned any of these or complained or even commented about what I have spent. I am not a wild spender so that helps. I am a retired school teacher, and am not one to just sit around. I have always contributed fully to the financial funds, and our children's higher levels of education. We are now empty nesters.
    He built me a large thread holder a few years back, I haven't told him that it is really too heavy to use that much and I can't hang it on the wall. I still have thread on it, so he doesn't know the diff. lol Last fall he made some of the wooden quilt hangers, that Nancy's Notions and others advertise for wall hangings. I didn't want to pay their prices, and a friend had, so I borrowed hers for a pattern. We went to Lowe's and he found just what he wanted to make them, hardware and wood. He spent a lot of time cutting them out and hand sanding them. They look just like the ones in the catalog.
    We no longer have fabric in our local WalMart and the nearest fabric stores, including LQS is at least 85 miles away, so when we go over there to shop, he usually asks, especially if we have a lot of spare time, "do you need to go by Hobby Lobby, the LQS of WalMart (that store still has fabric). He has even gone by and picked up fabric for me if I can't go with him. I normally don't even have to mention going. Now you can't beat that with a stick folks. This past Sat. We had been to my brother's and took him to the airport. The town with Hancocks was 10 miles back down the road, I mentioned I needed to go to H. and when we left the airport, we back tracked and arrived before they opened. He patiently waited without any remarks, which he never gives, and went in with me, but had to leave because the dyes or something began to bother his allergies, he patiently waited in the car. He is a real keeper, I may just have to keep him for another 40, possibly only 20 for me and 20 for him if we are lucky. lol. He is the love of my life and a true soul mate. Sorry for the long post, but I just got carried away with my bragging, but we Texans tend to to that lol. Gerbie

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    Enjoyed your story Gerbie and totally off topic, for some unknown reason Pecos, Texas, has always been one of my favorite location names. Hope you get that additional 40 years.

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    Thank you MNM. This is true. He could be out looking for company elsewhere. Thanks for the reminder.

    Quote Originally Posted by MNM
    Quote Originally Posted by vanessa
    Now this is a great idea! Maybe if I follow him around and really irritate him enough, he will beg me to go back to my quilting. LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Quote Originally Posted by vanessa
    What do you ladies do (or gentleman do) when your spouse wants your attention and has nothing to do with themself?
    I broke mine in from day one. "You want breakfast?" Let me show you where the kitchen is. "You want to eat lunch?" Do you not remember where the kitchen is? lol

    No, seriously - Pat had issues with me knitting when we were first married and his argument was "you are paying attention to your knitting - not me." Actuall, I was knitting, watching TV, and carrying on a conversation while not letting dinner burn. So I stopped knitting and became the most attentive B**** you can imagine. After a few days he begged me to knit again.

    Now he has his own hobby (Astronomy) but more times than none he will sit with me in the sewing room for company.
    Sounds like he really likes your company what a wonderful thing. It can be stifleing at times but it sure is a lot better than him sitting in a bar looking for company. Have you taught him how to cut out your pieces of fabric, iron or even teach him to sew and then you can buy another machine. I love machines .
    So happy for you that your husband loves you and wants to be with you. MNM

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    Gerbie-I am from Texas and I miss it so much!!! My husband does that too. He will take a stack of magazines and read in the car while I go to the LQS or JoAnns. He never complains and tells me to take my time and if I come out and he is gone, he's in the drug store! I went to 2 different fabric stores this past week and spent a small fortune and he didn't bat an eye. Of course, he had just bought a new JigSaw from Home Depot! LOL

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    i have been doubly blessed !!my late dh was so handy & re-did my sewing room twice because it wasn't convenient the first time around! i showed him an ad from ja'sfor a cutting table,the pic was 1 1/2in lg & cost $125.he took the pic to his workshop& made one to my needs.i have abck problems so made it to my specs so i don't have to bend over at all!it folds down to13x36& opens to 36x73.all from a 1 1/2"pic!!!anything that would make it easier for me. he passed away in jan of '01
    a year later i met another love of my life,a wondrful man,not handy ,but SO thoughtful he amazes me.does almost all my shopping because it's really ahrd for me,took me to paduca on the way home from visiting kids in fl.surprize !knew i was admiring all the antique machines,so scouted out a 1909 singerw/table.went into a fabric shop he had found,let me shop as long as i liked,then came in & said "is that her money?give it back"& pd for everything! found a lamp on clearance,he went back the next day & bought another one for my second machine !
    sorry this is so long, but i REALLY did try to shorten it,but could go on ................................
    i have been twice blessed w/wonderful men,what are the chances of THAT ?
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    Gerbie,

    Thanks for the post! For you that don't know, Pecos, Texas has the ABSOLUTE BEST cantaloupes in the state! Yummy!!

    Alma

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    Gerbie,

    Thanks for the post! For you that don't know, Pecos, Texas has the ABSOLUTE BEST cantaloupes in the state! Yummy!!

    Alma

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