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Thread: What a guy on a date should never say to a quilter....LOL.

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    Super Member mpspeedy's Avatar
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    When we were first dating my husband got me to repair some of his clothing for him. I patched some of his workclothes sewed the bottom back in his pockets etc. His first wife had no sewing skills at all. Sometimes I tease him that he married me to keep his clothes in order. He learned early on to admire my handiwork. It comes in handy that his first wife wasn't good at anything domestic. At least when I go out with my girlfriends he knows we are sewing or quilting not picking up guys in a bar.
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    That mending stuff is for the local laundry or whomever one can pay to get it done. I use to tell my kids to put it in the mending pile I'd get around to it. My son learned to do is own cause the mending pile could sit there for a very, very long time.
    Quote Originally Posted by Joanne9of12 View Post
    I once had man say that it was great that I quilted because if we stayed together I could do his mending -you know, since I already sew and all. I laughed and said that mend was a four-letter word to me and I don't like to say (or do) it. We're not together, but we're friends and I've had his wife in a few of my quilting classes. I don't think she does his mending either. :-)

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    Hear that often enough myself.

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    Thanks for the laugh. Curious minds want to know the outcome.

    I get it all the time also. I agree it is ignorance.
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    Look on the flip side - he thinks you're a young chick. That's nice, isn't it?

    DH asked me once with the tone of mild indignation "just how many sewing machines does a woman NEED in her lifetime?" ...and that coming from the wood-elf himself who owns every tool known to man in as many iterations as they are available.
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    It's amazing how a lot of people I come across thinks this way!
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    Hey - if one is lucky enough to live a long time - it will still be a good/fun activity!

    It's one of those activities that one can indulge in for many many years.

    Enjoy!

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    So did you have a second date?

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    Your right, that is something a man shouldn't say on a first date.
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    I told an older male friend at work that I was quilting a lap throw for some one for Christmas and he said " Women still do that now a days?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt View Post
    I get that comment all the time... Yup foot in the mouth syndrome... then their other foot goes in when I tell them how much the quilts go for.....


    .... You just cant fix Stupid....
    LOL!! "you just cant fix Stupid" love, love, love it!! I'm going to get that printed on a tee shirt!
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    Too funny! At least you learned before date 2! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhnative View Post
    So did you have a second date?
    So....just thought I'd share the outcome. I decided that his comment was due to ignorance and simply tried to educate him. When he found out that I actually made MONEY doing this little craft, then he saw that maybe it wasn't just a way for old ladies to waste time. That's when I recruited him to help me go pick up a Singer 201 in a cabinet with his pick-up! Also made him move it upstairs into my studio. LOL!!! He's a sweet guy, and we are still friends. Just friends :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by fixfido View Post
    I went on a first date with a man not too long ago and, while we were making small talk, I said I loved to quilt in my spare time. He said, "Quilting? Isn't that something old ladies do?" All I could think was, "If he'd open his mouth a little more, he might be able to fit his whole foot in there!"
    Love it, I have been encouraging my DH to take up a social activity as these days he hardly ever leaves our property. Finally a few months ago he agreed to accompany a friends husband once a week to Lawn Bowls. He now tells people that he has taken up "that old mans game" when referring to bowls. I have to constantly point out to him that people of all ages play lawn bowls however he still thinks of it as an old mans game. I should say my husband is 72 and one of the oldest people there. Smile
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