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Thread: What quilting related items have you had to sneak in the door?

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    Oh girls, this is what my sister calls a fancy problem!!
    Sure would like a DH to dance around with!! (Still looking!)

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    I regularly sneak in fabric; but yesterday tops everything I've ever sneaked past my DH.
    I went to my Mom's quilt show (no, it's not hers, really, but that's what I call it); and one of the vendors was selling jewelry. The beads were made of fabric. Well, it so happened one of the necklaces went very well with my outfit, so I bought myself a belated birthday present, and wore it home. My DH looked right at me when I walked in the door, and never said a thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I would never live with anyone that made me feel like I would have to. That's not a marriage, it's a stuckage.
    excellent analogy, Bella

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    This is so funny. I just got back from Wal-mart and snuck in a table top ironing board and a $5.00 bolt of fabric. I also hide all the bags from the fabric shops and hide the receipts in my underwear drawer. (I like to keep up with what I spent on a project)

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    I dont sneak fabric either, unless its something that I am making for my hubby. He doesnt mind, although he does tease me no end about how much fabric I have. We also give ourselves an allowance each for each month and what we want to buy, we buy. But if something is more expensive than my monthly allowance, then I always ask....or bargain with him lol. He does the same with me. It works for us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk
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    I had to sneak in a new Janome 3160 a couple of weeks ago there are so many machines in my sewing room he hasn't noticed the new one yet
    LOL

    Unbelievable, did you hide it under your coat as you walked past him?
    no I have a sewing house so I just took in in there after class one night he was already asleep
    It was dark but my sister help me carry it in set it up and hide the box
    Too funny, I have visions of you quietly shutting your car door, low crawling across the yard, lugging a machine into your sewing house.

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    My hubby did not know how much I had until we moved into a small house and had to pay for a storage unit to hold the fabric. We have a much larger house now and I still need at least 2 rooms just for the fabric. I work part-time at Hancocks that does not help.

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    Gee, this is an interesting topic! Yea, I don't sneak either, we never had hid things from each other in all the 36 yrs we been married! He can look anytime at my fabric stash,(although he really doesn't want too), he just put some shelves up today in my sewing room for me after he painted them for me! He always does so much for me, like he made my big board ironing board, he put up pegboard and he fixes my sewing machines when needed! A real keeper he is, we always know about what our limit is on spending, he rarely spends anything, not sure if that is a plus or not! Makes me look like the spender for sure! However if I was ever tempted this would be the week to sneak, I have over spent my fabric budget this month by 3 1/2 times, and just found out a friend has bought me some more fabric at her neighbor's garage sale (a longarmer who decided it was time to hang it up) so you can imagine how much fabric is there for the asking. Yep, I am sure blowing it this month, but I will never hide things from this wonderful man, I would rather he know that yes once again I am spending! I will have several Christmas gifts done and I make some things for charitiy and when the snow flys I will have plenty of stash! It makes me happy and he is always happy with that! I would not ever spend it if we couldn't afford it, I am usually pretty frugal so, I don't feel guilty at all! I couldn't enjoy it otherwise! I am so blessed!

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    I asked my husband if he minded me spending money on my quilting. He answered no you enjoy it don't you. I said yes. then he asked why you don't spend that much do you and I just smiled. I never hid it from him but did not always leave it in plain site! He was a keeper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justwannaquilt
    Nothing. I guess we just have a very OPEN relationship. I don't hide anything from him because I wouldn't want him hiding stuff from me. He can look at the check book and see where money was spent, so why hide/lie about it?

    Not trying to be a "debby downer" but...
    I know its a different situation but the idea is the same... My cousin was dying of cancer, she knew she was no one else not even her husband and children did though. Anyways she spend all three kids college education, she took a loan against his 67 Mustang Shelby GT500, and she also took a second morgage out on thier house. Every time of this money was spent in a 6 month period at the casino. NO ONE knew she was EVER at the boat spending ANY money. Her kids now have no money for college, the car was repoed, and they almost lost the house. Thank god he makes REALLLLLLLY good money or everything would have been GONE!

    The secret is the same, it just all depends on how far you would take it.

    That is sad on every level. She went through her last life struggle alone, and her family was left to literally pick up the pieces from her last months of life and mourn at the same time.

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    I don't sneak anything in...as someone else said, I don't want to live that way. The exception is when I'm sneaking in a gift for him, but we've been married for almost 28 years and have resorted to buying our own gifts and telling each other about it. I do make him wrap mine, though!

    My sweetie-pie has started rolling his eyes when I bring home fabric, though. I just say, 'Well, you wanted me to have a hobby!" And he walks away. He had no idea how much this hobby can cost, but he is finding out!

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    I don't sneak anything except gifts for him. I too, do not live that way. Not worth the aggravation, stress, and for me, it would take the enjoyment out of using the fabric or whatever.

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    Here in Aussie we have a store called Spotlight which I visit when in Brisbane or Toowoomba - my hubby and our Friend Bob come with me in Brisbane - they walk with me and wait while I decide if I can afford to spend or not. I have never snuck anything yet and I dont intend to - very open relationship - when the wallet is empty it is empty for both of us - One wallet in this house - my hubby is always wanting tools for his shed and his hobbies so it equals out over time

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    Oh DH knows the extent of the ole stash...and shows friends my sewing area - with pride. And sneaking? Nope - not good for a marriage at all.

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    I guess I never thought about sneaking anything. Him either. Would hate that!

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    In my house I have MR PLOD the fabric policeman ,
    even the girls at the fabric shop know him
    as MR PLOD , it is so funny I wont take home the
    bright yellow bags they put things in
    because they standout like neon lights I have it hidden in places your can only dream of , but I love it love it love it ............and I am not going to stop.

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    I think my DH is aware of how much fabric I have since I keep them in large see-through plastic drawer containers but I know he doesn't know how many sewing machines I have (4)!!!!!

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    I'm so lucky! My husband encourages me in every way to make what I like. He's even been trying to find new machines for me!

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    In 46 years I have never even thought about hiding any purchase from my husband.

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    oh he knows how much is in there, He had some choice words for it when we moved and there were move boxes of fabric the for 3 other rooms in the house but its ok. I go into my sewing room and he goes and plays PS3 so we have a system all worked out.

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    None, I live alone. Lucky that way as for shopping which I love.
    Now if only my husband hadn't died 31 years ago, that could have been a different story but I don't think so. He never complained about what I bought.

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    DH was at his model club the other week and the guys were all moaning about how they got nagged and ragged by their wives about the money and time they spend on their plastic models. LOL He said he just smiled as he told them I never give him any flack. I'm a quilter! He knows on which side his bread is buttered.

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    Not a problem, he knows it keeps me off the streets and out of the bars. :)

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    My sneak is much bigger... I hate to see unwanted sewing machines. I currently have 2 FeatherWeights, another off brand small sewing machine, 2 Treadle, 2 Wood Dome Sewing machines, an old White, my Fingerhut special I bought when I was a Senior in High School, the Touch and Sew my husband bought for me back when my children were young, another old sewing machine in a small cabinet, and an old Royal that a friend of ours bought at an action. I really think my husband doesn't mind so much, because it is his good friend that bought it. I'm sure I am missing 1 or 2. This is not to mention the toy machines, the fabric, and all the sewing gadgets and books. My main problem is that I do not have a central location to quilt. I am in the process of making an area in the basement. Maybe then I can get rid of some of the doubles....just maybe!
    Waun-A-Bee Quilter

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    I have a significant other and he doesn't live with me so I don't have to hide anything. He has his gun hobbies so neither one of us say anything about the other's spending habits.

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