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

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    I just don't mention how much it costs because he has no idea how much the fabric is a yard.
    He is a keeper. He is building a shop so I can have our over size two car garage for my sewing room. It just might be big enough for my stash. I bought him a motorcycle yesterday so I figure a long arm is in my future.
    We both worked hard for the money.

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    I don't "sneak" I could be a druggie or an alchoholic, this addiction is by far the better choice!!!

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    I'm happy to say I have never had to sneak anything in. DH will carry it in for me. At times he will shake his head and ask if I really NEED another quilt book or whatever, but he never complains. Of course I don't complain when he gets another tool or whatever he enjoys. We have an agreement that if something costs less than $100 its fair game, if over that we at least mention it to the other. Oh and we don't touch the grocery $$. grin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conniequilts
    I am lol-ing at this question. I am happy to say that I have not had to sneak any quilting stuff in the house.

    However, there are many other items in this house that came in while he was in the shower, out doing chores, at a car show, etc

    Maybe we should be inquiring as to creativity to getting it in?? :)

    Happy Quilting
    LOL... :oops: ... :mrgreen:

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    what ever i bring in doesn't stay a secret for long.

    my husband earns all the money and pays all the bills.

    lucky for me he never really says anything.

    2 months ago i spent about $600 on quilting stuff and all he said was


    "someone had a great time shopping this month"

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    One day my hubby came into the room and asked me if I was aware of how many quilt books I had? My reply was "and your point?". His was"oh I was just wondering!". He knows about the fabric, because he is planning on redoing the shelves in my closet to better use the space. This was his idea. The other thing is when I went on SS, he told me that that was my money to spend how I want, but I had to buy my clothes out of it. I have gone on two quilt retreats a year, and bought a new sewing machine. And I have a nice savings account as well. It is nice to not have to ask permission or worry about the household budget. Every once in awhile he will look at my balance. This is why I have my own savings account. His suggestion. Granted the interest is just pennies, but I am saving it, not spending it all.

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    I don't hide anything...my hubby loves the fact that I quilt! I have my hobbies and he has his, why bother hiding the stuff that we love from each other?

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    He could care less. I stay out of his tool shed and he stays out of my sewing, painting room! Works for us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebsShelties
    I live alone, but have had to "hide" stuff in the closet when I have visitors from out of town who don't sew and think I have way too much. I found it easier to just have it out of sight then to try to explain every time they come to visit why I have over 200 yards of fabric, 3 sewing machines etc.
    lol oh I don't even bother explaining myself anymore, no one [except new quilt buds I have made from this board] quilts so they just don't get it, and no matter how much you explain they still don't get it....they gamble I sew...enough said..lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jane3
    What is DH? (I'm kinda out of it when it comes to initials....)
    Darling Husband

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    My Huaband sometimes is worse than I, he is always trying to talk me into buying old singer machines I just love them, and fabric he thinks I need one of everthing some times he on his own goes to Joanns and buys sissors,or what ever he thinks I need [but I don't] and I just smile and say thanks and hint on things I really want but for the most part he is very supportive of my quilting and sewing.

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    My husband and I are soul mates we share everything we do and with great joy for the others talents. He just took up quilting and he is as bad as I am.
    We have a great joy for life together and talk about everything. He is what every woman should have a Soul Mate.
    We are married 44 years Raised 2 children owned a Bridal shop worked 90hrs a more a week. Lost money over bad deals, unemployment, bad health. you name it Death of our 1st grandchild. Kids by our side and still taking care of 2children spouses and 6 grandchildren and love every minuet of it. No distrust only happiness.I will wish you the same.

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    I have lots of stuff, but he has a helicoptor, an ultralight, tractor, hay shredder, hay baler, backhoe, bulldozer, one of those lifts on a truck that lifts you way up in the airfour wheeler, etc. So, he doesn't dare say anything about my hobby. Now that I have written this out, I think I need to go buy some fabric. Every Christmas he says he doesn't want anything for Christmas, but I get him something anyway. I got him a 200.00 gift card to the LQS. haha He gave me a 200.00 gift card to the same place. So I had 400.00 to spend!

    Elizabeth

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    My DH is deceased, but last week I moved my quilting room downstairs and my children saw how much fabric I have. But that's OK because I gave them my all while raising them, and now it is my turn!

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    My husband is my enabler! He went with me to discount store to buy big bins to store fabric-bought seven and he asked if that was enough. Once a 4 ft. black snake got into the house-and I finally, at the end of the day saw him lying in front of the LR window. That was the day I vac'd all of the baseboards and REALLY cleaned. But I did notice that the cat never got out of the sewing room window! DH just said that he probably came in when he was a wee little tyke and wandered around in my sewing room, got lost, and finally made it out when he was older! That day I'll never forget! Now I make sure the glass doors are secure before I leave the other doors open. :) This last weekend he bought a monarch treadle with cabinet and a coffin cover-he planned the trip to, did I mention Paducah!?!?

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    I always showed my husband what I bought. When He asked me why, I told him I wanted to share my pleasure with him. He gave me the best advice for spending money. Consider the useful life of what you're buying, paying for the best quality you can afford is a way to economize money.

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    I have too much to hide!!!

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    I have my own spending money to spend as I want. We both work. He pays the mortgage and utilities and I pay for my car and whatever else that I want. Computer, digital camera etc.

    I work 39 hours a week and if I want to spend money on fabric or whatever than I can do that. While he probably doesn't know what all notions etc that I have I don't hide anything.

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    I have to say that I don't really have to hide anything from him. I usually pay for my own stuff and sometimes at Christmas my DH and 3DS give me a gift certificate for Joann's as we don't have a LQS within the immediate area.

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    My DH has no idea how much fabric costs. I've told him that prices have gone up but he forgets. I purchased some fabric yesterday from a LQS for a quilt class and spent $85. I told him I spent $45 because I had some mad money tucked into my wallet. He thought I spent too much. But then again he still thinks a dress shirt should cost $12 and a tie only $5. At 57 he's still living in the dark ages.

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    none and i wouldn't.

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    None, My Hubby is great, He'll even help pick out fabrics and buy me sewing stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltnmom
    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)
    a girl after my own heart...I keep all receipts etc. too!
    I catalog them.
    I guess it's so my kids can faint after I'm gone.
    DH knows I gotta lotta stuff. Lots of it was given to me and I have an allowance.
    Like I tell my lqs ladies: I have a budget. It's just a very GOOD budget, lol! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabricfairy
    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.
    too funny!
    I find it interesting that the ones that don't "sneak", call it lying or something similar, and the ones that do say "sneak", giggle about it.
    I don't sneak but I feel guilty sometimes, even though I have an allotted amount and my hubby has driven me to the fabric store and is waiting for me!
    I think the guilt is about catching up....
    That's like the end of the internet isn't it? Has anyone ever really done it? (used up all of their stash?) :roll: :lol:

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    I don't sneek anything in the house, He knows when I go to the frabic shop or when I have frabic come in the mail .He has sat in the car and had a nap while I was shopping. I don't hide any. He help me changed One of our bedrooms in my sewing room and put shelves in the closet to put my frabic.One day I was sewing and he came in the room, the closet door was open. He stood there for a few seconds looking and than he said "Ada, do you think you will live long enough to use all that frabic" I am working and I love quilting. He knows where I am and what I spend my money on, How much I spend I don't think he knows .He doesn't ask and I don't tell. Like my friend say" They are on the need to know basics" Lets keep in at that

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