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

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatJM
    I do not sneak anything in, if I want it and can afford it I get it--he does the same thing. No problem in our house except space.
    Amen, same here.......1636 sq ft for the house and it's still not enough room. His shop is 28x36 and he says it could be bigger. But he parks his two trucks in there to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janb
    Sneaking stuff from your spouse is trouble - with a capital T....very much like lying and we all know that never works. We have been married 60 years next August, and I know it is just better to be straight forward...with everything, especially the use of money.
    Exactly !!

    And congrats on the wonderful marriage.

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    Hmmm I think I need a DH .Lol my hubby is ok with my fabric but he is getting a little upet about 14 sewing machines... I'm addicted to sewing machines.

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    My DH totally enables me especially when it comes to vintage sewing machine and gadgets. He even bought some fabric before but it was online through ebay. He is not big on going shopping except for stuff he really likes.

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    My husband goes with me sometimes and he goes to quilt shows with me. He generally makes me spend more than I would if he was not there. He picks out fabric and quilt kits and sometimes he even pays for them. Now I just need him to put up those shelves!!!

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    I don't believe in hiding anything from my spouse or he in hiding anything from me. I'm just glad that we both believe in being honest with each other in all things. I believe thats why we are still married after almost 21 years together.

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    Fabric, fabric and more fabric.

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    I don't care what my husband thinks I am not a child. He and I discussed this hobby of mine and we settled on a budget. If I can't afford something, I don't buy it. But I still make him aware of the charges so he can balance his budget. Ceegee

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    Thank you, Chasing Hawk, appreciate the kind work.

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    What wonderful DH's we have, to sit and wait patiently in a car while we stop at this or that fabric shop! Teehee* I had planned on stopping at the fabric store again tonite, but my car wouldn't start, so into the service department we go tomorrow! It would of cost less to go the fabric store!

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    My DH wouldn't go to a quilt show. He has waited outside the wholesalers which is in a big tin shed. (great prices). He will admire what I make. He raved over one quilt and I've found out he does talk to others about what I do. He knows I make heaps of quilts for the kids charity I support and he gives me a very generous allowance.
    His attitude is if it makes you happy just do it. He has said this to me quite often.

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    Never had to sneak anything in the house---he knows I love fabric and everything related to quilting.

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    I can relate to most who have responded to this thread. My DH doesn't really know what all I have in my sewing room (nor do I know exactly what is in his woodworking shop!) but he encourages me in this hobby and even is proud to show it to others. But it's not that I hide anything and we don't spend out of the "household budget". He makes more shelves when needed, makes quilt hangers, made the lovely tool caddy that I posted a picture of a few days ago, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    i am finally chiming in here, have been skipping over this topic for days, it started right out distressing me, just reading the name of the post. i am sorry, very sorry for anyone who feels they have to sneak their purchases in the door...it just seems like such a negative thing. like there are big problems? you should not be spending the money? you are going to put your family in financial ruin with your quilting addiction?
    it really sounds like a problem.
    i guess in lots of ways i am very lucky. first off, i would never consider 'hiding' a purchase of any kind (outside of gifts hidden until the day)it just seems dishonest.
    i not only tell my hubby but i show my hubby everything i buy. he has been shopping with me plenty of times he knows what things cost, and he doesn't worry about it, as long as the bills are paid i can spend my extra money how ever i want, he does. i do not 'dip' into the household budget to feed my addiction, i support my quilting habit with quilting. most of the family helps with gift certificates for gift giving occasions so i can get those things i never want to spend my money on.
    but, the only time i would ever hide a quilt shop purchase would be if i was going to make something for my hubby and him seeing what i bought would clue him in. other than that i can not imagine being 'sneaky' ...does not seem like a positive action to me...and nothing good can come from it
    I agree with you. mine pays the bills and I save up in a Christmas Fund every year to buy gifts and and other things but I also decide to get one thing either for the house or in some cases for myself( which is not very often) I have just got a new car(for me) and he lent me the cash which I will be paying back at $160 a month. I am glad he lent me the money and he knows I like to repay any debt I have no matter who it is. So I never hide unless it is for him too.

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    I have found it better to ask for forgiveness than to ask permission just have to explain once why I have to have it

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    I snuck in a new sewing machine! He hasn't even noticed it (and I hope he doesn't ask!)

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    I got a Janome 3160 about 3 wks ago he has been in the sewing room serveral times and still hasn't noticed the extra machine could be because there are at lease nine machines in there so If he notices and ask I will tell like the military don't ask don't tell rule

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    where do you put 14 machines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAJAMK
    My DH has no idea how much fabric is in this house! How about you?
    several years ago, dh came up to my studio & looked at my stash & said " you must have $100.00 worth of fabric up here" oh, if he only knew!!

    the beauty of separate checkbooks....

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    There is another one like mine? Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I sneak stuff in all the time. Certainly not because I need to hide my purchases, because I far outearn my husband, and our bills are paid, and savings /retirement contributions made, and no cc debt. It's more than my husband is frugal, and doesn't understand I need more clothes, purses, fabric or whatever, and I don't even want to discuss it. He will analyze whether he needs to spend $25 on something, and I bought a long-arm because I wanted it and could afford it (of coure I did discuss it with him before buying).It doesn't help that his only hobby is video games, and he could spend $60 on a game which he will play for a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dljennings
    Quote Originally Posted by CAJAMK
    My DH has no idea how much fabric is in this house! How about you?
    several years ago, dh came up to my studio & looked at my stash & said " you must have $100.00 worth of fabric up here" oh, if he only knew!!

    the beauty of separate checkbooks....
    What is it with men. My thinks things I buy are worth pence when in actual fact they cost dollars. I do not know what amount of fabric I have is really worth.

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    Dh knows exactly what I have. He adds to the stash and notions. Always supports my machine and fabric stash.

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    all over the house...
    I have one displayed in the TV unit, one at the bottom of the steps to the basement, actually 2, a dome cabinet is sitting on a tredle machine and another dome lid on the buffet in the basement. I have an old Royal on my dresser and another itoy machine in my curio cabinet. Right now I have my little Janome set up in the living room on the desk. I am taking a table runner class that has a new runner every month and this way I watch TV with my husband, but sew a little. Two machines are in cabinets in the basement, and I use these when my daughters come to sew. I would really like to make a sewing area so that I could get organized...

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    My husband plays golf about three x's a week. I quilt. I genuinely love it that he plays golf. He proudly loves it that I quilt. When we were raising a family, we had to mind our pennies and couldn't afford to pursue our hobbies in this way. We're retired now, and golf and quilting are what it's all about! lol... We don't take cruises or other expensive vacations. We live fairly quiet, content lives.

    But I must say... I oftentimes am tempted to Sneak things into the house - some kind of hardwired guilt? When that feeling comes over me, I repeat that first paragraph to myself. hahaha...

    *adding an edit to this*
    When I was 49, I quit smoking. I was nervous as a cat and told him I was thinking I should take up quilting, so I went to a local quilt shop and bought a pattern and some fabric. My sewing machine was an old Brother that I'd bought for myself when I was 20 - before I'd met him. I returned home with my new fabric, a book, and some basic, low-end tools and spent the evening figuring out what to do. The next morning he took me to breakfast and stopped at a quilt shop and bought me a Bernina. I love that man.

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