What I got for x-mas ON-topic

What I got for x-mas ON-topic

Post by Darren H » Sun, 27 Dec 1998 04:00:00



First, I must say my DH is the most wonderful man on the planet and I adore
him to death.  He got me a sewing machine for xmas.  I had permanently
borrowed my Mom's machine (she's owned it for over 10 years and I've never
seen her use it) but it's a bottom of the line model that I only put up with
because it's either that or I sew everything by hand.  I have a 5year old
and a 1 year old.  I'd never get anything done that way so.....  But DH
followed me around to a couple of fabric stores asking me questions about
machines.  I didn't give it a thought because we can't afford one now.  Then
he brought home a big gift wrapped for me and said "it's not what you
think".  I believed him so I was totally surprised xmas morning.  But the
best part is that DH has been reading all the instructions for me and
telling me about all the cool features.  He says it almost makes him wish HE
could sew.  He's taking me tomorrow to buy some fabric to start a project
(now that all the OTHER projects are finished ;) ).

I just wanted to brag a little about my luck in picking a man!  Hope
everyone else's xmas was just as glorious.

Becky Hoffmann  

ICQ #13327004

 
 
 

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Post by Nina-Marie Say » Mon, 28 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Becky
Congratulations!!!!  You are so lucky - I'm a stay a home mom with a one
year old and know now what it means to quilt on a budget too!  Over the
summer I wanted a new machine and I had to sell a quilt to afford it,  I
spent over 250 hours making that quilt and hated to see it go but it was
worth it.  But to come down and see one under the tree must have been a
thrill.
Way to  go dh!!!
Nina in PA
QuDiva

Charmed to pieces and piecefully yours

 
 
 

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Post by Rhoda E. Wick » Mon, 28 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Dear Becky,
  Equally gorious but in different ways.  Happy for you and what kind
of sewing machine did he choose?  Not that it is any of my business,
just e***d for you.  There will be projects galore now that you have
a new machine.
   Santa put a new quilt book in my stocking by Marsha McCloskey, Quick
Classic Quilts.  It contains four-Patches to Feathered Stars and I plan
to make every quilt in this book.  I am really e***d about it for the
brand new year that is nearly here.
Best Wishes,  Rhoda
Quote:

>First, I must say my DH is the most wonderful man on the planet and I
>adore
>him to death.  He got me a sewing machine for xmas.  I had permanently
>borrowed my Mom's machine (she's owned it for over 10 years and I've
>never
>seen her use it) but it's a bottom of the line model that I only put up
>with
>because it's either that or I sew everything by hand.  I have a 5year
>old
>and a 1 year old.  I'd never get anything done that way so.....  But DH
>followed me around to a couple of fabric stores asking me questions
>about
>machines.  I didn't give it a thought because we can't afford one now.
>Then
>he brought home a big gift wrapped for me and said "it's not what you
>think".  I believed him so I was totally surprised xmas morning.  But
>the
>best part is that DH has been reading all the instructions for me and
>telling me about all the cool features.  He says it almost makes him
>wish HE
>could sew.  He's taking me tomorrow to buy some fabric to start a
>project
>(now that all the OTHER projects are finished ;) ).
>I just wanted to brag a little about my luck in picking a man!  Hope
>everyone else's xmas was just as glorious.
>Becky Hoffmann  

>ICQ #13327004

 
 
 

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Post by Ms. Pigle » Mon, 28 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Very cool!

BTW, when do his sewing lessons start?<G>

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Quote:

>First, I must say my DH is the most wonderful man on the planet and I adore
>him to death.  He got me a sewing machine for xmas.  I had permanently
>borrowed my Mom's machine (she's owned it for over 10 years and I've never
>seen her use it) but it's a bottom of the line model that I only put up
with
>because it's either that or I sew everything by hand.  I have a 5year old
>and a 1 year old.  I'd never get anything done that way so.....  But DH
>followed me around to a couple of fabric stores asking me questions about
>machines.  I didn't give it a thought because we can't afford one now.
Then
>he brought home a big gift wrapped for me and said "it's not what you
>think".  I believed him so I was totally surprised xmas morning.  But the
>best part is that DH has been reading all the instructions for me and
>telling me about all the cool features.  He says it almost makes him wish
HE
>could sew.  He's taking me tomorrow to buy some fabric to start a project
>(now that all the OTHER projects are finished ;) ).

>I just wanted to brag a little about my luck in picking a man!  Hope
>everyone else's xmas was just as glorious.

>Becky Hoffmann  

>ICQ #13327004

 
 
 

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Post by Brigit » Mon, 28 Dec 1998 04:00:00


It also has been DH who gave me my very first sewing machine on Christmas
some years ago and so I started my quilting career. Sometimes he comes home
bringing some fabrics he likes and often it is he who "pushes" me on to new
experiences. Im sure there are many wonderful DHs "sponsoring" their
quilting wives.

But this year I got 12 !!! ( twelve) yards of one and the same fabric. DH
seemed to realize that quilting needs a lot of fabric but that .....

Its a colorful print with appletrees, big red barnes, bridges and white
chapels. Is somebody interested? Im looking out for some h e l p ! !

Brigitte, Germany

 
 
 

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Post by Elaine » Mon, 28 Dec 1998 04:00:00


My husband too, pushes me on to new projects..   I'm the one who says I can't
afford to do this or that, and he is the one who says "Buy it"!   I am indeed
very lucky and blessed.

Elaine

 
 
 

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Post by Butterfl » Mon, 28 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> First, I must say my DH is the most wonderful man on the planet and I adore
> him to death.  He got me a sewing machine for xmas.  I had permanently
> borrowed my Mom's machine (she's owned it for over 10 years and I've never
> seen her use it) but it's a bottom of the line model that I only put up with
> because it's either that or I sew everything by hand.  I have a 5year old
> and a 1 year old.  I'd never get anything done that way so.....  But DH
> followed me around to a couple of fabric stores asking me questions about
> machines.  I didn't give it a thought because we can't afford one now.  Then
> he brought home a big gift wrapped for me and said "it's not what you
> think".  I believed him so I was totally surprised xmas morning.  But the
> best part is that DH has been reading all the instructions for me and
> telling me about all the cool features.  He says it almost makes him wish HE
> could sew.  He's taking me tomorrow to buy some fabric to start a project
> (now that all the OTHER projects are finished ;) ).

> I just wanted to brag a little about my luck in picking a man!  Hope
> everyone else's xmas was just as glorious.

> Becky Hoffmann  

> ICQ #13327004

SSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOO teach him how to sew! It really isn't that
hard! Start out with a nine patch pillow for each child. they won't care
what it looks like---they will just know it is for them......and go on
from there....He will NOT be the only man that sews!
Now, tell us what brand make etc of a sewing machine he chose.....and
does it come with lessons? If so...both of you go at the same
time....and yes, give him time to "practice" on it at home too :)
Now, Ms Sairey, don't you go asking to rent this hubby.......he just
might send you the kids to watch while they learn how to operate this
new-fangled thing that was under the tree <VBG>
Butterfly
 
 
 

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Post by Elliso » Mon, 28 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Howdy!
    Wow!   This is great, Becky!    What a sweetie you have there.
Like the others, I'd like to hear what he chose for you, and encourage
you to teach him to use the machine, too.
    And for what Butterfly to Ms.Sairey, yeah!  Send the kids to Auntie
Sairey's
while Mom & Dad go to sewing class.  <BG>
   No one gets me sewing or quilting stuff for gifts, unless I specify what
I want.  I have so much quilty stuff already, they wouldn't know where to
begin,
and are afraid to get me the "wrong" thing (not possible!) or duplicates
(also not a problem <g>).      However, I did order a copy of the
"Dear Jane" book, w/ all those funny little quilts blocks in it, and the
book
arrived on Christmas Eve.         My darling went a little wild giving me
opals in earrings and necklace, so it worked out just fine.  <g>
   Congrats, again, Becky!
Happy New Year!
--
Ragmop
http://home.att.net/~Ellison-Texas
Quote:

>First, I must say my DH is the most wonderful man on the planet and I adore
>him to death.  He got me a sewing machine for xmas.  I had permanently
>borrowed my Mom's machine (she's owned it for over 10 years and I've never
>seen her use it) but it's a bottom of the line model that I only put up
with
>because it's either that or I sew everything by hand.  I have a 5year old
>and a 1 year old.  I'd never get anything done that way so.....  But DH
>followed me around to a couple of fabric stores asking me questions about
>machines.  I didn't give it a thought because we can't afford one now.
Then
>he brought home a big gift wrapped for me and said "it's not what you
>think".  I believed him so I was totally surprised xmas morning.  But the
>best part is that DH has been reading all the instructions for me and
>telling me about all the cool features.  He says it almost makes him wish
HE
>could sew.  He's taking me tomorrow to buy some fabric to start a project
>(now that all the OTHER projects are finished ;) ).

>I just wanted to brag a little about my luck in picking a man!  Hope
>everyone else's xmas was just as glorious.

>Becky Hoffmann  

>ICQ #13327004

 
 
 

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Post by Elliso » Mon, 28 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Howdy!
  Brigitte, you could use this fabric for backing a couple of quilts.
The quilt tops could be different, but the matching backs would make
them a special "pair."    And definitely make one of them just for your
husband.  <g>
    Congrats on a sweet DH.  He's headed in the right direction; you'll
just have to steer him a little, over to the variety of fabrics you
really want!  ;-P
--
Ragmop
http://home.att.net/~Ellison-Texas
Quote:

>It also has been DH who gave me my very first sewing machine on Christmas
>some years ago and so I started my quilting career. Sometimes he comes home
>bringing some fabrics he likes and often it is he who "pushes" me on to new
>experiences. Im sure there are many wonderful DHs "sponsoring" their
>quilting wives.

>But this year I got 12 !!! ( twelve) yards of one and the same fabric. DH
>seemed to realize that quilting needs a lot of fabric but that .....

>Its a colorful print with appletrees, big red barnes, bridges and white
>chapels. Is somebody interested? Im looking out for some h e l p ! !

>Brigitte, Germany

 
 
 

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Post by Elliso » Mon, 28 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Howdy!
   Want to clarify, 'cause I think it's only fair:

Dear Jane, 225 Patterns from the 1863 Jane A. Stickle Quilt,
by Brenda Papadakis
--
Ragmop
http://home.att.net/~Ellison-Texas

Quote:

>Howdy!
>    Wow!   This is great, Becky!    What a sweetie you have there.
>Like the others, I'd like to hear what he chose for you, and encourage
>you to teach him to use the machine, too.
>    And for what Butterfly to Ms.Sairey, yeah!  Send the kids to Auntie
>Sairey's
>while Mom & Dad go to sewing class.  <BG>
>   No one gets me sewing or quilting stuff for gifts, unless I specify what
>I want.  I have so much quilty stuff already, they wouldn't know where to
>begin,
>and are afraid to get me the "wrong" thing (not possible!) or duplicates
>(also not a problem <g>).      However, I did order a copy of the
>"Dear Jane" book, w/ all those funny little quilts blocks in it, and the
>book
>arrived on Christmas Eve.         My darling went a little wild giving me
>opals in earrings and necklace, so it worked out just fine.  <g>
>   Congrats, again, Becky!
>Happy New Year!
>--
>Ragmop
>http://home.att.net/~Ellison-Texas

>>First, I must say my DH is the most wonderful man on the planet and I
adore
>>him to death.  He got me a sewing machine for xmas.  I had permanently
>>borrowed my Mom's machine (she's owned it for over 10 years and I've never
>>seen her use it) but it's a bottom of the line model that I only put up
>with
>>because it's either that or I sew everything by hand.  I have a 5year old
>>and a 1 year old.  I'd never get anything done that way so.....  But DH
>>followed me around to a couple of fabric stores asking me questions about
>>machines.  I didn't give it a thought because we can't afford one now.
>Then
>>he brought home a big gift wrapped for me and said "it's not what you
>>think".  I believed him so I was totally surprised xmas morning.  But the
>>best part is that DH has been reading all the instructions for me and
>>telling me about all the cool features.  He says it almost makes him wish
>HE
>>could sew.  He's taking me tomorrow to buy some fabric to start a project
>>(now that all the OTHER projects are finished ;) ).

>>I just wanted to brag a little about my luck in picking a man!  Hope
>>everyone else's xmas was just as glorious.

>>Becky Hoffmann  

>>ICQ #13327004

 
 
 

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Post by Darren H » Mon, 28 Dec 1998 04:00:00


He got me a Kenmore from Sears.  I bought my fabric today (he made sure of
that) and has been prodding me all day to get to it.  I've told him it's not
as simple as that.  I've decided to make a quilt for my son's bed so I had
to choose a pattern that isn't too "girly".  That took me forever but I've
finally decided on Evening Star-Morning Star in blues and yellows.

My Son also wants to sew on the machine now so I thought I'd let him make
the pillow cases.  I'll let you all know as progress is made.  Thanks for
the encouragement.
Becky Hoffmann  

ICQ #13327004

Quote:

>SSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOO teach him how to sew! It really isn't that
>hard! Start out with a nine patch pillow for each child. they won't care
>what it looks like---they will just know it is for them......and go on
>from there....He will NOT be the only man that sews!
>Now, tell us what brand make etc of a sewing machine he chose.....and
>does it come with lessons? If so...both of you go at the same
>time....and yes, give him time to "practice" on it at home too :)
>Now, Ms Sairey, don't you go asking to rent this hubby.......he just
>might send you the kids to watch while they learn how to operate this
>new-fangled thing that was under the tree <VBG>
>Butterfly

 
 
 

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Post by Darren H » Mon, 28 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Brigitte, I'd be interested in swapping squishies with you if you like.  The
pattern sounds cute.  And I'm now building my stash so I'll never run out of
projects to do (as if that possible).  Private email me if you'd like to.

What part of Germany are you in?  My FIL was born in Germany and my own
ancesters are from there as well.
Becky Hoffmann  

ICQ #13327004

Quote:

>It also has been DH who gave me my very first sewing machine on Christmas
>some years ago and so I started my quilting career. Sometimes he comes home
>bringing some fabrics he likes and often it is he who "pushes" me on to new
>experiences. Im sure there are many wonderful DHs "sponsoring" their
>quilting wives.

>But this year I got 12 !!! ( twelve) yards of one and the same fabric. DH
>seemed to realize that quilting needs a lot of fabric but that .....

>Its a colorful print with appletrees, big red barnes, bridges and white
>chapels. Is somebody interested? Im looking out for some h e l p ! !

>Brigitte, Germany

 
 
 

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Post by DACJM » Tue, 29 Dec 1998 04:00:00


No hubby to buy for me.  What I did get from my DD (13) however, was a coupon
book full of coupons for housework(so I can quilt!), a back massage(for that
tired back), and a sewing helper for a day(to snip those threads, iron those
seams, and baste those layers)

I feel like the richest woman in the world.  A maid, masseuse, and an assistant
all in one Christmas?!  Wow!!

The parents were pretty cool this year too.  Got a new vacuum with Cyclonic
Action.  Didn't realize how bad the other vacuum was until I used this one. = )

Denise

"All things are possible through Him"

 
 
 

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Post by Elaine » Tue, 29 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
> What I did get from my DD (13) however, was a coupon
>book full of coupons

What a wonderful daughter.  She must have a very special mother!!!!

Elaine