Adding to your stash

Adding to your stash

Post by Jalynn » Sat, 21 Sep 2002 07:41:23



Do any of you have spouses who at least lift an eyebrow when you bring home
more fabric?  Tell me what you do to get it into the house so that they are
none the wiser.  My husband could care less if I buy more, but I always like
to hear everyone else's stories.
Jalynne
 
 
 

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Post by Mark A Raine » Sat, 21 Sep 2002 07:56:07


DW & I both have our separate fabric stashes so we don't have a problem.  I
might lift an eyebrow when she brings new fabric home but only because she
was able to go shopping while I had to go to work instead of adding to my
collection.

--
Mark in Milford


Quote:
> Do any of you have spouses who at least lift an eyebrow when you bring
home
> more fabric?  Tell me what you do to get it into the house so that they
are
> none the wiser.  My husband could care less if I buy more, but I always
like
> to hear everyone else's stories.
> Jalynne


 
 
 

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Post by Alice » Sat, 21 Sep 2002 07:52:45


Mark, that's why God invented on-line shopping!

--
Alice in NJ (home - exit 5; work - exit 10)
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/alice-wurpel/quilting.htm



: DW & I both have our separate fabric stashes so we don't have a problem.
I
: might lift an eyebrow when she brings new fabric home but only because she
: was able to go shopping while I had to go to work instead of adding to my
: collection.
:
: --
: Mark in Milford
:
:

: > Do any of you have spouses who at least lift an eyebrow when you bring
: home
: > more fabric?  Tell me what you do to get it into the house so that they
: are
: > none the wiser.  My husband could care less if I buy more, but I always
: like
: > to hear everyone else's stories.
: > Jalynne
: >
: >
:
:

 
 
 

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Post by Alice » Sat, 21 Sep 2002 07:58:26


My DH loves to see what I bought.  He is always fascinated by what I am
making with it.  He has terrible color talent, so he gets a kick out of the
fabrics and the colors I choose.  He often helps me make decisions about
backing fabrics.  We have no secrets.  He doesn't sneak his fishing gear
into the house and I don't sneak my fabric or computer parts into the house.
We each know our limits.  Works well for us.
--
Alice in NJ (home - exit 5; work - exit 10)
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/alice-wurpel/quilting.htm


: Do any of you have spouses who at least lift an eyebrow when you bring
home
: more fabric?  Tell me what you do to get it into the house so that they
are
: none the wiser.  My husband could care less if I buy more, but I always
like
: to hear everyone else's stories.
: Jalynne
:
:

 
 
 

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Post by Pati Coo » Sat, 21 Sep 2002 01:20:12


I just tell mine that I bought more fabric.  He may or may not be interested in
seeing it, but he usuallys says "Oh, good. Did you have a nice time?"  He even
buys fabric for me when he travels.  Wonderful guy.
<G>
Pati, in Phx
Quote:

> Do any of you have spouses who at least lift an eyebrow when you bring home
> more fabric?  Tell me what you do to get it into the house so that they are
> none the wiser.  My husband could care less if I buy more, but I always like
> to hear everyone else's stories.
> Jalynne

 
 
 

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Post by Diana Curti » Sat, 21 Sep 2002 08:52:10


Mine encourages me to buy more when we can afford it. I support him in his
desire to build the worlds most comprehensive dvd collection and he supports
me in my desire to build a healthy stash. I have heard of women sneaking
stash into the house and hiding the fabric they have bought and feel so
sorry that they feel the need to do that. DH agrees.
DH helps me during the quiltmaking process... cheerleading, objective eye,
patient listener when things arent going well.. I couldnt ask for a better
partner, um...except when he starts nagging me to actually finish things
lol...
Diana

--
http://photos.yahoo.com/lunamom44

"Jalynne"  wrote

Quote:
> Do any of you have spouses who at least lift an eyebrow when you bring
home
> more fabric?  Tell me what you do to get it into the house so that they
are
> none the wiser.  My husband could care less if I buy more, but I always
like
> to hear everyone else's stories.
> Jalynne

 
 
 

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Post by Joy Quilt » Sat, 21 Sep 2002 09:04:40


Just bought more fabric today on the way to picking up DH's dry cleaning.
He just asked, "Where'd you go?  Fabric Mart?"  and smiled when he saw my
package.  He just jokes with me about how he doesn't understand why I bring
big beautiful pieces of fabric, cut it up, and sew it back together again!
=)

--
A Joy in Hawaii
http://community.webshots.com/user/joyquilts

Quote:
> Do any of you have spouses who at least lift an eyebrow when you bring
home
> more fabric?  Tell me what you do to get it into the house so that they
are
> none the wiser.  My husband could care less if I buy more, but I always
like
> to hear everyone else's stories.
> Jalynne

 
 
 

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Post by Eileen in New Jerse » Sat, 21 Sep 2002 10:47:27


My DH isn't home when I buy fabric.  I make sure of this.  I try to show
him, and he tries, but he gets that glazed over look.  He likes to see the
project when it is done.  He did, however, come out of his office one day,
after reviewing the credit card bill, and said,  "Do you know you spent $200
in fabric purchases this month?"  I said, "Is that ALL?"
I remind him that I am a happier person now that I have something that is
MINE, and mine alone.  That usually does it, he can't argue with this, it is
so true.
Eileen


Quote:
> Do any of you have spouses who at least lift an eyebrow when you bring
home
> more fabric?  Tell me what you do to get it into the house so that they
are
> none the wiser.  My husband could care less if I buy more, but I always
like
> to hear everyone else's stories.
> Jalynne

 
 
 

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Post by RMcC » Sat, 21 Sep 2002 10:46:21


My DH usually says something like "don't you already have that color?" with
a grin on his face, when he sees new fabric come into the house. He's a doll
and will often detour when we're going someplace so that I can stop in to
one of the LQSs that are a bit of a ways away. The only thing about quilting
that I know annoys him is seeing my sewing room when it looks like a
hurricane hit - he can't figure how your can be productive and creative in a
'mess'.
Rose


Quote:
> Do any of you have spouses who at least lift an eyebrow when you bring
home
> more fabric?  Tell me what you do to get it into the house so that they
are
> none the wiser.  My husband could care less if I buy more, but I always
like
> to hear everyone else's stories.
> Jalynne

 
 
 

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Post by Grandm » Sat, 21 Sep 2002 10:51:31


Every woman - employed or homemaker - should have a certain amount of money
each week to spend on anything that she darned well pleases without asking
permission or explaining the results.


Quote:
> Do any of you have spouses who at least lift an eyebrow when you bring
home
> more fabric?  Tell me what you do to get it into the house so that they
are
> none the wiser.  My husband could care less if I buy more, but I always
like
> to hear everyone else's stories.
> Jalynne

 
 
 

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Post by Diana Curti » Sat, 21 Sep 2002 11:58:31


I'm employed as our family's homemaker, so I believe that entitles me to
twice as much money to spend as I please!  ;-)
Diana
and if that statement confuses anyone, think how it sounds to me! (half
asleep and on vicodin) :-)

--
http://photos.yahoo.com/lunamom44

"Grandma" wrote

Quote:
> Every woman - employed or homemaker - should have a certain amount of
money
> each week to spend on anything that she darned well pleases without asking
> permission or explaining the results.

 
 
 

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Post by Jalynn » Sat, 21 Sep 2002 13:22:42


I fully agree with that, Diana!  In fact, dh earns the money, and I give HIM
an allowance for his hobbies..I get to decide where the rest goes...hehehe
Jalynne


Quote:
> I'm employed as our family's homemaker, so I believe that entitles me to
> twice as much money to spend as I please!  ;-)
> Diana
> and if that statement confuses anyone, think how it sounds to me! (half
> asleep and on vicodin) :-)

> --
> http://photos.yahoo.com/lunamom44

> "Grandma" wrote
> > Every woman - employed or homemaker - should have a certain amount of
> money
> > each week to spend on anything that she darned well pleases without
asking
> > permission or explaining the results.

 
 
 

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Post by Kate G » Sat, 21 Sep 2002 13:36:46


sounds like my DH...    He often remarks...  "okay... you buy BIG pieces of
material... cut it up into little pieces of material so you can sew it back
into BIG pieces of material?  I smile.. and say "YEP!"

who stepped into my sewing room the other day... looked around...   more
fabric I see? This summer I went a little overboard on my S.E.X.'s.

:-)

Kate


Quote:
> Just bought more fabric today on the way to picking up DH's dry cleaning.
> He just asked, "Where'd you go?  Fabric Mart?"  and smiled when he saw my
> package.  He just jokes with me about how he doesn't understand why I
bring
> big beautiful pieces of fabric, cut it up, and sew it back together again!
> =)

> --
> A Joy in Hawaii
> http://community.webshots.com/user/joyquilts


> > Do any of you have spouses who at least lift an eyebrow when you bring
> home
> > more fabric?  Tell me what you do to get it into the house so that they
> are
> > none the wiser.  My husband could care less if I buy more, but I always
> like
> > to hear everyone else's stories.
> > Jalynne

 
 
 

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Post by Kate G » Sat, 21 Sep 2002 13:38:41


Only a homemaker?  not a nurse, teacher, gardener, secretary, accountant,
plumber, electrician, waitress, cook, dishwasher.....   You've got it made!

LOL


Quote:
> I'm employed as our family's homemaker, so I believe that entitles me to
> twice as much money to spend as I please!  ;-)
> Diana
> and if that statement confuses anyone, think how it sounds to me! (half
> asleep and on vicodin) :-)

> --
> http://photos.yahoo.com/lunamom44

> "Grandma" wrote
> > Every woman - employed or homemaker - should have a certain amount of
> money
> > each week to spend on anything that she darned well pleases without
asking
> > permission or explaining the results.

 
 
 

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Post by Chanunro » Sat, 21 Sep 2002 15:01:44


Stepping out from the occasional lurking here. I am not married (yet!) but do
have a serious relationship going. I moved last weekend 100 miles to be closer
to this guy and his family. Got to tell you my fabric and craft stuff took one
full load in his 3/4 ton truck (BEG). His comment? "Fabric is an investment!"
Gotta love it. He has quite an eye for design and understands the work
entailed.
And, no, he's not for rent, cannot be cloned and does not have a twin brother.

Have a peace-filled/piece-filled day,
Ginger
(yep, still around but waaaay too busy with work and school and the move)