Sometimes, just when you think you know exactly how things are going to go; when you think you can read someone just like a book; when you think there are no more surprises, sometimes all of that gets turned upside down!
Let me give a little back story first.
I have a wonderful husband – a hard working man that knows how to fix things, a man that cares deeply about his family, a man that is there for me in many ways. But there is one tiny thing that annoys me about this loving man.
He doesn’t really get the whole quilting “thing”!! I doubt very seriously that he would have any kind of tattoo like the above! I’m pretty sure that he has never even given voice to a statement like that! Actually, if he thinks about quilting at all, he thinks this is what I am doing:
I’m the lady that has to smuggle fabric into the house at the bottom of the grocery bags, so that my darling husband doesn’t know about it. I never reveal just how much I spend on workshops or shop hops or books or any other quilting expense. I have to carefully balance how much time I devote to quilting activities so that he doesn’t feel neglected. Even my QFFs have taken up the cause to make him feel less threatened – they know that coming to my house for quilting “retreats” is a better idea than me going to them, since I can spend some of the time with DH instead of abandoning him for a whole weekend!!!
Yes, I have a serious case of envy for you ladies that have more understanding husbands!!
Which is why, the other evening, I was practically dumbfounded when DH asked me a simple question:
“When are you going to finish that quilt for ______ (Name cannot be revealed until the quilt is finished and given.)?”
Did I understand him correctly, did he actually want me to go do some quilting!?! “W-w-what?”
“I want you to get ______’s quilt finished.”
Well, it was a good thing I was sitting down, or I probably would have dropped to the floor in a faint!!! This was actually MY husband telling me he wanted me to go sew!!!! Not just tolerating my hobby as a necessary evil in order to maintain a happy home, but encouraging me to leave him alone and spend time in the studio!!!!
My momma didn’t raise no fool – I skedaddled right into the studio and started stitching up a storm!!! 😆
I know this won’t continue for very long, but I’m sure going to take advantage of it while it does!
Now if I could only get my other boss on board. He’s been having me work extra hours this week to get a big project finished. I have to go in again today!!! 👿