Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
The way I figure it, this is a story best appreciated by quilters.
Recently, I had to go on an extended trip for work in Virginia. So while I was there, I had to go visit the Jinney Beyer's quilt shop (she is my favorite quilter), and there I bought a nice little pin cushion that sets inside a thread spool, like this:
My husband, he is such a sweetie. After I got home, I was so busy that I did not get to unpacking right away, so he kindly did it for me one day while I was at work and he had the day off. I thought it was very funny where I found my new pincushion next. It was in the bathroom in a little basket next to the sink where I put my barrets and hair clips, like this:
Are you saying he wants my little pin cushion? :-)
TOYS is also an accurate description. If your hubs is ever in Lincoln, NE, have him stop by. He can stare at the most godawful collection of crap on this side of the Missouri. :)
Interesting, rogue quilter, interesting.....
My husband's great-grandfather, brothers, and in-laws ran a blacksmithing shop in what is now downtown Lincoln, NE. So our husbands are related in their love of toolage! However, instead of rusted pieces of scrap iron, my husband has cars everywhere (hey, wait a minute! That means I also have pieces of rusted scrap iron laying around!!! LOL) I love him dearly & am looking forward to that blessed day (if/when it arrives), when we can drive one of his restored old Chevy pick ups or his '64 Chevy Impala in Americruise, down "O" st in Lincoln (the longest main street in the world!) He's probably looking forward to completed quilts also.....
My husband and I have lived on a farm for 38 years as have all our other farming friends. During that time he has accumulated multiple tractors and other pieces of equipment. Not long ago a quilting friend decided to buy a new embroidery machine. Her husband asked her which of her other sewing machines she was going to sell. Not having planned on selling any of them she said she hadn't thought about it. He told her she couldn't sew on two at the same time so she needed to sell one of them. The next morning she asked her husband which of his tractors he was going to sell. Surprised, he told her in no uncertain words, he wasn't planning on selling any of them! She very innocently told him he couldn't drive two tractors at the same time. That ended that discussion.
Last fall I decided I needed to replace my "new" sewing machine (I purchased it in 1974). My husband wanted to know what I was going to do with my "old" machine. I used the same scenario on him as my friend had on her husband and that ended all discussion of selling my "new/old" machine. What goes 'round, comes 'round, sometimes!!!!
Can you imagine....LOL
Ha-ha, that is a good one. I work with a lot of farmers, and I can see this happening! And not even to mention that a farm tractor costs considerably more than a good sewing machine...
Isn't it amazing how long something can be considered "new". 1974, isn't that a classic or antique by now. Hahahahaha Oh our men, they can be so funny!!!