Friday, April 17, 2009

Quilting housewife's strategies for a happy husband!!

What a lovely lot of reading you gave me for the holidays!!! I enjoyed all the different takes on the question, julie was randomly random number the lucky commenter. Congratulations and drop me a line Julie.

I got the general impression that these are the quilting housewife's strategies for a happy home....
a. the house is pretty much in order...or looks it on the surface!
b. it looks like we took more than just 2 minutes to heat DH's meal (even if we didn't!!!)
c. the level of love and attention he receives comes in at least slightly ahead of the sewing machine..(or so he thinks...???)
d. the stash has at least half of it out of his direct line of sight.

The scary thing is that makes it really sound like an addiction, as a secretive alcoholic or gambling wife may pretty well stick to a similar plan of attack!!!
...the level of love he receives comes in at least slightly ahead of the wine bottle/poker machines
...At least half the bottles are out of sight!/as are the bank statements!
My Dh does always say they'll eventually find a cure for it! Just as long as it aint rehab with the beehived Amy W!

Easter was beautiful here, all perfect autumn days, we even went to the beach! School holidays finish today and my girl has the flu. My sister was here on Tuesday and successfully passed it on...thanks Sis!! I feel a little like it may be creeping up on me as well, but with feeding new calves and "crutchers" who shear the wool off the sheep's nether regions prior to lambing, and trying to have School holiday playdates I haven't time to succumb.
Not much sewing has managed to occur in all this,

I did have a play with some more plastic coated fabric I found. I am very happy with these and think Julie will probably see one in her mail box soon.

I have also attached the binding to my Lone Star, so look out for that very soon..I may finally have a finish for May Britt's challenge!
The farm books and tax planning are calling me...oh happy day!!! i better run-I think neglecting the farm bookwork to blog would start a whole new list of housewife strategies so i had better not go there!
Have a great day, Tracey


Julie said...

Hi Tracey, Wow I can't believe I won. I'm soooo excited. I loved reading all your survey answers. We all do have a secret addiction don't we. The posty can't come quick enough. Will send you my snail mail via e-mail in a tick. Thanks again. Love your blog.

Chookyblue...... said...

I do have a few tips for forgetting the tax and blogging instead.....

Owens Family Adventures said...

Congrats to Julie. :) Even though I am a little green with envy...heeheehee
I think the hubby's should be glad we are at home quilting wonderful things and not out in the streets. I know I am always a happier wife and mother when my fingers have been busy creating something.
Hugs Tracey!!!

Calidore said...

Got to admit I got a real giggle over some of the answers you got...vbg. It does sound like an addiction - who knew crafting could do that to a person...vbg. Sorry to hear that DD is ill. There seems to be a horrible flu going around at the moment hope she is feeling better soon. I'm like you - who has time to be ill when there is so much else that has to be done. Take care of yourself.

Lady Hopwood said...

Addicted to crafting? Shhhh... don't tell anyone!

Love the comments :-)

Jackie said...

I had to laugh out loud when I read your Amy W and rehab comment. If she was a quilting addict she sure would be far better off! Still not sure I'd want to be in any kind of rehab with her though!

Happy Anniversary!

YankeeQuilter said...

My Dh would sure agree with the neat house...

QuiltedSimple said...

Love the tips! And all too true!