Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Sometimes we could all use a little help, right? For a while now, I've been teasing with Hubby that he could help me with the hexagon project. If he stitched at one end while I stitch at the other, just think how quickly we could have a new quilt for our bed. He just wouldn't bite - that is until . . . .
last night. He kept looking at my little basting basket and watching me work. So I asked if he wanted to give it a try and he said, 'Yes.' Keeping his needle threaded was a bit of a challenge at first, but he finished up a nice little pile of basted hexes.

36 comments:

Busy Little Quilter said...

How sweet! My husband has helped me before, too. It's so nice to have supportive family.

Kim said...

I love this story! I haven't convinced Tom to join me, not yet!

The Quilt Buddy said...

Oh Libby!

We will make a quilter out of him before he knows it..:0)

Strlady said...

That is excellent! He looks very intent on his project.

Darlene said...

Awesome! My hubby helps me with fabric decisions (he has a better eye for color) and helps me when I'm trying to change a pattern. I haven't quite talked him into sitting at the machine. LOL

I have an acquaintance whose husband cuts all her projects for her. And he thoroughly enjoys it. :-)

Gail said...

Woo-Hoo! He looks like good help. My hubby use to cross-stitch, said it was easier to take along when he traveled for work than his wood shop!

loulee said...

Sweet, I don't think I'd get mine doing that, but he is a useful sounding board.

Suzy said...

What a great hubby! Do you rent him out? LOL!

sewprimitive karen said...

You lucky duck, an in-house sewer!!

Meredith said...

Isn't it great to have a loving and supporting husband

Karen said...

Can I borrow him to do some of my prep work?

Screen Door said...

What a Guy!!! My Mom told me I'd never complete cross-stitched stockings for my kids--- so Don went on a mission to prove her wrong....Cross-stitches better than I......

Milah said...

First, let me say you have a beautiful kitchen! Everything looks wonderful, I'm sure it will serve you well.

Second, where did you find your husband? That's awesome!

Loris said...

How cool is that?! What a nice man be around. and a new kitchen too.
My DH is supportive and helps with fabric choices etc. I haven't got him sewing yet but he sure helps me out alot.
Life is good! Enjoy :-)

Sharon said...

I work at a trucking co. and I threatened the drivers that I'll be putting little packets in their box for them to work on while waiting to get unloaded *VBG*
Good work, hubby!

Diane said...

AWESOME!

Bunny said...

Hope he does not kill you when he sees this. I think it is wonderful that he even tried it. Good for him.

AnnieO said...

Very manly your hubby looks, too! My husband actually made his first visit to a quilt shop with me this past weekend. He bought me a quilter's tattoo!

Guðrún said...

Lucky you. This is something that will never happen at my house.

Cathi said...

Next thing you know, he's going to be stitching a flower together for you!! :-)

Elaine Adair said...

Do you mean, all you had to do was ASK him? Amazing!

On second thought, I'm not sure I WANT him working on MY passion ... gotta think about this! 8-))

Carol said...

Libby that is the sweetest story...I've tried to get Andy to help me do binding. If we sat on the couch together and stitched from opposite ends. How quickly we could get all the way around! He hasn't jumped on board yet...LOL! I'll keep working at it.

Kathie said...

what a guy!

The Calico Cat said...

:o)

(I had my husband help press - once.)

paula, the quilter said...

Welcome to the Quilt-side, Mr. Libby. Bwaahaahaa! All kidding aside, I think it is kewl that he helped you.

Quilter Kathy said...

Way to go...put that guy to work on your quilts!
I bet he loves it that you captured the moment and put it on your blog!!

Colleen said...

Oh how sweet, Libby! What a great hubby :o)

Lori said...

LOLROF! How cute is that?!

Yvonne said...

So sweet!

Quilt Hollow said...

I plan to show my husband this post! Mine is a sweety but yours may have topped mine!

Dixie said...

Ah, you two are so cute! My hubby helps me cook, but draws the line at quilting!

Quilts And Pieces said...

How cool is that!!!!

anne bebbington said...

How long have you two been married? and it's taken you this long! (joke!) but nevertheless a convert is a convert and a worthy one no matter how late they come to the party :o)))

Stephanie D. said...

I love it! Way to go, Mr. Libby!

Jeanne said...

The couple that bastes together, stays together. :-) It's good to have a helper.

kjquilts said...

Oh, Libby, you are a genious!