Sunday, May 20, 2012

Top Ten Reasons to Keep Your Man Out Of Your Studio

1.      He will, without doubt, step on the needle you lost last week.
2.      He will be able to count your works in progress and ask why they aren’t finished.
3.      He will discover that the cost of your quilting ‘tools’ rivals the cost of his power tools.
4.      He will wonder why you need an entire library of quilting books and patterns.
5.      He will want to know when the fabric bomb exploded in your studio.
6.      He’ll want to know why a grown woman needs crayons, felt markers, coloring books and a felt board. Men just don’t understand the creation of applique.
7.      He might discover your hidden supply of chocolate and hot tamales and want to share.
8.      Or God forbid, he might discover how big your stash really is.
9.      He’ll want to know how you can work in that mess and won’t understand that you know exactly where everything is. (More or less.)
10.  He’ll start touching stuff and moving things around and you might have to kill him. (And digging a hole in the yard big enough to bury a man is sooo much work.)

This is all tongue in cheek of course, except number ten.



  1. Don't let him sit down behind the machine, they LOVE to push buttons, lots of buttons. Then your machine does all kinds of crazy things, and you don't know how to make it go back to normal, and he doesn't remember what buttons he pushed to make it do what it is doing.

    1. Crazy how that works. I have to almost stand in front of the machine to protect it. But it drives me nuts when the shuffling starts and my wee little applique bits get messed up. Some are so small they don't have labels. Sigh.

  2. I try not to invite my husband in. Don't get me wrong, I like to be in the same room with him, but he just looks around and slowly shakes his head. I keep the door closed so he can't see the mess from the hall. It's so much less work when you don't feel you have to defend yourself....LOL.

    1. It's not that I invite him in, it's just that he wants to spend time with me. (Watch out for my swelled head.) But for some reason, men just cannot resist touching things, especially things with motors. I love my man but there are days .... just sayin...


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