Friday, 18 April 2014

Husband for sale

Anyone want a new husband?

On the plus side he is VERY supportive of cross stitch and needlework and makes the right noises at the right times when being shown new charts, threads, fabric and WIP's.  Very rarely, he will ask if I ever intend to finish anything.  He has just permitted me to kit up Gardens of London with most of the silk threads.

HOWEVER,  he also decided the sofa is a good place to stand a cup of tea on and oh joy! It fell over!!! Now we have two 3 seater sofas in our lounge.  One always has been and always will be for me and my stitching - I have the left hand seat, stitching has the middle seat.  It's been like this for 11 years, it's not something new.

Mr Numpty Brains therefore decided to spill his tea over Gardens on London (I was in too much of a shock to get hysterical), the chart for it, 2 surprise pieces of stitching (they're for a surprise, not I was surprised to see them as I had forgotten them - I don't have that many starts!) and their charts too.  Cue a mad dash to the kitchen sink, water and copious amounts of Vanish stain remover, a quick prayer that the tea wouldn't stain and one VERY relieved husband that I was too busy washing fabric to yell at him.

I did tell him that people use tea to dye fabric and that my threads might run which would necessitate a new piece of fabric from him.  I think I forgot to mention that when tea dying fabric it generally is done with a cup that has had the teabag wafted in the general direction of the cup (he has it so weak, that a teabag would last a week if he economised!)

Upshot is though, he is now for sale...any reasonable offers?

PS, he is a great cook and washer up if that helps to seal the deal?

13 comments:

Justine said...

I'll trade you for mine...can cook, wash and iron but no interest in stitching whatsoever, in fact he refers to it as "knitting". On the plus side, he watches a lot of football so is happy to leave me to it!

Christine said...

Oh dear. I've got one who will insist on using my sewing scissors for paper and cardboard...

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I've got one like Christine's too! And my embroidery scissors for trimming bits off the Smal Boy (hair and nails). And moans because my blunt needles aren't good for getting splinters out of fingers!

Also, the use of the phrase "permitted me to buy silks" implies he actually knew the price and amount of silks required LOL

I am sure a nice Easter Egg will make up for his shortcomings,

Shirlee said...

Hmmmm ... I say don't chuck him out the door yet. I think you would regret it. It was, after all, an accident. Maybe if it happens again though : )

Marlene Jones said...

If he does not moan about your stash and feeds you, I would suggest you keep him xxx

Lindsay said...

Oh dear is he out of the dog house yet?
I think new stash and a meal out is a good way to go

Angela P said...

Oops.....worst nightmare of any stitcher. Maybe you could just make him feel bad for a few days instead of trading him in? LOL.

Andrea said...

Oh dear ... have things calmed down yat?

Linda said...

Oh my Sharon. At least you were able to get it out. Just torture him for a while. LOL

Linda

geeky Heather said...

LOL...I can't handle two husbands, and mine washes up, appreciates stitching, and knows how to pronounce "hardanger"! =) Glad you were able to salvage things!!

Mii Stitch said...

Oh dear!! Just hang on to him, it's always useful to have someone to put the bin out & get rid of unwelcomed spiders... xx

Catherine said...

Oh my goodness! Hope he is out of trouble now!

♥ Nia said...

Ohhh my =/... In the end, he was only helping with the tea dying heheheh
I hope you were able to save everything!!!