if you want something done right, don’t let a man do it.

I love my husband, WareBear. He goes above and beyond with just about anything I ask him to do. You see, if there is one thing that the Marines taught him well it is how to take orders. WareBear takes orders like a champ, every once in a while I catch an eye roll or a sigh – but I’m fine with that.

My job requires a lot of late nights and tonight I requested a favor of my loving and giving husband.

Can you baste together the mini cupcake quilt? 

Mind you, he has helped me with the other two that I’ve completed. With specific instructions to leave about an inch and half to two inches around the edge of the quilt top of batting and backing – I let him go for it. I’m texting all of this information to him from my meeting before it starts. At the beginning of the process, he texted his approach. I was so proud of him and even bragged to TBF that he got husband of the week award (ON A MONDAY – week has even gotten into full swing for Birdman or Guido to take him down).


As I pulled into the driveway, the iMessages fluttered through on my iPhone from WareBear. Oh sweet man of my life & future father of our perfect mulatto children with amazing hair, where did you go wrong? Where did you make the mistake of cutting around the entire quilt top, batting and backing included? The batting I use is $14.99 a yard and that glitter fabric was not cheap either.

There is just a quilt top in my craft room in need of a fabric backing and batting after having to pry the layers apart. The man feels terrible and plans to go tomorrow before class to grab replacements for his error this evening.

If you want something done right, don’t let a man do it.

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  • Reply jaiepicure


    January 29, 2013 at 8:56 am
  • Reply Kimmy

    Ha ha, poor Warebear, he tried at least. Good job Warebear. Bummer it had to be a tad expensive of a mistake, but that’s how we all learn. Oh well. What’s this cute quilt for anyway?

    January 29, 2013 at 4:33 pm
    • Reply Sevi

      Kimmy – Thanks for stopping by! As for WareBear, all is forgiven. It helped that he actually ended up going to JoAnn’s and grabbing the materials I need to redo it. This one is for one of my friends who has been dealing with a lot of medical issues lately. Just a little girly lift me up.

      January 29, 2013 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply Sara Ivy

    I’ve always been jealous of crafters who have spouses to help them. I soap, and a few soapers I talk with have glorious husbands who build them soap dishes or one lady’s husband built her a 7 ft tall “curing cabinet” to put her soap in so it’s not taking up space on bookshelves or table tops like mine are. I was so green I could have been mistaken for a plant when I saw it.

    I was just dropping since you were so kind as to comment on my blog on Monday when I was the SITS featured blogger. Also, I’m hosting a giveaway on my blog this Friday if you’d like to come back by and check it out that would be excellent!

    Your fellow SITStah,
    Sara Ivy

    January 31, 2013 at 12:07 am
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