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?