Thursday, September 21, 2006

SEWING ROOM CABINETS



The unveiling! These are my new cabinets for my sewing room! They are my 60th birthday present from my husband. My birthday was in January, but these things take time. My husband wanted to give me jewelry or and expensive watch. The kind of things so many women enjoy. But I have been wanting shelves for, what seems like, my entire life! You may recall my sewing room clutter from previous pictures. I can’t promise it will never be cluttered again, but at least this gives me a fighting chance! I had it built to accommodate my plastic storage boxes, so I can put one large box, or two medium sized boxes on a shelf. I can pull them out to sort through them. I also am using the lids to stack fabric or projects on. I was explaining to my husband that I can now label my projects, so I know right where they are. (Since I have so many “in progress”). He suggested that I date them as well. Very funny. The center of the unit contains file drawers for my quilting needs. DH has a goal to get all my stuff out of the office and into my own room. My suggestion of knocking down the wall between the two rooms was not even considered. Go figure! For those of you who are sewing on your kitchen table, please know that I did that for many years also. Life has many stages. For a long time I experienced the stage where the kids always came first. As well they should! But now it is my turn, and I think that is OK too. My husband? Well, he is still waiting for his turn, bless him. His dream is of antique cars and big boats. Let’s see if he will settle for a good homemade dinner tonight.

26 comments:

Hedgehog said...

Congratulations! The cabinets look beautiful.

Libby said...

Happy Birthday! What a perfect gift. Enjoy.

joyce said...

Wonderful cabinets. Sooo much better than jewelery or a watch.

paula, the_quilter said...

Ooo la la! C'est magnifique! I love your new cabinets. /paula

Linda_J said...

Worth waiting for I would say and much more practical than an expensive jewelry!

Sounds like hubby is a real jokester (like mine) and has far more expensive tastes.

Happy Birthday way late, Marcie!

Laurie Ann said...

Oh yeah!!! Those cabinets are magnificent. I like putting my supplies behind closed doors, makes it all look so neat and tidy, even if it isn't. :) You are a lucky gal!

Samantha said...

happy (very) belated birthday! wonderful cabinets!!!

quiltpixie said...

your sewing room may still get messy, but at least now everything will have a home to return to :-)

Shelina said...

Um, can I move in with you? These cabinets are awesome!

Patti said...

Oh my -what wonderful cabinets! I am so very envious!

Tazzie said...

Ohhh Marcie, those cabinets are just wonderful. You'll be able to fit a lot of fabric in there! I'm sure that so many of us would gladly trade a piece of jewellery for a set of cabinets like that!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

You won't know yourself. But be warned, I have learnt that when you take things out of the cupboard, they don't put themselves back!

Vicky said...

Gorgeous cabinets! You're the envy of bloggerland with those beauties! Excuse me while I wipe the drool off my keyboard!

DH will get his turn! But he knows that it's best to take care of his sweetie first! Smart man! :)

Mary said...

I agree - forget the jewelry and bring on the shelves! When we converted our garage for my studio we built in a wall of shelves and I love them. Don't know what I'll do when we move.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Your sewing room cabinets are awesome. You'll be so organized now.

Ruth said...

The cupboards look great. Just think how many more quilts you'll be able to make now that you'll be so organised!

Gail said...

Tell hubby that you are the envy of all your cyber friends. I'd much rather have the shelves than jewelry-those are beautiful.

KCQuilter said...

Oh, wow, you lucky duck!!! Those cabinets are amazing. Happy belated birthday, too.

Fiona said...

How marvellous, and worth the wait I should think. Better than jewellery any day.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

It is a wonderful birthday gift - the gift of organization and de-clutter alone gives ones spirit a huge sense of peace... priceless. I see you enjoying many happy hours in your new sewing domain!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Cynthia said...

those cabinets are fantastic. They were certainly worth waiting for.

Sweet P said...

I've been thinking about your wonderful cabinets all day. What a wonderful, wonderful gift! I agree with you - forget jewelry or watches, give me something I can really use.

Dawn said...

Oh your cabinets are wonderful! Just looking at them makes me want to pull them out and play!

Judy said...

I got cabinets for christmas last year. It's better than jewelry isn't it. They look wonderful and will fill up fast!

cher said...

well, these cabinets were worth waiting for! and they lend such elegance to your room...good for you that it all fits within them!

Maureen said...

Fabulous Marcie! A quilters dream for sure!