Sunday, February 19, 2012

I've Got Something to Show You

I don't know if I told you but we celebrated our 23 wedding anniversary while visiting our son.  Terry said he had a present for me at home.  Yesterday he finally got around to giving it to me.  And here it is...



Isn't it a beauty.  It has fabrics from the 1860's to the 1920's.  I really love it.  It is a good thing he likes quilts as much as I do.  Yep...he did good.

On Thursday we went to my new favorite store..IKEA.  We had gone before and I saw these units that held 6 wire baskets each.  It worked out to 30 dollars a unit.  Well lets just say my sewing room definitely needed some storage help.  I talked Terry into letting me get 4 units.  It took me 3 days to build them, fill them and I'm still cleaning.  But I now have a new home for my fat quarters, and projects I'm working on.  However, I still have 3 or 4 storage boxes of FQ that I need to find room.  But that's for another day.  Here are what they look like.



For the first time in years I can actually walk straight to my sewing table without bumping into things...lol

Rumor has it that my first quilt for Quiltmaker's 2012 Scrap Squad will be posted tomorrow on their blog.  I'll let you know.

Also, my granddaughter Ashley is in another Hockey Tournament this weekend.  Yesterday they won the first game 3 - 0,  They lost the second game but she scored the first goal.  They are playing again today and she said she would email me the outcome. 

I hope your weekend is a good one.  Are you sewing?  I hope to finally get to work on something today.  The fun thing about cleaning and reorganizing my sewing room is I found some projects I had started and forgot about.

Wishing you a Quilty day!

Hugs, Cathy

14 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

Oh what a lovely quilt! I could just study those fabrics for hours.... your hubby done good!

Love those storage units. I have two and would love to have more...

Maureen said...

A log cabin with wonderful graphic appeal - it's a beauty to me!
I love IKEA, too. It's such a good motivator when things are neat and organized. We are getting ready to paint the basement which is my sewing room. I plan to rearrange furniture and do some organizing, too.
Congrats on your Quiltmaker post!

Martha said...

What a lovely, thoughtful gift!! Awesome!!! So sweet :^)

Betty Lou said...

Beautiful quilt and sweet hubby. Your storage shelves seem like such a good idea. My fabric is all in drawers and they get lost when you can't see them. Happy 23rd.

Linda said...

Gorgeous quilt!!!!!!!!

Joanne said...

Fabulous quilt! Happy Anniversary too (we celebrated our 23rd anniversary last Saturday).
I'm quilting this weekend, as well as some much needed storage room cleaning.

Allie said...

Happy Anniversary, hon, what a spectacular gift from hubby! That is an amazing quilt, so gorgeous. I guess you'll keep him, lol.

Your baskets are great - wouldn't it be lovely to have a wall full, lol. Can't wait to see your quilt!

Lori said...

What a beautiful and special gift!!

Are the storage things from Ikea free standing? Looks great!!

Doniene said...

What an absolutely wonderful quilt!! Love scrappy log cabins - going to make one someday!!

Tell Ashely - way to go girl!!!

libbyquilter said...

your husband is definatelyl a keeper~!!~that is a wonderful quilt that he picked out for you~!

:-)
libbyQ

Cheryl said...

Perfect anniversary gift!

Mama Pea said...

What a great gift! And I love your Ikea baskets. I hope to get some of those one day. My sewing room really needs help. That hockey girl is doing great!!!

Janet O. said...

That is a wonderful gift! What a beautiful Log Cabin quilt!!
I need to get to Ikea, it seems. I keep seeing great things people have purchased there. I think the nearest one is almost two hours away, but maybe it would be worth a day trip!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, that is such a very thoughtful gift. Love it.
Great way to get organized.