Sunday, April 15, 2007

My thread & notion cabinet!

Stephen has finally finished my custom cabinet. Please excuse my messy sewing area. I'm in the middle of re-arranging my closets and didn't want to take the time to clean the room before taking a picture. I know you quilters understand!

What is neat about this cabinet is that it's built out of old barn wood. When our friend down the street tore down an old dilapidated horse and carriage barn, my husband had the opportunity to salvage some of the wood. The majority of the houses on my street were built more than 150 years ago. Of course with time the street did acquire more modern houses but none the less, there are quite a few older homes, mine being one of them. Perhaps one day I will take a picture of my dream home. It would be marvelous for quilt retreats!

There are four (4) drawers built specifically for my spools of thread. Although I only have two (2) and 2/9th of the thread drawers filled, with time I can expand my thread collection. For the moment, the top drawer is used for bobbin thread and notions related to embroidery. I have two 45 mm rotary cutters and I never seem to remember which one has a "bad" blade, without scrutinizing the blade despite a sticker on one cutter, for cutting non fabric items. I decided that I would now place it in the notion drawer and keep my other ones in my tool basket.

The three (3) larger drawers will be used for miscellaneous items such as my hoops etc. One drawer will house my embroidery unit. It will be nice to have everything organized in one place. Another bonus is that it's on wheels so that I can bring the cabinet close to my work area.

One thing that is left to do is insert the dowels for holding the spools of thread. Until the inserts are done I will use a cardboard divider. No sense not using the cabinet until he gets it done!

Off to embroider my label! Wish me luck!

20 comments:

Quilting Kim said...

WOW - What a great cabinet. You must feel oh so organized. Good luck with the embroidery labels.

joyce said...

That is a beautiful cabinet both inside and out. Lucky you.

Marcie said...

Fabulous cabinet! Very talented husband! My son is a cabinet maker, but we live too far apart for it to do me any good! I know you will enjoy that beautiful piece of furniture!

Morah said...

Oh boy am I jealous. The cabinet is great. I really need my dad to move closer to me....and bring all his woodworking equipment. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sweet P said...

What a fabulous cabinet! Does your DH make items for others? Enjoy your new cabinet.

Vicki W said...

Beautiful and functional too! What a wonderful cabinet.

Kathy Wagner said...

Wonderful piece of furniture and so functional. Great idea to have it on wheels! Enjoy!

Leigh said...

Your cabinet is fantastic!Wanna swap husbands?? No just kidding mine is a treasure.
The timber is beautiful, it's great that you know the history of it.
It makes a lovely piece of furniture.

Connie said...

I'm impressed with his talents once again...it's wonderful. It sure is easier to sew/quilt when supplies are all organized...and you are! Kudos to hubby.

Darlene said...

It's beyond beautiful. Stephen is incredibly talented. Enjoy!

Kim said...

Very nice! Tell your hubby you're the envy of all of us. I bet even George Clooney can't build a cabinet that nice!

Anne Heidi said...

Congratulations- that is a wonderful thread cabinet! Your husband is really talented.

Rose said...

A beautiful and soooo useful piece of furniture with a history as well.....lucky girl!!! i love it!!!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

This is an incredible cabinet! My husband and I have been working on a thread storage system for drawers beneath my cutting label, I'm eager for him to see this! Great post! You'll love your new software! :)

Nancy in MT said...

Beautiful cabinet, now that's a talented husband.

swooze said...

Your cabinet is great! Hubby is very talented. I am trying to sort my room now so I can determine my storage needs.

Wendy said...

You must feel very special! The cabinet makes us all jealous. What a beautiful piece of furniture for your sewing room.

Dawn said...

Oh my goodness! When you said DH was a wonderful woodworker I never imagined! It is beautiful! You can just send it down to IL!

Anonymous said...

Well done S!

What a gorgeous cabinet. Lucky you!!

Cheryl & the Cats in OZ

Anonymous said...

this cabinet is just beautiful.
YOU are so lucky to have a husband that can build things like this!
So what is he building you next????
I love the fact that he used old wood, to be treasured even more.
Kathie in NJ

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