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!