Saturday, October 9, 2010

Dad Helps Me Sew

My dad was at Great-Uncle Paul's auction last week and saw a curious cabinet up for sale.  He thought I might like it.

He bought it for me.
I nearly cried with joy and gratitude. I have the best dad ever.

It's some kind of sewing cabinet that unfolds into tons of compartments.  I call it my sewing valet.  It was still full of Anna Mae's things, most of which I kept.  Since I didn't know the age of the thread, I passed it on to the children.

I spent a delightful hour empyting my broken sewing basket from Grandma Weaver and sorting other sundries into the sewing valet. I made the sewing basket into a workbasket because it is so sentimental (if ugly). I had been wanting to replace the sewing basket, but not with a (horrors!) plastic tub and my sewing spot may be evolving in the future, so this sewing valet is absolutely perfect. I also adore cubbyholes.

 My sewing closet is roomier now because the sewing valet fits neatly between the piano and bookcase  nearby.  I'll say it again:  I have the best dad ever.

I am working hard at various projects, most of which I plan to reveal next week in a giant show and tell (ack! I gave myself a deadline!). Well, maybe in the next week or two.  New things afoot. . .


Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

!!!!!!!! What a perfectly lovely, delightful, sentimental, and practical gift! It's perfect.

Can't wait for your show and tell...

Florrie said...

I have a wooden sewing box almost identical to yours. I was lucky enough to find it in a charity shop for £5.00. Yours looks tidier than mine though.

I also can't wait to see what you've been making.

Laura said...

What a lovely sewing cabinet - and how fun to have a few sewing sundries still in it!

Looking forward to seeing your projects!

Anonymous said...

How lovely and practical. The best of both worlds! My sewing basket beats yours for ugliness; being a solid specimen from the 1970's with multicolored pleather inserts along the sides. It was a gift from my Grammy, and I just can't make myself replace it.

I can't wait for your unveiling of new projects!

Melissa said...

that's great Margo. Enjoy. Although I might have to fight you for 'best father' bragging rights, although your dad's a pretty great father-in-law. Have a wonderful day.

Deanna Beth said...

I just delight in "just right" gifts like that. I love a family member who pays attention.


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