Tuesday, March 25, 2008

What a wonderful guy!

I did say in my last post that the Easter weather forecast was less than kind

The weathermen were true to their word and the weekend was very chilly with plenty of squally wintry showers
So inside activities were the order of the day
I'm still on a heart kick and here are two more centres, one in sand, the other in pale pastels. I have two others also done, a red and blue plaid version as a swap for Karol-Ann when she returns from her travels in exchange for some African fabric and then a green plaid version.
Nigel has been on a mission this past few weeks - my pile of fabric on my sewing surface has been breeding and lo and behold there were similar 'nests' in the conservatory, the dining room and the lounge. To be fair he's a very tolerant man - he has to be putting up with me - but these ever increasing mounds were starting to seriously depress him and so he's been on 'low-level nag mode' for a few weeks trying to encourage me to clear them.
This weekend with us all stuck inside seemed the ideal opportunity to have a sort-out.
As a reward for clearing it all up he made me a new unit for my sewing area which is just the right height for cutting and pressing
Two old kitchen cabinets and a length of work surface from the junk in the garage coupled with some extendable legs from the DIY store yesterday and VOILA!!! An excellent afternoon's work!
Now of course the problem is, all that exercise I used to get walking the length of the house from sewing machine to ironing board won't happen now as they're right next door to each other - still think of the exercise my knees will get jumping up from my chair every few seconds
He truly is a star!!!!!


Screen Door said...

My goodness he LOVES you!!!! Just when you get the guys figured out -- Wham!!they do something special... I think he's a keeper...I love your new set up.

Fiona said...

But how will you be able to tear yourself away from that cosy little nest with everything nice and close to hand? Love the hearts BTW, no wonder you're addicted to them.

Stacy A. said...

He did a great job. I have noticed that when I start cleaning my husband feels like he should support that, so he starts organizing and cleaning too. It works good cause I'm the cleaner and he's the organizer!
Check out your heart phase. One day you'll look back and say "remember that heart phase I was in?" I love when I get in a phase like that, and have proof of it because I made so much. Sorry about the Easter Weather. Ours was cold and windy too. Have a good day. Love Stacy

jovaliquilts said...

What a great station! Your husband is definitely a keeper. :)

The hearts are very sweet, too. Such a different feel about them depending on what fabric you use.

Karol-Ann said...

OOOhh! I'm getting excited about mine. Glad you didn't show it, I'm NO good about surprises.

A table at the right height, now that's true love!! What a wonderful chap - Thank you Mr B is what I say.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Wow is that something great or what? So happy for you. (first time visitor here)


loulee1 said...

I think on the whole we quilters are a pretty lucky bunch, we seem to attract a rather tolerant breed. Mine nags occasionally about the threads. Apparently there is a path of threads trailed everywhere I go!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Wasn't the weather dreadful! We did a lot of sorting and cleaning and now have a large amount ready for the charity shop. Just a bit of warmth and sunshine during this Easter Break would be nice.

Clare said...

We may whinge and moan about them, but when it comes to cabinets, sewing tables and design walls they really are the best!

Rummaging in the boxes for you!

Anonymous said...

I just love all the little hearts your making. Your work station looks great, you may even get more work done just because you wont have to walk so far!

Cascade Lily said...

Well done Nigel! How did Karen go with the hearts? Bet she loved them!

Sweet P said...

You heart quilts are adorable. Your DH is great. What a wonderful sewing space you have now.

meggie said...

I must be a girly girl. I love the pastels!!
What a man! How cool is that! I was sitting thinking I wished I had space to have the iron close to my machine yesterday. Not going to happen here.

Juliann in WA said...

Yeah for husbands who value our craft enough to build shelves! I love your hearts. Looks like some fun take along projects.