Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Birthday wishes DO come true!!!!



I am always a bit shy about my birthday....but I sure wasn't quiet about my birthday wish this year!


It was ALL about IKEA.....so this past Saturday, Jim and I, and our neighbors too, all made the trek to where my birthday present was hiding in the warehouse.


The boys lifted the heavy boxes which would make my birthday wish come true.

My wish was that my sewing stash would stop looking like this ( all pulled out of the closet for THE transformation).....



To be placed orderly into my Expedit.....twenty four cubicles to hold all the fabric that I stash !!!!


Now it looks like this.....sorted by color and theme.....


....with bins opn top that hold my precuts just waiting for that moment of inspiration!!!!


But that wasn' t the only surprise. My students gifted me with the most wonderful "surprise" party.

The surprise happens each year (G) , but it still fills my heart to overflowing with gratitude for these wonderful ladies that come each Wednesday night.


Each week they inspire me with their projects and now even my Mom has joined our group. She wouldn't miss it for anything!!!!


I even have a furry student who knows to come for me for treats and goes to all the students for hugs.


I wish I had gotten a group shop...but THANK YOU girls from the bottom of my heart!!!!


You made my birthday SEW special, and SEW much fun!!!!

10 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Hope you had a fabulous birthday Annelies!

Candace Weiss said...

Ah, Ha. Now, I know what an EXPO Expidite is. That work out well for all of us quilters! What a great before and after.

Meghan Hein said...

Wow! The closet looks awesome and so does that cake. MMMM!

SheilaC said...

Happy Birthday!!! Your cake (and fabric) looks yummy :)

SheilaC

sunny said...

Happy Birthday! I am loving that closet!

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

Oh, I love the storage units...be good for yarn and cross stitch supplies too!!

And what a yummy cake!! Looked like grand day!!

sewingseeds4U said...

Happy Birthday! Your fabric looks wonderful all organized. Your a blessed girl indeed.

Carol said...

Happy Happy Birthday! What a wonderful party! Oh do I LOVE your shelves...

Pam said...

I love your closet ...soooo organized!!

Beverly said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Anne. So sorry I missed this. A bit behind I think. Love your IKEA shelves. Looks like a fun birthday with lots of friends too.