September is birthday month....and I have been sooooo preoccupied with my Mom's 88th birthday party, that I have hardly given thought that I am having a birthday too!!!!
I am never a big birthday party kind of girl. Mostly I get a bit shy with the attention, but this year I don't need any FUSS, I just need ( HUGELY NEED) my birthday present to come from IKEA.
My sewing room is in need of some major organization. The big plastic tubs full of stash worked for a while. But then there came tub on top of tub and it just became easier to buy more fabric than to move tubs to get to my stash. Things have been a LOT out of control.
Then one day I saw photos of Anne Sutton's ( Bunnyhill) sewing studio. It was PERFECT....the sewing room of my dreams.
I loved the cubicles and thought I would take a chance to email Anne and ask where they were from. I didn't really dream she would write me back ( I am SEW unworthy), but the next morning my favorite designer in the world led me to the Ikea site and so my birthday dreams began.
On the way back from the convent retreat, Linda and I dropped in at the Temecula Quilt Factory. The shop was delightful, but my heart soared when I saw THE cubbies used to display the store's wares.
The cubbies were substantial and I am sure can withstand the weight of my stash!!! I haven't stopped dreaming of my sewing room since.
I will have to wait a bit....family from Holland will arrive next week to help with the birthday celebration for Oma. I will not sew a stitch between now and then, and instead I will plot and dream till I can convince Jim to take me to IKEA.
I am hoping someday soon that my sewing closet will look just like this one belonging to Miss Bunnyhill.
What a delight it will be to be reintroduced to fabrics that have been hiding in bins. Sort of like opening up LOTS of Birthday gifts.....and for once I will even revel in the fuss!!!