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nanac 01-08-2021 01:31 PM

Best Christmas present
I went away for Christmas holidays, and when I got back, got a huge surprise. I had always just had totes ,boxes, and bags of fabric, notions and templates all over my quilting room. When I got home, my daughter had organized my fabric into like colors, and put all of my smallish fabrics into baskets of same color group. She hung up pegboard to organize my scissors, cutters, and acrylic squares and templates. She also bought some organizer towers for all of my small tools, and a 9-square cubby for my store-bought patterns and bindings.. Finally, she bought a large tote for all of my WIPs, and separated all of my cut fabric into plastic bags and placed pictures of like pieces, so I can see what I need without rooting for everything.
She put shelves in my closet for all of my fabric bolts, batting and backings and quilt kits and quilts I have cut out but not put together yet. That makes them easily accessible, but out of my way.
The first day I got back, I did nothing but sit in my brand new space, just enjoying how much better it looks. She even included a space for my fur babies to come take a nap if they choose. She literally thought of everything.
My hubby bought me an extra wide ironing board and an Oliso iron, so now I don't have to leave my quilt room all day, except for eating or potty-breaks.
what a huge gift!!!

Panchita 01-08-2021 01:39 PM

That sounds amazing! https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images/smilies/smile.png

SusieQOH 01-08-2021 01:49 PM

nanac- what an amazingly thoughtful family you have!! I bet you are just sitting there in wonder! You are going to have so much fun in your happy place ! :)

Julienm1 01-08-2021 01:55 PM

Can I hire your daughter? NM is right next door to TX!

You have a wonderful daughter and husband. Enjoy your wonderful and "new to you" studio!

cjsews 01-08-2021 02:06 PM

You are the luckiest person I know. Wish I had a room big enough to have all that space. What a gift

Jordan 01-08-2021 03:57 PM

That is the most wonderful gift. You are a very lucky person with very kind and thoughtful family members. They love you tons.

pocoellie 01-08-2021 04:01 PM

What a wonderful daughter you have, and also a great husband and what a wonderful gift to you. Enjoy your sewing room.

Jingle 01-08-2021 04:23 PM

Sounds wonderful, you are so lucky.

Quiltah Mama 01-08-2021 04:43 PM

What a great surprise. I bet your reaction was priceless.😎 Enjoy your new space.

Sharongn 01-08-2021 05:35 PM

Nanac, that is AWESOME! You are one lucky person to have such thoughtful daughter and husband. I can feel your warm vibes all the way up here in North Texas!

quiltingshorttimer 01-08-2021 06:07 PM

Wow! that is so awesome! I'd love that--although I'd have so much stuff that I should throw out! My Christmas present once Hubs and I get vaccinated is my daughter painting our bathrooms. I need to be thinking about color.

Fizzle 01-08-2021 06:24 PM

What an amazing gift!! Great job Daughter!

mrs. fitz 01-08-2021 08:42 PM

Could I please adopt your daughter? My guest room/sewing room has its own full bathroom and a view of the New York skyline that looks close enough to touch. I promise I'd be good to her!
And where did your husband find an Oliso iron? I need a new one and everywhere I've looked I see "not available" or "not in stock". Even MSQ was unable to give me any information on when they might get some in. After years of good use my current Oliso has stopped steaming.
Enjoy many happy projects in your decorated-with-love studio.

SueZQ from MN 01-08-2021 09:42 PM

What a wonderful surprise! It just shows that sometimes the best gifts aren't things at all, but true gifts from the heart.

sewingsuz 01-08-2021 09:42 PM

Your daughter is a lovely person and you HB to to that for you. What a nice gift and I bet when you saw it you could not believe your eyes. How wonderful for you. Have lots of fun in your Happy place!

IrishgalfromNJ 01-09-2021 01:03 AM

What a lovely gift. Your family is really tuned into your needs. Enjoy your organized space.

copycat 01-09-2021 03:03 AM

https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images/smilies/heart.gif What a lovely gift from your daughter! Enjoy your clean and organized space. Enjoy your new iron and board as well!

jmoore 01-09-2021 03:42 AM

What a thoughtful gesture...and a wonderful surprise. Enjoy your tidy sewing space.

mojo11 01-09-2021 05:15 AM

WOW! Your daughter is a treasure!!!

Rhonda K 01-09-2021 05:48 AM

That was major Christmas magic to pull off a makeover like that. Enjoy your room!

Carolyn71 01-09-2021 05:54 AM

Congratulations on raising such a wonderful, thoughtful daughter! Sounds like your husband and daughter are just as thankful for you as you are of them! Enjoy that new space. 🙏

christinelf 01-09-2021 07:30 AM

Sounds terrific. Can you share any photos?

cashs_mom 01-09-2021 08:50 AM

Wow, that's amazing Nanac! Enjoy your "new" space and hug your thoughtful daughter.

juliasb 01-10-2021 10:17 AM

How wonderful! I wish someone would do that for me. I have things everywhere in here. What a thoughtful family you have. Thanks for sharing this wonderful Christmas story.

SallyS 01-12-2021 10:50 AM

You are very loved!

Peckish 01-12-2021 12:12 PM

I love this! My son did something similar for my husband last year at Christmas - he cleaned and organized the garage (my husband's workshop) for his dad. I was so proud of my son. He said he wanted to give something to his dad but didn't have any money. I told him it was probably the best gift his dad had ever been given.
Sometimes "gifts of service" show the most love.

toogie 01-12-2021 12:58 PM

I am so happy for you! Best gift EV-ER ! I love my sewing room but if someone moved my 'things' I'd never find them. They wonder how I find them now, but I usually can put my hands on anything I need. What I do want to know is....Just HOW LONG WERE YOU GONE?-LOL lol

maryb119 01-12-2021 02:02 PM

WOW! Awesome gift!!!

Maggie_Sue 01-12-2021 03:56 PM

What a great surprise and great family, you were obviously a great teacher!!!

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