Friday, June 24, 2011


I am behind. I've not been quilting. I'm missing my sewing room. And, it looks like it will be a while before I can get back in there. :(

It's been one of those weeks. We've had people in our house everyday. And, believe me, I'm not complaining....except for those repair men. Don't really like them. But, otherwise, it's been dear friends here, and THAT I love.

But the down side is that it leaves less time for sewing and quilting.

I know I will get back to sewing and I'll get all caught up at some point in the near future. I just wanted to let you know what's happening.

And, here's a public service announcement:: Get your dryer vent checked.

About a year ago, shortly after we moved here, we bought a new washer and dryer. The high efficiency ones. Love them. But the dryer never seemed to work right. I was always having to run the load a second time. The dryer would cut off before the load was really good and dry.

I checked the trouble shooting part of the booklet that came with the dryer, adjusted this and that, nothing seemed to work. I thought I just needed to learn my new dryer. But the problem never got resolved.

So this week, we called the repair man out to look at our dryer. He discovered that the problem is that they dryer is not vented properly because the vent in the wall needs to be cleaned out. (Our dryer is located in the center of the house, not on an outside wall.)

Tomorrow, a man is coming to clean out the vent in the wall. Since we replaced the flexible vent hose, we thought we were fine. (And, we do clean check our flexible hose and clean around and under the dryer yearly.) But I never even thought of the wall vent. This house was built in the 80's and doubt anyone has thought to have the vent in the wall cleaned. I know I wouldn't think of it....I didn't think of it.

So, if your dryer is taking longer to dry, if it seems to really heat up when you use it, check your hoses and venting system. They may need to be cleaned or replaced.

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Thank you so much for praying!!!
We're jumping in PUDDLES here in Texas!!!!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Please pray......

for our friends, who live about 20 miles northwest of us (as the crow flies). They lost everything they own in a Texas wildfire. They have a large family of 9 children.... Two different churches are collecting items, gift cards and cash for the family. If you are interested, I can pass on the information.

And, today, we got word from two more families that they are evacuating as I write this.

Things here in Texas are so very dry and there are dozens of fires burning across the state.

Here is a map of the current wildfires in Texas.....

Pics of area fires.....

We are all praying for rain......just enough to put out the fires. We can't even remember the last time we had a good soaking rain.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Dina's Churn Dash

Here is a little quilt my sister in law made for me.

It's a Reproduction Mini. LOVE this one. Diane pieced it and I quilted and bound it.

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Time to spill the beans......

Guess who is going to be a big brother?????

Yes, my grandson. His daddy and mommy are going to have another baby in November. My daughter in law tells me we are going to have a Thanksgiving baby!!

We are beyond excited!!!!

Hand Dyed Baby Quilt

Here is the hand dyed fabric version of the Turning Twenty Around the Block. This is called the "lowfat" version of the quilt.

Made with my sister in law's hand dyed fabrics......neither pic does justice to the fabrics. The colors are somewhere between the two pics. Ugh. I can't stand my picture taking abilities.

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!

Paisley Rose Quilt

Another top......made a long time ago......

I can't remember the fabric line I used, but I'm sure someone will recognize it. I made this quilt using the pattern, Turning Twenty Around the Block. It's an easy pattern, and while I'm not totally in love with it, I think it's fine. I think I'm just a traditional quilter and would rather stick with more traditional quilts. I'd like to get this one quilted, but like ALL the others, it will have to wait in line. :)

This quilt is 79x95. It's between a full sized and a queen sized quilt.

The first pic shows the colors of the fabric more accurately.

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Simple Things Quilt Along....

Here are my fabric choices for the Simple Things Quilt Along. I chose to use my Christmas fabrics! I had about 40 different "darks and mediums" and probably 10 different "lights". This pic is of the "darks and mediums".

The lights (not shown) won't work for the quilt top, but I'm planning on using them for the back. They are really cute little prints, but they are busy, and because the darks/mediums are so busy, I needed a calmer light print for the background.

I'm not much into solid white or cream, so I chose this off white with a light red print (bought special for this quilt) for the background. I think it's going to be cute. And, I pulled this red from my stash, and am thinking of using it for the inner border.

I have a couple of fabrics that might work for the outer border, but I like to keep my options open and decide once the top is made. I'm certainly not cutting any borders until the top is complete, that way I can audition fabrics.

I've had most of these fabrics for a L O N G time. I bought them and then, because they were so different and didn't seem to work together, I never used them. Now that I'm all about scrap quilts and I understand value and such so much better, I can finally use them. I think this is going to be a cute quilt. :)

Visit Carol's blog, Brown Quilts, to see a picture of the quilt we will making! You may have to scroll through some postings to find the quilt. :)

The quilt is all cut out and I'm just waiting for the first block pattern to be released. If you haven't joined yet, there is still time. Cutting the fabric didn't take too long. Maybe you have some Christmas fabrics in your stash that you can use.

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Saturday in the Sewing Room

It's a quiet day around our house today, and so I'm spending my Saturday in the sewing room. I am working on piecing my Nine Patch Utility Quilt! All the blocks are done and I just need to get the top put together.

I have a couple of other projects lined up once that is done. I need to piece the backing for my Homespun Stars quilt and then I'll need to complete the first step in the Simple Things Quilt Along. I'll show you my fabric choices later.....finally using some fabrics I've had for YEARS! :)

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Wanna trade????

Going through those old quilt tops in the cabinet, I came upon these.....

I made them just because they were fun and I thought that they would be nice little quilts to give as gifts. I fused them down and, then I tried to machine applique them. Oops. I originally made four of them. The one I tried it machine applique on, got thrown away. It was SO bad.

Now, these three are left.

Would you like one???

I propose a trade.

Send me some pics or links of your machine applique work (just making sure you can do nicer work than I did!!), and I'll send these three to you. You can machine applique them down for me, keep one for yourself and send the other two back to me. Your choice of which one to keep.

These panels measure 9 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches.

Let me know if you are interested.

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Quilt tops.......

So, let me ask you a question. How many quilt tops do you have?? Unfinished, unquilted. :)

I have quite a few. And, yesterday I got curious. I took them all out of the cabinet and took a look. I photographed them (not great pics) and measured them. I wrote it all down and whether they needed backings made or borders added on. No excuses for not getting to them now, right??

Oh my!

I hate to admit how many tops I have...and I don't think I will. :) I'm too embarrassed.

How about I show you a couple of them over the next few weeks......and we'll pretend that I'm doing a quilt show???

Here is one I did from Bonnie Hunter's website. It's called Basket Weave Strings. This quilt is 67x73.

And, here is another top.... Another Scrappy Sixteen Patch. Can you tell I love squares??? :) No pattern used, just a scrap quilt that I hand pieced. Can you believe that? Nuts. :D
This quilt is 75x86.

I have enough tops to last me a lifetime.....I'll never run out of tops to quilt. But, do you really think I'm going to stop making tops. NO WAY! :)

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011




or perhaps I'll simply call this one "My First Quilt".

In 1992, my sister-in-law, taught me the basics of hand piecing. Once I made a couple of blocks, I decided it was time to make a quilt. We didn't have much money, and I really wasn't sure I was going to like this whole "quilting thing", so I used what I had. Mostly cotton fabrics that I had sewn clothing, curtains, tablecloths, shower curtains, sleep shorts, dresses, and other such stuff with.

I made a nine patch block, alternating with a "plain" block. But honey, these aren't really plain blocks. They are LOUD blocks, just like the fabrics found in the nine patches. The quilt is not quite as hideous to me as it once was. It actually has a bit of charm for me. And, I love looking at the fabrics in it and remembering all the projects I had made, the clothing my kiddos wore.

I never quilted it, but I think I will someday soon. It wouldn't take long and it would be a fun quilt to snuggle under and laugh at with my kids. I know one day they will probably fight over this homely as it is.

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Borders done!

I'm really happy with this quilt!

Special thanks to my Dear Sister-in-law,
Diane, at Dyed Quilting!!!!! She is the one who helped me take the original pattern found in the book Amazingly Simple Star Quilts, and make the quilt a bit larger. I'm more into twin or full sized quilts for cuddling with. :)

Now that I've finished piecing this quilt, I think I'll move on to piecing those nine patches I started playing with a few weeks ago. I have almost 50 made already. I pulled more strips from my Scrap User's System, and have them ready to piece together.

Any ideas for a setting?? I'm thinking of alternating with plain blocks, no borders. More like our grandmother's used to make. Kind of like a utility quilt??

And, I have to choose a quilt to start hand quilting.....I have these two choices up first.

Homespun Stars

or Spider Web

I have the backing already made for the Spider Web quilt, but I still have to remove some papers before I can start quilting. Ick. And, the Homespun Stars quilt doesn't have a backing ready, but I think I can do that pretty quickly.

Perhaps this afternoon I can piece the backing for the Homespun Stars quilt and maybe get it basted tomorrow??? Then I can work on removing papers from the Spider Web quilt in the evening while I watch television and have the it ready for quilting next.

Sounds like I've made a decision. :)

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Hopscotch Quilt......

is done!!!! Woot!

I took my quilt out this afternoon to get a quick pic. As soon as the washer is empty, it's going in, so it can get all wrinkled. My favorite quilty look. :)

Now, to decide on which quilt to start hand quilting next!

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!!!!

Simple Things Quilt Along

I read Carol's blog, Brown Quilts. Thursday she announced that she and Kelly were going to do a Quilt Along. I love the quilt they are making and I was so tempted! I have so many quilts in progress and even have ideas and fabrics pulled for a couple of tops. I really didn't think I should jump into another top.

And, then I read Darlene's blog. Darlene had lost her mojo and was feeling inspired by this Quilt Along. I was so happy for her and then before I knew it, I was caught up in the excitement and told her she was making me rethinking it.

Now, I'm afraid, I have to do this quilt along! Oh my. Like I don't have enough on my plate over here. :)

This is all Darlene's fault! LOL

I've got to start pulling fabrics!!! This is going to be fun. I really enjoyed the last quilt along I did.

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Yay!! I had a few minutes this evening to play with my plaids. Here are the choices I had to work with.

And, these are the ones I chose.

I even had time to cut them and lay them out to admire my choices. :) They aren't sewn on yet, but it shouldn't take long!

Oh yeah, I'm loving this quilt......

And, it looks like it may be the weekend before I get to show my Hopscotch Quilt. I still have a tiny bit of work to do on it, maybe 2 hours of work???

Happy Quilting!!!!!!

You gotta know I'm quilting.....

I really am. I've been hand quilting on my Hopscotch Quilt and I'm almost done. I can't wait to show you pics. I'm really loving it.

And, I've made a few more nine patches. I'm thinking I need to start auditioning fabrics for the alternating block. I'm doing a simple plain block. But, I do reserve the right to change my mind! LOL

OH, and guess what came in the mail yesterday??? Plaid fabrics!!!! Oh my! They are lovely. I'll show pics of those too! Looks like I might be able to get some borders on my Homespun Stars quilt this weekend! Woot!

But, for sewing for me. I'm off to get a hair cut and then this afternoon, a trip to get Dear Younger Daughter's teeth cleaned. Ugh. Three to four trips a year for that since she has braces! Have to keep those teeth healthy!! House work in between since the end of this week is going to be busy with friends coming over! Fun stuff!!!! :)

And, finally, Theresa asked about quilt shops in the Spring Texas area. I would have sent her a private message, but she is a no-reply blogger. Here are the four I know of. If anyone knows of any others, please let me know.

GRS Creations and Fabrics
302 Main St # A
Spring, TX 77373-8374

Quakertown Quilts
25823 Budde Road
The Woodlands, Texas

The Needle Nest
2219 Sawdust Road
The Woodlands, TX 77380

The Hen House
5701 Louetta Road Suite 200

Spring, TX 77379-7928

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The trouble with homespun....

I've been to about 6 or 7 quilt shops from Spring, Texas down to Galveston. And guess what I found??? Very little to NO homespun.

I was told at the last shop, yesterday, "Homespun really isn't in style anymore." Oh really??

I understand each store has it's own "style" and carries fabric that the owner loves, but to tell me homespun isn't in style??? I don't know.

So, I did what I didn't want to do. I Googled "homespun fabric". I found several online shops that specialize in homespuns. And, I ordered three different pieces of fabrics. One or two should work, right?? I have some pieces large enough for the inner border I have planned....and I'll see what works once they get here.

I don't know, I've always been a bit behind the times.....I still like homespun fabrics. I've been collecting them for a long time. I made a little throw about 10 years ago, made with homespun. And, now I've made Homespun Stars. Sounds like a real trend at my house. :)

Jubilee Homespun

Hugs and Stitches

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The mess I told you about.....

When I first started quilting, I pieced by hand. Everything. I wanted to be a purist.

But the problem was this: I wasn't a perfectionist. Face it, I wasn't even good at it. Most of my blocks were a mess. I was constantly asking my sister in law, "What's wrong with it?" She tried to help me, but the fact is, I wasn't a careful template tracer, and I sewed in giant stitches, and I didn't stay on the sewing lines.

Eventually, I got a bit better. And, I even tried teaching some friends. They did their best too. And, they struggled like I did.

Then we all changed to machine piecing. And, some of us continued quilting and have improved our skill.

I'm still not a great quilter. But I do well enough. I don't show my work up close. LOL The main thing is that I love quilting. And, I enjoy the process (most of the time).

But there is a problem. I have lots of orphan blocks and bits. A lot of them were made by my friends. I've even had people I don't know give me stuff when they find out I quilt. And, I ended up with a drawer full of orphan blocks.

Most of them are hand pieced. And, they are badly done. I should just throw them away, but I can't. And, I can't cut them to square them off. Oh, and I forgot to add that this was before I understood about contrast! Everything blends together into a muddled mess! Ugh.

So I spent time yesterday pulling out the "brighter" blocks and bits and started adding sashing, etc. so that I could lop off some fabric and end up with something square.

I didn't worry about seam allowances, etc. on those hand pieced blocks. I just sewed a piece of fabric onto the block in a straight line, ignoring any missing points, etc.

Here is what I started with:

And, here is what I have now:

There are plenty more blocks to play with. Lots of "stuff" still left over. I don't know what I'm doing here, just trying to use up some blocks and empty a drawer. I did throw some REALLY bad blocks away. But these weren't too bad. (Ha!)

Isn't it a horrid mess????

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Homespun Stars.....

The top is done, all except the borders. I'm going to try to make a run to the quilt shop after my dentist appointment tomorrow and see if I can find something I LOVE for the borders.

I'm glad to have this one about done. It was a fun project to work on.

Wait til you see what mess I've gotten into now.....oh my.


Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Grandsons are the best!

The stars are out!!

All the stars are made, the quilt is resting on the living room floor and I've begun the process of putting the top together.

I'm really loving this quilt.

I didn't get much time this weekend to sew, what with all the family here. But the beginning of the week should be much slower and I just might find some time to sew the larger four patch blocks together and start on the rows.

We'll see how far I get.....

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Thinking about borders....

and leaning toward a red inner border (2 inch or so) and a dark blue outer border (4 1/2 inch or so) for the Homespun Stars quilt. Both in plaids.

I think I have the red covered, but does anyone know of a good blue plaid for the outer border?? It's not easy for me to find plaid quilting fabric online.

Let me know.....send me a link or the name of the fabric line.

Happy Quilting!!!!!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Yes, I removed the two stars with white backgrounds. They are now in the orphan blocks drawer. Someday they will make it into a quilt. :)

So, what do you think?? Does it look better?? I think so.

And, this is what else I did today..... I put in a bunch of bedding plants, about 80 of them. And, because of the drought, we almost lost some of our ornamental grass. I'm trying to water them and praying they come back.

One step at a time.

I'll show my garden in a couple of days. We're getting ready for our son, daughter in law and GRANDSON who are coming tomorrow!!! I'm sure I won't be doing much quilting this weekend.

Happy Quilting!!!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mini Respite and Homespun Stars....

I arrived home yesterday from a short mini respite trip. I try to take them about 3-4 times a year. As most of you know, I am a full time caregiver for my husband who was diagnosed with MS eleven years ago. He needs complete care, and can't do anything for himself, except lift a water glass and sometimes he can feed himself finger foods.

Anyway, I took a trip to Galveston Island and stayed in a Bed & Breakfast. My hostess was a precious lady who likes to give hugs. She waited on me hand and foot. I got to soak in a nice bath, watch movies, read and did a bit of hand quilting, all without being interrupted. I drove around the island, ate a delish steak at Saltgrass, walked on the beach and rested.

I had an AMAZING time!

On the way home, I stopped by some quilt shops and picked up some more fabrics. I found several indigos, some reproductions and a couple of plaids.

And speaking of plaids, I followed my SIL's advice and have started making my (our) version of Homespun Stars. I'm loving it!!! I'm making more blocks, so I'm able to use lots of different fabrics. This quilt is looking scrappy....and you know those are my favorite quilts! I'm planning on adding two borders.

(I added in a couple of white backgrounds, and now I'm thinking I don't like those two blocks....they stand out too much. What do you think?? Should I ditch them??)

I'm not sure this is how I will set the blocks, but as I finish the smaller stars, I'll move things around. But overall, I'm loving this quilt. It's taken over my nine patches in priority. :) Those nine patches will still be there, right.

And, I'm still quilting on the Hopscotch Quilt. I'm really loving it too.

I had a dental appointment right before my trip to Galveston, and had a temporary crown put on. The temporary crown was bothering me so badly, I've been having to take Vicodin. :( I went back in today and the dentist trimmed the crown up a bit. We think it was pushing on my gums causing discomfort. I'm feeling a bit better and I'm really hoping it gets better. Soon. The permanent crown should be ready next week.

Ok....enough chit chat. Back to the sewing room! :)

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Amazingly Simple Star Quilts

I've had this book for a while, but I've never made anything from it. Amazingly Simple Star Quilts by Jeanne Stauffer and Sandra L Hatch.

One of my goals is to make at least one quilt from every book I own. After all, I bought the book because at least one quilt appealed to me, right?? I have a couple of quilts in this book that I really like....

This week, I started playing with my fabric and moving things around and found some plaids that I've had FOREVER. I remembered that there was a quilt in one of my books that I loved and pulled out the book Amazingly Simple Star Quilts. I found the quilt I was thinking about. It's called Homespun Stars.

This is a simple quilt. But star blocks, especially the Sawtooth Star, have always been a favorite. I'm making this one using Homespun plaids, one printed plaid, some brushed cottons and stripes. Thus far, I am making it following the pattern, as far as size. But the closer I get to finishing all the blocks, I'm wondering if I need to make this quilt a bit bigger?? I have enough fabric. I just can't imagine needing a quilt that is 59 inches square. I won't be hanging this one...I'd like to be able to use it someday. Maybe I should make it at least big enough to cuddle under.

What do you think, should I make it larger??

Edited to add a picture of the quilt in the book.

Edited again to add my sister in law's idea to make the quilt larger.

Happy Quilting!!!!!!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Oh my!

This past week, Dear Younger Daughter told me that she would like to make a quilt. So, being a good mother (and an encouraging quilter), we ran right out and picked up some fabric for her.

I let her pick it out all by herself....these fabrics really are the three she chose. I think she did a great job! It's funny because her comforter is very similar to the brown dot fabric. :)

I'm doing the cutting, and she's sewing and pressing. So far, we've only made two blocks. That's because something is weird and I can't figure out what it is. The blocks are coming out....what is the word....weird. Some of her seams aren't exactly straight and that I understand. But the block looks twisted. Anyway, she and I both were frustrated.....fortunately not with each other. And, we left the blocks sitting. We are both hoping to get back to her quilt soon.

We are making a mock trip around the world pattern, found HERE.

I saw this quilt on Pat's blog, Bell Creek Quilts, and thought it would be a great quilt for my daughter to start with. (She did have a tiny bit of sewing experience.) Pat was so kind and sent me a lengthy e-mail with great info about this quilt and how to make it. I was curious how much yardage was needed. Thanks to Pat's info, I purchased enough to make the quilt large (just in case)....but we'll stop when Dear Younger Daughter tires of it or thinks it's big enough. I will do the quilting for her.

I had another horrid dental appointment yesterday, and have had to take some pain meds afterward. Feeling a bit better today though. But now, I've got to focus on cleaning. Ick. Maybe Friday, I'll be able to get back to sewing...

I did make a few more nine patches....I now have 30 of them. I'm thinking about the layout, etc. and I'm thinking I need 60 or so. I put ten of them together each time I sit down, and they go together quickly, so it won't be hard to get the rest of them done. I'm thinking of alternating with plain blocks, so that when I quilt it, the quilting will really show. And, I'm thinking of making it without borders. Kind of a "utility quilt" look. Nothing matchy, matchy, lots of different fabrics...a nod to our quilting ancestors. Quilts like my maternal grandmother used to make, using what she had. (My paternal grandmother made beautiful quilts.)

Oh, and I also organized my fabric folded on the shelves. Moved them around a bit, sorted (a bit) by color, etc. It was fun playing with my fabrics again.

And, then, I ran across some plaids I had purchased long ago.....and am thinking of cutting out another quilt (I did cut out one block). I know, I know.....I have so many UFO's I really should start on them, but I just can't help myself! I'll give you a peek in a few days.

Now, I'm off to clean house and get ready for our Small Group Meeting from church tonight. Can't wait to see my sweet friends.

And, Thursday, before the dentist appointment, I was able to get all four Give Away Winners prizes in the mail. So, be on the lookout for them! Woo hoo!!!! Hoping they each let me see their projects when they are done. I know I'll be a bit jealous and wish I had them back!! LOL No, I'll be gracious and just be happy for them. :)

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day goings on....

So for Mother's Day, I did nothing. AMAZINGLY wonderful. :) My kiddos went to church, as usual, but I stayed home with Dear Hubby. I drank coffee, hand quilted, and even took a nap.

My kids brought home roses, a card, and a couple of gifts cards: one for iTunes and one for a Spa. Nice.

They also bought dinner, Chinese food, and we all piled into my bedroom and watched "Never a Dull Moment" (1968, Dick Van Dyke) and one DVRd episode of Saturday Night Live.

It really was a pleasant day. I kept playing the Mother's Day Card....."I can't do that, it's Mother's Day", and was able to get out of everything I didn't want to do. :)

I've quilted 30 of the 48 blocks on my Hopscotch Quilt. Still puttering along....

And, this past week I made some nine patch blocks, just for fun.

I'm thinking I need to put another quilt top together, so I don't forget how to piece in the midst of all this hand quilting!!

They are made using my 3 inch strips. So, they finish at 7 1/2 inches. Weird size, I know. But I am determined to use up all these strips I have cut. I have them in every size, and I am constantly looking for scrap quilt patterns that use the strips I have already cut up. I'm in love with squares.....and since I'm currently quilting a sixteen patch quilt, I changed it up and made nine patches. :)

Ok, that's about it for Happy Quilting!!!!!!!


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Oh so nice....

Our anniversary is the end of this month.....and of course, Mother's Day is tomorrow. Dear Hubby sent me out shopping for this::

I'm in love with it. I LOVE the color, and I can't wait to fill the bottom two shelves with quilts that I've finished. A couple of my quilts are out camping this weekend (with Dear Older Daughter) and one is at an EMT station (where my son works and sleeps), and all the others are either on a bed here, or are small wall hanging quilts or have been given away.

The quilter's children have no quilts!

The cabinet has beadboard backing and stained shelves. It's super sturdy and has beveled glass. Sigh.

We had a large computer armoire in this spot and it took up so much room, both physically and visually. Now that Dear Hubby is not able to get out of bed, we have gotten rid of the big desk top computer and Dear Older Son put together a nice laptop for Dear Hubby. (And, he has an iPad too.)

I've wanted one of these cabinets for oh so long.....and I finally have one. Rather expensive for our normal gifts, so I'm combining Mother's Day and anniversary. :) I do have the sweetest hubby.

Happy Mother's Day (and anniversary) to me!!!!!!