06 July, 2007

Thread--Out Of Sight

Ever since my sewing table has been installed I've been looking for a way to store my thread spools. They used to occupy two large thread "trees" which sat on a long, narrow table behind my sewing chair. When the larger sewing table entered The Studio the narrow table migrated to
the attic to make more room for maneuvering the chair between the two installed machines. The physical set-up is ideal but my thread supply was relegated, temporarily, to trays placed under the cutting table where the spools were hard to reach (except for Hannes who nibbled on the ends of a few~) and time consuming to retrieve. Solution: shallow drawers mounted directly beneath the cutting surface that accommodate the thread trays. These allow the thread to be easily accessed (by me!) and quickly referenced by color and type. All this and a bonus, too: the drawers close tightly to prevent dust and light from ruining the thread! My husband has been working on the drawers in his workshop and they're even more wonderful than I had imagined. There will be two for thread, another one directly under this one, and one identical drawer beside this one that will eventually hold my rotary cutters and acrylic rulers, freeing up more valuable space. I'm already feeling much more organized and efficient!
Life is Good!

13 comments:

Nancy said...

Wonderful drawers. Wonderful husband, too.

mamaspark said...

These are amazing. I'm still jealous that you have built in anything in a "real" sewing space! (I have permenantly taken over our living room!! You have a great DH!!

dot said...

Very nice. I think you have a keeper.

Helen said...

Great idea!

Shelina said...

That looks great! Now we will be expecting even more quilts out of you! Its wonderful that your husband is so handy, and thoughtful.

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

That is wonderful. I love it. I HAVE to get my room in order. Your husband is soooo talented.

Libby said...

A very nice solution (neat, too *s*)

paula, the quilter said...

What are re those white trays? They look like some flatware trays I saw at Target.

atet said...

What a wonderful husband!

JudyL said...

Great way to store the thread and keep dust and light off it!

meggie said...

Lucky you! Mr G is very clever & what a lovely idea. Hannes must be rather like Leo- he has remodelled some of my thread too.

teodo said...

Ciao
Your husband is a treasure!!!!

I haven't a space for me and so I like your sewing table......VERY MUCH.
ciao ciao and happy quilting.

mamaspark said...

Check out www.chickenblog.com or go to Natalie's comment and click on her name and go to ger blog. She really did gush!