23 September, 2011

Awestruck!

I'm seldom at a loss for words, this morning was an exception. I had mentioned a while back that I would like an end table in the studio, one like the photo on the left. My husband listened and made some measurements... then he got busy, very busy! His mother had a flood in her kitchen a little over a month ago from a leaking water line and the resulting kitchen renovation has required almost all of my husband's time; at least those hours from pre-dawn clear through to post-dusk! The kitchen project is coming along, but cabinets needed to be replaced, and counter tops, and the floor... you get the picture. This morning I made my way into the studio, turned on the lights, and was greeted by this wonderful table! He hasn't had any time to work on anything else, I was truly awestruck (still am). "When?" was all that I could croak out. He hugged me and wished me a happy birthday. I am blessed; what a guy!
Thanks, honey~
Life is Good!
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25 comments:

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

What a guy indeed! Kudos to him ... and happy birthday to you!

phyzz said...

Aww, Mr. Goodneedle is such a good hubby---so gifted!
Happy birthday!

Ancestor Collector said...

What a wonderful guy! But you've known that for a very long time! The table is beautiful and I like it better than the original...love the drawer pull! Birthday hugs!

Nane said...

He must subscribe to your time organization principals too. Its a wonderful addition to your room I am sure. Happy Birthday

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Becky G said...

Just lovely.... I am imagining that it made Mr. Goodneedle very happy to be able to give you something he knew you wanted with the added grace of having been handcrafted by himself, someone with whom you have shared so much.

An heirloom for your family... and a wonderful and Happy Birthday to you, dear Mrs. Goodneedle. Becky G

Quiltdivajulie said...

Gotta love him ... and we love you, too. Happy Birthday!

Edith said...

Hooray for having woodworker husbands who can build whatever we dream up! Happy Birthday!

p.s. Make him date and sign it (inside the drawer or underneath the table). Ann Weaver taught me that trick based on the furniture at MESDA.

julieQ said...

Awwww...keep him! He is a keeper for sure!!

Connie said...

Aaaww, lucky you :) Beautiful table!

Marilyn said...

It's just gorgeous....what a guy . Happy
Birthday and many more.

Janet O. said...

Sounds like a match made in heaven--two good people! Very nice birthday gift. I bet he loved doing it to surprise you.
All the best to you!

Shakerwood said...

Well, Happy Birthday to you! He's a keeper ......

Janet said...

Lucky girl!!
(nice job Mr. Goodneedle!)

Pat said...

Beautiful!!

Ann Marie said...

Those are the best gifts ever!!!!

AnnieO said...

Gorgeous! True love, indeed.

Happy Happy Birthday!

Grammasheri said...

So heartwarming...Happy Birthday!

JCnNC said...

I love it when they listen - and something from the heart and hands is a spectacular gift. Happiest of all birthdays Mrs. G. Judy C

Karen said...

What a great surprise for you! Tell your hubby that I said "He did good!"

Karen

Synthia said...

Very impressive! Your hubby does beautiful work.... a treasure....a family heirloom....to be enjoyed forever. And a Happy Birthday to you.

paula, the quilter said...

Awe...
What a guy!

M and M plus 3 said...

Awe, how sweet! Aren't our guys super awesome! Happy belated Birthday!

Jeanne said...

Awwww! He's definitely a keeper. He did wonderful work on the table. Happy birthday.

LizA. said...

What a great surprise--he's a keeper!