Tuesday, January 4, 2011

~*A Christmas Present*~

Hello Dear Friends! I thought I would share with you one of the gifts my dear hubby gave me for Christmas. He always treats me with the greatest gifts. One year he gave me a new sewing machine, another year a new rug hooking frame & hook, and another year it was a large bottle full of buttons that he found while browsing through an antique store ~ by himself. Well, this year he gave me boxes. I'll share one of them with you today... and the others in a later post.

This was the biggest one... and he gave me the *hint* before I opened it that he should have bought it for himself. ha ha...

A machinist's tool chest!

Yes, Tony could use this himself to hold all his tools and rc car parts... but he bought this one for me.

Just look at all these drawers!

What am I going to do with this? Well... this is how my DMC collection looked before...

And this is how it looks now...

Pretty cool huh?

Tony had a nice smile this morning. I gave him my plastic drawer bins after I emptied them out. He was happy!

Moving & organizing my DMC makes me want to get my punchneedle out... but I have too many projects going & they are all in various states of completion. So I better get some finishes first. These little heart pins are one of them...

Wishing you all warm smiles...



  1. What a perfect xmas gift! Love your new DMC cabinet!

  2. It's very cool, Betty! Don't you just love handling all that thread? A very thoughtful gift from your hubby...and useful :) thanks for sharing,

  3. I've always liked those boxes too when we see them at flea markets,antique shoppes, etc. What a useful idea!!! Now I could have a good reason to buy one :)
    Have a great day......

  4. Very cool tool chest. You can really store you DMC in style.
    Kudos to Tony for such a thoughtful gift!
    Hugs :)

  5. What a thoughtful gift from Tony! It's perfect for your threads.

  6. Wow! That is surely a super gift. Best wishes for a warm year ahead.

  7. What a wonderful gift...perfect for your floss..hugs, Linda

  8. What a great place to store your floss - your hubby is a keeper!

  9. Wonderful gift!! That Tony is quite a guy. Love all the DMC floss!

  10. Betty I believe he is a keeper he does know how to shop! Great place to store the floss.

  11. Oh Betty, what a wonderful gift, and what a great use for it!!!

  12. Wow that box is just so cool. What a great hubby.
    You are so organized. Enjoy your stitching.

  13. OMG, I can't believe what I just saw.

    First an awesome gift from your husband...how sweet of him, especially when he wanted one for himself.

    Second...your plastic storage bin drawers ....that is EXACTLY how I am currently storing my DMC floss, by colors and in the same plastic storage drawers that you have pictured. It was like looking into my craft closet here at home. That was a good laugh for me. :-)

    Well, glad you are even more organized. BTW: Love all of your work.


  14. How fantastic! and I like the swap.
    Good to see he was happy with his drawers.

  15. What a lovely and very thoughtful gift, Betty! I love how your floss looks displayed in such a beautiful box!

  16. Such a COOL idea. I may just have to look at the tools chests in a new way now!!! Thanks for a GREAT thought. (millstonemercantile)

  17. That is awesome.....what a great gift.....so many boxes so little time! Your husband deserve an atta boy.


  18. Well yeah, it's pretty cool!! I'm drooling over it! What an awesome idea. I love how neat and pretty your floss looks. I wouldn't get anything done... I'd constantly be walking by it with all the drawers open just admiring the beauty, haha! Love it!


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