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Monday, December 27, 2010

He did good!

Usually I have to spell out exactly what it is and where to get it and how much it costs for my Christmas present(s) from DH Dave.  But this year, he told me (and a week before Christmas, too, not Christmas Eve!), he had bought me a "thoughtful" gift.  And then he kept bugging me to try and guess it..of course, saying the whole time I would never guess it in a million years.  (aren't DH's the craziest sometimes?).  I, naturely, took the high road, and said "No...'cause I know you will get upset if I do guess it." LOL!  Well, he was right.  I would have never guessed that he went and got me this without me being there with him.

How great is this?  Of course, it is quite old and does have a little damage to the top surface.  I spent a good two hours yesterday morning cleaning up those screws in the little knobs (which had oxidized black) and generally giving it an overall cleaning and polishing.  You can see on the inside of the drawers where the glue was to hold the dividers for the needle packets.  Unfortunately, none of the dividers are there in either drawer 

This will be a fun chest to hold a few of my favorite stitching treasures. 

I took a few pictures of some of the projects I worked on right before Christmas....2 more blocks for Postcard Cuties for Winter by Bunny Hill Designs and Nine Ladies Dancing by Nora Corbett Designs.


8 comments:

Anne Marieke said...

What a great gift, Michele!

Dave really did do good :o)

Have fun fitting your favourite treasures in the drawers.

ana~stitch said...

That's a wonderful gift Michele! I hope you had a wonderful holiday! :)

Deb said...

Wow! What a fantastic gift. Your husband did very well!

Sharlotte said...

What a wonderful little chest! I am soooo jealous! Dave did good!

Gabi said...

He didn't do good - he did FANTASTIC.
Love your Bunny Hill and your Mirabilia too.

Giovanna said...

What a great find by your DH! Greta going on the quilting and stitching, I can't believe you're on the 9th of the 12 days Mirabilias already!

Cindy said...

You are a very lucky girl!

Siobhan said...

Wow, what a great husband! What a thoughtful gift. I think I like it even more that it was old--what a nice treasure to find for you.

Love your projects, too!

Happy new year to you and yours!