My close friend, Terry, was moving into a smaller home and could no longer find a place for her lovely desk of gleaming wood. I already had a desk, but after a few days of studying the new desk from all sides, I had an inspiration. I would create a sewing center!
The desk had fascinating nooks and crannies, all of which I soon filled with thread, buttons and trims.
I took a lovely flowered box that came with stationary (long gone) and filled it with unusual buttons and pretty sewing tools.
I picked up the large box with cubbyholes at Home Goods (a store I adore) and filled it with spools of gorgeous transparent ribbon, little painted boxes of lace snippets and pieces of ribbon and trim.
I cannot take credit for the darling quilted piece featuring cats--that is the work of my close friend, Barbara. The tiny quilt features cat sayings and my favorite is:
Always give generously--a small bird or rodent left on the bed tells them, "I care."
Voila! My new sewing center takes a bow.