Monday, March 1, 2010

Wow.

I just back from a five day stint in Fairbanks for a family funeral. While I was gone my husband built a wall in the garage and made me a sewing room complete with faux bamboo flooring, new sewing table, metal shelf, and fun paint colors. I had no idea he was planning on this. What a surprise to come back to this. He still has to install a light and a piece of trim but he said I could start moving my stuff in. I love the paint colors. Yes, it's an ugly heater but I am in a garage.


This is the current sewing room. Right now it's full of garage items. He had to move it somewhere while he worked.

58 comments:

Claudine said...

Wow is right! I bet he's getting a big Thank You!

karen said...

Wow indeed. Can your husband come and do some work at my place?

Martha said...

How thoughtful, aren't those the best surprises? I am sorry for the occasion for you to be away from home but give that man a hug!!! Enjoy the new space.

Anne LO said...

What a kind thought. :-)

NGLaLALa said...

Wow! I'm speechless... :)

Mauri said...

What an awesome husband! So nice that you get the space all to yourself.

melissa said...

that's fantastic, I'm so jealous of all that S P A C E!

How many men are going to get sent this link tonight with "well, look what HER husband did, eh??" :P

Byrdie said...

How exciting! That was very sweet and thoughtful of your hubby!

Joyce in NC said...

Now, that's the kind of surprise we'd all like to come home to. Enjoy your new sewing space.

KID, MD said...

That is awesome!! Big bonus hubby points for him!

Vix said...

Wow indeed...what a wonderful thing to find upon returning home, and how great to have such a space for your creativity. Kudos to Mr TO, TO. Enjoy!

Kris C. said...

That man deserves a new shirt....or his favorite dessert....or - you fill in the blank! Awesome!

Sewfast said...

That is love!!!

verobirdie said...

What a lovely husband you have! This must have been such a nice surprise.

verobirdie said...

What a lovely husband you have! This must have been such a nice surprise.

Mushywear said...

Super cool thing your hubby did. Enjoy your new space! I love seeing what you create.

Heather said...

That is so freakin' awesome! Sounds like you snagged a good 'un! LOL!

Kristine said...

What a sweet guy! So the guest room is free now? That's it, I'm buying a ticket and coming to sew!!! See you this summer... hee, hee...

Bug Adventures said...

A vacation to Hawaii and now a sewing room surprise, whatever he is getting in return must be good ;) Can't wait to see the room all filled up with your stuff ... wait ... what are his plans for the other room?

amber said...

Just Awesome!!

Debra Martin said...

I am so happy for you. What a sweetheart you have there - AND a nice sewing space! I look forward to pictures of it with all your things in there. I love seeing the pictures of all your sewing projects.

Paulette said...

OMG!!! When is the sewing party at YOUR house?!?!?!!?

Vicki said...

You have the best husband! Great space.

Claire S. said...

Wow - What an awesome hubby !

I'm guessing he just racked up a LOT of brownie points LOL

meredithp said...

NICE surprise. I'm sorry you were away for that reason, but WOW what a homecoming.

Maybe when you're settled, you can explain the layout. I'm confused about the before and look forward to the after.

Is the garage insulated?! I assume so :-)

Lori said...

Amazing job and what a surprise for you.

Michele said...

He's a keeper!

Shelley's Garden said...

Great to have husbands who support our hobby. The heater looks fine. Too cold in our sewing space isn't fun.

Victoria said...

Very nice! Congrats on your new sewing space!!!

Andrea said...

That is AWESOME!!! He is soooo thoughtful. He comes back from trips with fabric for you and now he surprises you with your own sewing room. He is definitely a keeper!!

Noile said...

Too wonderful! A space all your own -- and what fun that it was a surprise!

Bunny said...

OMG, I thought I was the only one in America with one of those crazy heaters. Ours is in the basement family room and there was just no getting around it.
Congrats on your new digs. Watch your productivity soar, really! You think you are sewing lots now - wait till you have your little hideaway in production mode.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Ah that is really nice :)
You will definitely enjoy it.

marysews said...

How does he know what you want? I'm looking forward to more posts about this room.

Cole's Corner said...

Wow!!! What a guy. I am super jealous!

Marsha said...

Wow! What a nice guy! My husband blew all his creativity when he proposed! HA!

Shari said...

What a wonderful husband you have! Great space for all your creativity.

Imaan said...

Wow is about right...hopefully mine will do something similar a couple of years from now, with the space in our 3 BR home being at a premium, with 3 kids...

Congratulations! And welcome back. I've missed your posts.

Dana said...

Holy mackeral! Your husband needs to have a talk with my husband...please? What a great guy!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

In the works of EnVogue and Salt and Peppa...Whatta man, whatta man, what a mighty good man!

ELMO said...

YOu know what you've started right?
A million husbands are being bombarded with "This woman's husband made her a sewing room, why don't you make me a sewing room" As it should be. Enjoy your sewing room, you have a lovely husband.

Nishant said...

.what a wonderful thing to find upon returning home, and how great to have such a space for your creativity
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Anonymous said...

Wow, that's so thoughtful! Enjoy your new room. I'm already so impressed that your husband buys you fabric when he's on business trips. Wow I'm speechless! Chantal.

BConky said...

What a sweet husband. Such a nice surprise.

IowaCowgirl said...

Look at all the comments! Do all the seamstresses appreciate this??? for sure.

That man deserves creme brulee.

Kitty said...

How wonderful! My dad put up a wall in the garage for my mom's sewing room and an office for him. My sister and I helped, and we came up with a song for the construction and everything! Good memories!

Becky said...

Congrats on the new sewing room. YOiur huysband is a keeper!

Linda said...

Wow is right. My husband can't figure out how to put up a towel rack.

E Lohroff said...

Hm..... I think he might love you.

subversivesewer said...

Damn! You oughta keep that guy.

Erin said...

Wow what an awesome surprise! Maybe you can Bedazzle the heater.

Kip said...

He's awesome !! My hubby is pretty handy with the hammer too.... here is what he built me last year: http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg205/Kip_n_crew/sewingroomcabinet001.jpg

Kip said...

He's awesome!! My husband is pretty handy with the hammer too, here is what he built me last year: http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg205/Kip_n_crew/sewingroomcabinet001.jpg

Heather said...

Wow!!! What a guy. Better keep him around. He buys you material and builds you sewing rooms. Does it get any better?

BeccaA said...

What a wonderful surprise to come home to! I know you'll put it to good use. I'm sorry for your loss.

eword10 said...

I agree with everyone else, your husband is awesome! He doesn't by any chance have a single brother living in NYC does he? ;)

Tamara said...

The new sewing room is so awesome! What a fantastic surprise!

designdreamer said...

WOW! That guy is definitely a keeper!!! How thoughtful! You Alaskans never cease to amaze me. What is faux bamboo flooring made of?