Friday, May 15, 2015

Sisterly Surprises

My sister, Sharon, has been teasing me for several weeks about a gift she made me. I tried to guess what it was, but she didn't want to give me very many hints. Since she has many talents, among them woodworking and sewing, I was clueless about what it was until I went to my hometown for Mother's Day last Sunday. 

Using repurposed wood, she and her friend Kelly made me this beautiful table and set of boxes. If you look closely, you can see that the design on the table is a log cabin pattern!  

She used wood from several remodeling projects to make this table.
They also made this cute box by clueing  wood together and cutting it the shape they wanted.
When you open the drawer....there is another little box.
When you take it out and open it...
Another drawer. Is this adorable or what?

The biggest surprise of all came when you looked at the sides of the boxes...another log cabin block. The block shows up on both sides of the boxes. I couldn't believe how cute this was and we spent some time looking it over and figuring out how she had done it. I love figuring out how things are put together!
I am really excited over this gift from my talented family!
I love when quilty things come in the mail! I received some gift cards for Mother's Day and ordered some new fabrics and a panto, Cool Beans. They came yesterday! You know I can never have too many batiks, and I decided I needed to collect a few "wordy" fabrics for a future project.
I don't have any classes tomorrow, so I plan on working on a new Sampler. I've been playing catch up for awhile now, very little actual quilting being done, so I'm ready for a sewing session!


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I love the grain of the wood in the table. Wow! What a nice gift. The little boxes with drawers are so cute too. Lots of talent needed to make all of that.

Gisela Suski said...

Your sister is very very talented. I am glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

What an awesome gift!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

What a talented sister! What great gifts!