Monday, November 19, 2012

Whoops

Sometimes I can be a bit on the quiet side...
but I really didn't mean to post these photos earlier today with absolutely no words to go with them!  In fact, I didn't mean to post these photos at all!
Don't know what happened there, but I started getting comments in my "inbox" about them so I thought I'd better address the situation :)

I had taken these photos yesterday per a request from my sister wanting to do a post on "collections" over at her lovely blog, Serenade for Solitude (post coming soon???)

Anyways, let me tell you about my little quilt collection...
When I first got married I spied a picture in a magazine of a beautiful armoire full of gorgeous quilts.  The picture spoke to me and I decided that one day I was going to have one of my own.


After expressing this desire to my sweet hubby he told me that when I had enough quilts to fill one ~ he would buy me one.  So, one day (many years later) I decided that, in fact, I did have enough quilts to fill an armoire.   I was out shopping with my mom when I spied a cute one and was reminded of that promise he had made me.  So I went home and reminded him about it (in my sweetest voice ever).  I shopped around a little bit more and found this one that would fit perfectly in the little nook in my entry.
He bought it for me as a gift for Valentines Day a few years ago 
(from a store that is no longer in business for those of you askin' - sorry). 



Up until yesterday, I had about twice as many quilts in it as you see in there now.  But, I decided less is more.  In each of these quilts there is about 2 or 3 smaller quilts stuffed inside them.  I like that you can see more of each quilt now.  And for some reason, I think it makes more of a statement this way.  AND, I don't have to be as embarrassed about the number of quilts I own because people don't see all of them now!  And between you and me, there is another big stack of them in my sewing room closet :)  But, I love them.  I use them.  I need them (for work purposes).  I do give some away but I don't think anyone can appreciate them as much as the people in this house.

Although I could probably fill another armoire at any given moment ~ I am thankful for the one I have and for the quilts we own to give us warmth.  I'm thankful for a wonderful husband who is supportive of my hobby and little business.  I'm thankful to be able to express myself creatively through color and pattern and I'm thankful to all of you who let me share my passion with you!

Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday ~ full of family and friends 
(which are life's GREATEST blessings)!
 ~ Amber

27 comments:

Liz Taylor said...

Oooh, I love it! A great stack of quilts is so nice to look at :)

Lori Holt said...

I love your quilty cupboard Amber!...and I spied "Count your Blessings" on the wall:)
Really great photos...and beautiful quilts!

Joanne said...

I love how this looks!

Michelle Jensen said...

What a wonderful cabinet!! I love it. I wished for one for Christmas but I don't know we are getting a little full in our house :0 Thanks for sharing. Very very cute!.

Kelsey said...

Such a pretty sight :)

Diane said...

Beautiful!

Margaret said...

So pretty and so homey.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Caroline said...

Sooo pretty!! Can you share where you bought your cabinet from? Love it:)

Melia Mae Quilting said...

That looks awesome. Some day I hope to have that many quilts that I have actually kept!

Cathy said...

Thanks for showing us, it makes a lovely display. Now I believe I need a quilt armoire!

Laurie said...

Oh, another idea dor Santa! Love the quilts, they are beautiful!

LynCC said...

Those look fantastic plumped up with stuffers! I need to remember this trick. I also think it's marvelous that you've kept so many of your quilts.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Oh I just love the cabinet and all the beautiful quilts inside. Where did you get the cabinet? Now we allllll want one...grin.

Jana said...

I have a similar cupboard and like you was a bit embarrassed that all the quilts were mine....I love your idea of folding several together! Thanks for the idea!

O'Quilts said...

wonderful quilts and cupboard...I have a million quilts too and I need all of them as well...hugs to quilt lovers

Sherri said...

I love your cupboard...sigh...I have been looking for one for quite a while for a small space and just haven't found one the right size yet...I agree that you have the perfect number of quilts displayed in your hutch!

Jackie said...

I love your quilt cabinet! I also like the way that you've folded them so you can see more of them while they're stored.

Darlene said...

Love it, Amber! I waited a long time for one, too. It's my pride and joy for the same reasons. :-)

Sandy D said...

Your cabinet is awesome.Don't be embarassed on the number of quiltsyou have.I have a hard time to part with mine also.When one is made my DH will say who is that for and I seem to always say ME.LOL

Cynthia said...

What a great story, Amber! Every time I make a quilt, my husband asks me what I am going to do with it! I would be super happy to have a pretty cupboard like yours! I tend to put my quilts on the wall, but. Am finally starting to use my works of art (lol) a little bit more :)

b.marie said...

Yes, very cute. Great cabinet,great quilts!

Wendy said...

We can never have too many quilts. I'm on the search for my own special cabinet to fill. Love seeing your beautiful quilts.

Jenny Watson said...

Your quilts are looking awesome thanks for the sharing..

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retrorevival.biz said...

Gorgeous! I love quilts displayed in pretty cabinets:)

~Cindy

Thimbleanna said...

What a pretty display! And you should never be embarrassed about the number of quilts you own -- one can never have too many quilts!

LuLu said...

Okay, this makes me jealous. I have made so many quilts over the years but have given most of them away. I remember seeing this hutch at your house. It's just beautiful! :-)

Sinta Renee said...

I love your stack of quilts and your display. I never thought of tucking one inside the other to give it more fullness. Your quilts are all beautiful and now I want to scroll back and revisit each one!