Wednesday, May 17, 2006

If I loved my sewing room before, I can't come up with the words to describe how I feel about it now. Ever since my parents brought over the steamer trunk and doll house and cedar chest last week, I've been fighting the urge to jump up and down screaming "it's mine mine mine mine mine!" I thought it would be bursting at the seams once I finally got everything in there, but there's room to spare and I've still got the bed, which I need for nursing the baby and blocking stuff on.

I've been waiting twenty years to get the steamer trunk. It's been mine since I was in junior high, but it's been in Mom and Dad's attic the whole time. The only reason I've finally got it now is because they sold the house and had to move it. It's probably close to a hundred years old, and it's been in the family since it was new, which makes it even more of a treasure. I think I'm going to keep lace weight and sock yarn in the drawers, which aren't very sturdy.

Grandpa made the doll house for me when I was three. Now it's full of yarn. The cedar chest belonged to my other set of grandparents and was on its way to Good Will or a garage sale. It's kind of ugly, but I wasn't about to turn down a free cedar chest.


emmy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog at the lake. I LOVE your steamer trunk. Worth the 20 year wait that is for sure. Very nice sewing room and your little one is precious.

Stephanie said...

I love your steamer trunk. I think that stuff looks so cool. Since you have small child, I felt that I should mention that old steamer trunks are a safety hazard for kids. To resolve this, find out from your hardware store what to add to the trunk to prevent it from being completely shut should a child climb in. They are VERY airtight (which is why they often found floating after shipwrecks).


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