Monday, March 1, 2010

Quick Post Monday

I got back in late yesterday after spending very long and tiring days in classrooms learning a bunch of new awesome things I can do with my Statler. The retreat was very informative and of course fun to be among so many wonderful longarm quilters. My head is spinning with ideas.

The house was clean when I came through the door and these roses waiting for me from hubby. I'm writing this post because I cannot wait to show you what he made for me while I was gone. It is this wonderful spool rack to hold the larger cones of thread and he also made spots on top to place my bobbins. The rack holds a bunch of spools and I've placed my order with him for a second one to hold the numerous other spools of thread I had tucked in a drawer. I just love it. It is perfect! He spoils me. Thanks Sweety...I know you'll be reading.


While I was gone I didn't read comments to my last post. Now with so much else I need to do this week I won't answer but thank you for all wonderful comments left. (glad you enjoyed that pie!) Also a quilter named Barb left a comment saying she was at the same retreat. I had no idea the comment was left until I came home. I cannot contact you because you are a No Reply Blogger.

Now to tackle the mail. Along with the usual monthly bills I see some fun packages along with quilts to be quilted in the stack. I'm suspecting a RAK too.

Until next time...enjoy your week!

52 comments:

Darlene said...

Welcome home.

Pat said...

What a perfect end to a wonderful trip......the flowers and the spool rack AND a clean house....woo-hoo!!! Doesn't get much better than that, does it?

Laura said...

What a wonderful way to be welcomed home...flowers and sewing tools made with love!

MARCIE said...

What a wonderful creative husband you have! What quilter wouldn't love that spool rack! And flowers too!
Now I supposed you have more quilting tricks up your sleeve after your retreat!

Joyful Quilter said...

Sounds like Mr QH is a keeper! What a nice homecoming.

Loris said...

Welcome home. I'm glad you were able to enjoy your retreat and learn alot. and Wow! Mr Quilt Hollow is such a sweetheart to greet you with flowers and an awesome rack for your thread...not to mention the clean house! Enjoy it all and have a great week.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Welcome home. What a very sweet hubby to welcome you home to roses and a little surprise. Guess that means he missed you ;-)

Cathy said...

What a wonderful husband you have! it sounds like he supports your quilting 150%. The spool rack that he made is wonderful. And a clean house....it does not get any better than that. :-)
Cathy

Karen said...

A clean house, roses, and a handmade spool rack!!!!! I love the spool rack! Really nice! Will hubby be making more?? :0) Someone sure did miss you while you were gone! Hope you had a great time at the retreat and are feeling better!

Mrs Quilty said...

Sounds like you had a great time at that retreat. And what a husband he is! Roses and a thread holder dealy! Beautiful! Keep that guy!

Lynn said...

First a retreat, then a clean house, followed by flowers and topped off with a spool rack. Lucky you. Obviously some well deserved appreciation going on here.

Cara said...

Looks so nice! What an awesome hubby. Glad you made it back safe and sound.

julieQ said...

I would definitely keep that hubby of yours! Wonderful thread rack, and I am glad you are home safe.

Allyson said...

Weclome home. Your flowers are beautiful. What a nice surprise.

Shelley said...

Mary, you have my husband!LOL I swear, your husband did all the great things for you while you were away that mine does! Flowers, clean house, and something handmade! Aren't we very lucky gals!:)

Shelley said...

Thanks for the tip Mary! Will try to loosen up some more!:)

Kim said...

Sweet roses, lucky girl! A clean house is great, but that thread rack is awesome! Way to go "hubs"!

I put a package in the mail today ~ time to put those newly learned techniques to use. Good to have you home again.

Cindy said...

Well done Mr. QH. Such a nice hubby, so sweet and so talented.

So you share him?

Sharon said...

Your sweety is a keeper...just like mine! Glad your retreat was a good one...enjoy the rest of your week!

Salem Stitcher said...

Wow. Your hubby is a keeper. A wonderful gift, roses AND a clean house! I am truly impressed.

vivian said...

Green with envy here!! Think I will show that spool rack to my DH !! Glad you had fun!

Kaaren said...

Glad to have you back, Mary.

Maybe you should go away more often, huh? What wonderful surprises to come home to...a clean house, roses and a thread holder.

He missed you.

Fiesta said...

He missed you!

Tins and Treasures said...

Hmmmm...not sure which is better? Clean house...Roses...
And you got both?? Lucky girl!!

BTW...We missed you too...
Take care ~Natalie

Karen said...

The roses are beautiful. And such a nice spool rack. And a clean house all rolled into one. Bet you are glad to be back home.
Hope you learned a lot while you were gone.

soggibottom said...

He's creeping.... I always ask what have you done :-)
Lovely though x x x

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

OMG, it's about time you got back! The next time you leave I'm going to have to make sure my therapist is available. :)

What a sweet husband! That's such a oool thread rack. And roses? And a CLEAN HOUSE? You definitely picked a good one!

LindaTN said...

I'm glad to hear that your retreat was great.

You have a very wonderful and thoughtful husband, he is a keeper. Roses, clean house, and then to be surprise with the spool rack. : ) I would love to have one of those, now just getting my husband to make it.

I love your blog and I check it everyday. Thank you for all your beautiful ideas and pictures.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

One or the other is really sweet, but both flower and thread holder is LOVE! How special!

The Quilt Buddy said...

That Hubby is a keeper! Welcome back!

Cathi said...

What a great welcome home -- those roses are absolutely gorgeous. Great thread holder!!

Rae Ann said...

What an amazing husband you have! I think he might have missed you. They don't come any sweeter than that!
The spool rack is to die for!

QuiltSue said...

Glad you had a good time.

Flowers, a clean house AND the most wonderful spool rack - would you mind lending him to me for a while?

Marianne said...

Oh come on now! Flowers, a clean house, a new spool rack AND he reads your blog? Does he have a brother who's available? LOL. What a sweetie!

Lori said...

You DH is a keeper for sure!! The rack of thread is beautiful!!

onlymehere said...

This is fabulous! What a wonderful surprise. It looks like he knows your wants/needs well.

Nancy-Jane said...

I just joined your blog. Your quilts are gorgeous!

Libby said...

Welcome back! What a wonderful treat from Hubby.

Millie said...

Mary, welcome home! Glad you had a great time at the Statler retreat. I love the spools of thread...I bet you can't wait to get back at the quilting machine.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

What a nice man you have there. I love the way he put those flowers in that jar. And your thread holder is awesome. Dont you love a handy hubby. I sure do.

Michelle said...

That is one AWESOME spool rack!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Mary, Sounds like your seminar was a success. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I stop by your blog each but I'm still having so many tests that I am just wiped out all the time so I don't spend much time at the computer. But I will be watching to see some of your new ideas come to life. Have fun trying out all the new and wonderful things you learned. Hugs comin your way...

Stitched With Prayer said...

Mary, I forgot to tell you that I think the spool rack you hubby made is fantastic. Yup...he's a keeper. Fortunately, I have a keeper too...kinda nice ain't it? (smile)

Polly said...

OMG!! Doesn't get better than that!! Polly :-)

Janet said...

What a guy, he missed you like mine did when I went away. The flowers wer a great touch, hang onto Mr H

Barb said...

wow - flowers and a quilt gift?
he's a winner!

Dresden Quilter said...

What great things to come home to. I bet a lot of people would love to order that spool rack!

Carrie P. said...

I can only imagine what is swirling around in your head.
How very sweet of your hubby.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

An incredible spool rack and roses too, awwww... you were missed. I can't wait to see what quilting tricks you pull out of your hat next! I'm gonna the thread rack photo to my husband... hint, hint! ;)

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