Design Wall Monday

Not much has changed on my design wall.


Okay, nothing has changed on my design wall!!!

I had every intention of sewing all weekend, with only small breaks for minor things like housework, office work and cooking meals. 😉

But then DH decided that we should go out to do some shopping for Peace House. We still need six twin beds and a dining table and chairs. And a whole lot of little stuff – pots and pans, silverware, glasses, dishes, lamps, etc, etc, etc.

So we went to a local auction house that was having a tag sale. We did find a toaster for Peace House and a pie plate. Woo-hoo! we’ll have it furnished and ready for retreats in years at this rate!!!

I did find a silly little treasure, that I just couldn’t pass up:


I am a sucker for old suitcases. I cannot explain it, but I love them. Especially at that price – can you read the sticker?

Three dollars!!

Maybe I’ll make something like this with it:

craft suitcase 1craft suitcase 2craft suitcase 3

But wait – what’s inside of it!?!


It’s another, slightly smaller suitcase.

I can really have fun with these!

Think of all the possibilities.

Hold on – there’s more:


There were THREE suitcases for THREE dollars!!!


DH just shook his head, but I guess he figured three bucks was a small enough price to pay to make me happy! 🙂 Now I’ve just got to decide what I’m going to do with these little beauties. Right now I think I’ll use them to store fabric. I can stack them on top of the little dresser in the sewing studio, which right now has a jumble of stuff on top of it. That should make the studio look a little less chaotic.

I’m going to go play with my new finds and press and fold fabric to go in them – all around a great way to spend the day!! Especially since I can tell DH that I’m “working on cleaning up the studio” 😉

I almost forgot, click HERE to go to Patchwork Times to see what is on other design walls.


2 thoughts on “Design Wall Monday

  1. I LOVE the little suitcases and you are so creative to think of such a good use for them! I need to take you with me the next time I hit the flea markets and antique shops! Missed you guys this weekend. Hope Bev is feeling better and we can get together soon!


    1. I tried to get a lot of sewing done this weekend, but it just wasn’t the same without you here. Although it was nice to find the suitcases. I’d love to do a flea market trip sometime. My next three Saturdays are tied up with sewing workshops with my quilt group. We are going to be working on our raffle quilt. But that’s just Saturdays from 9 – 2. We could always get together in the afternoon and into Sunday!!! I hope Bev is feeling better, too. We three Quilt-keteers need to get together as much as possible (One for all and all for one!!)


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