Thursday, July 08, 2010

The Magic Closet

I'd been anxiously looking forward to today and I can truly chalk it up to one of the best days I've had in a very long time.

A dear friend invited me to visit. I was looking forward to many, many things - a look at fabric introduced at Spring Quilt Market, lots and lots of chatting about quilting, chatting with her Mom, spending time with a true 'Cover Girl', sharing lunch (yummy Chinese salad and brownies) and seeing her newly remodeled sewing room, especially "The Magic Closet". :-)

You've probably guessed that I spent time with Carrie of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co, her delightful mom and the beautiful 'Cover Girl', Miss Rosie (she's a real sweetie).

I wanted to take gifts but what do you get someone who has lots of wonderful treasures. Carrie loves storage jars so I had an idea and Mr Daze (aka Ron) helped me get it together! A one of a kind jar with treats for Miss Rosie. Although I'm sure Carrie has already claimed the jar to use in her fabulous sewing room.

And a one of a kind Schnibble jar with treats (chocolate) for Carrie and her mom. I feel sure the jar has been moved into the sewing room and filled with other treasures. She already has a jar full of treats. :-)
You'll have to ask Carrie to share pictures of her sewing room - Oh My Goodness - seriously Oh My Goodness! I only took a handful of pictures - this is the area behind her sewing table. The Schnibble quilts are beautiful hanging on the rod.

Recently Carrie and I were chatting about different lines of fabric and during the conversation she said "well, let me look in "The Magic Closet". What?????? A "Magic Closet"????? I couldn't wait to see it. LOL


Wouldn't you love to have a Magic Closet just like this one in your sewing room? I wanted to paw through it, pull everything out, drool on it, fondle it, pet it and maybe put it all back. LOL

I didn't want to over stay my welcome so I picked my heavy bag of treasures and goodies that Carrie had for me, gave Rosie a love pat, hugged and thanked her mom, hugged and thanked Carrie and headed home. When I called Mr Daze to tell him I was on the road I couldn't stop talking about the fact that I'd had the most amazing time. I knew it had to end but I didn't want it to - the most wonderful day I've had in a very long time.
I drove home with a very happy heart!
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Carrie, thank you so much for inviting me into your lovely home! I especially enjoyed seeing The Magic Closet. :-)

Thank you for letting me share my day with you! I hope you had a wonderful day, as well.
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In Friendship!

52 comments:

QuiltSue said...

Woww, what a lovely closet - every home should have one don't you think?

Deb said...

Darlene, what a wonderful day you have had. The jars are gorgeous. Wow what a magic closet, it is amazing. Definitely a must for every quilter I agree. Now if only we could lure Carrie away from hers and sneak in.........
hugs deb

Stephanie said...

Those jars a fantastic. Yes, definitely a Magic Closet. Wowzer.

Nancy said...

How lucky you are to get the chance to visit. Thanks for giving us a peek.

Kaaren said...

I think I would have fainted on the spot if I saw that magic closet in person. Sensational!

The jars you gave to Carrie are sensational as well. Perfect gifts from one special friend to another.

Thanks for sharing your special day.

Carol said...

Oh Darlene what a wonderful, wonderful day you had. I LOVE the jars that you and Mr. Daze did...they are spectacular. OH that Magic Closet...looks like heaven to me!

Strlady said...

wow! I felt a little faint there for a moment while enlarging the pic of that Magic Closet... Oh yeah, I clicked on the image to make it BIG, I needed an up close and personal look at that one! Then I felt a bit faint. LOL! Just hanging out with a quilt buddy will do it for me, but to be treated to a tour and close up of that closet! Wow! LOL!
Thanks for sharing your adventures with us. I Love those Jars. My daughter is playing with the idea of doing something like that as bridesmaids gift at her wedding. I think they look Outstanding!

Terry said...

Oh I want a magic closet!!! Love the jars you took along! :0)

Shakerwood said...

No kidding you had the best day ever !!! And the Magic Closet must be like a small Moda warehouse!!

Sarah Craig said...

How in the world did you manage to leave The Magic Closet? I don't think I could have stepped away from all that loveliness...... ;-)

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Wow -- that's SOOO exciting! Thanks for sharing your adventure with us -- you lucky girl. You did a beautiful job on those jars too -- I'm sure she was thrilled!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Darlene, what an incredible day! And what an incredible magic closet. I LOVE the jars! What a perfect gift for such a special friend.

Darlene B said...

I love those jars you made! Can you share how these were done? Is that glass etching? I would sure love to visit Carrie's Magic Closet....actually I don't want to just VISIT it - I want to OWN it!!

Quilt Hollow said...

Indeed you shared a wonderful day with an awesome gal! Those jars you made are so cool! Job well done!!

Dresden Quilter said...

I wish I had a closet like that. The jars are such an amazing and thoughtful gift.

Carol said...

How did your husband do those jars? So cool with the glass etching. Carrie blogged about your day together too, sounds like you both had a fun day together.

Linda said...

I love the storage jars you created Darlene, just so original and such a sweet gesture. Yes I'd adore to have a Magic Closet like that. Sounds like you had a super day.

Karen said...

The jar idea is just so creative. And, yes, I want one of those Magic Closets! Where's the genie in the lamp?

Michelle said...

OH MY GOODNESS!?!? One day I hope to have a magic closet! lol!

It sounds like it was a wonderful visit...I just love those kind of days. Thank you for sharing.

Yvette said...

Heaven!

pajudie said...

Wow, what a great closet. Just looking at it is making me drool!!!
Judie

Deb said...

Darlene ~ What a wonderful visit! I would love to have been with you to see that closet! Sorry that I've been a lax commenter lately, but I'm still keeping up with your amazing quilting!

call me crazy said...

Oh my gosh Darlene!! How very fun! I love your jar idea~ very clever! :-)

Wendy said...

I think I would faint looking at that closet..LOL The jars are a wonderful and thoughtful gift she will treasure. I'm so glad you had a fantastic visit.

Monica said...

Holy shnikes! I don't know if I can be friends with you anymore...I'm jealous...LOL!

Do you know if Carrie would like to adopt?

Debi said...

How wonderful to get to spend time with Carrie...and oh wow what a magic closet. I would not know where to start with all that fabric!

Jeanne said...

The jars are really cute and that Magic Closet...WOW! What a great visit you had.

Karen said...

What an awesome thing - a visit in Carrie's home. Lucky, lucky you.

Carrie said...

You weren't supposed to tell everyone how nice Rosie is! You were supposed to tell them that Rosie is a very rare breed of killer, attack Golden Retriever! And she guards the "magic closet" with extreme ferocity!

I guess this means I don't need to worry about finding a way to "blur" the front of it when I get around to showing pictures of my workroom... :)

Thank you for the jars ~ I really do love them. I might even have to pester you and Ron to make one so I can take it to Market. Of course, then folks will covet my jar and not just my chocolate. :)

Thank you for a terrific day ~ next time, we get to sew!

Gaertegang said...

Ohhhh it sounds so dreamy! What FUN!! I think I would hibernate for a VERY LONG time if I had a magic closet as wonderful as that..WOW!!!

Judy said...

Darlene, I too have been to the Magic Closet and yes, it is wonderful! I think we should get together the summer and spend a day playing in the magic closet. The jars you and Ron made are great!

Judy

Sinta Renee said...

That was such a fun and thoughtful gift for Carrie and Miss R! How nice... and how nice to spend time with the Queen of Schnibbles! And of course... the Queen would have a magic clo-SET!!! I think I would have had to have been dragged out of there!LOL

Vicky said...

Wow! I wouldn't have worn red today if I had known I was going to turn bright pea-green with envy! Kinda Christmassy in here right now! Your day sounds absolutely wonderful! Now I will covet the Magic Closet as well as your red quilt cabinet!

Cathy said...

Wow, Magic Closet indeed! But I love your jars, what a great gift. Do you etch them yourself?

carol fun said...

OMG - I almost fainted when I enlarged the picture of the Magic Closet - wonderful simply wonderful! And it sounds like you had a wonderful time with Carrie time. The personalized jars are a great present. One of a kind!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

What a fun day! You must have had a great time. You're so polite, not wanting to overstay your welcome -- I would have camped out over the weekend!

The jars were such a thoughtful gift. Leave it to you to come up with something so unique and personal. :)

Stitched With Prayer said...

Oh My !!! I don't even have a sewing room, let alone a Magic Closet. Thank you so much for sharing the pictures with us. Can you guess what I'll be dreaming about tonight? It won't be 'visions of sugar plums' dancing through my head, I can tell you that. You got the extra bonus of getting to give Rosie a pat too. Thanks again for a glimpse into your delightful day and Carries treasure chests.

Janet said...

Weren't you the lucky one! I loved the magic closet and I just wish I had a closet that was as tidy as that one. I loved your storage jars you organised.

Deanna said...

Sounds like a wonderful time. I need a rod like that in my sewing space. I have nearly finished something that could hang on it.

Denise in PA said...

Thank you for sharing Carrie's Magic Closet - it truly is magical! What a wonderful day you had o:)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

How special for you Darlene! Glad you had your wonderful day and many more.

Kim D. said...

Beautiful jars and that is a Magic Closet. How fun!

Thelma said...

Can you stand one more comment on this post....WOW, what a wonderful day! Those jars are perfect, what a thoughtful gift.

Thanks for the sneak peek into Carrie's world, and she says next time you visit you get to sew....WOW, us mere mortals have to pay for that privilege!

Good friends are hard to come by, you both are lucky.

Quilts And Pieces said...

oooo - I would love a magic closet like that!!!! Who wouldn't!

Allie said...

Dang girl, aren't you the lucky one! Or maybe it's Carrie who's the lucky one - she's the one with a magic closet, lol! Those quilts look divine behind her sewing table! I love how you did the treat jars, they're beautiful.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Well my goodnes that is truly a MAGI closet. WOWZER. Unreal. What a great day and those jars...........OMGGGG They are wonderful. I love them. Nice gift there Missy!! I'm sure she loved.

Sandra said...

What wonderful jars you made. Any chance you would do a post on how you created those? Also gotta love the magic closet. Now if only I could open my closet and it would be magically organized...

kjquilts said...

OMG!!! Darlene! Wow! Ok, I'll calm down, but really...a visit with Carrie is a dream come true. I love the Magic Closet! It's like Moda heaven! Well, I'm just jealous! What fun!

kjquilts said...

Oh, and those jars! What a great idea!

Linda said...

Those jars are lovely, what a sweet gift. It sounds like you had a wonderful time with Carrie. I love her sewing area. Her quilts are so cute and I like the way she had them hanging on those rods. I wish I had a Magic Closet like hers...I've had to wipe the drool off my keyboard just looking at the pics. Thanks for sharing!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

OH you lucky duck! And, Miss Carrie is a lucky duck too - since she got to spend the day with you! So fun to get a peek into Carrie's sewing room! And, I bet she loved those jars - they are just SO cute!!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

What a cute post. I love the jar idea. How special. You make a good team working with her. You've made some wonderful quilts.

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