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This weekend has been busy but satisfying. I managed to sell my chest of drawers on eBay which meant I could buy the IKEA STENSTORP kitchen island I wanted to use as a cutting table for the sewing room. While the eBay buyer couldn’t come until Sunday we decided to go to IKEA on Saturday to pickup the bench. Good job as my poor husband succumbed to the lurgy  on Sunday and had to spend the day in bed.

On the way to IKEA I stopped in at a lovely button shop in Newtown called All Buttons Great and Small. I didn’t have my camera with me otherwise I would have taken some photographs. It is just wonderful. A whole Aladdin’s cave of buttons in all colours shapes and sizes. You can peek through their shop window on the website. I didn’t buy any buttons this time but I spied some lovely shawl pins and as I have more shawls than anyone I know and I always have problems with them falling off my shoulder I treated myself to these three pins.

Of course after the visit to IKEA came the heavy work. Lifting all the bits into the house and the dreaded flat-pack assembly! For a spatially challenged person like me these picture instructions can be a bit of minefield but we prevailed and here is how my sewing room looks now.

The blackboard decal I bought as a roll. Boy am I glad I didn’t use the whole 2m as I originally planned. It was so hard to get it on without air-bubbles and even once it was flat when you come back in a couple of hours air-bubbles have appeared from nowhere!
On the top shelf I have stored all my rulers, cutters and templates and on the bottom one all my solids, marbles, painter’s canvas and shot cottons.

While it wasn’t cheap I’m very pleased with my purchase. It will also be good when it comes time to baste quilts.

So, how was your weekend?