Saturday, July 21, 2012

Time to stick my head out of the rabbit hole, if only for a moment or two.  Here is a sneak peek at a quilt display Hubby has been helping me assemble in our bedroom.
We purchased the wrought iron stars online while living in MA.  They were intended to be used for window treatments that we never got around to putting up.  On the one hand I was quite happy to not have left them behind.  On the other hand I felt guilty that we had spent the funds and then never put them to use. 
I began to wonder if they might be pressed into service as a quilt rack of some sort.  I think that idea has come to fruition nicely.  I need to paint the dowels to 'take some of the new off.'  I still have five more sets of stars, leaving room for expansion of my display.  Or perhaps a coordinating towel bar in the bathroom?
Last, but certainly not least, a huge thank you to one and all that sent comforting words and condolences on the passing of our darling Daisy.  We could have NEVER in a million years imagined that our precious little flower would be with us for such a short time.  She brought us nothing but joy (a couple of days house training excepted)  Her light will shine in our hearts forever.

37 comments:

sewprimitive karen said...

How clever; that does look nice. Precious Daisy, you're right, who would have thought it would be such a short time.

Sue said...

I love how you've used the iron. That display looks magazine quality.

Our furry friends really do bring us so much joy. They stick by our sides when humans just can't or don't.

Blessings and hugs,
Sue

Sharon said...

What a fabulous rack, the stars are perfect for your work. Yes, those 4 legged ones sneak into our hearts and leave their paw prints. Big hugs to you

Candace said...

Now I call that a very clever re-purpose, Libby! Daisy will be missed but in your hearts forever.
Cheers!

WoolenSails said...

Love the new rack and wonderful way to use the stars.
I am glad you are enjoying decorating your new home, this has been a rough year with the move, but I know how much you love California and are home again.

Debbie

Karen said...

I am glad to see a post from you. I recognize Cheri blocks in the bottom quilt. And I love, love the square rounds in the quilt right above it. I have wanted to make one of those for a good while utilizing the stripes as you did.

Gail said...

The way you've built the quit rack is quite intriguing! I love the way it fill the space just right, it's also such a neat way of using something purchased for another purpose!

I'm still crying over Daisy. I have a 10 month old Sheltie and just thinking about loosing her too soon makes me tear up! I think dogs just leave their footprints on our hearts from the get go. Blessed be.

Loris said...

That's a wonderful display for your quilts. I love the iron mixed with wood and quilts. Nice idea for repurposing what you meant for curtains.
I've been thinking of you all week and it is good to read your post. Daisy will definitely shine in your hearts and give you some good stories to relive.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Love your quilt rack, it's an impressive display! Sending you hugs, Daisy was dear to all of us because you chose to share her light. Thank you!

Shakerwood said...

I think that is a great use of the curtain rods! I never throw out wrought iron anything. It's one of the few things Dear Hubby and I CAN'T make!

Mimi said...

My heart aches for you in regards to your puppy. I can't even imagine. As for the quilt display....it's beautiful.

Quilter Kathy said...

A gorgeous quilt rack!
I was thinking about you and Daisy all week. My dog has had surgery this week and I know how stressful it all is when things go well...can't imagine how it is when things don't go well. DH and you should go on a little vacation to recover from the stress.

Claudia said...

I just read about Daisy....((((HUGS)))) to you .. We hold the joy in our hearts that our dear pets bring us.
I feel your loss.
(I just got Clarinda's ashes back yesterday)
Take Care, Claudia

Patchysails said...

I love the idea you had for the stars , it makes the quilts stand out as if they were being showcased ..Very nice..I just tried to make myself a little nook in the kitchen. I put the things I like but cant find a place for a quilt or a textile maybe , it is time for a mini quilt..

Tina said...

I was heartbroken to read about Daisy. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Pokey said...

I wanted to share my sympathies at the loss of your sweet pup. We love our fur babies, and so mourn them in the hole that they leave...maybe I should call it the imprint they leave. Thinking of you during this sad time ~
hugs, pokey

Melanie said...

Great display.... love those quilts...

Me and My Stitches said...

Love your quilt display - the quilts are beautiful! So sorry about Daisy. I can't even imagine how much you miss her. Hugs to you.

Lori said...

What a lovely quilt rack!!

Thanks for sharing Daisy's short life with us. It was fun to watch her grow up and be so silly.

Julie in the Barn said...

You are so clever, Libby. I have those curtain tieback dohickeys in a drawer someplace. Mine are hearts purchased around 20 years ago. I don't even have any curtains in my barn to use them on. I sure could use a quilt display rack......mmmmm. Gotta get Paul on that idea.

Good to see you posting again.

AnnieO said...

Terrific repurposing idea! I'd love to hang quilts in my bedroom too but would not have thought to stack hangers as you have. Thanks for the inspiration!

Daisy was a special flower indeed and I have no doubt she will forever be in your hearts.

Judy in Michigan said...

What a super idea for hanging quilts - my mind is spinning...
We all came to love Daisy as you shared her with us. We will all miss her.

Betweens said...

Libby what a Grand Idea..I think I will have to borrow this for my own quilts! hope you don`t mind! great idea.
Lovely quilts you have hanging there too I think that is what really makes it.

Finn said...

The quilts look awesome hung on your re-purposed stars *VBS* It's that special personal touch in all of what you do that makes it totally YOURS. I'm sure if a designer thought of it, it would be a mulitude of new homes!
Wonderful to see you peeking out of the rabbit hole, as always. Hugs, Finn

Cathi said...

What a unique quilt display you've made. I think it's brilliant.
No matter if they're with us for a short or long time, the furry family members really do bring a huge light into our lives.
Lots of gentle hugs

annie said...

wonderful!

precious healing balm, may it ease your grief!

Bren said...

The quilt display is beautiful. Please know you have been in my prayers. ((((hugs))))

Linnie Quilts said...

Great idea for hanging/displaying your beauty quilts. If I copy you is it considered "theft"? LOL Thoughts and prayers were with you all week; I hugged my Sadie Anne a little more often and a little harder this week ~ God bless you all. Linda

The Civil War Quilter said...

Glad you're on the way to healing after your loss of sweet Daisy. Dogs leave a paw-sized hole in our hearts when they leave us, don't they?

Sharon said...

You are so clever - that is a great quilt display! I think the stars add a punch of whimsy, and they really pull my eye into the display.

I was so sorry to hear about Daisy. It's always hard to lose such a big part of your family. Sending you hugs.

Nancy in MT said...

Still thinking about you and Daisy, know it helps that so many feel your loss. n

The Calico Cat said...

Love how you used them. (I seem to remember that you are not allowed to have a towel bar - just hooks...)

deb said...

Im so sorry...I just have no words that will help....just so very sorry.

Jeanne said...

Great way to display your quilts! Glad you found a way to use the stars, too. I'll miss Daisy and am glad I had a chance to know her through your blog. Hugs.

Dixie said...

Really, really LOVE your quilt display idea. I can't imagine anything nicer than starts and quilts! Hugs to you, dear Libby.

Dixie said...

Really, really LOVE your quilt display idea. I can't imagine anything nicer than starts and quilts! Hugs to you, dear Libby.

NanaNor's said...

Hi, Firstly I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your beloved Daisy; it is so hard to walk through losing a pup but hopefully joyous memories will ease your pain. I didn't even realize she was ill.
Also I have a friend who is a very productive quilter and she used a similar treatment-so I think yours is perfect. To have so many quilts to display; I can only hope for that eventually.
Hugs, Noreen