Monday, October 11, 2010

Design board, at long last!

FINALLY!  I've seen some of your design boards and "tutorials" on how to make one, but I just couldn't get my head around it.  Then my darling sis suggested this way of doing it, so, ta-da:
It's not as wide as I had hoped, but my hubby insisted the screws go into studs in the wall and not just into plaster, so it limited the size.  Of course, I bought the wrong size screws and figured I would have to schlepp back to Home Depot to exchange them, but while I was church last night he went for me and had it all done when I got back!  He's so sweet!  So last night, when I couldn't sleep, I put up my Mod Bento boxes. The left side is already sewn together (Round I), and the right side (Round II) is waiting - maybe today.  Plus I have to tweak it a bit here and there because I don't like the placement of some of them. Now I have some rearranging to do in my sewing room.  What are you all up to today?  It's a holiday in Rhode Island - Columbus Day - no work for me!  Yippee!


  1. What a sweet hubby! It looks great and I know you will get lots of use out of your design board!! I just may have to make one too!! If I ever get my sewing room in order, that is!! Actually I made a nice dent in it this weekend!! Happy sewing!!

  2. Columbus Day? Sounds interesting!
    You have nice color combination I like!

  3. Amalia, I don't have an email to reply to you, but thanks for your comment and compliment, and for visiting my blog! Here's a little history lesson: "Celebrated on the second Monday in October, Columbus Day marks the day in 1492 when Christopher Columbus set foot in the New World. Today, parades and parties in many cities and towns commemorate the holiday across the United States as well as Latin America and Europe. Although it began as a celebration of the accomplishments of one man, Columbus Day has come to mean many things to many people. Italian Americans celebrate the history of their culture, Latin Americans celebrate their ancestors and Native Americans celebrate their people’s resistance to invaders. The history of Columbus’ voyages and what has happened in the places he claimed for Spain has led to both celebration and protest in many parts of the world."

  4. I don't have a design wall as I have windows & sliding glass doors on 2 sides, a door on one side & a Chinese cabinet on the last wall. Would be really nice to have an extra wall space somewhere!


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