Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fortunate daughter

Today I am the most fortunate of daughters.  Why, you ask? 

Yes indeed.  That's the air lift on a Horn of America Quilter's Dream sewing Table. And it's in my sewing room.  WOW!!!!!  Mom has decided to sell her new Janome Horizon Memory Craft 7700QCP (any takers?) and go back to using the old Singer 201-2.

The Singer has been living at my house for a number of years and I had obtained the proper vintage Spinet cabinet for it.  The same sort of cabinet it was in when I was a child.  So Mom has given me her Horn of America table and I've given back the Singer.  Seems a fair trade, don't you think?  ;-)

Look at all that quilting space.  Swoon!  I took the wheels off one of my Ikea drawer units and lo and behold, it fits perfectly underneath!  Like it was made for it. evidenced by the wrenches in the first photo, I've been been crawling around underneath the cabinet this afternoon trying to adjust the lift to fit my Juki.  Yikes!  They don't make it easy, the instructions are pretty sketchy.  It took quite a while to get it right..... and I have the dents in my forehead and a lump on the back of my head to prove it.  Sheesh.

I also ran out and bought two task lamps for the table and as you can see, one of them is even finding the light bulb too heavy.  It's almost impossible not to strip the adjustments.  Sigh.  I'll see what The Tramp can do for me or I guess I'll just have to take it back.  I'm not sure what I'd use instead.  We also bought a piece of clear acrylic and are going to try to cut the insert for the top ourselves.  The operative word being "try."  :-)

Mom's birthday was last week and I made her a silly and cute little birdie angel pin keep. 

Last year I had made one of Mimi Kirschner's Tiny World pin cushions for her.  That teacup is one of a set Mom has had for as long as I can remember.  One day I noticed that one cup was sitting in her china cabinet in two pieces!  We have no idea how it broke just sitting there.  But a little china glue and it was perfect for a Tiny World.  Hmmmmm.  That tree all wrong.  I think I need to make a different one.

And lastly, we received a new picture of grand #4.  I still say she looks like her mother.  :-D


Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

Oooh you lucky, lucky gal! That's a gorgeous sewing area indeed. I think it was a great trade ... the spinet table is the perfect house for that Singer.

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

How wonderful to have a beautiful sewing cabinet. I'm sure you will get everything to fit with a bit of persistence. I absolutely love the teacup pincushions!

Deb said...

Dear Katie, I just LOVE your gorgeous sewing room! It is a bright, beautiful, and creative place! I love your gumption to take on all the tasks to make your Sandbox such a lovely and uplifting home. Great job and love the banner picture!! Hugs, Deb Johnson