Saturday, July 7, 2012


It was all about curtain rods.  Well....The Tramp says so.  But in the end it was about building me a sewing "nest."  :-)

Table construction continued with the addition of the platform for the machine.  Lots of sawing, drilling, screwing, and sawdust.  Oh my the sawdust!

A test drive to see if the machine fits.

And it does!

The structure is really solid.  All I did was add a layer of cardboard to raise the machine just a bit.  After all the measuring and combining and converting back and forth from metric to imperial and back again (many times) it worked out just as planned.  Too high would have been a pain, but a tiny bit too low was easily corrected.  It is just about the best gift The Tramp could give me.  :-D

All plugged in and ready for action.

So here is my "nest."  The sewing machines are finally comfortably arranged, the side table is perfect, the storage is great and when all is said and done we actually have more floor space.  Lovely!

Even my african violets and Mr. Fish have a place.

Room for storage underneath too.  Ngaire has claimed that spot.  The poor dogs were so put out by the whole thing.  Extremely out of sorts.  I think they are glad to see the tools put away.

The ironing station is now in a more comfortable place too.  Lighting fixtures have been added or moved to suit the new arrangement.  That yellow "light bulb" light is from my childhood.  Something I've been hanging onto for almost 50 years!  I'm so glad to be able to use it again.  Also notice the curtains.  The rods are finally installed!  Woot!  We put up traverse rods....a new experience for me.  And I converted some rod-pocket curtains to pinch pleated...also a new-to-me process.  Not perfect but they're UP!  First job done on the Bernina in the new table.  And how did the table perform??  What adjective shall I choose?   How about......tremendous, stupendousprodigiousphenomenalremarkableexceptional, astoundingamazingfantasticbreathtakingstaggeringunthinkableunimaginableincredibleunbelievableunheard ofuntoldundreamed ofbeyond my wildest dreams, mind-bogglingmind-blowingjaw-dropping.  In other words......yessssss!

The other side of the room is much neater too.  (I won't show you my desk though.  Yikes.)  All our music DVDs and movies are now accessible (in those black zipper cases) and I have much more room around the cutting table.  It's fabulous.  I don't have words to say how fabulous!  (see above)  ;-)

Lastly, just a few grandmother brag photos.  I just have to chuckle every time I see this pic of Stardust in her iPood shirt.  Priceless!


And a great pic of ED on the 4th of July.  I wish I was there to pat the belly (Grand #6)!

Evil Step-daughter is now 5 days overdue with Grand #5.  She reports that all is well and the mid-wife is happy with everything.  So we wait.


Patchwork Penguin said...

How lovely! Nesting is wonderful, brings comfort while sewing. Is that an embroidery machine to the right? I struggle with the decision to get one every time a friend has a project completed. I love the ironing station. Where did you find the Cabinet?

Have a great day!

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

Wow! Your new sewing table is divine .. I'm a bit jealous. Enjoy the new sewing nest. :-)

Connie said...

What a beautiful studio and your ironing station is wonderful, would love to have it!

Andee said...

Looking good!

Raewyn said...

I love the work you have been doing to your sewing room. A sewing table with a drop down bit like that is the best i reckon. Fabulous!! Hope you continue to enjoy it.