Hello, and Happy Tuesday, friends! I hope you had a wonderful Easter, if you celebrate the holiday! Otherwise I hope you had a wonderful weekend! This past week did not turn out as expected. Mid-week a table base showed up that my husband ordered for me. He noticed my back giving me problems after the recent cutting session, so he found a table that will raise and lower via a hand crank and purchased it from Amazon. A small issue was that it didn’t come with a table top.
The timing wasn’t the best for getting this table in, as I had piles of project bags spread everywhere. But the Mister did what he usually does and went gung-ho to get this table done and ready for me to use! He went to Home Depot and found a gorgeous piece of oak plywood and oak trim and cut it down to a size we determined would work best for the space, 30″ x 60″.
After he sanded the edges he used Danish Oil to bring out the natural wood grain and protect the table top. I put a piece of the raw plywood on it for reference, because the beautiful golden color was not coming through on camera.
Since the table was long enough to have my cutting mat and some extra room to spare, I asked the Mister to cut one of the left over pieces of oak plywood to 23″ x 29″ so I could make a pressing board to sit on the table too. I ran out to hobby lobby to buy some fabric for it, and covered it as soon as I got home. He took the longer pressing board we had previously made off of the old ironing board frame, and that is now standing on end beside the table (not pictured). So if I need to press longer pieces of yardage I can take the small pressing board and cutting mat off of the table and set the longer board on it to use.
This table also has rollers on the back side of the table, so it is moveable as well. You just lift up the front and then roll it around. It really is working out perfectly for my needs!
Since my sewing routine was a bit off, I ended up fully finishing off my stitched Nevermore Raven piece. I used some Nevermore fabric by Michael Miller to complete this project. That fabric was made for this piece! I fussy cut the back right out of the middle of the yardage I had. I knew I needed to have the word “Nevermore” and the raven on this pillow!
I’ve completely finished three project bags and all of the rest are quilted and ready to assemble. This weeks plan is to have them finished by Friday, have a video posted by Saturday and hopefully start putting them up on my Instagram for sale by Saturday evening or Sunday. I wish you all a happy and productive week!
This week’s To-Do list:
- Sew Sugar Skull Girls and Skulls & Roses Project Bags.
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