Sunday, May 16, 2010

My First Project........

Here is my first project. It's a table runner. I still have to put the batting in and the backing but the top is done. I am so proud of my little quilt so far. I am wishing I had picked different colors. My friend Lori helped me pick them out and I like them only they really won't look good in my dining room. Maybe I can gift them to someone.
This is my sewing center that I bought. It's a Bernina machine and the table is custom made and also has a place for your serger (if you have one). The white table with my table runner on it is the cutting table. It opens to 80 inches. Both sides lift up and it also has drawers on the ends and the whole bottom has a shelf where items can be stored.












The next picture is an additional cabinet for storage of fabric or books or whatever I want to store in it. Isn't it nice looking? The lady who sold them to me also threw in a pair of left handed scissors, a rotary cutter, a cutting mat, a whole drawer of thread, about 15 bobbins, rulers and templates for cutting and other assorted goodies including Bernina manuals. I think the price was right at $1200. What do you think?

We did lots of work in our yard yesterday. Bob got two truckloads of bark mulch and we put it around all of our trees and bushes. We also put it in our garden areas. It gives such a finished look to your plants and it helps to keep the moisture in. I also put it around the tops of our container garden on our front deck.

Last night for dinner I made Pork Carnitas and also Pinto Beans. I was only able to eat one of course but it was very good. We had two really pretty days and the temperature got up to 80 here in our town. Today a little rain is in the forecast and over the next few days showers too.










The day bed next to this cabinet needs a bedspread. I hope to make a quilt for it soon. I haven't quite decided what pattern to make but my class in beginning quilting should help me to feel more confident in making it.

7 comments:

Susan said...

Hi Kathy! What a lovely set-up you have for your sewing. I can already see how one could spend days in that corner. Your runner looks great. That is also on my list of to-do's, but rather far down, I'm afraid. Thanks for always visting my blog!!

Barbara said...

Beautiful.. I have always wanted to learn to make those blankets.. (sigh Someday)..

Jody V said...

Kathy,

Your runner looks beautiful! The colors would look great in my living room!! I'll send you my address...LOL. Glad your back to blogging. I have to do my yard work today.

Jody

Cathy said...

Your sewing area is wonderful! I think you got a great, amazing deal for $1200. I'm so envious of your cutting table. Happy quilting!

JCWillow99@gmail.com said...

I love it! And your sewing room is wonderful. You are making me want to sew again. I use to sew years ago.

Sheila said...

That is a very nice sewing room. The table runner looks great. You'll be popping out all kinds of quilts once you get started with your class. Have a nice week, Sheila

Judi said...

OMG!!! That is beautiful! I wish I had the talent and the patience to do such gorgeous work! Not sure if I will ever become a sewer or a quilter...which makes me sad since my mother was a professional seamstress who made wedding gowns and tuxedos and special occasion clothes and bathing suits. She id this out of our home...most of her clients were large sized people who could not buy elsewhere. (BTW...thanks for bringing this thought back to me....what a great blog post idea...)