We have walked into the room and made a left. The design wall was really the only thing I could put here, because the French doors open in. (Of course, the cutting table will be in the way for pictures, but it is a small room.) I also have a lamp here to light the cutting table (and the rest of the room because the overhead light isn’t very bright). I forgot to take a picture of the cutting table this afternoon, so here is one from right after I wheeled it over to its spot. You can’t see the back storage for mats in this picture, but here is one from when I put it together.
Yes, I was not holding the camera very straight when I took this picture. But you can see the slot that holds my mats. What you can’t see, is the pegboard on the back. I have my largest rulers hanging on a couple of pegs. Here’s a look at some of the other storage in this cutting table.
Moving around the room, we have the window. The shade is down because it was late afternoon and the window faces west. Then we come to the bookshelf. It will soon have many fewer magazines because I’m weeding them out. The shelves also have books, DVDs, and my smaller Go! dies. There are a couple of storage cubes, one with fabrics and one with orphan blocks.
The sewing and cutting tables come from Eddycrest Furniture, a Canadian company. If you look on their website, you may notice that none of the sewing tables there look quite like mine. That’s because I’m special. Well, it’s because my machine is a sewing and embroidery machine with a wide harp space and doesn’t really fit the originally designed tables. So they made mine a little different. Apparently they are coming out with a line of embroidery machine tables in the near future.
I first saw these this furniture in Grand Rapids two years ago. Adam Eddy was there with samples of the furniture, I looked at it for quite a while, aided by his mother who he originally designed it for. It is wonderful furniture. I put the cutting table together the day before I headed to this year’s AQS show, planning to do the sewing table after I got home. John from Eddycrest had emailed me the instructions for putting it together because he wanted to make sure I had the correct directions. (There had been some changes, and, as we know, my table is a little different anyway.) I didn’t mention that to my husband because I know he is not mechanically inclined (think musician). What I didn’t know is that he had arranged for our friends to put it together to surprise me when I got home. So poor Gregg, Michele, and Alex put it together without the correct directions and did an amazing job! As you can see.
Back to the tour.
Machine embroidery thread, most provided by Katie of Katie’s Quilting Corner.
There you have it. Now I get to use it. But before that I’ll get some quilt show posts done.