And for all of us --- Happy SPRING!! Unless, you are down under in Australia and it’s getting into cold season --- Well….here, have some chocolate!
This little egg funny cracked me up!
It’s been many years now since we have dyed eggs – but I have fond memories of sitting around the kitchen table, its surface thickly layered with newspaper---watching those fizzy tablets dissolve in water, and the smell of vinegar in the dye cups.
Come to think of it, I can’t remember if the vinegar memory is from MY growing up, or from my kid’s growing up – but it’s there. Vinegar is a very Easter smell to me – even when I use it in cleaning, I think of dying Easter eggs!
This year we are just three of us….and I’m liking the easy relaxation of it. We slept in a bit. We have plans for an easy meal, and may even go take in a movie this afternoon. We love doing that, sneaking away for a matinee on major holidays. It makes it fun. Today I’d like to see “Mirror, Mirror” with Julia Roberts, but we’ll see if that materializes or not.
Yesterday, a package arrived that I’d been waiting for since before leaving for Quad Cities ---
Every machine I have has a different base size. It’s been a huge hassle tossing out $70+ shipping & handling every time I needed a table for a specific brand/model of machine.
I came across these through a student who had one. I looked up SewAdjusTable by sewingmates.com and found what I wanted. I ordered the 18” X 24” table that can be adjusted to fit EVERY MACHINE I OWN.
It’s completely smooth on top, all the hardware is recessed and fully adjustable. The old vintage machines really don’t need to be in their box-bases --- they’ve got legs on the bottom under their platform bed, and this actually set my machine lower to the table top.
I put a protective rubber shelf-liner type mat under Barbie to keep her legs from scratching the desktop more than it already is ---this also helps her to NOT SKID while stitching – I sew like a maniac, and anything not held in place does a little vibrating dance ;c)
I’m working on the borders for Florabunda here…yes, I made sure I sub-cut them the right width this time! Still don’t know what I’m going to do with THESE!
I’m a happy quilter! The price was more than one “regular” extension table that would fit ONE machine and one machine only --- but less than the price of two separate tables for two machines, so it’s a win for me. What’s even nicer is --- if I break the table, I don’t have to replace the whole thing, just the one removable section that broke.
The question is now --- what to do with all these extra and a sundry tables that are hogging space in my closet?! I’ll probably use them as travel tables if I am using a machine that fits them, but this one ---it has a permanent place on my desk top and will fit any machine I put in it.
I also hope to get more machine time today ---I can’t believe the number of 2” floral strips I was able to clear out thanks to this border. ((And the border mishap with the sub-cutting! Ooops!)) I’d like to get these borders ON the Florabunda quilt and call it done before spring is over ----I’m ready to move on to other things, but this one’s been hanging over my head.
However you spend your Easter/Passover/Weekend time --- enjoy it! I hope you find some time to fondle some fabric, dream, and maybe stitch a bit!