Well I wasn’t satisfied with the sewing machine on the smaller table – the problem was moving from one spot to another to cut, press and sew. My legs kept hitting the table legs – I wasn’t moving smoothly if you know what I mean from one spot to the next.
This is the set up I thought I wanted on Saturday. You see where the legs of the table are and the little storage box shelves underneath – you can’t move smoothly to the bigger work space.
So Saturday night I started to move things – I’m going to try it this way for a little bit and see what works. I think this will work out much better. The small laptop doesn’t take up much space for a desk area so it really makes sense for it to be on the smaller table and the sewing machine and cutting station on the larger one. If I need more room for one reason or another and do not need the sewing machine – like getting the accuquilt out for cutting I can move the sewing machine to the small table – raise up the height on the big table and cut away.
And yes my table top does get messy – I managed to get one bird done only! I decided that this free style keeps getting me confused and I’m going to try this pattern as a paper piece instead and made myself a copy by measuring pieces and make a pattern – we will see how that goes.
It will be done in sections – I’ll let you know how it goes.
When I was searching for all my sewing equipment to go back into the sewing room I found a tiny iron that I had put aside for some reason – well I remember now why it was set aside – I don’t like it – it doesn’t glide or slide across fabric – it has to be picked up and moved constantly – I don’t like that I like an iron to slide across fabric. I’m making myself a ironing pad to put over this little shelf/boxes and I will bring my second iron in here to use and the little iron – well it either gets tossed or put back in the closet . It is called “Steam Fast Travel Iron” I will only be pressing small bits in here for paper piecing or little seams – the major part of my pressing will continue to be done in the kitchen making me get up and move and not just sit for hours.
So Bird Brain had all of one more block added to the wall yesterday – maybe I will have better luck with my next sewing machine session – I will make several more pattern blocks as I want one facing the opposite direction and one bird on the wall there I didn’t cut a piece out of it lower breast and it is squared off – I thought I better make some more like that so it won’t be all by itself.
For Slow Sunday Stitching to be restful and relaxing I got more hand quilting done on Murrieta Stars. This much now done – I need to mark the final section on the right hand side of the next photo and quilt that and it will be ready to roll down for the second time.
Yesterday was pretty nice outside – the last of our warm days again before a cold front that came through the state last night – it got up to 78 degrees. I got a couple of the raised garden beds dug up and the soil turned over, the trellis the morning glories were on got taken down as I do not plan on planting them next year and they can crawl around on the ground if they come back from seeding themselves. One more garden bed to take care of. Some Peony’s were planted and some bulbs in one of the beds. I meant it when I said I give up on veggies in this small space – next year flowers, herbs and tomatoes. Too much work to get such little reward – it takes a much bigger space then I have in these beds for green beans, peas and whatever else. The amount I have been getting is not worth the space taken. Especially when the deer keep attacking!!