Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Table Progress

Finally got around to sanding the sewing table.  So the hubs says "can't sand it in the computer/craft room of the basement...too much dust for the computer"..."can't sand it in the main part of the basement...too much dust for the furnace."  I knew I couldn't sand it in the garage...dust on the Mustang is a crime punishable by death!  Too cold outside and we don't have an outdoor outlet.  So...I sanded it in the bathroom.  Messy no matter where you do it, but I just cleaned the bathroom yesterday...what was I thinking!!!!!  Removed the rugs and towels, but I guess I should have put down some paper or plastic...too late now!  I am covered in reddish brown dust and my hands still feel like they're vibrating.  Since it will take some time to clean up the bathroom...guess I'll stain it another day.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sewing Table Find

Found this adorable sewing table at a flea market...cheap!  Since we have about 5 inches of snow on the ground, I thought it would make a good indoor activity for a few days.  The legs are a bit crooked...probably have to take them off and reattach.  The top lifts up with storage in the false top drawer.  The lower drawer is real.  I can't quite decide if I should make it whimsical and paint it or refinish the wood...hmmm...kinda like the wood.  I'll post pictures of my progress...that'll force me to stay on track.  I do think I'll do something "surprising" inside...no peeking until I'm finished!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Year Plans

It's a new year and a new shop order.  The Nebby Needle is now available at Shepherd's Bush in Ogden, UT!!!!!!  This is definitely a thrill!!!  LOVE those ladies...Tina and Teri...THANKS SO MUCH!!!

I have a new design finished and am awaiting the frame.  It's called "Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut".  Will post a picture when the frame comes in. 

Other designs are on paper, but I have to finish my mother-in-law's Christmas present first...I know...it's after Christmas.  I wrapped it up anyway and she opened it on Christmas.  It's a table square with the same sunflower motif in each corner.  I picked up several of these squares (each with different woven designs in them) when we lived in Europe.  My mother-in-law has a lot of sunflower "things" in her kitchen and I thought this would look nice on her kitchen table.  I'm at the last corner and should  have it finished in a couple of days: