Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Motifs Part Two

You might remember the three Easter motifs I am working on.  I posted about them here.  This is my progress so far on the first one.  It is a sweet little scene with flowers, grass and decorated eggs.  I used the double knot stitch on the edge of the petals and the seed stitch for the inside.  I am using double rows of stem stitch for the flower stems:

I also have some exciting sewing machine news!  Remember when I bought this machine?  I have loved using it so much except for one thing, I have never had a sewing table for it.  I have been using this on my big work table, and I have been standing up to sew! 

Last weekend, my sister gave me a table she had that she wasn't using anymore.  It just needed a fresh coat of paint:

We had a beautiful warm weekend so I was able to get the table painted.  Here is the before...the table has two drop down leaves so that it can sit flat against the wall:

And this is what it looks like with both sides up and the gate legs extended.  It makes a large circular top.  I think I will always be using it with just one side extended, my machine fits perfectly on it and it is very secure and stable feeling even when I am sewing.  I am so excited about this, I will post the after pictures with the new paint job soon! 


Annette-California said...

What a fabulous new sewing table!
YEA!!! You did a wonderful job of painting it too.
Love your project your embroidering. The green fabric your stitching on looks gorgeous with your beautiful stitches:) love Annette

Sparklyjools said...

Hooray! Such a cute and useful table - lovely! The stitching is pretty fab too, of course!:)

Kim said...

Annette - Thank you! I am so excited to start using it. The green fabric is so nice, it is a cotton fat quarter and it is really easy to stitch on :)
Thank you Jules - Yes I am so glad I am going to be able to sit at a table to sew!

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a perfect sewing table! I love that it folds up - so convenient. blessings, marlene

Darlene said...

sewing standing up?! not good! you needed this table bad...and it is a great table for sewing!

such pretty stitches! can't wait to see it done!

Ajka said...


Kim said...

Marlene - Thank you! I love that it folds up too, it fits just perfectly in the spot I have planned for it :)
Darlene - I know! Not a good idea, it was a bit hard to keep the stitching speed regular too, I think I will have much better results with the right table.
Ajka - Thank you!

Lilasesazuis said...

Belos trabalhos, Kim!!

Um lindo, domingo recheado de amor e alegria!

Feliz Páscoa,


Lígia e =^.^=

LUNA said...

Chrystus Zmartwychwstał ! Alleluja !

Kim said...

Ligia - Obrigado! Espero que tenha tido uma maravilhosa Páscoa também :)
Luna - Tak Chrystus zmartwychwstał! Radujmy się i być wdzięczni! Mam nadzieję, że był to wspaniały Wielkanoc!