Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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!