Sleepy Slow Stitching

Daylight Savings has taken effect here in Michigan. It makes for a good slow stitching day after losing an hour of Zzzz's, and a day to hand quilt around the dress embellishments. During the past two weeks, I changed my mind on hand quilting the entire outline of the dresses. The reason being that I think they look better outlined by machine especially when the background quilting is added. The dresses are more defined and have a bit more pouf.



Where the embellishments have buttons, trim, and smaller pieces, I'll outline by hand quilting as I am unable to stitch small areas with the walking foot (a good thing). Progress is being made as I either machine or hand stitch each day. Other sewing time is being spent on creating a sewing table from an inexpensive unfinished Ikea table.



The hole was cut after careful and thought out placement.


The past few days there has been staining and varnishing steps which can't be rushed. It's been cold weather, but I am able to work in the garage after the cars are moved outside. There has been low humidity with the cold air, and a small electric heater helps the varnish dry.


Next week, I plan on showing the completed table. In the meantime, I'll be joining Kathy at Slow Sunday Stitching.

Jill

8 comments

  1. Your table looks great! It will make machine quilting so much easier. You can easily customize the height of the table as well for optimal ergonomics! I have an ergonomic set-up and it does not hurt to sew at all. Have fun sewing today.

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  2. The table is looking great. Enjoy your stitching on this so-cute project :)

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  3. Your table is wonderful. So is your quilt. I am looking forward to seeing both when they are finished.

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  4. Your quilt block dresses are so cute, the sewing machine table is going to be great I can't wait to see the finish. What a great idea.

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  5. What a beautiful table! Great job.

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  6. Light hand work and heavy hand work!
    Thanks for linking up!

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  7. I like a mix of hand and machine quilting; it can be very effective. Your table looks pretty good so far.

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  8. Your table is very interesting. I bought a large, very heavy table/desk at the goodwill and cut a hole in it as your husband has done. I am very curious about the next step and how your husband keeps the sunken platform in place.

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