Thursday 27 October 2016

My week to date...

Not much sewing gone on this week, not that I can show you anyhow.  What with visitors and my sewing room in complete disarray, and I haven't told you about the heating problems yet, but guess what was delivered?

Oh yes, it is here at long last......

It does take up more room than I anticipated so I have positioned it at the side and the machine is under an LED ceiling light which is out of shot.  It has locking castors so I can pull it out easily if I want to walk around it.   See the black handle at the side?  If I turn it the table goes up or down so it will always be at the right hight for me wether I am sitting or standing.   Yes, the books are still in the corner with the (not to be used as) cake tins which contain my quilting pins and scraps as well as various bits and bobs just now.

 See how my machine sits in the cradle with the perspex template giving a flat surface, much better than an extension table.  If remove the machine the base comes up giving me a large table for cutting or layering too.

And look at all the space, plenty of room to trim white cutting and so much space when machine quilting.

What do you think of the chair?  It adjusts so many ways, it swivels, goes up and down, the seat tips up and down and the back tilts too, talk about ergonomics.

Now the table has come I can start to get the rest of the room sorted with shelving and drawers for fabrics and books and all those other essential items.

Want to know about my heating?  Well it's been rather cold recently so I turned on the central heating and left it on the timer so it comes on and goes off twice a day.  My son and his girlfriend came up for a few days and on Tuesday we went to a restaurant for dinner, on our return the house was boiling hot, the heating, which should have been off on the timer, was going full blast, and the temperature far exceeded the 19 degrees it was set at. We had to turn the boiler off at the electrics, you see I had this happen in the early spring and called the gas company, apparently my boiler was in danger of exploding YIKES!!!  Yes, it is rare but it has happened.  These intermittent faults can be awful to diagnose, I had a new diverter valve fitted last time, but apparently this engineer thinks it is some sort of feedback so he is coming back today to fit a suppressor.  Wish me luck.

The only sewing related pic I can show you today is fabric.

I'm not going to tell you what I am going to do with it today, I've started it but it's not finished yet.  As you can see it's Christmas fabric so you would guess right that it's a Christmas project.  No I'm not saying anything else, ask me no questions I'll tell you no lies.

That's all my news this week, except to say I am going away to Higham Hall again on Sunday for four nights on an embroidery course, I can choose what to do and I think I will do stump work this time, but I'll show you when I get back.

Until then
Smiles from,
Kate x

Linking up with Lorna @ Let's Bee Social, Kelly @ Needle'n' Thread Thursday, Sarah @ Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?, Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts, and Myra @ Finished or not Friday and who is also hosting TGIFF this week


  1. love your sewing table, wish I had room for a big table like that - and I so need a new chair - maybe my Christmas present?

  2. Amazing table! It has everything you could ask for. I love having room on the table for all of those things that you need to grab or see while you are sewing.

  3. I. Am. So. Happy. For. You! It's a wonderful table, perfect in every way! Congratulations on its arrival! It will be so much fun to set the room up, now! XO

  4. I hope you get that heater situation fixed! Sounds a bit alarming. Your table looks great, though :)

  5. Kate, you really chose the best table by far. It has everything one could want. I've had a custom table with extra space on the left and love it. Yours, of course, has the space behind as well and the height adjustment or plain table surface, super features. And that chair should give you hours of comfort. Can't wait to see what you do from here. Hope your hearing problem is solved quickly and safely. Congrats on your new studio.

  6. Your table looks great and I love the hourglass blocks in progress. They're possibly my favourite block. i think keeping cake on hand in your sewing room could be a good idea. Perhaps you should add some cake tins (to be used for cake) in there. ;-)

  7. I'm very envious of that table. I haven't seen anything that looks like it here. Must look harder as I have been labouring under the weight of a quilt. Maybe I could just win the lottery and by the table I really want. The hourglass blocks are smashing!

  8. Oh how I wish my machine sat down in my table like that! You've got a good thing going there. It's a wonderful space! Yikes is right on the boiler!! Hope that gets remedied without too much hassle. Curious to see what those fabrics are going to be! Wendy at

  9. What a great looking set-up, Kate! And I love that the table's height can be adjusted - how cool! Can't wait to see how you finish off the space :)

  10. That table is a jewel! What brand is it? I'd love if you'd link to my Finished or Not Friday Linky Party at Busy Hands Quilts each week!

  11. Oh my goodness, your table is fantastic!

  12. Good luck with the heat issue. Mine is also heat...too much because the AC is out. Love your table! It looks versatile and easily modified to work with almost any of your needs. You're going to love it even more as you get used to it.

  13. Love the red white and blue. You know those are America's patriotic colors too. What is stump work? I am sure you will do beautiful work with that lovely table.

  14. Gosh, that is a wonderful table Kate! Your sewing room is really taking shape!
    Hope your heating has been sorted by now! How lovely to go away for four days stitching ... I'm sure you will have had such fun ..... I look forward to seeing your stump work!
    Hugs, Barbara xx

  15. That's a great sewing table. Happy sewing!! Good luck with your heating problems.

  16. Wow - that is an awesome sewing table! I wish I had a set-up like that!

  17. Kate, that is a lovely sewing table! I'm sure it will make life much easier when sewing. Yikes! On the heating issues. I do hope they were able to get them fixed for you.


Thank you so much for taking the time to read and leave a comment, it helps me grow as a quilter and as a blogger. It also makes me very happy :)
I try to respond to all comments by email, but if I don't reply within a few days it may be because you are a no reply blogger

With smiles from,