Hello Everyone! I hope you’ve had a great weekend and Thanksgiving! Although we only had our son with us, we had a very enjoyable day. We missed being with our other family members this year, but I hope all will be different soon. Until then, we will continue to do our part to stay safe and distanced as best we can.
While the turkey was cooking, we took a walk on the lake trail, this time to the other side of the lake. We had a pretty and warm Thanksgiving day.
After we finished eating, we sat on the deck for a little while before cleaning the dishes. The clouds were gone and the trees were shining in the afternoon sun. We had a wonderful afternoon and week with our son. We will be taking him to the airport later today and will miss him until he returns at Christmas, bringing our daughter with him.
Earlier this week I was so excited to get my new Quilters Workstation by Tracey’s Tables. I ordered mine from She Sewing Tables and wasn’t expecting it until after Christmas. because each workstation is custom made. I got a call the week before last from Mike of Tracy’s Tables and he said he would be delivering it on Monday. Mike is one of the owners and set it up and adjusted the machine insert height for my machine when he delivered it. You can see that my big 4.0 QE Pfaff is stored underneath while I used that area to trim HSTs and flying geese for the Christmas Table Runner.
The left cabinet section with the three drawers is part of the basic workstation. I wasn’t sure if my smaller Pfaff would fit there, but it does and I do prefer to piece my quilts on that machine. Most of the time, I have the QE 4.0 set up for free motion quilting anyway.
The QE 4.0 is on a pneumatic lift, which is an option, There is also an option for an electric lift, but that added another $400 or so. It has three height adjustments; the lower one, and this one, which is level with table, then one higher so the free arm can be used to sew sleeves and round things. The optional acrylic table insert hadn’t arrived when I took these pictures, but it was waiting when we returned home late yesterday afternoon. That will give me a nice flat surface to quilt on.
The back and right (on the left in this picture and next to the machine) extension leafs are part of the basic table. I added the filler leaf in the corner so that there would be one continuous area on the right side instead of a gap.
I would like to thank one of my readers, Amy, who contacted me about Tracy’s Tables after reading in a post that I was interested in buying a sewing table for the new house. I spent half the money I would have if I had purchased a Koala or Horn system. So far, I’m very happy with my choice, but I’ve only used it for a few hours. After I’ve used it for a while and quilted on it, I will do a more in depth review and really go over the options that I added.
You can also see part of my sewing studio in some of the pictures. I haven’t put anything on the walls and want to get that done before I do a big reveal. I also still have a few things piled on the floor that have to be dealt with. After I put up Christmas decorations this week, I will concentrate on finishing up my room.
Don’t forget that everything in my Etsy shop is 20% off through December 13.
I hope everyone has a great week and stays safe and well. Thanks for stopping by!