Friday, July 5, 2013

Happy stitcher

   I'm still celebrating my new space, and cutting table!  After all my whining, I realize I never properly thanked and raved on  Sir Old Man.  
  Being able to consolidate all those bins and containers has made a huge difference.  I use mainly plastic shoe boxes that I scored at a yard sale years ago for a quarter each.  Different sizes, and  I can label each one on the end with a Sharpie marker.  Hint---alcohol swab will remove the marker when I need to relabel.    This side has all the scrap boxes, and current project bins, bindings bin,  and watercolor strips.  Note the open spaces!!!


   On the opposite side, I have containers of strings sorted by color family, all the threads, a bin for fusibles, extra iron,  buttons, bin for safety pins and such, and interfacing supplies.
   By all this consolidation, I cleared a shelf off in the stash closet and the stack of fabric on mini-bolts was moved from the floor to the closet. I also cleared off a shelf in the bookcase....it is still unfilled!  And made room on the baker's rack for the radio and new bobbin winder for the Tiara.  All in all a lot of breathing room now and not so confining.  I love it!

  You can see a bit of the detail that Sir Old Man included in the cabinet.  He faced the shelves with a band and the vertical bands are routed with a groove.  The entire unit is on swivel casters that make it very easy to shift and move if needed.  The height is 36".....when the full top is added it will be close to 37" high. No more bending over to cut!   The top will extend slightly over the edges for a full space of 44" by 33".
So, yes, I am now a happy stitcher!

11 comments:

  1. Looking good! Love the idea of the castors.

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  2. What a great addition to your room. Versatile and totally functional. Lucky you!

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  3. You are right to brag on your DH... he done good! Love your new cutting station... and am glad to hear the reorganization is going so well. A tough job and hard to endure while it's happening... but oh so worth it when you're done!

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  4. It's official, I'm moving in with you just until Sir Old Man comes down here and revamps my room LOL. It's all wonderful.

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  5. you nearly shorted out my keyboard with my drooling over your new table -- I am in need of selling a sofa that is currently occupying my space and i intend to add a higher table in my room as well. the old man did a wonderful job

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  6. What a wonderful addition to your sewing space--so functional and effective. Definitely give that guy appropriate thanks!!

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  7. So great! Can you send Sir Old Man to my house for a few days? ;-)

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  8. Oh I am so envious!! I'd better get started cleaning out my office/fabric storage room and make a proper work space. Wish I had a Sir Old Man around to build beautiful functional furniture! Good for you!

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  9. congrats on the new awesome table! Looking good.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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  10. The new cutting table is totally awesome! I wonder how long it will take those open spaces to be filled? LOL The craftsmanship on the table is superb. Congratulations on better use of space in your room.

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  11. How nice! Oh, the things you will do with all that wonderful organization. And it looks good, too. Beauty gives rise to beauty.

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