Monday, March 17, 2014

Then all of her dreams came true...

I got myself a present when I went to the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show... Remember when I brought Bridget home almost a year and a half ago? Since then I've wanted to get a drop-in table so I can quilt on a flat surface.

I tried the Gidget table, and it was way too rickety when quilting, so I returned it. I also looked into Horn and Koala tables, and was disappointed with the quality for the price. So then I looked into building one from components from Ikea/Home Depot, and that would have worked, but wouldn't have a lift capability. I even looked into having one custom made by a carpenter friend.

So when I was at MAQS a few weeks ago, I saw this...

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Isn't she pretty?! Solid wood, with a lift, and look at what she does!!!

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There is also this little weird drawer thing on the right side, and when I saw it I had no idea what I would use it for, but look - all my little stuff that I need to have on hand when I'm working fit in there perfectly! And I don't have to have everything cluttering the top of the table!

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This is exactly what I wanted, with no extra bells and whistles, and I didn't have to pay extra for the flip up table in the back, or the pull out thingy on the left. Perfect! It was a little bit of an impulse buy, so I called my Dad to talk me out of it. Of course he said that since I've been looking for a table like this for a year and a half, I should get what I want. And since it is really good quality solid wood, he said that I could pass it down to my daughters one day. Way to make me tear up in public, Daddy, thanks.

I would love to be playing with it, but I had some minor surgery on Friday and I've been on the couch since! Charlotte is doing a very good job of taking care of me, though - she's a good snuggler!

Nuggetbaby has been keeping me company after surgery. She's a good snuggler...

11 comments:

  1. That is a fantastic table!!!

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  2. Lovely table! It looks very handy!
    Hope you are feeling better now! Nothing better than snuggling with your pet!!!

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  3. I love your new table! Who's it made by?

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  4. Looks wonderful and of course you should have gotten it! It sounds perfect! Who is it made by? I can't tell but is that a 7 series sitting in it? I have a 780 and am looking for the perfect table myself!

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  5. I also would like to know who made it. I need a good sewing table also.

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  6. Trust you are feeling a ,lot better now Megan following your surgery. What a wonderful table, I have a horn cabinet, had it 20 years but it is in the spare bedroom and I sew in the kitchen. Waiting for a strong man to come and help get it downstairs as I am sewing on a round table at the moment and it is not working well

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  7. Lucky you. I see lots more sewing in your future. Have a good time enjoying your new beauty.

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  8. That table really is a dream come true! I'm going the DIY IKEA/home depot route, but my father is helping me build it and he's a master at building things. I hope you enjoy it!

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  9. So who did you buy it from? I'm getting impatient waiting for mine and have started looking around a bit! :)

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  10. Awesome table! Love the little slide out with your cutting mat!
    And way to go dad for not talking you out of it! I'd also love to know who made it.

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