Hi Friends! First off, I have to THANK YOU for all of the sweet comments you left on my last post! I don’t know why I ever feel hesitation to keep it real on the blog when I’m feeling down or frustrated…I absolutely shouldn’t, because inevitably everyone understands and is encouraged to see reality that isn’t shiny or perfect. Afterall, isn’t that what a blog is for? Well, mine is anyway. It’s funny though- I posted on social media the morning after that post…the sun was out, transforming the 12 inches of icy misery into a sparkly blanket of pretty, and even though I was (and still am) fighting a painfully disruptive sinus infection, somehow I felt renewed. There’s something about just acknowledging those feelings, and writing them out, that is so very cathartic, and I think that was all I needed to be able to release them and move on.
Anyway, TODAY is a new day, and I have something fun to share! I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a sewing cabinet that allows the bed of my machine to be lowered to height of the table, and I’ve always been so envious of those who do! What a dramatic difference that would make in my quilting and piecing! I’ve dreamt of having one for years, and have seen many different custom extension table versions online, but honestly, have always been just too overwhelmed and nervous about wading through the options to commit. So….I put the idea on the back burner.
When I got home from Fall market in October, I was feeling inspired to re-visit the extension table idea. I had some big quilting deadlines coming up, and felt like I really needed to move forward with finally getting a table, so I started to research, but again, for some unknown reason I hesitated. Coincidence? Sixth sense? Holy spirit? Low and behold, not a week later I was contacted out of the blue by the team over at Sew Steady Tables. They had seen my blog and wondered if I might like to try out a table. [celestial singing ensues] So why do I share this back story? You know, I just thought it was so cool that somehow God seemed to know my need, even just a silly little sewing need, and that when I followed that subtle whisper to wait (which I so often just ignore in favor of steamrolling ahead with my own fix), He provided in a way that would draw me close to Him. Could God use something as seemingly trivial as a sewing table to teach me to trust? I don’t know- call me crazy, but that’s exactly what it did.
So, I’ve spent the past month getting to know this unbelievable custom made Quilters Wish Table (perfect name, right?!?) and there’s no doubt about it. I’m absolutely head over heels IN LOVE with it! The smooth stable work service is just massive, and how fabulous is this handy drawer?!? I was actually surprised at how often I found myself sliding it open, mid-project, to quickly snag a tool…what a fantastic accessory.
I know- utterly dreamy. How would you like to add a new Quilter’s Wish table to your sewing space?? Sew Steady is giving away this same table, customized to fit your exact machine, to one lucky person when their their Facebook page reaches 7000 likes. They’re already at about 6800, so like their page and keep an eye out for their announcement! And even if you don’t happen to win it, I urge you to consider adding a Sew Steady table your wish list (mother’s day?!?). Yes, I want to be up front about receiving the table for free, but you know me- I don’t blow smoke! If it hadn’t really made a huge difference in not only the quality of my piecing and quilting, but also in my enjoyment level while sewing, I certainly wouldn’t say that it did. But truly, this table is the stuff dreams are made of.
What are the “gamechangers” in your sewing room?? Any particular notion or tool that has made a huge difference for you? Spread the love and do share about it in a comment! I’m always on the look-out for awesome tools!