Saturday, September 05, 2009

I finally have my sewing machine set up

I used to have a brain. I am sure the cells are still in there, they just don't seem to be connected these days.
I bought the Janome 6600 a while ago but struggled to use it efficiently as it sat too high. I considered buying a Horn cabinet but - have you seen the price?
I decided I needed a comfy chair anyway so allowed my lovely parents-in-law to buy me this one for my birthday. Unfortunately when it is raised high enough for me to sew comfortably, my feet don't reach the foot pedal. No problem, I built a shelf to put the pedal on. Brilliant, but then I couldn't get the chair with me sat on it under the table, so I still couldn't reach the machine.
I scoured e-bay for a new desk and eventually found this one. Ace condition, beautifully made, inexpensive and local. It even fits into the room. Big smile, happy me.

Now if only I could remember why I needed the Janome in the first place.......


Diane said...

Looks like a lovely arrangement. Are those your thread drawers in the corner? Nice and neat and clean. I love it all. So what are you gonna sew first?

Wendy Coyne said...

That is my Ikea thread cabinet, it holds my machine embroidery threads. My plan is make a lap quilt, using the moda jelly roll that I bought when I was at my mountain retreat in New Mexico. It isn't orange btw :)

Rachel Murphree said...

Love to see your work space, Wendy, smiled at the angel picture up above watching over you. looks like a fantastic work space where you could get tons done.

My workspace is cluttered with beads at the moment, not conducive to pta work but that's slowing down a bit. I'm working on finishing my art quilt from the round robin. pics maybe some day.