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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Staples,Thumb Tacks, or Tape???

Last year my sweet friend Connie made a ironing board out of a t.v. tray.
I thought this was the neatest thing. It can sit right next to your sewing machine and you can also travel with it easy. She was so sweet and sent me the ironing fabric for the top of it. Now this was last year and I am just now getting to making one.
Wonder if all this counts as Sew & Tell? I hope so.

I looked and looked for our big staple gun but couldn't find it. Then I looked for thumb tacks........couldn't find any. The only other thing I could think of was tape and it worked! I started out with Priority tape (shhhh!) but it didn't seem strong enough so I found my ebay tape. It may take me a while to get it done but when I decide to do something, I do it....no matter what!!!

Thank you Connie! I love my little ironing board tray!
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Remember this?
Embroidery For Dummies?

I am making progress! I love embroidery so far even though I have really only done 1 stitch. The satin stitch. After I get that done, I will do a back stitch and then I will know 2 stitches! Yay for me! I know it is not perfect but I am proud. Hopefully the next time you see it this will be finished.

26 comments:

Michelle said...

Good job...on both the ironing table, AND the embroidery!

Susannah said...

Val, your embroidery work is gorgeous. Isn't it fun? I knew you would like it. The little ironing board is a very neat idea. Hope your weekend is a happy one.
Susannah

Pat said...

Your embroidery piece is looking SO pretty!

martha - caknitter said...

The ironing board is such a convenient size for small projects. Great idea.
Like the living thing, the butterfly is changing into something beautiful.

Connie W said...

Val, Looks like you've solved the ironing table problem with your tape. I use my table all the time when I'm piecing and it's such a convenience.
Your embroidery is looking fantastic. The BOM that I'm slowly doing is the current embroidery project at my house. I decided to leave it out, by my armchair in the t.v. room, and when I have spare minutes I can pick it up and stitch a while. When it was in my sewing bag I would completely forget about it. At least now it's getting some attention.
Keep on stitchin', Girlfriend!
xo

Terry said...

Your satin stitch is beautiful! Mine never comes out very good. Have fun with your other stitches! :0)

Julie said...

Good Ironing board...clever idea.
Val, I think you might of found a new medium for your creativty!! Your embroidery is amazing!!! Have a great weekend!!

W. Latane Barton said...

Well, I never!!! Thought of a tray table as an ironing board and it's small enough to sit almost anywhere.

Love the embroidery piece. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Dee said...

Guess what hubby love is doing as soon as he has a free moment? LOL

The butterfly is going to be beautiful!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great job on the ironing table!

Diane said...

Your so cute with your ironing table! Too bad you couldn't find the duct tape... it works on everything!!

Needled Mom said...

Great idea for an ironing table. It is so nice to have one right next to you while sewing.

Your embroidery looks great, Val. You will do well with the other stitches as I think the satin stitch is one of the most difficult.

The Tripp Family said...

beautiful embroidery and great idea on the table. love your determination :)

Kristen said...

Awesome table idea. I need to try this too. I love the butterfly. I am looking forward to the finished piece.

pinksuedeshoe said...

A little measly thing like no staples ever stopped a woman determined as long as tape was to be found! Great idea, and pretty butterfly.

KQuiltyBee said...

The butterfly is really turning into something beautiful. Very clever with the ironing board.

Alice Grace said...

Good job on that embroidery! I am proud of you!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Valerie I love the ironing surface - I saw it at Connie's before and I even have the fabric but can't find just one tv tray to make it. They all come in sets! Embroidery is my very favorite thing to do unless it's the blanket stitch applique (which is really embroidery after all) on wool. blessings, marlene

Michelle said...

Great job! Loving the embroidery too!

Karen said...

Your embroidery is coming along beautifully. Keep going. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

amylouwho said...

This totally counts! I saw this somewhere else last week and thought it was such a great idea. I may need to do one too! Thanks for sharing!

Leslie said...

great finish and such a great idea to make a portable iron board

Rita E said...

I think the embroidery is beautiful! Thanks for the tip on the ironing TV tray-table. Exactly what I need!

Nina... said...

Great idea! I love it!

Aunt Spicy said...

What a fabulous idea! Love the ironing table!

Allie said...

Your embroidery is gorgeous, girl! I'm so glad you're enjoying it! That's a great idea for the ironing table. Mine is just a thrift store table, covered with a pad, and put on wheels - it gets rolled all over the place, lol! But it sure isn't portable.