It is Wednesday which means some of us Bloggers take part in the Biggest Weekly Blog Hop in the World!! (probably). You know the one....take a picture of your desk, floor, table, chair and post it on your blog, link it with the Lushious Julia and take a dash around the Globe!
Here is my lovely "new" desk which Hubby and I picked up about 10 days ago. We went to an auction at which we used to be regulars "just for a peek" and before I knew it I was bidding for an old fashioned pine table (something I have always wanted for my kitchen, no chance unless I have an extension on the house as I have a long thin galley kitchen!) Why not have it for my room? I thought. No worries!! However, the first worry was how on earth we get a 72" table into a small hatchback? We did, upside down and back door open all the way home!! Phew!
So having sanded the table to get rid of the pen, ink, paint and general detritus I then waxed, polished, waxed and polished again and we got it upstairs - through the window - we must have looked hilarious to onlookers, and in to my room. As I mentioned, it is 72" long, the old one being only 48"!! and it is about 12" deeper than the old one. "It will fit - no problem"!! Well it did after a bit of jiggery pokery!
Love my new table as I now have more room to just "put" things on like the basket of fat quarters which are just behind the lamp on the top picture and I can still put my cutting mat on and cut fabric WITHOUT having to put the machine on the floor.
In this basket is some 200+ triangle squares which will form the outer border of my Challenge quilt which I showed you the beginning of a short while ago.
And here are some of the blocks. Only problem is I have since found out that the Challenge quilts are only to be 12" square!! Oops!! I feel pretty silly really, especially when you consider I am on the Committee. However, someone else on the Committee thought it was "any size" though she hasn't actually started hers yet! Never mind ey! I will at least have a lovely quilt, and another entry into our Festival next year. I even bought the backing fabric for it at the NEC Festival of Quilts last week so was well pleased.
Well, enough from me. Thanks for letting me chat about my new table and quilt WIP. Now, click HERE where you will be transported by Magic Quilt to the lovely Julia and pop over to see some other blogs who will show you what they are currently working on!