Sunday, November 30, 2008

Stephen in the spot light...!

Well, my life is certainly not exciting at all these days. As a matter of fact, I feels more like an anti-social bordering hermit personality type! lol It will end soon enough!

Since I don't have much to blog about that's related to my quilting adventures, I thought I would share with you the latest addition to my sewing room.

Tah dah....! Meet my new cutting table!

This is the front of the table or would that be the sides... hum?!?

As you can see, lots of drawers. However, these are special. They're called "pushmi-pullyu" drawers. I didn't know what they were until DH explained the concept to me!

Basically it's one big drawer that's accessible from either sides. The original idea come from Doctor Doolittle's antelope (a llama in the movie starring Eddie Murphy). Enough trivia! lol

The table is made out of Sugar Maple. It's sort of neat as Stephen artistically worked into the design the places where the tree had been tapped.

If you look closely, you'll see holes where they tapped the tree for maple sugar water.

The top of the table is wide enough to accommodate my 36 + inch cutting mat vertical or horizontal. That was one of my pre-requisites. It drove me nuts that my mat didn't fit vertically on my craft table. lol

I've already started to fill those drawers. I'm so glad to have a place for my Fat Quarters.

As you've all probably heard me say a thousand times, the down side to having a wood shop next to a sewing room is the dust. Yep, dust, dust and more dust. So now my FQ have a place where dust will be minimal.

So now I shall leave you to test out this new cutting table. I get to enjoy a bit of quilting before my nose is back in the books again.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

34 comments:

Needled Mom said...

I love the idea of access from both sides. That is a beautiful piece of furniture and certainly one that anyone whould love to have in their sewing room. I love the idea of the "holes" left in the wood. How clever. Guess all that dust paid off with such a gorgeous piece.

Chookyblue...... said...

love your table wished I had one of those........

Connie W said...

Your husband is so talented! Love that new table.

Betweens said...

Wow that is just lovely!! easy reach for your fabrics when you need them, a lip so that you can grab a stool and still sit comfortably while you do some prep work and a rotating cutting table!! impressive!! well worth the post.. I am sure we will see more once the holidays are over and you can play with your table.

Rosaline said...

I am feeling really jealous right now. Another great feature about this awsome table are the wheels!

May Britt said...

This is an amazing cutting table. you are such a lucky girl. I know you will enjoy working on this.

sewprimitive karen said...

Oh, the wood is so beautiful. And to think you'll be cutting fabric on that gorgeous work table for years to come. LOVE the tap holes.

Teresa said...

OH my gosh, its beautiful!!! Stephen did an amazing job.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What a great piece of furniture...I love the push pull drawers...very clever. I still dream of having enough space to have a dedicated cutting table...if nothing else to save my back...

Vicki W said...

OMG that is a beautiful table! Great job Stephen!

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

You are one lucky lady!! That table is fabulous. I have to clear off my sewing table (which I am very thankful for) to make room for cutting or sandwiching a small quilt. A cutting table would be a dream!

Libby said...

What a beautiful cabinet. I love the thought put into integrating the tap holes into the design. Lots of pretty quilts are going to be made now . . . I can just feel it in my bones *s*

Wendy said...

Wow Stephan has amazing talent in woodworking. Your new cabinet is now a feature in your sewing room. I love the history of the maple tapping. You'll be cranking out the quilt for sure.

Julia said...

Oh my GOODNESS!!!! I am almost at a loss for words! hehe This is absolutely gorgeous! You are very lucky indeed. I sure wish Randy was into wood working. *sigh* :~)

Pam said...

Stephen has made a beautiful table for you! I have never seen the Dr. Doolittle movie with Eddie Murphy but I do understand the concept - what a great idea. The drawers look a perfect size for fat quarters - and notions. Have fun filling them!

ozjane said...

Hang onto that man.......that is fabulous. Lovely workmanship and so wonderful to have it made just for you.
Blessings

Candace said...

Carole, your hubby is a genius! That table is to die for! I'd put up with a little dust any time for one of those - LOL! Cheers!

Guðrún said...

Wow what a beautiful furniture you have got, and so much better when it is home made specially for you and your needs Tell Stephen that this is a masterpiece.

Patti said...

Oh my - lucky, lucky you. What a beautiful work of art. And a perfect solution for storing your fat quarters. Your husband is a true artist. And even more special as it's made from wood with meaning for you personally. Thanks so much for sharing! And how is your longarm learning curve going?

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! That table is just gorgeous! And those pushmepullyou drawers are ingenious!!!

WoolenSails said...

Carole,
Your husband did a beautiful job on the table, love how he left the character in the wood. Guess I will have to show that to my husband;)

Debbie

Shasta said...

What a wonderful storage space / cutting table. From this post, it looks like the benefits of having a woodshop next to the sewing room offsets the disadvantages.

Kathie said...

beautiful, just amazing he made that!
wow I would love to own that!
Kathie

Karen said...

Love the cutting table. Sure hope the wheels have breaks on them! :)

Ginger Patches said...

Wow Carole what a beautiful table!! You have one amazingly talented hubby!!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG that is the best cutting table. Your hubby did an awesome job on that. You lucky gal. Did he use a pattern to make that?? maybe I can get my hunka to whip one up.

Suzanne said...

Love your cutting table, and the concept of being able to open the drawers from either side. The divided sections in the drawers is really wonderful too! Enjoy it!

Darlene said...

Wowzer, Carole, it's wonderful work of art. You two are a perfect pair - talented! Love the drawers!

Quilt Nut said...

that is fabulous! my mom has one she bought from JoAnnes but this is fantastic! your husband did a great job!

Sweet P said...

Once again - another outstanding piece of furniture made by your husband. You are one lucky woman!

PS - Your Christmas piece is great.

Martine said...

très sympatique ce meuble les tissus ainsi rangés donnent des idées et font travailler l'imagination.
vous devez être très chanceuse ce meuble est magnifique.amicalement

FabricsNQuilts said...

The table is the most beautiful quilting accessory I have ever seen! I even blogged it today so that more will enjoy!

Karrin Hurd said...

Great cutting table. I have been enjoying the quilt you made me for the Four Seasons Swap! Looks great on my wall! Thanks again Carole. Hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas

susanm said...

Wow you are one lucky lady with that piece of furniture. Its too die for well nearly. heheheheh.

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