First of all, I now have my machine on a very sturdy solid oak desk. It isn't a true sewing table, but it sure beats the 6 ft. folding table it was on before. That thing shook like crazy when I made anything. When I embroidered a blanket and burp cloth this past weekend, it was so wonderful. The embroidery was even nicer due to the lack of vibration on the machine! I was also able to have all the drawers on the desk to have all my notions close by. I even used the deep file drawers to store my patterns in hanging file folders. It is really great! The other picture shows my cutting table. I love it because I can actually fit a full yard and a third of quilting fabric on that table. It makes trimming and pinning my blankets a breeze. It is our old kitchen table with a gridded cutting mat on top!
The other nice thing was that I was able to get all of my fabric out in the open. With my old set up, I only had the dark bookshelf for my fabric. Now I am using this white bookshelf too that I won't need in the nursery because there are some built-ins in that room that previously had books on them. Well they still have books on them, but I didn't say I was done cleaning out that room, only done removing all of my sewing stuff! Anyway, I had a lot of my crafting fabric and all of my quilting scraps, which are just the right size for applique and lots of little craft projects in blue plastic tubs (like the one pictured under my cutting table). Now I have it all out so I can see what I have. I have all my embroidery fabric on the brown shelf and all of my personal clothing and crafting fabric on my white shelf. I realize now that I have a wee bit of fabric to choose from! Who knew?? Now I just have to start sewing some more to use it all. Well, after I finish clearing out the new nursery - or else my hubby will have something to say about it!