05 February, 2007

Trilogy Complete!

A trilogy is a set of three works of art, usually literature or film, that are connected and can generally be seen as a single work as well as three individual ones.

This isn't literature or film, but it is, most definitely, a work of art! I posted about this sewing super-table, that my husband has been crafting in his workshop, right after Christmas; as of yesterday it is 100% complete and installed. It is actually three units that combine to make one and houses two sewing machines. From this view is the machine that I use for embroidery and quilting, there is five feet of flush work surface behind this machine. The drawers hold the embroidery module and hoops, embroidery thread and associated supplies.

Stepping around that machine to the right you can see the little cubbies for stabilizers and spray-on adhesives for embroidering. The "piecing" machine sits here, it is thirteen years old and it is on it's second motor! (Actually, third motor, if you count the 220V motor it utilized when we lived overseas!) It's the workhorse of the studio, these drawers hold all the machine accesories, bobbins, manuals and anything else I can fit into them! There's 4 feet of work surface behind this machine.Continuing around the "Trilogy" there are two super-duty drawers in this, the third unit, that hold my portable machine and serger, supplies, etc. A place for everything... this is one of the benefits of being married to an engineer! We're now collaborating on a thread storage system. It needs to be easily accessible, I'm thinking wall-mounted, and preferably covered or somewhat enclosed to prevent dust accumulating on the spools. Anyone have any ideas? How do you store/display your thread? One more view, looking toward the desk area, where all the inspiration, for quilts and blogs, happens! Now, I need to get to work!

It's almost too neat, too tidy, to use. Nah, not really! I said ALMOST...!
Quilt pictures to follow, I promise.

Life is Good!

12 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

Lucky duck!

teodo said...

Your husband is very good. This space makes the wish to work grown. Ciao, ciao.

breathe said...

Oh, what I'd give to have one thin shred of talent and engineering prowess Mr. G has. Looks great, and following in our family tradition -- well over engineered and superbly crafted...which obviously can be said for your quilts, too!

Shelina said...

Amazing. Now you have noe xcuses for producing superbly engineered quilts!

Laurie Ann said...

Very fabulous!! I did some meandering last night and I know it definately suffers because I don't have a flush surface to work on. I am sure you know you fortunate you are to have such an awesome set up. What a blessing!

meggie said...

Oh how wonderful that looks. Can I come & share?
But then of course, it would be too crowded. I would love to have something like that- am sure my production would improve! LOL.

Wish my GOM was talented in that direction. Still, he has other talents. And I love him!

Simonetta said...

A great job, indeed!!!! Trilogy is marvelous and I think very functional :))))
Your husband is a genius :))))

Sioux said...

Oh, wow, what a wonderful job your husband did!! It is beatiful. You are so going to enjoy it!

My husband was really impressed.

Helen said...

This is a triumphant trilogy and I am green with envy!! Enjoy.

Helen said...

PS

I wish I could afford a Bernina with a stitch regulator - but it will have to wait until next year at least. If I am a good girl at saving (which usually I'm not!)I might get one after our next Symposium in 2009.

Helen said...

PPS

I hired a Bernina at our recent symposium. Very different from my Elna 6005, all the buttons are in a different place - but I think I could get to like it very much!!

Nancy said...

Mr. Goodsaw (?) Goodhammer (?) does superb work. I think you should keep him. Maybe even make him a quilt . . . . .