Wednesday, February 6, 2013

My New Sewing Cool Thing

Today, when I woke, I woke up with a different age number.  It happened while I was asleep.  Today, my medical insurance became old age insurance--Medicare.  I noticed wrinkles.  And aches in creaky bones. Fortunately I got my hair done yesterday, so it's still red!  Hooray for the little things in life.

Since there isn't really a good alternative to getting older, I decided I  may as well have a nice present to cheer myself up.  A couple of weeks ago, I told my husband that I would like an extension table for my sewing machine for this anticipated event.  It arrived today.  Just in time.


I'm enjoying sewing on this Plexiglass table.  No more squiggling around of cloth.  It makes me happy.  Actually, I had something similar years ago for another machine.  One that my husband made for me from wood and covered with Formica.  It worked beautifully too, but--it weighed around 100 pounds.  This is a guy who thinks nothing is good unless it's so heavy you can't pick it up, or screwed in so tight as to never be able to take a thing apart again.  His heart is in the right place.  His head is not.

This table I can move without the aid of a crane.  We will spend many happy hours together.  Getting older.

40 Talk to me:

Linda T said...

Happy Birthday! and enjoy your cool new sewing table! Just remember, "age is a matter of mind, and if you don't mind, it doesn't matter!"

Mary Beth said...

Happy Birthday to youuu! Great gift to celebrate. BTW I am completely jealous of your health insurance.

Elaray said...

Happy Birthday! Isn't if funny? I still feel 35, but my body does not.

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NancyDaQ said...

Happy birthday, and congratulations on a wonderful gift.

Little Hunting Creek said...

Happy Birthday!

Margy said...

Happy Birthday! You're just a youngster!

L said...

Happy birthday!

Martha said...

Happy day and happy sewing!

The Hojnackes said...

Happy birthday! Did you get your table from Silhouette Patterns? I've been wanting one for years and years. You are one lucky woman!

Rosie said...

Happy Birthday!

James R. Grizzard said...

Happy Birthday!. You are very lucky for having a new awesome sewing machine. Hope to your brilliant use of sewing machine this year.

Kyle said...

Happy birthday Gwen!!!! Enjoy!!!!!

Sharon said...

Many happy returns and here's to many years of sewing. Enjoy!

Lori said...

Happy birthday to you! Enjoy your plexi glass table, that is a great invention.

Bunny said...

One fancy extension table! very nice. Happy Birthday to you, Gwen!

Brenda said...

Happy Birthday! What a lovely gift I've wondered whether I need one. I'm always struggling with the fabric. lol

sdBev said...

I bought the same table shortly after acquiring my Designer Ruby. Wonderful. Just wonderful. Enjoy.
Oh yes my dh does the same thing.

RhondaBuss said...

I learned a long time ago that youth is pretty, but beauty only comes with age. Beauty is about wisdom, experience, patience, and confidence. Happy Birthday beautiful lady :)

Ann said...

Happy Birthday Gwen and enjoy your extension table. I have one for my Diamond and have never used it. I will have to try it out one day.

Lauren said...

Happy birthday! We are birthday buddies, yesterday was my birthday too. I just turned an age I'm not supposed to be happy about, but I still love the feeling of newness and promise at the beginning of a new year of my life. I hope you can enjoy some excitement at the beginning of another trip around the sun too!

Lauren said...

Happy birthday! We are birthday buddies, yesterday was my birthday too. I just turned an age I'm not supposed to be happy about, but I still love the feeling of newness and promise at the beginning of a new year of my life. I hope you can enjoy some excitement at the beginning of another trip around the sun too!

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

Happy birthday and what a beautiful set up you have, happy sewing.

Sister said...

Happy birthday, and what a great present for yourself!

Gwen said...

Happy Birthday! It's so nice that you have decided to enjoy them - I need to adopt your attitude... ;)

I hope this is a wonderful year! :)

Claire S. said...

Happy birthday Gwen !

mrsmole said...

Happy Birthday, Gwen...nothing better than getting a present you really can spend time enjoying...chocolate goes so fast but sewing machine tables last!

ElleC said...

Happy Birthday! No gift is better than a gift for sewing, enjoy.

Patty said...

Happy Birthday, Gwen! I love that you treated yourself with a gift that you new you would really use :-) I have an extension table like yours, and wonder how I ever did without it.

Jean said...

Happy birthday! What a wonderful present! I also want to let you know that I finally bought the March issue of Threads and was so excited to see your jacket in its pages! How thrilling! Congratulations!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Happy birthday! What a marvelous gift. And I love that it's plexi so you can see everything that's going on.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! I became eligible for Medicare in May. It's not so bad, really. Remember that scene in the movie Logan's Run where one of the young people asks the old man if wrinkles hurt? I can now answer truthfully, "They do not."
Kathy B.

Diana said...

Gwen, A belated Happy Birthday. Feb. 6 was my birthday too. I don't know at what age Americans qualify for Medicare but as a Canadian,I qualify for Old Age Pension now. I still love every minute of life and as long as I can still sew, I never have a boring minute!

Gernella said...

A belated happy birthday. I have a table similar to yours for my Pfaff Expression. It's great, especially as I use it as 'shelf' underneath where I can hide things out of the way and still see them. Bit of a bind when you want the free arm though as space is tight as I have another machine butted up to it. Lifting it out of the way is a bit of a nightmare.

I retired 6 years ago (I started work when I was 14 so I considered I'd earned it) and time seems far too short for me with all these toys to play with. No matter how old we are good health is everything and if we haven't got it we're stuffed.

Louise said...

Happy birthday. Love that extension table. I have a sold one that came with my old Bernina. I bet it makes it easy to see your bobbin case.

Rosy said...

Happy birthday! You are lucky birthday and fulfill dreams together! This extension table is a nice addition to your sewing room, enjoy!

Sheila said...

Happy Birthday and many blessed more.

celkalee said...

A very Happy Transition Day to YOU! I am only a few weeks behind you. We must concentrate on our brilliant personalities, well at least someone said that to me once and I decided to believe it. I have considered the extension table as well. Reminds me of a built in machine of my youth. Have great fun with it.

Judith said...

Happy Birthday - remember it is just a silly little number - its what's in the mind that matters!!!! Here's to many, many more years spent at your sewing machine, and on your blog with us all...J

Omega said...

I missed wishing you a Happy Birthday! So, Happy Belated Birthday. Wishing you blessings and many more birthdays to come. I hope your house sells quickly and you can get back to doing what you love.

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