Posted by Nanc
This isn’t new or news. Simply a re-post of an old article. This was originally posted on 3 July 2003 on our old TAGF site. Our site moved; software changed; life goes on – you get the picture. But every month in our list of hits, this one page gets hundreds (okay, maybe tens) of hits. And sadly, it’s not there anymore.
Instead of pointing and laughing at the sad, lost link, I’ll do good by it and bring it back. And yes, we’ll take care of the old link so it’s like new!
There has recently been some garage sale madness, both sold and bought. And while the idea of making money in this manner is great, it seems that these earnings spend even quicker in the same venue. One law of Garage Sale Karma, perhaps.
One of the items that’s recently come into our home is a sewing table. There was a bit of trouble getting it home (and then built again), but it’s all ready for me now. (Update: It has since moved once more, this time whole and it is still in great shape.)
This is a well-made, sturdy wood table with a bunch of inner hinges and springs that magically store a sewing machine. What you’re seeing here is amazing considering that less than 24 hours ago, it was all in flat pieces. It was unable to fit in our car, so Matty methodically (and sometimes aggressively) took it apart.
There are all kinds of nooks and crannies to store thread, notions and the like. The table top opens and the sewing machine can sit even with the surface. There are fasteners to attach my sewing machine. Then when company comes over or what have you, I can “fold” the sewing machine into the table. Viola! It’s just a table. (I have yet to attach my sewing machine, especially now that there’s a room dedicated to sewing, knitting, and crafts. I guess I’m just waiting for guests.)
I also received this sewing chair. And while it may look ordinary and uncomfortable, it’s actually pretty comfy, the right height, and has a secret compartment under the cushion. I’m not quite certain what I’d want to store under my bottom, but now I have that option.