What an amazing and busy week this has been for me. Last Friday I had fourteen family members come into town for Christmas. The last of them left today. I have never hosted so many people before so I was pretty occupied with making sure everyone was happy, comfortable, and had what they needed. It didn’t leave any time for sewing. Even if I had had time to sew, I had someone sleeping in my office so I didn’t have access to my sewing machine.

It was nice to have a break this week, but I’m ready to get back to a regular schedule with more projects to work on.

Since I don’t have a project at the moment and I didn’t want to go a week without posting, I thought it would be a good idea to highlight the extension table that I’ve been using. Mine is the Wish table from Sew Steady. You can find them under the products link of the Sew Very Smooth website. They have a few different sizes so there is the perfect size for everyone.

I’ve had it for a few weeks now and I love it. It was exactly what I needed to use while I worked on the weighted blanket for my daughter. I can’t even imagine trying to wrestle that heavy fabric and still achieve a straight line. The table allowed me to keep the material flat so my Ideal Seam Guide could stay in position while I sewed. Together, I was able to achieve the perfect line I was hoping for.

It took a few months to get it, but that was only because I have a brand new model sewing machine so there hadn’t been a template made for it yet. It was worth the weight because it fits my Juki beautifully.

I’m so excited to continue with future projects with the aid of this table. If you are on the fence about one, I highly recommend them. They’re worth the investment.

I am also pleased to inform you that my daughter loved her weighted blanket. She has slept with it every night since Christmas and I have even found her curled up with it while playing with her toys. It does my heart good to see it being used. A few of her cousins have even asked for me to make them one. It looks like I may have an endless supply of ‘filler’ projects to work on.