“A poor man does not seek a bed in order to sleep, he throws himself down anywhere.”
St. Benedict Joseph Labre
My my! What treasures are held captive in our parent’s basements!!!
I just asked my husband to cut out a table for me to set in flush my (stupid-table-tops-I-hate-them) Bernina Activa 230PE into. I love the old flatbeds, like the industrials that are still made, but I do not need an industrial headache. So, I found these instructions to make my desktop into one similar from Blue Dinosauers instructions:
However: my husband called me from his Mom’s and she said she had one she doesn’t use anymore, and it happens to be the free (did I mention, free?) answer to my request!
GREAT! Today, my Mother-in-law dug this up from the bowels of her storage dungeon:
I saw one like this on ebay, a while ago, and they were charging around $90 – I don’t remember exactly how much it was, but I know I’m close. This one has a little necessity drawer, and is in pristine condition. I’m just popping it in my sewing room for now, and I’ll have to rearrange EVERYTHING (again… sigh…) to fit it all in and to make it all work together the best I can. For now, here’s my Activa 230PE haphazardly shoved in my, ‘geeze-louise-it’s-already-a-disaster’ room:
The empty coconut oil boxes stop the new acrylic replacement sliding table on the machine proper from some dummy leaning on it again and busting it like she did 5 years ago. They also give it a kind of ‘country farmhouse look’, don’t you think???
And yes; she was me.
Well, once again, and as always, until next time,