Thursday, May 24, 2018

Introducing Tink

I'm long overdue to make a proper introduction.  I'd like you to meet my new girl....

She's an Innova with a 22" throat on a 12 foot fame and I love her. 
There's a bar under the rollers where I can store 2 rolls of batting. My customers love that they can just get their batting from me and only buy the amount needed.  At this moment I have Quilters Dream 80/20 but I'll be adding more options in the future.  The 3 drawer unit on the left holds all the pantos and the 2 units on the right are filled with thread. 
I'm lucky that I don't have to turn any wheels to advance a quilt as I work on it because Tink has a power advance feature. 
This is the wall opposite Tink.  I permanently "borrowed" some shelves from other rooms. The old microwave cart works well  for when I'm writing up a customer order, the middle shelving unit holds the bobbin winder, all my books and my little tools chest.  My rulers used to be in the small basket but I've since found another place for those.  The ladybug hamper has larger pieces of batting, which I really need to sort and sew together to use up for charity quilts.
This shelf, which happens to have been hubby's when he was a teenager, was brought down from my son's room and now holds quilts in the queue waiting to be quilted.  All those on the shelves except the bottom one are for customers and my guild charity and the last pile are mine.  Yes I have a bunch of my own quilts that need to be finished.
Tink sports some pretty bling, which I got from Urban Elementz.  I originally bought the set for Penelope but could never decide which decal I wanted to place where so I'm glad that I had them available to dress up Tink.
The space in the room is a little tight and hubs wanted to not make it that much smaller by putting up studs and paneling on the walls with the insulation so I'll add some other decor bit by bit.  For now I hung the tote bags I received from MQX over they years on the right wall.  The pink rolling cart I recently got at Michaels (thanks to a gift card from my BIL) and it's perfect for holding all the things I need close by while I'm working.  The bottom shelf is loaded with all my rulers now.
So you're probably wondering why the name Tink.  This should answer that question.  No I'm not a fanatic but I do love Tinker Bell.  I love her attitude, her spunk and her determination.  These dolls were my daughter's when she was little and when she was ready to pass on all her princess dolls to someone else, I couldn't bear to give these away too so now they keep me company.
My assistant leader recently gave me this Tinker Bell sticker so she got added to bling up Tink just a little more.
I'm continuing to tweak things in the room as I go along but it's safe to say that I'll be spending a lot more time in the basement now. 

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Jeanna said...

Congratulations on your new toy. May you and Tink enjoy many hours / years of creative bliss.