Some time ago Paulette from Sweet P Quilting and Creations shared a sewing machine mat she made. I met Paulette last year as we were on the Oregon coast in a quilt shop. I told her I also had made one and on Friday I went to sew with friends and took these pictures of mine. I used a purchased panel that I added blocks to make it wide enough to accommodate my acrylic sewing table.I also designed a sewing machine cover from the same panel. I store my sewing machine cord in the right pocket of the cover and the sewing machine manual and reference book in the left pocket. The mat has five pockets that I keep all sorts of things, machine needles, masking tape, seam ripper, larger fabric remnants, tea bags.
I found my Strutter project a bit ago. I had cut out the pieces, appliqued the hounds tooth base on had stitched the pairs of large back feather together, stitched on the eyes, bead and waddle and then put it away...someplace safe as usual. Over the past few days I've added all the double feathers, the gold and blue feathers and the body along with the head and neck. I just need to do the corner stones and applique the frame and it is ready to quilt. Should be done in time for Thanksgiving this year.