Love my generously sized Cow mug rug with its cow border print. Thanks, Nancy! I had completely forgotten a magazine was also part of the prize. Generation Q magazine is a new publication and our local paper had a writeup on it recently since it is written and the product reviews tested right here in Ventura County! Jake Finch is the publisher--she teaches classes at Cotton and Chocolate Quilt Company in Thousand Oaks. My favorite article of the debut issue was on a stash and UFO resale shop called Fabric Recycles in Overland Park, Kansas.
They are "clamoring " for submissions to the magazine: go to generationqmagazine.com if you have a design or article for consideration. Love their motto of Quilt. Sew. Live. Breathe, and they have some impressive sponsors already.
I have been searching for a lap desk that can also be used bed or podium style and came upon this vintage/antique folding table at a garage sale yesterday. Truth be told, we stopped at the sale because Grant saw a Fender bass amp for sale, but I was the one who came home with something.
This is a solid mahogany table that is probably about 90 years old. I had recently ordered a laptop desk that folded, had a cupholder and a mouse tray, but when it arrived from Amazon on Friday it already had a plastic piece broken off and floating around the box. It was flimsy and cheap but cost $35 with shipping and handling. I'm sending it back.
The table is very scratched up and a piece of the veneer is missing, but I'll sand and fill and revarnish. It is HEAVY.
The label says "If it folds, ask...Howe". An Internet search indicates the Howe company is still in business and was the original inventor of the folding banquet table. They sell quite high end products these days for offices, hotels, etc. I paid $10 for this relic from the early 20th century. Do you think it sacrilegious that I plan to cut the legs down to make it bed tray height? I promise not to cut a cupholder hole in the top...