Sunday, March 19, 2006

The Nelly Table


My friends, Sally and Jace, surprised me with a Nelly Table last year. I love this table. It's always on the arm of my sofa, and keeps my applique stuff handy for night stitching.

The original table was made for Sally when she needed a place to put her mouse for her laptop. Jace is amazing. Give him an idea and he's off and running. His work is absolutely beautiful! Here's a link to his site. http://www.webersfurniture.com Some of the most dilapidated and abused pieces that have been stored in barns and attics for decades have been restored to their original beauty by him. He's a true artist!

The Nelly was named for their late cat, Nelly. She used to sleep straddling the arm of their sofa just like this table. The picture they sent me was hilarious! Anyway, it was fitting to name this piece for her.

I was constantly losing my needle threader, etc., but now everything is handy and nothing falls between the cushions of the sofa anymore. The Nelly is my all-time favorite quilty gadget!!

11 comments:

QuiltingFitzy said...

I love the "Nelly" table, thanks for sharing!!

Are you also doing the Delft blocks? I've just started, and am leaving mine at 6.5" until the day when their "done"...ahem, lol.

Passionate Quilter said...

That's a neat little table! Aren't you the lucky one? :)

Vicky said...

Again, I just love this table. It'd make a great gift for a special quilty buddy. At least, that's what I've been thinking! :)

Yes, I'm making the Delft blocks. I just finished #90 a few minutes ago. They're real addictive. I can only prep two or three at a time because all I want to do is sit and work on them! Are you going to be sharing pictures of yours? I hope so!

cher said...

cute and handy table...I sit in a recliner and have a small table at my elbow for the same reason

Finn said...

Wow! What a neat idea for the sofa arm...*VBS* You are one lucky gal Vicky. And how wonderful that something older gets recycled.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Looks like you are putting that table to great use! So handy.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Patti said...

What a nifty table - love it's name!

JudyL said...

My Nelly table is on my sofa too. I love it! It's also great for wehn I'm using the laptop. I put my mouse and my little Wacom tablet on the table and it's just like I'm sitting at a desk!

Judy

Sandra said...

What a cool little table - he should market this one!

Vicky said...

Don't you just love it, Judy! It really is my favorite thing.

Jace does make these and sells them by special order. I have no connection with his business -- except that he and his wife are really good friends. If you're interested in one, just email him. The workmanship is awesome on the Nelly, as is all of his work!

Barbara said...

A great idea that little table. I really need to get me one of those!
thanks for the great tip!