I have said a million times, I don't sew, I quilt. It's torture for me. But....
Speaking of dining room table. My machine is in the bathroom closet, my stash in a bedroom closet along with the tabletop ironing board and cutting mat, the iron is in the cupboard beneath the bathroom sink. When I "want" to use the machine it's quite a process to set things up so whatever I do it needs time, time, time to make all that unpacking and repacking supplies worthwhile.
Back to coming to terms....I can't tell you how many times I rip. But eventually I got the bed pocket done and it's really cute. The ties are to hold it to her side rail. By the time you see this she will have received it. She said she wanted it to "hold her candy."
So, now the dining room table is cleaned off, I'll vacuum the threads now and go back to my peaceful hand work with newfound love.