Note: I’ve noticed lately that the photos in the posts look blurry and low quality. This is not true if you click on them to look at them. Until I figure out what it is that’s doing this, please click on the images to see them the way I intended for them to look for you.
As some of you may know, my APQS Lucey was delivered on November 1. She waited patiently until November 5 for setup because when I bought the machine, part of the deal was for Matt from Sparrow Studioz to come set it up. You also may know him as manquilter. He’s a local quilting rockstar.
I loved this idea because I knew that she’d be set up, level and running perfectly with her leadergrips sewn in (and straight) before he left. Sure I can probably service Lucey, maybe even with one eye closed, but it doesn’t mean I want to tinker like that all the time and certainly not right out of the box. This was great peace of mind, and permission to be in creative mode, not techie mode right off the bat.
The wait was slightly agonizing. Yes, I know those of you who have known me for years are thinking “Wow, that’s the understatement of the century!” After all, I’m not known for my patience.
That said, it was mostly “easy” to wait. She arrived Friday, then Saturday and Sunday I had classes at Sparrow Studioz. Monday, I had a white featherweight to service, a sewing circle (sometimes referred to as a “Stitch n B*tch”) to attend and a very well deserved chiropractor appointment. Realistically, I wasn’t going to be able to set her up before Tuesday myself anyway.
Tuesday, though… Tuesday was rough. I swear there were 48 hours in that day before Matt showed up. He and his father-in-law came by and set her up. I made cookies. When he left, I realised that she was sort of sticking out of her corner. And that she wouldn’t fit in the corner I’d made for her, not with the setup of the furniture I’d done. So….
Yup. I did it again. Rearranged the room. It seems like I don’t even feel like I need to exercise these days with all of the furniture moving!
After about 3 weeks of settling in (only a little of that actual bonding time with Lucey thanks to 3 days of classes with Jamie Wallen, some spur of the moment renos to the bathrooms, and a lovely house guest – my friend Carolyn from Olds, AB), here’s what the room looks like today, and Lucey’s debut on Archaic Arcane. :):
OK, that’s it for today! I have to get off the computer and go down there and make a mess of that room!
Today’s post brought to you by Nickelback – Rockstar. Love them or hate them, it’s a fun video. :) They also have the “local rockstar” distinction as well. They’re from Alberta like we are.