Thursday, April 10, 2008

A Perfect Day

Everything went RIGHT today. The rest of Lily's parts were delivered bright and early. The delivery guys were really nice. They couldn't quite wrap their minds around what kind of sewing machine could come in so many big heavy boxes. The big long box was over 400 pounds, & the 2 of them & my DH had all they could do to get it as far as they did.
The weather cooperated well too. It was bright & sunny, no snow falling when the boxes came & we had to open them & unpack them outside, bringing parts in one at a time.
This was just the legs.
This long box was all the rollers, & the table itself. The table was the HEAVY part.
Warren & I carried everything in except the table, then I covered it up with old blankets, & the wood on top, & we went to the airport to get Megan. Her flight was 1 hour late, which was just perfect timing for us.
Together the 3 of us got the table in the house, & miraculously everything was in place just the right direction! Nothing had to be taken out & turned around. Megan went right to work & together we got it all put together.
The girl really knows what she's doing!
She talked me through loading the fabric & batting, & she did the first test drive to make sure it was running right before I got to play.
I didn't take a picture of what I did. It isn't pretty yet, but it was fun test driving. Tomorrow I will spend the day practicing, then on Saturday Megan will come over again, & teach me how to do timing the machine, & answer any questions I come up with, plus give me some basics & pointers, & references on running my business. Whew! Am I tired!
We finally quit at about 6 p.m., & went to the Bear Tooth Grill for supper. Now off to bed, so when I wake up all recharged, I can go play, play, play!

10 comments:

mindy said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful...she has her father's strong jaw and twinkly eyes and her mothers fine lines and creative juices.......or something....
Welcome to the world Lily...welcome to a home of incredible creativity and love.

jenclair said...

Yippee! All the parts in all the right places! I'm sure Lily will adjust to her new home quickly, and you two are going to have so much fun.

Melodie said...

I am in awwwwww........

Elaine Adair said...

Ohhh, I am moaning, groaning with jealousy -- what a delightful, and successful project!!! Have lots of fun!

Rian said...

Yay! Can't wait to see what wonderfulness comes off these rollers. I am envious that you have the entire length of yours set up in the workshop. I have to wait for my DH to make a space for it. Not likely to happen in 08.

Helen Suzanne said...

omg! the very thought of that machine terrifies me!! brave u!

diva of quilts said...

Wow! How fun!

Mary said...

Congrats on your new beauty! You'll have great fun now!

Allison Ann Aller said...

Wow!
This was meant to be....what joy!

michelescottage said...

I just found your blog and love the pictures of the delivery in the snow. I am an A1 dealer in Australia and the climates I serve are quite the opposite with heat being more of an issue than snow. Well, it never snows where I live.

Best of luck with the machine, I mean Lily - not that you will need it - Megan knows her stuff.