Two weeks ago, I put in a bid on an item in the online trading called Trade Me. I won. This morning, in the rain, at the suggested time, and the right address, we met Barry and Alex, then Anne arrived. The very heavy item was loaded onto Barry’s trailer, all hands needed here, the other heavy parts were put in the back of our wagon,we talked, Barry suggested that the ladies all retire for coffee, and he would continue to our place, and have it unloaded,put together, and all ready to be used by the time we three arrived back home.
Can you guess what it is????????
My dream for some time has to have a long arm quilting machine. I have one. A Gammill Professional Decorative Quilter. The lady who lives nearby is moving and this was surplus.I am so happy, you should see my smile at your place. The machine will need some of Barry’s TLC, the rollers have leaders, there is a converter as it is 110Voltage, and in NZ we have 240V for power. The table is Australian Jarrah, and there are pantographs as well as a laser light.
Unloading in the drizzle.It was cold!!!
Until it is running, and all assembled with the rollers, the machine is strapped to the table for safety.
Because this is so special, and too good/precious/wonderful/ ( I’m lost for words) to keep all to myself, I am planning to share it with family and friends. They have been invited to come and actually quilt their quilts on it.So if you see a sudden display of “quilted” quilts down here, they might have been in the garage, having some stitching done. My station wagon had a hissy fit when I told it “ You are outside in the cold for some time”!!! And Hugh shook his head in dismay!!!
Quotation of the day, author unknown.
“ The possibility that a dream will come true,
makes every day so worthwhile”
Greetings from Jean.