My A-1 is up and running just as smooth as can be!! Knock on wood.
Jamie arrived yesterday morning and set everything up. Scott stayed home from work to also lend a couple of extra hands. It pretty much took ALL day to set things up. Everything works beautifully! Tension already looks perfect. My machine seems to be purring like a kitten. I am so relieved. Scott was kind enough to take the girls to dance last night, so I could continue to work with Jamie. My homework last night was just to play, play and play. He didn't want me to worry about how my quilting looked. He just wanted me to run the machine. Oh and I did!!
I doodled and doodled...and doodled my heart out.
I am the happiest quilter EVER!
I am just thrilled! I'll be honest though, I'm exhausted. Completely drained. All the anticipation, excitement and worry just hit me like a ton of bricks last night. I called it a pretty early night, well for me anyways. Jamie is coming back this morning to work with me again all day. He told me to get a lot of rest because today is going to be a really BIG day of learning. Loading and unloading the machine. How to do daily maintenance. AND learning how to fix... the dreaded tension. The tension is perfect right now, but he said he's going to mess it all up and I have to fix it. I'm like, "do we have to?" I'm of the philosophy "if ain't broke, don't try tofix it." This is good though. I need all the training I can get because Jamie isn't going to be with me, holding my hand every day. Today is definitely going to be a coffee kind of day!
Thanks for all the fun and encouraging comments. I enjoyed everyone of them!! You guys are the best!!