Monday, May 28, 2012

Meet Lucy!

Isn't she absolutely gorgeous?  Doesn't she just make you drool? Would you be simply dying to turn her on and sew with her for hours on end? I know I do.

My new baby girl came home with me on Saturday afternoon. After Sunshine went down for her nap, a friend and I took a little road trip north, back to the Husqvarna dealer. She wanted to better check out those machines, compare the features and prices and see if she could get a better feel for which one she wants to buy. To tell you the truth, I was a bit nervous during the trip because I knew what I was hoping to accomplish myself while there. So once we got there and after I waited a little bit (I wanted my friend to be able to ask her questions first), I asked about and tested out the Brother Laura Ashley NX2000 that was for sale that I posted about here.

While the shop owner wasn't very helpful to me, I knew pretty quickly that I wanted to rescue this beauty and bring her to live with me in a home where she'd be enormously happy and loved. Initially I didn't think the shop owner would negotiate on this at all but we were able to come to an agreement (I got a great bargain!) and my Lucy was quickly packed up in her mega huge wonderful travel bag. She is definitely traveling in style.

Putting her in the car and driving her home was immensely satisfying and a bit of a let down all at the same time. I know that she has so many wonderful features that I can't wait to try out. I know that she is going to sew beautifully and hopefully soon I will actually start doing the quilting myself. I know that she came with this awesome circular tool that will allow me to stitch great designs in perfect circles (really cool looking stuff by the way). BUT since I am working feverishly on finishing the teacher quilts and can't try to do that on a machine that I'm not familiar with, she is going to have to wait patiently for me. 

Besides we have another big crafting project that is in the works this weekend. Can you guess what this is going to be?

This is how far we got yesterday and hopefully before today is over, it will be a brand new complete swing set for my kidlets.

A summer filled with happy swinging little ones and a sewing crazy momma sounds absolutely perfect to me.

3 of you added your own colorful comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

And you named a Brother a girl - congratulations on a wonderful new machine. Swingsets and sewing does sound like a great summer.

Michele said...

Of course she is a girl. Although she is a "Brother" she is most definitely a female. I'm not sure I could get along as well if my "Brother" was a guy.

quiltmania said...

Congrats on the new machine.