Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Finally ... My HQ Long Arm

I actually ordered it last June and had planned to put it down in the basement but I needed to upgrade the electrical down there because there were so few power outlets and I wasn't sure they'd ever been upgraded. After spending several weeks unsuccessfully trying to hire an electrician, I finally gave up and hired a contractor, Tim Austin, to finish the basement. 

Very many months later, we have finally finished our basement remodel. By the time it was finished, the plan had changed and we'd decided to move one of the bedroom sets down there and also set up Jeff's new computer work area. I blogged about it all over at the house blog.

Today, finally, SAVE Stores delivered and set up my new Handi Quilter Infinity Long Arm in the upstairs master bedroom! I am so excited. I really want to jump right into playing with it, but I have a few more things I need to finish before the end of the month. Instead, I will watch all the instructional videos and read the booklet that came with the machine. And I'll schedule some lessons as soon as I get the car back from the body shop.

The master bedroom is a little small for the 12' frame, so it will be a bit of a pain to walk around it. And we had to remove the closet doors so we could still squeeze into the closets. And I'll also have to move one of the bookshelves to the other side of the room to make space around the frame.

I decided to name her Hazel Quinn. I really need to cut out a pretty name tag on my Cricut.