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Baby Lock Destiny II

Baby Lock Destiny 2

Following Costume College 2016, I took more of a hiatus than intended while I took care of some back of house stuff.  Inventory, website maintenance, storage, vending contracts… This all culminated with a birthday embroidery workshop weekend featuring the Baby Lock Valiant (I did NOT buy this machine…)

The event was hosted by local Baby Lock vendor, A1 Vacuum and Sewing, which is co-owned by Peter, Patrick, and Jeanne.  Now, my mom has been raving about Peter for years.  And apparently, she is not the only one, as hoards of ladies descended upon Peter en masse when he finally made his appearance at the workshop around 1pm on Friday.  And by the end of the weekend, I had joined the Peter Fan Club…

Damn your good salesmanship!
Damn your good salesmanship!

 

 

 

 

 

 

And ended up buying this:

Destiny II...could it be a sign?
Destiny II…could it be a sign?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to loving Peter, my mom LOVES her Baby Lock Destiny I…and I got the II!

So today, I unpacked it…and there was A LOT to unpack.

There is SO MUCH STUFF!
There is SO MUCH STUFF!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seriously, I don’t know what half this stuff is…something about a knee pedal?

 

What the hell is that for?!
What the hell is that for?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And mystery boxes were everywhere…

 

Even MORE stuff!
Even MORE stuff!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I actually know what that is. Not the technical name (accessory tray maybe?), but I know where on the machine it goes, so that was a win.

 

How many manuals does this take?
How many manuals does this take?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It looks really scary, but one of those manuals is a picture guide for quick reference, the other is the written text, for word nerds like me.

 

Finally!  Out of the box!
Finally! Out of the box!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whew!  Just unpacking was an adventure.  But I’ll figure this out.  And we’ll see how well Baby Lock handles silk 🙂