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…
And ended up buying this:
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.
Seriously, I don’t know what half this stuff is…something about a knee pedal?
And mystery boxes were everywhere…
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.
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.
Whew! Just unpacking was an adventure. But I’ll figure this out. And we’ll see how well Baby Lock handles silk 🙂