I count my blessings frequently.
I think I’m lucky that my work takes me to some fascinating places.
Places where the equipment storage is rather larger than usual.
But then the equipment they’re using is pretty huge too! I know of one boy who would have been so excited to have seen this enormous tractor. I don’t think the youngsters learning to drive a tractor for the first time get to use this vehicle, though, do you?
Mind you, I have a new and rather huge “vehicle” of sorts to drive myself today. But first, I need to unpack it.
There. Know what it is yet? I have several friends who will be as excited as I am at this point, so I won’t hang around any more, but will dive right in.
Hmm. Well, it’s a big box for a few reels of cotton, that’s for sure. I’ll go down another layer and see what’s underneath.
A knee lift lever and the first of two CDroms are on a shallow layer which is removed to reveal some rather larger things.
There are a couple of boxes of feet and things which I’ll explore later.
I recognise this as the box to keep them all in.
I have no idea.
There’s another box to open on the next layer.
Oh. Is that it? Surely not.
No. Underneath is what we’ve been waiting for.
Tucked in, with a carrying bag alongside, there it is!
My new “sewing computer” as it’s referred to in the manual.
It’s a little bigger than the one I’ve just packed away!
and I’ve not finished unpacking yet. I must be careful not to miss anything, like that little package stuck into the packing material.
It’s the buttonhole foot. A good job that one didn’t escape my notice.
And there, tucked away in one of the side pieces is another essential part.
I really couldn’t have done without the foot pedal.
Last but not least, there’s a polystyrene box wedged in under the arm of the machine.
It’s the thread holder.
Is that it? Right now, there seems to be more packaging than machine.
Perhaps you’ll excuse me then, if I go away and have a closer look at some of these bits and pieces? Incidentally, this is merely the “sewing” part and there is more to come.
Watch this space!