No, not happy day that there is this thunderstorm outside of my hotel window!
This is the storm that followed me out of Pennsylvania, through parts of Maryland and into Virginia!
BUT ---even though it’s storming on the outside, it’s bright and sunny on the INSIDE!
You are not going to believe this --- even *I* don’t believe this!
I just got a call from home.
There is a check waiting for me --- for the full replacement amount on my damaged featherweight machine!
The letter stated that if I do take the laptop in, pay the $89.95 for the evaluation, they will reimburse me for that plus the fees to repair/replace my laptop.
I know it doesn’t make up for the fact that I’ve lost a machine I dearly loved. It may be an inanimate object, but it felt like my right arm having that machine with me when I’m on the road so much.
Will I replace it with a new souped up one? I’m not sure. I’m enjoying sewing on Bea!
Because the weather is so yuck --- I’m inside getting set up:
See this table? It was a “package deal” with the little two-toned 301 I bought at the Hershey show. Look closely --- do you see what I see on the TOP of the table?
It’s cut out especially for the short extension table 301A!
There are many “card tables” out there for featherweights, and I’d been looking for one --- but when I saw there was a card table to go with the 301 ----I couldn’t resist. How great is this?!
This is Martha, a 1950s "Bel Air" two-toned 301a!
Pardon my messy bed --- I was so pooped out from driving I took a nap!
I’m a tall girl, and even though I love my Sew Ezi table – I often feel like I am bending way low to sew with it because of my height. This is the PERFECT height for me to sew!
I wish I could be showing you what I’m sewing on tonight, but I can’t ---the mystery quilt is being assembled into a top and it is a BIG SECRET! I want to get it done so when I am home after Williamsburg I can load it in the machine ----
I'd sewn as far as I could on Bea ---but when it comes to assembling a big top and putting on borders, I needed more table space. I needed a bigger machine. I've got it ;c)
I keep thinking about that check and the letter at home ----was it the letter I wrote that did the trick on being reimbursed? I’ll never know. All I know is that I’m glad I had a week to calm down before writing that letter. I’m glad that I didn’t yell, and I think it helps to present any case in a calm cool and collected manner. After all, it wasn’t the person processing the claim who had anything to do with how my luggage was treated ----
And I am amazed that within about 3 weeks of writing the letter there was a check waiting on my doorstep. Sometimes ---things just turn out right!