With the alarm ringing at 5.30am we headed off for the Big Smoke. I must say the new bypass route in Hamilton certainly makes it a breeze getting through that city. We arrived at our hotel out by the airport in time for a welcome cuppa before we began the training.
I have to say this is a fabulous machine to play with. The MC15000 has the ability to talk with your i-pad and you can be somewhere else in your house while a design stitches out and keep up with the progress on your i-pad. So incredibly easy to use too and it would certainly be fun to own one. Janome put on a yummy dinner and a grand time was had by all. It was good to be able to meet up with other dealers from all over the country and have a chat. The event finished with a breakfast together...wow a cooked breakfast lasts me all day!
With the help of my Google Maps we navigated our way to see our grandson Leslie over in Manurewa. I just love the way my Google Lady sorts out all the wrong turns you make!!! Kerry is really worried that I appear to treat this voice that comes out of my phone like a real person. It's all good fun.
We then drove back to Te Awamutu, helped the kids finished cleaning up the house they are moving out of (sold) and was able to babysit my youngest granddaughter....3.5mths old and so cute and gorgeous. Olivia has a great smile and gorgeous carrot top hair. Left late afternoon for Taupo where we spent the night in a motel with the most delicious private hot pool out the back door of our unit. How wonderful for those aching bones.
|wonderful dusk light at Taupo|
Now to the extra good bit!! Next morning we had arranged to visit Linda Bishop from Razzle Dazzle Quilter to check out her new Innova Quilting machine. I just loved this machine, it was so smooth and quiet. The ease of use for a quilter of short stature was great. Linda was so kind as to load a practice piece on for me to play on and I was very impressed. The frame is extremely solid and the "dead bar" means you dont have to keep on raising up the bed of your machine. I definitely want one!!!! Now would be good too!!!
Oh well I guess I will have to talk nicely to Father Christmas!