On Friday, I packed up my wonderful Abby (the Artista) to take a little visit to the Sewing Doc's for her annual check-up and cleaning. Now if you don't recall from when I got Abby, I love this machine. So it is always hard to go without her for a few days.
So, I have to remind myself to be grateful that I have good old Bernadette to back me up. I was at a conference over the weekend where the speaker said "A Luxury once enjoyed becomes a Necessity." And oh, does that apply to Abby and Bernadette. I am waiting to quilt my finished top because I just can't bring myself to quilting in that tiny harp space again :) But, I really am glad that I don't have to completely stop sewing altogether while I wait for Abby to return and it will make me appreciate Abby all the more.
Oh, and there is an extra silver lining to this annual machine drama. When I packed up Abby and took the sewing table off the desk, I realized just how dusty the desk was. So of course, I cleaned it off. Which lead to cleaning the floors, which led to a general overall cleaning of the studio ;) I even managed to finish folding and organizing the Fat Quarter shelf. Doesn't it look pretty :)
So, I'm curious, Do you miss your machine like crazy when it is in the shop, or am I the only one overly attached to a sewing machine??