Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Wish/Dream come True!

Now if you have been reading my blog this spring, posts few and far between, you might expect this posting to be more news on my declining hip or weight. Ho hum!

Nope, this week a wish or dream I've had for quite awhile came true. After lots of saving, was finally able to purchase my brand new Bee Line - Townsend Wool cutter from LavenderWool on ebay. First off, a thanks to Sally who was so great to deal with after I made a rather typical type of goof up for me. While happily clicking the Buy It Now Button and then not seeing the size I went back and bought a second #6L cutter! YIKES!!! But the ladies understood and we resolved the order quickly back to what I really wanted. Not every Ebay dealer would have canceled such a goof up, so want to recommend them for being so understanding and helpful.

The cutter arrived and I couldn't open it that afternoon because of time constraints. AAAARGH!!!

Next morning, I was up brighter and earlier than usual, and rip raring to open that box and start cutting wool strips. Reading all the directions, I started to open the assembly and it wouldn't budge. I am a huge chicken when it comes to new things, and believe me, didn't want to do anything to damage it further if there was a problem. Call placed to Beeline, where a very helpful Sherrie? Sherry? answered my very distraught call. Oops, there was a screw on top of the part that swings easily to the right once the screw is raised just the tiniest bit. Of course, until talking with her I never even noticed that screw!!! She was so kind, as I was both embarassed and joyful to have solved the problem myself. Thanks heaven for 800 numbers!

Next I popped in the #8 cutter head and cut piles and piles of wool for the rug I'm currently working on. A Lori Brechlin/Kris Miller design called Mermaid. By last night, I'd cut and hooked more strips in a few hours than since January. Yep, it is a dream come true!

8 comments:

Farm Girl said...

That is awesome. I am so glad you got one of those, It must be fantastic to own one of those sweet cutters.
It would be a dream come true for me too. :)
I am so glad you are hooking again.
I can't wait to see your latest project.
I really am so happy for you. That is just great news. :)

Julia said...

Congratulations on your new Cadilac of cutting machine. JB

Robin said...

I am so excited for you !!! How many strips can you cut at a time with the Townsend in a #8 ?? I guess that doesn't matter, really, it's awesome to able to cut your wool like a hot knife through butter , eh ??
Happiness IS infectious !!!
Hugs,
Robin

Robin said...

How happy for ya !! It's wonderful to cut your own wool, like a hot knife through butter, eh ??
enjoy !
Robin

Orange Sink said...

Jo you are going to really enjoy that cutter! I purchased one a while back and now I wouldn't know what to do without it! Changing strip size is a cinch now and makes hooking even more enjoyable to say nothing of the time saved since I am making quite a few kits now!
Go cut some wool!
BIG Hugs and congrats on the new Townsend!!
Cathy G

Maureen said...

Congratulations on your new piece of equipment.I can "hear" the excitement and happiness over it in your post.Now no yardage of wool will be safe from you and your new wool cutter!

moosecraft said...

Congrats on the townsend! Now... let's see some pictures of some hooked rugs! :-)

Cotton Eyed Jo said...

Robin is so right when she says like a hot knife through butter. :)

I have hooked in a bunch of strips on the challenge for our summer hookin, Sharon, but not quite ready for a photo yet. As a matter of fact, I need to dye some wool now! lol Cut up and used most of what I had in several colors... sigh, it is wonderful.

My old cutter cut only 1 strip at a time, possibly because I didn't know how to adjust it properly. My Beeline-Townsend cuts 6 fabulously perfect #8 strips at a time. I got the cutter with long heads, and hope to eventually do some kits for my etsy shop. But gotta get that boring hip taken care of first! :( So that will be at least 6 months or longer.