I wish I had taken a picture with Shirley from OK who bought my Millennium but we were talking and laughing and she was so excited about getting the new machine and I was happy for her but kinda not happy at the same time. I loved that machine and I’m pretty sure that APQS machines are always perfect in every way but that machine was the perfect machine for me and I always worry that if I sell something I love so much, I might be sorry but . . I couldn’t get a new machine without selling the old machine.
Good luck to Shirley! I hope she loves it just as much as I do.
And we had a little issue around here . . I think it’s that Mars/Venus thing but when APQS first announced the new Millennium, I sat down and had a conversation with Vince about it and he said it was fine if I ordered the new one but he wanted me to only do it after the old one was sold. That was my intention so we were good to go.
Earlier this week, when I told him that my machine was sold and we had to take it all apart and get it wrapped and ready to send to its new home, I wish you could have seen his face! He wasn’t so happy with me. I kept saying “But, you said it was ok!” and he kept saying “But I didn’t think it would sell!” That made no sense to me but we worked through it and the new Millennium got ordered about 3:30 yesterday afternoon.
I was so back and forth about the bobbin size. APQS machines have always had the smaller Smart Bobbin size L. Many other longarms had the large “M” size and some folks wouldn’t buy APQS machines because of the small bobbin. I researched and read and could not decide which bobbin to get. I placed the order with the larger size and then kept re-thinking it and called and changed it to the smaller size. There are reasons but it’s one of those things people want to debate and since it’s my decision and it’s made and it’s the smaller bobbin . . end of that story.
I did add the Bliss Drive system. I almost didn’t. My machine was so smooth . . I can’t imagine that I needed for it to be any smoother but figured . . this will be my last machine so I’ll go for it and add Bliss.
Not sure if the new machine will get shipped next week or the next week. My guess is it will arrive around April 8 or 9. Whenever it gets here, I’ll be real happy to see it and get it set up!