And it was all going so well!
This evening I embarked on Phase 3 of Wrestling with the Beast, and it would be fair to admit that this evening the Beast won!
Now it could be that for the past 2 days I have been holed up with Business Change guys at work (business analysts and solutions architects - I live such a wonderful life!) and frankly my head is in a fug.
Or it could be that I was just getting a bit cocky!
But either way, this evening the Beast defeated me and I had to give up and watch a bit of telly.
My first challenge was to get the sewing machine on - that was not clear from the otherwise brilliant instructions. I ended up taking one of the rollers off but am not sure if that is what I should have done.
Then I realised that I could not actually get at the handles of the trolley bed because of the wadding - I guess I should have rolled that up with the background fabric onto the front roller - oh well!
But the biggest hassle of all was working on the machine sideways. I am sure I will eventually get used to it but when you are used to sitting in front of the machine to do everything this proved to be a bit of a challenge.
And finally, my biggest problem was that I could not see what I was doing! My chair is too low (so that's another trip to IKEA then - or a peruse around Ebay) and the distance from me is just at that awful point where I don't know whether to have my glasses on or off!
I gave up, had a glass of wine and watched the telly.
Tomorrow - unpicking the disastrous stitching and trying another tactic!