Monday, November 28, 2016

Fine Stitching

Oh how I love my new Janome! She has a quiet purr as she stitches along, even at the racy speeds that I sew. She's a time saver, too, because the presser foot automatically comes down when I press on the accelerator. All I need to do is align the fabric and go.

Of course, I've already completed several projects since I brought her home. These pillows for our living room went quickly since I already had them cut. I designed a dark red table mat and coaster set to showcase some of the beautiful stitching. 
 


Even with the mass quantities of fabric and thread I already own, my Black Friday online shopping cart was filled with more. I mean, how could I resist 75% off quilting thread, 60% off fabric pre-cuts, and free shipping? And I wouldn't want to run out...

Money can't buy happiness,
but it can buy sewing supplies.
And that's pretty close.


Monday, November 14, 2016

Still Sewing...

 
There's too many ideas,
too many stitches,  
too much fabric,
(did I really say that?)
and not enough time!  



 

Monday, November 7, 2016

A New Machine!

Oh my goodness, what an amazing weekend. On Saturday, I bought myself a Janome Horizon Memory Craft 9400 sewing/quilting machine. I've only just come up for air this morning, and my feet haven't touched the ground yet. Well, except to hold the pedal to the floor and zoom zoom. She's a sleek fast one, with plenty of bright lighting and a huge work space.  


I've always had Singer machines, so this is the first brand change for me. I've been comparing different models, but once I test drove this one, it had to be mine. And it was on sale. Cha-ching! I still have my Singer XL1000 for embroidery, although she's feeling a bit neglected at the moment. 
 
Between learning the fabulous features and playing with the gorgeous stitches, I rearranged the tables and cleaned up my sewing space. Then I finished a table mat and some coasters. I practically ignored Jerold and the cat, poor dears had to fend for themselves.

I'll give a more complete review later, but for now I just have to get back to the sewing room.