Almost 2 weeks ago when I was sewing my sweet, old Janome made a very loud PING! She quit sewing and the feed dogs were pulling the fabric all around. I was heartbroken because she is a workhorse and I depend on her.
We had to go to Trail last week to see an apartment so DH suggested I take Jane to Allan’s Sewing Machine and Repairs to get her fixed. When we got there Allan let me know he is swamped so I told him to not worry. He could take his time and get to it when he can. Then DH bought me a new Skyline S3! Allan gave me such a great deal we couldn’t turn it down. I have been looking at the new Janome Memorycraft machines, but have my heart set on a Sweet Sixteen with the Littlefoot frame since I likely will not have space to set up my Grace frame in our next home. When DH said to just get the Skyline I was thrilled.
When we got home I was too tired to do anything but unload the car so playing with my new toy was going to have to wait until I had time and energy to rearrange furniture and organize a better sewing space to accommodate the larger machine.
It has been too busy with meetings, lawyers and doctor’s appointments to do much each day. DH went out to play golf the day before yesterday (can you believe he’s still golfing at the end of November?) so I got my butt in gear and finished rearranging furniture so get the Skyline up and running. I have to say I’m thrilled! It is a wonderful machine and so easy to use. I’m not sure I will ever use all of the features but so far, so good. I’ve been doing some piecing with my cube blocks and then got asked to do some pattern testing for QuiltArt Designs. I love her paper piecing projects and have done a couple of tests for her. I can’t show that finished project until it is published. I just have the binding to do. Then I am going to redo the block. I wasn’t absolutely thrilled with it because I am not absolutely sure about the 1/4” seams. I think my foot is just slightly off so I need to adjust my sewing habits. I guess that is the joy of new machines; fine tuning your habits and methods! So today I am reprinting the appropriate pages and then when DH goes golfing I can get busy!
Letters are written to the lawyers regarding the never ending property deal, dinner is in the crock pot, laundry and housework is done, emails are checked and answered.
For my American friends, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving full of great food, family fun and much laughter!
As for me; it’s time to play and fondle fabric! Have a great week!