March 5, 2007

I finally gave in

My state tax refund arrived last week and today I spent a very good chunk of it on this:
Her name is Jemima and she's a Janome Jem Platinum 720. I had been resisting the lure of a new machine ever since I started going to Thursday night S&Bs two years ago. I finally gave in today. Yesterday my machine "broke" and when I took it in it was going to be at lest $50 to fix. I've had the machine for at least 12 years and the owner of the quilt shop asked me if I loved sewing with it. The answer was no, I hated it and that's when I let myself give in to Jemima. She's much, much lighter than my old Necchi and I know I'm going to be very happy I bought her. I expect to be turning out a lot better finishing items and other things with this new beauty!



I did manage to do some UFO stitching yesterday since I couldn't work on putting together the outside of my quilt. Here's a photo of my progress on H is for Horse from my CHS Alphabet piece.


I've also updated my blog template as you may have noticed. I know a lot of people are migrating to Wordpress but I'm not ready to switch yet. I am wondering if people are having issues with leaving comments? You will have to let me know!

Here's a photo of the pup from about a month ago. He's so spoiled isn't he? He was three years old sometime last month. We still have some issues to work on but I'm still really glad I fell for him. He's the love of my life!



Is anyone going to Celebration of Needlework in Nashua besides Carol, Jo, Red and me?

8 comments:

Von said...

Yippee!! Congrats on the new sewing machine!! I think you'll be very pleased with it. I've had a Janome for about 9 years now and it's been pure pleasure. :D

Kiwi Jo said...

Congrats on the new sewing machine - Mum has a Janome and is very happy with it. I'm so glad you'll be at Celebrations :)

Barbara said...

Hi Patti! I love your new sewing machine - can't wait to see what you'll whip up on it!

Cowboy's looking cute. Aren't doggies great? I'm so glad you got Cowboy and talked so much about him, because it gave me the courage to get Rigby and he's the best. :)

ollie1976 said...

Your pup is very cute! Have fun with Jemima.

AnneS said...

Congrats on buying a new sewing machine ... my overlocker has just been put into the hospital, and I'm dreading the outcome too - like you, I've already worked out 'worst case scenarios' and the cost of a new one hmmm. I'm sure you'll see a wealth of difference in your sewing now you have a machine you love :D

Michelle said...

Congrats on the new machine! I am hoping to have a new one soon too. You CHS alphabet is looking amazing! Great stitching!

catandturtle said...

What a sweet pup and I love your bedspread. Ann.

catandturtle said...

Janome! Nice. That is a great brand. :) Ann.