Sunday, January 4, 2015


I love a new year ~~  a clean slate of possibilities.  This year I am starting the year with a new sewing machine that was my Christmas gift from my sweet Hubby Jeff. 

When I found out it was the machine of my dreams I was over the moon.  It couldn't be delivered before Christmas but it came last Tuesday via the big brown truck.  My driver, Cale, agreed to smile for a picture for my blog !~~~

Here she is in all her high-tech glory.

This is a Janome 12000 Horizon and I've decided to call her Jewel.  I've spent the last few days learning how she works, trying out the embroidery feature and downloading and learning two computer programs, one for embroidery editing and the other for quilting.  It will take me months to learn everything I want to know and put them to use.  In a nutshell so far, I love the Horizon Link for editing embroidery designs on my PC and sending them to the machine to be stitched, the thread cutting feature is awesome and the selection of stitches makes my eyes roll!  Jewel came with her own luggage and the acrylic table you see in the picture.  If she is as dependable as the other Janome machines I've had, Jewel will be my last sewing machine.  I have no excuse not to turn out loads of quilts this year.  Thanks Jeff, you really surprised and blessed me.

What's on your sewing agenda for early 2015?  Do you still have unfinished projects from 2014 ~~  I do.  I'm still in holiday mode and think I will sew a table runner or two for next Christmas. 

Whatever you decide to create, enjoy your time in your special sewing space. 



  1. What a wonderful and thoughtful gift! Enjoy!

  2. OHHHH How fun!!!! Your UPS man sure is a cutie!!! LOVE your new machine! Have fun getting to know her, and can't wait to see what you create! :-)

    ~ Jess ~
    Everything Is Coming Up Rosie