On-Topic News catchup - and a great new-to-me tool!

On-Topic News catchup - and a great new-to-me tool!

Post by CATS » Mon, 23 Jul 2007 12:33:29



Just lately I have only been seeing about a dozen posts per
day on the ng.  So as well as having trouble seeing the
posts (eye problems) I am also not getting many.

So in the hope that this gets through  -  I have some happy
news to share.

I just picked up my "new" sewing/embroidery machine  -  a
Janome 10001.  Haven't had time to play much so far, and I
haven't invested in any of the digitising stuff YET, but it
is NICE!

The woman who sold it only used it for few months and she
decided to upgrade to the 11000.  As she teaches in a sewing
centre the machine has been well treated, and she is happy
to teach me how to use it in exchange for me teaching her
about EQ and some of my quilting tools.  Small problem  -
she lives about 130km away     lol.  But we have decided
that a weekend-long visit would suit us both.

I have got her all enthusiastic about the Renae's Rays tools
used for marking quilting patterns  -  the new-to-me part of
the post featured in Bonnie McCaffrey's latest vidcast.
http://bonniemccaffery.com/VidCasts.htm  (NAYY)
They would be perfect for marking placements for large
embroidered designs (quilts and tablecloths).  Has anyone
else tried these tools?  I want a mini version now - for
planning patterns.  If anyone has seen a mini one please
point me in the right direction, as using a standard
protractor is a PITA, and my old drafting tools are not
quite what I want.

As I am not a long arm quilter I will probably use it for
creating really BIG foundation patterns I think.

Aahhhhh!!   One of the lovely things about buying for a
group to use is that I can justify getting all sorts of
lovely "gadgets" that I could not possibly justify for
myself alone     lol

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On-Topic News catchup - and a great new-to-me tool!

Post by Polly Esthe » Mon, 23 Jul 2007 13:02:25


So happy for you, Cheryl.  I don't know anything at all about your new
treasure but can see that you're going to have a just wonderful time with
it.  The gators are all busy with new babies so I will just tippy-toe a soft
shoe happy dance.  We will want a play-by-play report on your discoveries.
Polly


Quote:
> Just lately I have only been seeing about a dozen posts per
> day on the ng.  So as well as having trouble seeing the
> posts (eye problems) I am also not getting many.

> So in the hope that this gets through  -  I have some happy
> news to share.

> I just picked up my "new" sewing/embroidery machine  -  a
> Janome 10001.  Haven't had time to play much so far, and I
> haven't invested in any of the digitising stuff YET, but it
> is NICE!

> The woman who sold it only used it for few months and she
> decided to upgrade to the 11000.  As she teaches in a sewing
> centre the machine has been well treated, and she is happy
> to teach me how to use it in exchange for me teaching her
> about EQ and some of my quilting tools.  Small problem  -
> she lives about 130km away     lol.  But we have decided
> that a weekend-long visit would suit us both.

> I have got her all enthusiastic about the Renae's Rays tools
> used for marking quilting patterns  -  the new-to-me part of
> the post featured in Bonnie McCaffrey's latest vidcast.
> http://bonniemccaffery.com/VidCasts.htm  (NAYY)
> They would be perfect for marking placements for large
> embroidered designs (quilts and tablecloths).  Has anyone
> else tried these tools?  I want a mini version now - for
> planning patterns.  If anyone has seen a mini one please
> point me in the right direction, as using a standard
> protractor is a PITA, and my old drafting tools are not
> quite what I want.

> As I am not a long arm quilter I will probably use it for
> creating really BIG foundation patterns I think.

> Aahhhhh!!   One of the lovely things about buying for a
> group to use is that I can justify getting all sorts of
> lovely "gadgets" that I could not possibly justify for
> myself alone     lol

> --

> Cheryl & the Cats in (COLD but sunny) OZ
>    o  o            o  o                      o  o
> (  > Y <  )   (  > Y <  )    and   (  > Y <  )
> Boofhead       Donut                 Rasputin
> http://community.webshots.com/user/witchofthewest
> catsatararatATyahooDOTcomDOTau


 
 
 

On-Topic News catchup - and a great new-to-me tool!

Post by Di » Tue, 24 Jul 2007 11:25:02


Hi Cheryl,

I'm green with envy - I would dearly love a new sewing machine - and as
Polly said, reports reports reports please.

Enjoy.

Di
Vic Australia


Quote:
> Just lately I have only been seeing about a dozen posts per
> day on the ng.  So as well as having trouble seeing the
> posts (eye problems) I am also not getting many.

> So in the hope that this gets through  -  I have some happy
> news to share.

> I just picked up my "new" sewing/embroidery machine  -  a
> Janome 10001.  Haven't had time to play much so far, and I
> haven't invested in any of the digitising stuff YET, but it
> is NICE!

> The woman who sold it only used it for few months and she
> decided to upgrade to the 11000.  As she teaches in a sewing
> centre the machine has been well treated, and she is happy
> to teach me how to use it in exchange for me teaching her
> about EQ and some of my quilting tools.  Small problem  -
> she lives about 130km away     lol.  But we have decided
> that a weekend-long visit would suit us both.

> I have got her all enthusiastic about the Renae's Rays tools
> used for marking quilting patterns  -  the new-to-me part of
> the post featured in Bonnie McCaffrey's latest vidcast.
> http://bonniemccaffery.com/VidCasts.htm  (NAYY)
> They would be perfect for marking placements for large
> embroidered designs (quilts and tablecloths).  Has anyone
> else tried these tools?  I want a mini version now - for
> planning patterns.  If anyone has seen a mini one please
> point me in the right direction, as using a standard
> protractor is a PITA, and my old drafting tools are not
> quite what I want.

> As I am not a long arm quilter I will probably use it for
> creating really BIG foundation patterns I think.

> Aahhhhh!!   One of the lovely things about buying for a
> group to use is that I can justify getting all sorts of
> lovely "gadgets" that I could not possibly justify for
> myself alone     lol

> --

> Cheryl & the Cats in (COLD but sunny) OZ
>    o  o            o  o                      o  o
> (  > Y <  )   (  > Y <  )    and   (  > Y <  )
> Boofhead       Donut                 Rasputin
> http://community.webshots.com/user/witchofthewest
> catsatararatATyahooDOTcomDOTau