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Re: FB 15000 group

Jim Stutsman
 

There are actually two such groups, and perhaps more.

This was the first: https://www.facebook.com/groups/981259271895485/
A year or so back a member of the above group was banned for asking too many and/or repetitive questions. She then formed this group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Janome15000/

We have agreed to provide videos to the second group starting on the 14th, but all of them will be posted here first. The second group has a rotating group of volunteers/educators that post periodically. I have sharply curtailed my Facebook presence due to the incredible privacy violations that continually come to light. On Facebook always remember that the product being sold is YOU!


Re: Happy New Year chat

Carole O'Mara
 

Thanks.  I was able to read the chat after it closed yesterday.  I believe my problem was I saw ‘closed’ and assumed it was over.  Will know for next time.  I enjoyed it.  Happy new year to all.  
Carole - Colorado Springs




On Jan 2, 2019, at 9:30 AM, Ruth Richter <rrichter1@...> wrote:

Carole-If you go to chats and change from open to closed, you can click on the title of the chat “Happy New Year” and the chat is there to read. I just checked and  confirmed it is still there.


Re: Chat feedback

Barbara Castle
 

Ugh! Spell check! Maybe I’ll see you there!

On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 1:50 PM Barbara Castle <barb.w.castle@...> wrote:
Hey, fellow valley resident! I live in Hanford and shop at AVS. Ayden’s i’ll See you there!

Barbara Castle

On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 1:11 PM <bhd02@...> wrote:
Am feeling a little clumsy with my lack of tech skills, but am trying to learn with your patience.
Just read and enjoyed the chat transcript and have a couple (or more) comments in response.
For Diane...PT has saved my shoulder and a hip, so encourage you to continue your exercises even after your therapy is over.
My first embroidery machine was a 9700 and I quickly "outgrew" it, but at that time the dealer had no classes. I moved on to a Viking, then Babylock before I found the 15,000. Fortunately my dealer sells and services both Janome and Brother, so I've ended up with both.
Question about Apps: There was discussion about Diane's AcuQuilt app. Where do I find it? Is it a purchase? A download? The tech stuff is what most confuses me about the 15,000 because I'm not clear about the differences between Horizon Link, AcuStitch, AcuFil and all the verbage about the iPad. Can any of this stuff be used without additional equipment?  If it's not on my machine, I don't want to deal with it. I do have the workbook but can't seem to find time to study long enough to make sense of it.
Re fabric: Many sewers I know scout thrift stores. Someone mentioned a trade event. Here in Fresno there's a store called Second Chance Fabrics. They buy unused fabric from sewers then repackage and sell at reasonable prices. Not sure if they're online but they go to craft fairs and other sewing events.
Re retirement: There was no time for me to sew for fun. It wasn't until after that I discovered embroidery and all the classes that surround it. After 15 years, still can't get enough.
The lists are a godsend as I've found that even those who teach classes are more project oriented and don't know the unique features of the machine.
Thank you so much.


Re: Chat feedback

Barbara Castle
 

Hey, fellow valley resident! I live in Hanford and shop at AVS. Ayden’s i’ll See you there!

Barbara Castle

On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 1:11 PM <bhd02@...> wrote:
Am feeling a little clumsy with my lack of tech skills, but am trying to learn with your patience.
Just read and enjoyed the chat transcript and have a couple (or more) comments in response.
For Diane...PT has saved my shoulder and a hip, so encourage you to continue your exercises even after your therapy is over.
My first embroidery machine was a 9700 and I quickly "outgrew" it, but at that time the dealer had no classes. I moved on to a Viking, then Babylock before I found the 15,000. Fortunately my dealer sells and services both Janome and Brother, so I've ended up with both.
Question about Apps: There was discussion about Diane's AcuQuilt app. Where do I find it? Is it a purchase? A download? The tech stuff is what most confuses me about the 15,000 because I'm not clear about the differences between Horizon Link, AcuStitch, AcuFil and all the verbage about the iPad. Can any of this stuff be used without additional equipment?  If it's not on my machine, I don't want to deal with it. I do have the workbook but can't seem to find time to study long enough to make sense of it.
Re fabric: Many sewers I know scout thrift stores. Someone mentioned a trade event. Here in Fresno there's a store called Second Chance Fabrics. They buy unused fabric from sewers then repackage and sell at reasonable prices. Not sure if they're online but they go to craft fairs and other sewing events.
Re retirement: There was no time for me to sew for fun. It wasn't until after that I discovered embroidery and all the classes that surround it. After 15 years, still can't get enough.
The lists are a godsend as I've found that even those who teach classes are more project oriented and don't know the unique features of the machine.
Thank you so much.


Chat feedback

bhd02@...
 

Am feeling a little clumsy with my lack of tech skills, but am trying to learn with your patience.
Just read and enjoyed the chat transcript and have a couple (or more) comments in response.
For Diane...PT has saved my shoulder and a hip, so encourage you to continue your exercises even after your therapy is over.
My first embroidery machine was a 9700 and I quickly "outgrew" it, but at that time the dealer had no classes. I moved on to a Viking, then Babylock before I found the 15,000. Fortunately my dealer sells and services both Janome and Brother, so I've ended up with both.
Question about Apps: There was discussion about Diane's AcuQuilt app. Where do I find it? Is it a purchase? A download? The tech stuff is what most confuses me about the 15,000 because I'm not clear about the differences between Horizon Link, AcuStitch, AcuFil and all the verbage about the iPad. Can any of this stuff be used without additional equipment?  If it's not on my machine, I don't want to deal with it. I do have the workbook but can't seem to find time to study long enough to make sense of it.
Re fabric: Many sewers I know scout thrift stores. Someone mentioned a trade event. Here in Fresno there's a store called Second Chance Fabrics. They buy unused fabric from sewers then repackage and sell at reasonable prices. Not sure if they're online but they go to craft fairs and other sewing events.
Re retirement: There was no time for me to sew for fun. It wasn't until after that I discovered embroidery and all the classes that surround it. After 15 years, still can't get enough.
The lists are a godsend as I've found that even those who teach classes are more project oriented and don't know the unique features of the machine.
Thank you so much.


FB 15000 group

Mary S. Hahn
 

Jim, last night you mentioned a Facebook 15000 group. Can you give me the name of this group please. Thanks. Enjoyed lurking at the chat.


Happy New Year chat

Ruth Richter
 

Carole-If you go to chats and change from open to closed, you can click on the title of the chat “Happy New Year” and the chat is there to read. I just checked and  confirmed it is still there.


Re: IMac question

Caroline Wright
 

Jim, thanks for the information as it gives me a lot of options to consider.

On Jan 2, 2019, at 10:20 AM, onlinesewing via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

The click you heard from wiggling the cord might have just been a small spark as it connected to the power supply, or it could be that the power connector has broken loose from the circuit board.

Regarding MBX V5, as previously mentioned on the list, there is a process for moving an installation from one computer to another, but it requires that the old one be operational. It also sounds like you've already installed it on the new computer, so you have effectively used both activations. I would suggest contacting Janome tech support to see if they can have your activation count reduced by one, given that the old computer is a non-starter. I don't know whether an uninstall would do that or not. Others may chime in on that, and Janome tech support should also know the answer.

Regarding the repairability of your old iMac, I would suggest Googling for "certified mac repair" and see what's available in your area. A quick call to a local store should allow you to get a high-low cost estimate. To find out how to extract the old hard drive visit https://www.ifixit.com. You could get an external USB housing for the old drive and then copy the virtual machine from the old one to the new one. That might let you do an uninstall to recover your activation.


Re: IMac question

Jim Stutsman
 

The click you heard from wiggling the cord might have just been a small spark as it connected to the power supply, or it could be that the power connector has broken loose from the circuit board.

Regarding MBX V5, as previously mentioned on the list, there is a process for moving an installation from one computer to another, but it requires that the old one be operational. It also sounds like you've already installed it on the new computer, so you have effectively used both activations. I would suggest contacting Janome tech support to see if they can have your activation count reduced by one, given that the old computer is a non-starter. I don't know whether an uninstall would do that or not. Others may chime in on that, and Janome tech support should also know the answer.

Regarding the repairability of your old iMac, I would suggest Googling for "certified mac repair" and see what's available in your area. A quick call to a local store should allow you to get a high-low cost estimate. To find out how to extract the old hard drive visit https://www.ifixit.com. You could get an external USB housing for the old drive and then copy the virtual machine from the old one to the new one. That might let you do an uninstall to recover your activation.


IMac question

Caroline Wright
 

Jim, I need some Mac advice from the expert.  I bought a new 27” IMac last month thinking it may be time to replace my 2011 model and my timing was perfect as the old one will now not power up.  I have googled the problem and tried everything that is within my pay grade with no success.  The only thing that worked for an instant was wiggling the power cord and it sounded like it was going to start up as I heard a click and then nothing.

My question for you, is do you think it is worth paying to have it looked at/repaired?  Or should I just remove/destroy the hard drive and get rid of it?   I have my MBX V5 embroidery software installed on both IMacs and not sure how this will affect me installing again on another computer in the future unless I am able to uninstall?

Enjoyed the chat session yesterday.  Don’t know how I could do without your group.

 

Caroline


Re: Chat transcript

Barbara Anderson
 

I wasn’t able to participate in the chat,but really enjoyed the transcript.  Thanks for making it available.

. Barbara Anderson

On Jan 1, 2019, at 4:04 PM, onlinesewing via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

It turns out that the complete chat transcript is available. Start here: https://groups.io/g/onlinesewing-janome/viewchat/2078

The beginning is all the attendees. Scroll to the bottom of the page and you'll find a control to move from page to page, so you can view all of it.

Walking our doggie guest now, but seriously thinking about an app!


Re: Reminder - do not reply

Jim Stutsman
 

Carole the fact that you can post establishes that you have joined the group. You don't sign up for the chat, you just go to the website and click "Chats" in the left column. It's over now, but we will do it again.


Re: Reminder - do not reply

Carole O'Mara
 

I have not received the email to join the chat group and haven’t been able to join. I signed up to participate. Was the chat sent out?

Carole - Colorado Springs, CO


Chat transcript

Pixey
 

So it looks like it did keep a transcript of the Chat session. If you go to the groups.io site, click on Chat from the left menu. Then click the “No Open Chats” button and choose “Closed Chats” from the drop down.

Not sure if access is limited to those that were on it or not. Someone else will have to test that.

Pixey


Chat transcript

Jim Stutsman
 

It turns out that the complete chat transcript is available. Start here: https://groups.io/g/onlinesewing-janome/viewchat/2078

The beginning is all the attendees. Scroll to the bottom of the page and you'll find a control to move from page to page, so you can view all of it.

Walking our doggie guest now, but seriously thinking about an app!


Re: Reminder - do not reply

Jim Stutsman
 

Final reminder - chat starts in 25 minuted.

https://groups.io/g/onlinesewing-janome/viewchat/2078


Re: Starting off the new year

Ceil J
 

Thank you for doing this!  I plan to attend but cannot guarantee as my time isn't always mine.  I've set up reminders on my computer.
Ceil


Happy New Year

kay Frohardt
 

Will try to join in. Kay Parker, Colorado


Reminder - do not reply

Jim Stutsman
 

Good morning and Happy New Year! Our first ever chat opens in 6 hours.

To join click here and then click the "Join" button.


Re: New Year's Chat

Cheryle Walker
 

Hi I am in Cheryle from  Sydney New South Wales Australia