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Re: Merry Christmas to all!

Debra Schaap <debraschaap@...>
 

Merry Christmas or as we sometimes say
    Merry Chrismahankwanzaca
 


On Wednesday, December 24, 2014 4:54 PM, "jim.stutsman@... [janome12000]" wrote:


 
So once again Christmas is upon us. Diane and I would like to wish all of our members the happiest of holidays, and thank you for joining our little group. As is the custom for many at this time of year we offer up our own twisted version of The Night Before Christmas, preserving the first and last lines. We hope that all your projects are finished and you can relax and enjoy it with a nice cup of cocoa.

The Night Before Christmas - Sewing Edition
’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, except for my spouse;
The projects stacked high on the sewing room table,
In the hope that she’d finish them if she were able.
The day, it had ended, and gone was the light
while the sewing room blazed, being ever so bright.
Reclined in my easy chair, with a dog on my lap,
I quietly dozed in a nice winter’s nap.
When out of the sewing room there came such a clatter,
I leaped from my chair to see what was the matter.
The sobbing, the wailing, her teeth they did gnash,
“I’m one square short, and there’s none in my stash!”
All over that room, we searched high and low,
But no trace was found, the square did not show.
I pondered a bit, while drying her tears,
No quilt shop would open ’til after New Year’s.
A solution was needed, both simple and slick,
I needed an answer and I needed it quick.
In search of ideas, my mind was aflame,
We had lots of fabric, but it wasn’t the same.
Now measure, now fold it, now cut off a row,
No matter what action, the problem will show.
I thought of my closet, and ran down the hall,
and looked through my shirts, inspecting them all.
As dry leaves through an open garage fly,
An idea came to me, just something to try.
I grabbed a white shirt, one I had that was new,
A good bit of fabric, and it’s all cotton too.
With a rotary cutter I made my attack,
And cut a new square right out of the back.
Her brow, it was wrinkled, I detected a smirk.
“It’s really no match, and I know it won’t work!”
Ignoring her doubts, I went straight to the ‘net,
And found a design I proceeded to get.
I hooped up the fabric on the sewing room table
And inserted lettering to make a nice label.
With embroidery added, she stitched in the piece
And quilted it up with some all-cotton fleece.
On Christmas we rose and dressed up in our finest,
I put on my new shirt, with it’s back somewhat minus.
We greeted our guests, while unwrapping in shifts
Until the whole family was surrounded by gifts.
The logs in the fireplace, cracking and roaring
While the heat in the room set my pulse rate a’soaring.
My family said, over kids’ happy racket,
“For heaven’s sake Dad, take off that wool jacket!”
I nodded and smiled, my brow dripping in sweat,
“I’m fine for the moment, not ready just yet.”
It’s my wish for you now that your projects go right
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!





Re: Merry Christmas to all!

Mary Langford
 

Merry Christmas to you! 
Mary

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On Dec 24, 2014, at 3:54 PM, jim.stutsman@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

So once again Christmas is upon us. Diane and I would like to wish all of our members the happiest of holidays, and thank you for joining our little group. As is the custom for many at this time of year we offer up our own twisted version of The Night Before Christmas, preserving the first and last lines. We hope that all your projects are finished and you can relax and enjoy it with a nice cup of cocoa.


The Night Before Christmas - Sewing Edition

’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, except for my spouse;

The projects stacked high on the sewing room table,

In the hope that she’d finish them if she were able.

The day, it had ended, and gone was the light

while the sewing room blazed, being ever so bright.

Reclined in my easy chair, with a dog on my lap,

I quietly dozed in a nice winter’s nap.

When out of the sewing room there came such a clatter,

I leaped from my chair to see what was the matter.

The sobbing, the wailing, her teeth they did gnash,

“I’m one square short, and there’s none in my stash!”

All over that room, we searched high and low,

But no trace was found, the square did not show.

I pondered a bit, while drying her tears,

No quilt shop would open ’til after New Year’s.

A solution was needed, both simple and slick,

I needed an answer and I needed it quick.

In search of ideas, my mind was aflame,

We had lots of fabric, but it wasn’t the same.

Now measure, now fold it, now cut off a row,

No matter what action, the problem will show.

I thought of my closet, and ran down the hall,

and looked through my shirts, inspecting them all.

As dry leaves through an open garage fly,

An idea came to me, just something to try.

I grabbed a white shirt, one I had that was new,

A good bit of fabric, and it’s all cotton too.

With a rotary cutter I made my attack,

And cut a new square right out of the back.

Her brow, it was wrinkled, I detected a smirk.

“It’s really no match, and I know it won’t work!”

Ignoring her doubts, I went straight to the ‘net,

And found a design I proceeded to get.

I hooped up the fabric on the sewing room table

And inserted lettering to make a nice label.

With embroidery added, she stitched in the piece

And quilted it up with some all-cotton fleece.

On Christmas we rose and dressed up in our finest,

I put on my new shirt, with it’s back somewhat minus.

We greeted our guests, while unwrapping in shifts

Until the whole family was surrounded by gifts.

The logs in the fireplace, cracking and roaring

While the heat in the room set my pulse rate a’soaring.

My family said, over kids’ happy racket,

“For heaven’s sake Dad, take off that wool jacket!”

I nodded and smiled, my brow dripping in sweat,

“I’m fine for the moment, not ready just yet.”

It’s my wish for you now that your projects go right

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!




Re: Merry Christmas to all!

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

Jim and Diane,
Thanks for the laugh!  That's a great piece!
I hope both of you enjoy a very happy holiday and have every happiness in the new year!
Ceil


Merry Christmas to all!

Jim Stutsman
 

So once again Christmas is upon us. Diane and I would like to wish all of our members the happiest of holidays, and thank you for joining our little group. As is the custom for many at this time of year we offer up our own twisted version of The Night Before Christmas, preserving the first and last lines. We hope that all your projects are finished and you can relax and enjoy it with a nice cup of cocoa.


The Night Before Christmas - Sewing Edition

’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, except for my spouse;

The projects stacked high on the sewing room table,

In the hope that she’d finish them if she were able.

The day, it had ended, and gone was the light

while the sewing room blazed, being ever so bright.

Reclined in my easy chair, with a dog on my lap,

I quietly dozed in a nice winter’s nap.

When out of the sewing room there came such a clatter,

I leaped from my chair to see what was the matter.

The sobbing, the wailing, her teeth they did gnash,

“I’m one square short, and there’s none in my stash!”

All over that room, we searched high and low,

But no trace was found, the square did not show.

I pondered a bit, while drying her tears,

No quilt shop would open ’til after New Year’s.

A solution was needed, both simple and slick,

I needed an answer and I needed it quick.

In search of ideas, my mind was aflame,

We had lots of fabric, but it wasn’t the same.

Now measure, now fold it, now cut off a row,

No matter what action, the problem will show.

I thought of my closet, and ran down the hall,

and looked through my shirts, inspecting them all.

As dry leaves through an open garage fly,

An idea came to me, just something to try.

I grabbed a white shirt, one I had that was new,

A good bit of fabric, and it’s all cotton too.

With a rotary cutter I made my attack,

And cut a new square right out of the back.

Her brow, it was wrinkled, I detected a smirk.

“It’s really no match, and I know it won’t work!”

Ignoring her doubts, I went straight to the ‘net,

And found a design I proceeded to get.

I hooped up the fabric on the sewing room table

And inserted lettering to make a nice label.

With embroidery added, she stitched in the piece

And quilted it up with some all-cotton fleece.

On Christmas we rose and dressed up in our finest,

I put on my new shirt, with it’s back somewhat minus.

We greeted our guests, while unwrapping in shifts

Until the whole family was surrounded by gifts.

The logs in the fireplace, cracking and roaring

While the heat in the room set my pulse rate a’soaring.

My family said, over kids’ happy racket,

“For heaven’s sake Dad, take off that wool jacket!”

I nodded and smiled, my brow dripping in sweat,

“I’m fine for the moment, not ready just yet.”

It’s my wish for you now that your projects go right

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!




Re: 5 thread spool holder and the 15000

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

Milton,
It is true that the bottom of the thread holder is not the same as the bottom of the vertical thread holder pin that came with the 15000.  This item is said to be for both the 12 and 15 but maybe they didn't check to see if the lid closed when using it for the 15000?  Once the holidays are over maybe I'll ask my dealer about it.
Ceil


Re: 5 thread spool holder and the 15000

Anne Parker <annegparker@...>
 

Ceil

Thanks for the comments - I thought it might be just me finding that vertical spoolholder a pain (though I have the same problem on my Elna)  Maybe the more you take it in and out it will fit better as it 'wears' in!  They need a slot in the cover that would make it close down properly.

My plan for a spool holder is basically a wooden shelf (around 3 ins wide maybe) with 4 inch screws screwed in through the bottom at intervals for at least 10 spools to fit on (maybe they could hold the bobbins to match).  Then to have a wooden lip on the front into which I screw the 'guides' - these would be the 'eyes' used for curtain net wire - as here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hooks-eyes-25mm-curtain-screws/dp/B002UNJ8EO  They are only £1.25 for 20 and you get the hooks as well, so maybe I could use those as guides too.  Since they screw in they would be adjustable to various angles too.

The machine will 'eventually' be in the corner of the room so I can either put this behind or at the right of the machine - maybe I will do both!

I have thought of using my overlocker/serger to stand near my machine so I can use the 4 thread stands on that to feed to the machine - even thought I could put that on the small trolley I have in my sewing room and move it further away from the machine to cope with the twist on difficult threads - not tried it yet, but it's a thought! :0)

Anne
www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.  "Desiderata" Max Ehrmann


Re: 5 thread spool holder and the 15000

Virginia
 

I have noticed that you cannot even close the lid where the decorative stitches are shown.. I think they provided the wrong size of threader that fits in the top for the path.  the 12,000 works fine.


-----Original Message-----
From: juliadlf1
To: janome12000
Sent: Wed, Dec 24, 2014 12:25 pm
Subject: Re: [janome12000] 5 thread spool holder and the 15000

 
I have the 2 spool holder and knew from the beginning I would not be able to close the lid when using the spools on that holder. It is the same whether it is the 12000 or 15000 model.

Julia
NY-MC12000


Re: 5 thread spool holder and the 15000

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

Julie,
I'm not sure what the setup is for the 2-thread holder but the 5-thread holder would allow you to close the top even with spools on it, if it weren't for the fact that the thread guide sticks up just a little too much.  All of the spools are on the back and out of the way.  I'm now thinking that maybe they did this so that a crimp doesn't occur in your thread but I previously used a big thread stand and close the lid with no thread damage so it might just be a design flaw.  I was surprised when the top wouldn't close.


---In janome12000@..., <no_reply@...> wrote :

I have the 2 spool holder and knew from the beginning I would not be able to close the lid when using the spools on that holder. It is the same whether it is the 12000 or 15000 model.

Julia
NY-MC12000


Re: 5 thread spool holder and the 15000

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

Anne,
I do love the 5 thread spool holder and the little thread guide that sits where the vertical spool holder goes.  I find it very handy when doing embroidery to have the threads set up and ready to go, all in order.  Plus I like to keep things as organized as possible.  I don't find a need for the little caps that are supposed to go on them and so far, haven't needed the thread nets either.  I do have a nice heavy vertical thread stand but find this arrangement much better. 
If you could make your own coming off the wall that sounds ideal too.  Maybe you can find the thread guide sold separately. 
I too have a lot of trouble putting the vertical thread holder in its spot.  The thread guide has the same issue but the cover will close much further with it in and there isn't the worry of the holder snapping if you cover it.  These were not well-designed in my opinion. 
I have not gotten to do double-needle sewing let alone triple-needle sewing yet! 
I toy with the idea of making a cover for the machine but since I now leave the extension table on it all of the time, that doesn't seem practical.  Also it would just be another thing to store when the machine is in use!
But to answer your question, yes, I think the 5 spool holder was worth the money.  I bought mine on Ebay (I usually buy all accessories from my dealer) and I think you can get one for quite a bit less than the retail price.


Re: 5 thread spool holder and the 15000

vicki chrobak
 

Ceil, I just my thread holder for the 12000 on the handle. That way I
don't have to unscrew for transport to dealer & can easily remove
anytime. I also use it for my Ruby in the same manner.
Vicki Jo

On 12/23/2014 7:35 PM, ceilsews wrote:
I have the 5-thread spool holder on the 15000 and really like it. It
came with a very nice little thread guide that fits in the vertical
thread holder hole. Unfortunately, when it's on the machine, which is
all the time now, I can't close the lid of the machine. I've pushed
the thread guide down as far as it will go and it's almost flush with
the hole and I've tried to rotate it but it fits in one position
only. The space under the lid is large enough for me to stick a
finger under! Does anyone else have this holder on the 15000? If so,
do you have the same problem? Thanks.
Ceil


Re: 5 thread spool holder and the 15000

juliadlf1 <no_reply@...>
 

I have the 2 spool holder and knew from the beginning I would not be able to close the lid when using the spools on that holder. It is the same whether it is the 12000 or 15000 model.

Julia
NY-MC12000


Re: 5 thread spool holder and the 15000

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

Thanks!
I was wondering if the little hole was funky, but I guess not.  I really don't care for how that hole is designed as it's not easy to get either the vertical thread holder or the thread guide into it.  Plus, the lid should be able to close.  Guess they'll probably fix that one in a future design. Yes, I do love the thread guide and holder!  I just want to close the lid to keep dust out of the top.  If the guide popped in and out more easily, it wouldn't be such a problem... not that this is really a problem.


---In janome12000@..., <heather-c@...> wrote :

I also have this spool holder and can not close the lid.   It is a great thread holder though and the machine is so heavy I don't close the lid and move very often ..
Heather

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Re: 5 thread spool holder and the 15000

Sharon <joyofsew@...>
 

Yes I have the same issue

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On Dec 23, 2014, at 8:35 PM, ceilsews <no_reply@...> wrote:

 

I have the 5-thread spool holder on the 15000 and really like it.  It came with a very nice little thread guide that fits in the vertical thread holder hole.  Unfortunately, when it's on the machine, which is all the time now, I can't close the lid of the machine.  I've pushed the thread guide down as far as it will go and it's almost flush with the hole and I've tried to rotate it but it fits in one position only.  The space under the lid is large enough for me to stick a finger under! Does anyone else have this holder on the 15000?  If so, do you have the same problem?  Thanks.
Ceil



Re: 5 thread spool holder and the 15000

Anne Parker <annegparker@...>
 

Talking of spool holders, I currently have the vertical one attached all the time - I find it very fiddly and difficult to put in it's slot firmly, so decided once I got it in I'd leave it.  Does anyone else have issues with this?

 I leave the lid open when I'm using the machine as I like to keep an eye on the thread path, but when not using it I just close the lid as far as it will go and put a lap quilt over it all.

I've been debating about the 5 thread holder - is it worth the money?  I guess I could as well make one anyway if I needed something to hold that many threads - after all the machine only normally uses 1 thread and I do have a separate spool stand.

It may be useful for twin needle sewing - or maybe even triple needle - anyone ever used a triple needle on this machine?

I've been considering making a wall mounted stand with a thread guide in front of each spool - then I would just need to feed the thread through that and then to the machine - but it's all still in my head at the moment.

Anne
www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.  "Desiderata" Max Ehrmann


Re: 5 thread spool holder and the 15000

HEATHER COWAN
 

I also have this spool holder and can not close the lid.   It is a great thread holder though and the machine is so heavy I don't close the lid and move very often ..
Heather

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On Dec 23, 2014, at 8:35 PM, ceilsews <no_reply@...> wrote:

 

I have the 5-thread spool holder on the 15000 and really like it.  It came with a very nice little thread guide that fits in the vertical thread holder hole.  Unfortunately, when it's on the machine, which is all the time now, I can't close the lid of the machine.  I've pushed the thread guide down as far as it will go and it's almost flush with the hole and I've tried to rotate it but it fits in one position only.  The space under the lid is large enough for me to stick a finger under! Does anyone else have this holder on the 15000?  If so, do you have the same problem?  Thanks.
Ceil



Re: 5 thread spool holder and the 15000

Barb Engvall
 

I have the spool holder that came with my 11000 and it fits on the back side of the machine so when I open the lid it sort of hides the spools. There are two screw holes where you attach it.

On Dec 23, 2014, at 5:35 PM, ceilsews <no_reply@...> wrote:

I have the 5-thread spool holder on the 15000 and really like it.  It came with a very nice little thread guide that fits in the vertical thread holder hole.  Unfortunately, when it's on the machine, which is all the time now, I can't close the lid of the machine.  I've pushed the thread guide down as far as it will go and it's almost flush with the hole and I've tried to rotate it but it fits in one position only.  The space under the lid is large enough for me to stick a finger under! Does anyone else have this holder on the 15000?  If so, do you have the same problem?  Thanks.
Ceil 





5 thread spool holder and the 15000

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

I have the 5-thread spool holder on the 15000 and really like it.  It came with a very nice little thread guide that fits in the vertical thread holder hole.  Unfortunately, when it's on the machine, which is all the time now, I can't close the lid of the machine.  I've pushed the thread guide down as far as it will go and it's almost flush with the hole and I've tried to rotate it but it fits in one position only.  The space under the lid is large enough for me to stick a finger under! Does anyone else have this holder on the 15000?  If so, do you have the same problem?  Thanks.
Ceil



Re: new question...who are your favorite digitizers

Sue Raabe <susies.stitches@...>
 

Didn't see Sadia (sadiasews.com), although I may have missed it. I find I never have to test them first.  I particularly like the fact that she accomplishes so much with so few stitches.

I also like Momo Dini, although the design packs are expensive ($65) and a sale is buy 3 get one free.  They many beautiful oriental designs.  I've been to a few of their workshops, where she explains her digitizing theory of not putting color over color, because only the top color shows and it can get too dense.  I don't digitize, and have only stitched a few of her frogs.  They are whimsical and not dense, and you get the effect with a minimum of stitches.  I like to watch designs stitch out to see how they get the most out of the designs. (momodini.com)

Some that others have mentioned that I too like are Sue Box, Zundt and Criswell.  Used to like Hatched in Africa, but have found the designs are either cutesy or somewhat repetitive.  It seems at times that the collection are very similar.  I agree that Embroidery Library designs tend to be somewhat dense.  I like some of the Dakota designs as well.  There are so many that I haven't tried, and the longer I've been embroidering, the more selective I am!  I tend to go more for individual designs than sets.













Re: Sew table for the Janome 15K

Anne Parker <annegparker@...>
 

Patti

Agree the depth is the real problem - hence why I have my motorhome table all set up to put it on when the weather warms up!  It's sturdy enough (holds 2 of my vintage cast iron machines) and deep enough - but for me the important thing it's only 26 inches high so the machine is exactly the right height for me to sew at without having to use one of those wheeled chairs! - I hate them (though have one for my Horn Cabinet).  I much prefer an old oak dinning room chair I have.

I'm short (4ft 11ins just) and short waisted and to use a normal desk at work I used to have to have the chair at a height that meant my feet did not reach the ground - so if I pushed slightly I would find myself moving away from the desk!.  At a normal height desk with a chair adjusted to get my arms and sholders at the right angle my feet just do not reach the foot pedal - I actually have a shelf across the bottom of my Horn cabinet so I can put the pedal on for my other electric machines, so I can reach it!

Anne
​ in Stubbington, UK​

www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.  "Desiderata" Max Ehrmann

On 23 December 2014 at 19:01, pble2000@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:
 

I have a Horn cabinet that I've used for about 15-20 years and it is obviously not built for a 15000. It is very sturdy and has metal bar reinforcements. My husband and I decided that the desk was sturdy enough for the weight but just not deep enough. I don't often use the lift so we decided on a DIY solution to the need for space. We had a piece of quarter inch plexiglass cut the size needed and then he rounded and sanded the corners. For a solution to dealing with the plug and foot control cord, he cut a round hole in the plexiglass behind the machine and made a noose for the cords. I drop most of the noose through the hole, insert the cords and pull them up. Hope that makes sense! Anyhoo, it is working quite well. The 15000 sits on the original desk and the plexiglass just supports the embroidery arm ... and keeps my tools from rolling off the back into the black hole! 


Patti



Re: Sew table for the Janome 15K

pble2000@...
 

I have a Horn cabinet that I've used for about 15-20 years and it is obviously not built for a 15000. It is very sturdy and has metal bar reinforcements. My husband and I decided that the desk was sturdy enough for the weight but just not deep enough. I don't often use the lift so we decided on a DIY solution to the need for space. We had a piece of quarter inch plexiglass cut the size needed and then he rounded and sanded the corners. For a solution to dealing with the plug and foot control cord, he cut a round hole in the plexiglass behind the machine and made a noose for the cords. I drop most of the noose through the hole, insert the cords and pull them up. Hope that makes sense! Anyhoo, it is working quite well. The 15000 sits on the original desk and the plexiglass just supports the embroidery arm ... and keeps my tools from rolling off the back into the black hole! 

Patti