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Re: Cabin Fever and technology

June E Hudspeth
 

Good Afternoon Cheryl Paul:

 

Not sure this is politically correct to respond to your email; but going to give it a whirl ūüėä.

 

I love this email.

 

My husband & I did a cruise to Alaska & we loved it.

 

I bought some fabric at a quilt shop on one of our stops, believe it was in Juneau.  I am just finishing up a quilt (stained glass) with this fabric.

 

Thanks for brightening up my day!

 

June in Sacramento

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Cheryl Paul
Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2020 10:21 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] Cabin Fever and technology

 

Happy Easter, Everyone.  

In Saskatoon, I can report SUNSHINE but a bit on the chilly side as it is several degrees below freezing and we still have the white stuff otherwise known as snow.

I just had to shout out a BE QUIET to my children and the oldest is 48 and the youngest is 4 with 2 between those ages.  They are trying to set up a "cousins" FaceTime or the media means for a get together this afternoon.  This started at about 9:00 am and I don't know how many texts I've gotten from then until now.  I plan to watch our church service at Noon and really don't want that noise distraction - I know I can silence my ringer, but then I forget to turn it on.  Jim and I would like to participate in this media thing, but I only need to know "how to" and "when" for that to happen.  Why I say "How to" is because all aren't smart enough (meaning "the boy" and oldest) to own an iPhone or iPad.  His wife has an iPhone but I think its as old as the hills and she only EVER uses it for emergencies.  My son and his family also have gone to "the farm" which belonged to her Grandma until she passed away several years ago - now her grandchildren and son own it.  I know that the phone works out there, but whether or not Annette took her phone is another thing, SO the girls may have to come up with some other means if they can get the 4 young Paul's on line with their 9 cousins.  If not it will be Regina, Rosthern, and Saskatoon on line this time.  Back to the "be quiet".  It seems that this past week was so busy.  The phone rang more than usual.  Jim and I both decided it was time to reach out to folks that were more than just the family.  I was able to get a jar of yeast from my Pharmacy and we both had prescriptions to get, so I ventured out after 20 days of not running my automobile.  Jim decided that HE was going to get our groceries this week so went in "senior hour" the next morning, and again to get some Walleye fish later that same day as it hadn't arrived at the store yet.

Since our isolation, I have baked bread, watched Netflix, attempted to do some sewing.  I'm hung up on a stupid class I decided to take that is mostly appliqué and I hate appliqué, but it was meant to use our Janome feet, and some of those hundreds of decorative stitches.  The feet and stitches was what I saw, but I've only done 3 squares of 12 and I'm appliquéd out.  I'm not sure I will survive this quilt, which I'm making into individual wallhangings - very small wallhangings.  We've had to cancel classes until we are allowed to meet together again.   It's not a hard quilt to do, but I find this kind of work tedious.  Anyone interested in seeing the quilt look here:  http://www.stitchconnection.com/index.html 

The bread making was very satisfying and it was also very good.  The second batch was better as I used a different recipe that used less flour, so it seems lighter.  I will give a loaf to our grandson as he lives with 2 other guys and they each do their own cooking.  I told him to "share" and they enjoyed the first loaf, so I'm assuming they enjoy the one I give him today as well.  I still have enough flour for several more batches.  I'm giving my Bosch machine a good workout again.  I baked a lot of bread in the 42 years I've had the machine, but not many since I moved to the city in 1996.  I'm glad it still works both the machine and me.  Bread making is easy when I don't need to use so much elbow grease to get the mixture together.

Enough said for this sunny Easter.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Bobbin issues MC 11000

ikego58
 

Hi Theresa,  I don't think we are too far from each other; I am in Southern New England too.  I am starving waiting for my perfectionist daughter to finish making the potatoes or something!  Then, we are going to do a "social distance" Easter egg hunt at my parent's house and I am grateful it is not raining!  Happy Easter!

Anyway, I will thread the machine the way you say next time, thank you!  Kelly


Re: Bobbin issues MC 11000

ikego58
 

Hi Kim,  you know, I had made sure the top thread was threaded, but I didn't actually rethread it. I did that, changed the needle, cleaned the bobbin area again AND I messed with the threader.  So, not sure what did the trick, but the bobbin thread came up correctly and I do not have anymore issues with the machine "tacking" at the beginning.  It was good, because 3 of my girls were finishing Easter dresses for today and I have been letting them use my edge stitch foot for certain topstitching et.  Anyway, there is some issue with the threader not working right yet, but I am happy the machine is working!  Thanks for the suggestion!  Take care and Happy Easter!  Kelly


Cabin Fever and technology

Cheryl Paul
 

Happy Easter, Everyone.  

In Saskatoon, I can report SUNSHINE but a bit on the chilly side as it is several degrees below freezing and we still have the white stuff otherwise known as snow.

I just had to shout out a BE QUIET to my children and the oldest is 48 and the youngest is 4 with 2 between those ages.  They are trying to set up a "cousins" FaceTime or the media means for a get together this afternoon.  This started at about 9:00 am and I don't know how many texts I've gotten from then until now.  I plan to watch our church service at Noon and really don't want that noise distraction - I know I can silence my ringer, but then I forget to turn it on.  Jim and I would like to participate in this media thing, but I only need to know "how to" and "when" for that to happen.  Why I say "How to" is because all aren't smart enough (meaning "the boy" and oldest) to own an iPhone or iPad.  His wife has an iPhone but I think its as old as the hills and she only EVER uses it for emergencies.  My son and his family also have gone to "the farm" which belonged to her Grandma until she passed away several years ago - now her grandchildren and son own it.  I know that the phone works out there, but whether or not Annette took her phone is another thing, SO the girls may have to come up with some other means if they can get the 4 young Paul's on line with their 9 cousins.  If not it will be Regina, Rosthern, and Saskatoon on line this time.  Back to the "be quiet".  It seems that this past week was so busy.  The phone rang more than usual.  Jim and I both decided it was time to reach out to folks that were more than just the family.  I was able to get a jar of yeast from my Pharmacy and we both had prescriptions to get, so I ventured out after 20 days of not running my automobile.  Jim decided that HE was going to get our groceries this week so went in "senior hour" the next morning, and again to get some Walleye fish later that same day as it hadn't arrived at the store yet.

Since our isolation, I have baked bread, watched Netflix, attempted to do some sewing.  I'm hung up on a stupid class I decided to take that is mostly appliqué and I hate appliqué, but it was meant to use our Janome feet, and some of those hundreds of decorative stitches.  The feet and stitches was what I saw, but I've only done 3 squares of 12 and I'm appliquéd out.  I'm not sure I will survive this quilt, which I'm making into individual wallhangings - very small wallhangings.  We've had to cancel classes until we are allowed to meet together again.   It's not a hard quilt to do, but I find this kind of work tedious.  Anyone interested in seeing the quilt look here:  http://www.stitchconnection.com/index.html 

The bread making was very satisfying and it was also very good.  The second batch was better as I used a different recipe that used less flour, so it seems lighter.  I will give a loaf to our grandson as he lives with 2 other guys and they each do their own cooking.  I told him to "share" and they enjoyed the first loaf, so I'm assuming they enjoy the one I give him today as well.  I still have enough flour for several more batches.  I'm giving my Bosch machine a good workout again.  I baked a lot of bread in the 42 years I've had the machine, but not many since I moved to the city in 1996.  I'm glad it still works both the machine and me.  Bread making is easy when I don't need to use so much elbow grease to get the mixture together.

Enough said for this sunny Easter.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Bobbin issues MC 11000

Theresa Turnbull
 

Hi¬† I always pass the thread through the pickup lever from to right ‚Äď or I find it is always jumping out and causing bobbin tangles¬†¬†
Theresa from a gloriously warm southern England


Re: Hoop Storage?

Jim Stutsman
 

Obviously the Cabin Fever has gotten me! Thanks for the correction.


Re: Hoop Storage?

Pixey
 

Actually, it is under the Projects section...not Resources. 

But I really appreciate the question having been asked because I had totally missed those options for more helpful information at the bottom of the screen on the app.

Cheers,
Pixey (who has now been retired for a bit over a week and is really enjoying it!)


On Apr 11, 2020, at 5:37 PM, Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

ÔĽŅIt's in the¬†Resources section of the¬†My 15000 app.


Re: Hoop Storage?

Jim Stutsman
 

It's in the Resources section of the My 15000 app.


Hoop Storage?

Nyssa Lanzafame
 

I have a vague recollection that Diane had posted a tutorial or the likes regarding how to make a bag to store and hang our hoops in.  I always thought i would get to it eventually, well it looks like i have found the opportunity!  But now i cannot find the post LOL!  i tried seaching here, and files, and on the website...have i lost my mind too?
If someone can point me in the right direction id be grateful thank you!
Nyssa


Re: Bobbin issues MC 11000

Kaye Lessard
 

Check to make sure the thread is still in take up lever
Also reset bobbin case and check for any nicks on bobbin case
Kaye in la


Re: Bobbin issues MC 11000

Roberta K
 

Hi Kelly,

First make sure you have the case seated properly. Then if you are sure that it is in there correctly, take it out and examine it closely to see if there are any nicks or scratches on it. Thread can get caught on those. Third, make sure you are using the correct type of bobbin, preferably made by Janome.

Roberta in FL


Re: Bobbin issues MC 11000m

zeekabo <Zeekabo@...>
 

Rethread the machine making sure the thread is securely in the take up lever. Use only Janome bobbins and we when you insert the bobbin the thread is coming off the left side. The thread coming off the bobbin looks like  a P for pretty.


Re: Bobbin issues MC 11000

Kim Normandin
 

I recently had this problem and it turned out to be that the thread had come out of the take up lever.   I would say rethread completely double checking that the thread is indeed in the take up lever and try again.  Good luck!


On Apr 10, 2020, at 9:56 PM, ikego58 <ikego58@...> wrote:

ÔĽŅHi Everyone,

I hope you are all not going stir crazy due to the quarantine!  So, I have a MC 11000 that is newish to me. It has been serviced not that long ago, but started acting funny today by getting stuck right at the beginning of stitching; almost like I was "tacking".  Then the thread broke so I cleaned out the entire bobbin area which was pretty clean except a little thread was caught.  I put a new bobbin in and every time I try to pull up the thread from the bobbin, it is getting caught.  I don't know where to start my troubleshooting on this!  Any ideas?  Thank you!

Kelly


Bobbin issues MC 11000

ikego58
 

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all not going stir crazy due to the quarantine!  So, I have a MC 11000 that is newish to me. It has been serviced not that long ago, but started acting funny today by getting stuck right at the beginning of stitching; almost like I was "tacking".  Then the thread broke so I cleaned out the entire bobbin area which was pretty clean except a little thread was caught.  I put a new bobbin in and every time I try to pull up the thread from the bobbin, it is getting caught.  I don't know where to start my troubleshooting on this!  Any ideas?  Thank you!

Kelly


Re: 1/4" elastic

Cheryl Alm
 

I was able to get some from this site about a week ago.  If you are in the US it might be worth a try. https://www.mandalacraftsinc.com/


On Apr 8, 2020, at 3:45 PM, Sewhat via groups.io <ddstrode@...> wrote:

ÔĽŅDoes anyone have a contact to by elastic?


Re: 1/4" elastic

vjw_65@...
 

I found some on Etsey after looking every where now they do have it on Amazon.
Vicki


Re: 1/4" elastic

Betsy
 

Creation Station in Buellton, CA had some last week.
https://www.thecreationstation.com/


Re: 1/4" elastic

Janet Gronski
 

I bought some online from Quiltinaday.com


On Wed, Apr 8, 2020, 1:45 PM Sewhat via groups.io <ddstrode=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
Does anyone have a contact to by elastic?


Re: rayon vs poly thread for embroidering

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

Superior Threads doesn’t carry a line of Rayon threads. They have an article on their  website which explains why.

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Kathy Strabel
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 8:48 AM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] rayon vs poly thread for embroidering

 

Mah_jongg----I think poly vs rayon thread is a personal preference. Rayon has a higher sheen, but it is not as strong as poly. Rayon also is sensitive to chlorine bleach (maybe non-chlorine bleach as well--I am not positive). It will turn a dull tan color in the presence of chlorine bleach. So, if making garments or household items that will possibly be bleached, I always choose polyester thread exclusively. I just completed a pair of pillowcases for a dear friend's birthday gift, and used only poly threads on the white pillowcases. Even if I reminded her at the time of giving them to her, I do not know what her laundry habits, or anyone else in her household would be. Better to be safe than sorry, so stick with poly for items that might be bleached. Don't forget, some laundry detergents already are "with bleach", so even if they don't add bleach to the load, it might automatically get bleach contained with the detergent.   For the higher sheen and delicate look for wall hangings, outer garments that will be dry-cleaned, pouches and other small accessories, you can probably be safe in choosing rayon.  By the way, my former embroidery machine was a Pfaff and I used both poly and rayon in it. It especially loved Coats and Clark POLY  embroidery thread, available at JoAnn, and a great buy with their frequent bargains. But my newer Janome 500e does not love the Coats and Clark brand. Just so you know my personal experience.  
Happy stitching!
Kathy S   


1/4" elastic

Sewhat
 

Does anyone have a contact to by elastic?

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