For Jim - Hello and Thank you!


ANNE <amd15@...>
 

Jim, I want to thank you for allowing me to join this group. My name is Annie Dunn, I am from the UK but have lived a long time in Saudi Arabia, we are planning to return to the UK next year. I am a member of a enthusiatic group of quilters here in the eastern province and we meet up twice a week, every Sunday and Tuesday.

I am a big Janome fan and have owned the 6500upgraded to the 6600 nand then the 7700 and I have the 3160 which being smaller, lighetr and a great little machine I use to take to the group. I am also a member of the 7700 Yahoo group run by Janis and that has been invaluable to me.

I would love to learn and make quilts using the embroidery unit on the 12000, I have no clue whatsoever though about embroidery but am willing to learn. I have bought every accessory available for my Horizon 7700 and Jim, I need to know if any of these at all will fit the 12000? otherwise when I sell the 7700 I can then sell off my accessories that go with it. Some like the huge binding unit I have for it I have never even used yet! Also, are there going to be lots of accessories, extra feet etc. that one has to purchase for the 12000?

Jim, I want to congratulate both you and Diane for the marvellous, useful and very informative Footbook App! it is fantastic and helps one so much with all the feet, of course if I buy the 12000 I guess I won't need the App but never mind!

I am looking forward to reading and learning more about the 12000, our nearest dealer is in Dubai and I probably know more about the machines than he does, he simply sells them, there is no-one here to have lessons with or get advice from.

Thank you Jim and everyone.

My best wishes,
Annie
in Saudi Arabia


maggie cooper
 

to return to the UK next year. I am a member of a enthusiatic group of quilters here in the eastern province and we meet up twice a week, every Sunday and Tuesday.
Annie, I havn't been to Dubai, but if it's anything like Abu Dhabi, stock up on fabric, trims, notions, , in fact everything for your sewing needs. I spent two weeks of sheer torture in Abu Dhabi last year, why sheer torture? well I didnt have the millions of pounds I needd to buy up the simply vast range of of things on offer for the sewist. I found trims that here in England I have paid upward of £20 a metre for from Mcullock and Wallis for a fraction of what I would pay here. The most beautiful what I would call lower end fabrics, the synthetc gorgetts, satins etc. The Indian fabric shops were Aladin's caves, the trims and notions simply unbelieveable. I found the good natural fibres and silks were actually more reasonably priced here in UK, particularly if as I do, you purchase from the Mills direct like Whaleys of Bradford.
I came home with my suitcase stuffed with Indian fabrics and trims. Oh for more pennies and a bigger suitcase.

Maggie in England.


Jim_Stutsman <jim@...>
 

Annie we're planning to update FootBook to include the feet unique to the 12000. Once Janome has released all the feet we'll do an update. It will be free to existing iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad app users.

--- In janome12000@yahoogroups.com, "ANNE" <amd15@...> wrote:

Jim, I want to thank you for allowing me to join this group. My name is Annie Dunn, I am from the UK but have lived a long time in Saudi Arabia, we are planning to return to the UK next year. I am a member of a enthusiatic group of quilters here in the eastern province and we meet up twice a week, every Sunday and Tuesday.

I am a big Janome fan and have owned the 6500upgraded to the 6600 nand then the 7700 and I have the 3160 which being smaller, lighetr and a great little machine I use to take to the group. I am also a member of the 7700 Yahoo group run by Janis and that has been invaluable to me.

I would love to learn and make quilts using the embroidery unit on the 12000, I have no clue whatsoever though about embroidery but am willing to learn. I have bought every accessory available for my Horizon 7700 and Jim, I need to know if any of these at all will fit the 12000? otherwise when I sell the 7700 I can then sell off my accessories that go with it. Some like the huge binding unit I have for it I have never even used yet! Also, are there going to be lots of accessories, extra feet etc. that one has to purchase for the 12000?

Jim, I want to congratulate both you and Diane for the marvellous, useful and very informative Footbook App! it is fantastic and helps one so much with all the feet, of course if I buy the 12000 I guess I won't need the App but never mind!

I am looking forward to reading and learning more about the 12000, our nearest dealer is in Dubai and I probably know more about the machines than he does, he simply sells them, there is no-one here to have lessons with or get advice from.

Thank you Jim and everyone.

My best wishes,
Annie
in Saudi Arabia


ANNE <amd15@...>
 

Hi Maggie,

Thanks for your message but I am in a different country, although close! I am in Saudi Arabia not Dubai. We can also buy all the fabulous fabrics and trims that you mentioned here in Saudi and we also a great shop that sells all the American cotton fabrics, Moda, Kaufmann Brothers etc etc and before I leave I will be stocking up on these and the beautiful heavily embroidered and beaded silk fabrics in readiness for a king size crazy block quilt! Think I will need a container rather than a suitcase ha! We are planning to move to the South Wales area next year so hoping to find some decent fabric shops there as well.

Thanks again,
Annie
Saudi Arabia


Annie, I havn't been to Dubai, but if it's anything like Abu Dhabi, stock up on fabric, trims, notions, , in fact everything for your sewing needs. I spent two weeks of sheer torture in Abu Dhabi last