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Monday, November 14, 2022

To Do Tuesday 11-15-22

Welcome to To Do Tuesday and oh my goodness what is happening with November - it is halfway over already - eeeek! You are welcome to join with us as we list our accomplishments for the past week and share playlists for the coming week. If you need more information, just click on the couple above.


Squirrel Alert! As usual I was inspired by your posts last week - full of interesting projects, tips, and pattern links - my big downfall! Carolyn at Quarter Inch Capers had this pretty pattern linked on her post, and it is now sitting in my pile of patterns I want to try. It is called Abstract Pinwheel Baby Quilt and the link is here.

Melva's quilt!

And Melva of Melva Loves Scraps completed this pretty quilt at a retreat, and I loved it so much I bought the pattern! It is Sticks and Stones from Missouri Quilt Company.


One more - Bonnie at Institches with Bonnie finished Pat Sloan's Traffic Jam, and I think it is so pretty, especially in the scraps she chose. It is a free pattern by Pat Sloan, but I opted to buy the updated version with more sizes. 

Three days ago, this happened - see anything missing?
Yes, I sold my Necchi! I had issues with it, but I found out it was "user error" and took the steps to fix it. It was sewing perfectly fine, but I just missed my Janome, so I finally bit the bullet and listed it on Facebook Marketplace. After fending off two scam idiots, I was surprised to get an inquiry from a very nice gentleman who quilts. We connected, he came to the house and tried it out, and he bought it!

This will be sitting on my sewing table hopefully tomorrow!

I started researching Janomes months ago and finally decided yesterday on the Janome 4120 QDC. This is a big step up from my original Janome 3050 QDC that I purchased in 2010. I loved that little machine and never had one problem with it. In 2017 I gave that one to my granddaughter and bought a used Janome Horizon 7700 QCP, which I enjoyed until it began to have some bobbin issues. I sold it last April and bought the Necchi, and I've never really felt comfortable with it. I am beyond happy to be going back to Janome. I purchased it through Ken's Sewing Center after watching several of their videos, and I am sold on their family approach to customer service; plus their 4120 models were "deeply discounted", and I got mine for the price of a lesser model!
 
Scrappy Mystery SAL fabrics

This was my intended playlist last week:
✔1. Gail's Fall 2022 Scrappy Mystery SAL - I finally started cutting. Thank all of your for your advice, I decided to take the advice of Peggy at Quilts and Adventures and chose a dark background
✔2. RBD quilt - I got a few more setting triangles sewn on
✔3. Evening needlework - I have worked on embroidery every night!
❌4. Get started on my project for Virtual Cookie Exchange by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt! - nothing yet

My playlist for the upcoming week, depending on when my Janome arrives:
1. Gail's Fall 2022 Scrappy Mystery SAL
2. RBD Quilt
3. Virtual Cookie Exchange project
4. Evening needlework

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26 comments :

  1. Your sewing space is so beautiful, Linda! Lovely quilts, I really like your fabric layout of Melva's quilt! I have a tiny Janome machine that I use for quilting as well as sewing, and I love it! You get so used to with certain brands, I think it's the familiarity. I am the same way to paint brushes too.

    -Soma

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  2. So exciting to get a new sewing machine, especially to go back to a brand and model you know you'll like! Glad you were able to sell the old one (in spite of the scammers) and get a good deal on the new one. Those are some fun patterns, too! I bet you're so excited to get the new machine set up and sewing!

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  3. Hope you enjoy your new Janome Linda when it arrives. Wow yes I can see why your eye was taken my those quilts. They are lovely. I have seen Pat Sloan talking about her Traffic Jam pattern and sewing it on You Tube, Sticks and Stones is fun too. All the best with this week's plans. By the way that's what happens to me when I visit book blogs!!

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  4. There is nothing wrong with chasing a few squirrels. Such pretty quilts that brought you inspiration. Have a wonderful week, Linda and thank you for hosting the link party.

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  5. Enjoy getting acquainted with your new Janome, happy stitching!

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  6. Even with the sewing machine missing, I love looking at your creative space. Am I curious? or just nosey? to look at all the little details in the background? (It's kind of like during 2020 when all news people were broadcasting from their homes; I found myself looking at all the things in their backgrounds.)

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  7. You found some fun squirrels to play with. I'm fighting to not give into the quilt along that Yvonne of Quilting Jet Girl is planning, but I think it's a losing battle. I just like her pattern too much. Fingers crossed you get your new machine soon so you can play over the holiday. Happy stitching.

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  8. How exciting to get a new machine. I’m sure you’ll have it soon. I ordered my new Janome from Ken, and the shipping was super fast—and free! I love all the patterns you posted and can’t wait to see what you make. Have a great week!

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  9. OOOH a new sewing machine. Hope it arrives really soon. Thanks for the kind words and featuring my version of Traffic Jam. And another thanks for the link to Abstract Baby Pinwheel instructions. It now reside on my computer and I'm thinking about when I want to make it as a leader/ender project.

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  10. so nice that you got your sewing machine sold so quickly - I need to do that with some of my machines that I don't use any longer they are collecting dust.

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  11. Hi Linda! Thank you so much for the linky party today. I am excited to have a finish to share. Yowza. It's been a long time coming - HAHAHA. Abstract Pinwheel is so interesting. Thank you, you squirrel enabler you. Seriously, thanks for the link - I am definitely going to check that out. And Melva's is fab, too. That also has a pinwheel suggestion inside the white square shape.Yay to returning to the Janome family. I have a sister Elna machine, and I would really miss it. I thought I wanted a Juki but am happy with my Elna and it's stitching options, etc. Your mystery fabrics are gorgeous!! And Gail is a fun to QAL with. Happy Tuesday to you. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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  12. Congrats on the new machine. I am glad that it all worked out and you sold your old one and got a new one - hooray! I have a Janome similar to that and it has been a very good machine. Good luck with your week...yes November is flying by!

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    1. Which Janome do you have? Thanks for your visit.

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  13. Janomes are the best aren't they! I have 5 of them, some are no longer used but haven't parted with them yet. Never know when you might need a spare, LOL

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  14. All of the features do scream, “make me, make me!” LOL! Congrats on the new Janome!

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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    1. Haha they do, don't they! :D Thanks Michelle. Hope you are having a great week!

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  15. Congratulations on your new machine, Linda! I can totally relate to the Facebook scammers. I have two sergers listed right now and I was immediately contacted by several fake buyers who lived in foreign countries (according to their profiles) saying that they wanted to pay with Zelle now and have a brother/friend/sister pick up the machine several days later. Apparently there's a scam where they send you fake emails that look like they came from Zelle saying you need to "upgrade your account" to accept the money, and the buyer says they will overpay you to cover the fee and you just need to refund the overage to them, so they get you to send them a REAL Zelle transfer to cover this extra amount... Only to discover afterwards that they never actually sent you any money in the first place. I was glad my "spidey sense" tingled and warned me to look up "Facebook Buyer Scams" before responding to these criminals!

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  16. What is happening to November, indeed. I can’t believe that we’re halfway through. Is it too early to panic? Because I am! I check your blog every Tuesday to see what you’re accomplishing, because I’m not accomplishing a thing. You certainly have some great machinery. I would like to come play at your house sometime. Pattie @ Olla-Podrida

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  17. OH great! Hope the new Jamone will meet your expectations and you will have many hours of sewing fun. I love your thread spools shelf. Have a great week.

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  18. Linda I like all three of those new patterns you got. They are definitely inspiring. I love your fabrics you cut for your mystery SAL. But the biggest thing is congrats on a new machine! It is always good to sew on what you are comfortable. Overall it looked like you had a fantasticly productive week! Woo hoo! Good luck this week.

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    1. Hi Peggy - thanks for the congrats - today is the day FEDEX is coming!

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  19. Good for you on selling the machines and getting the one you love! I still have my original Husqvarna Designer 1 from 2002 and my Husqvarna Sapphire. The D1 just keeps sewing great - of course Clay keeps it clean for me. One of these days I need to sell one of my Featherweights. I have not used my favorite of the 2 in years. I have 2 antique Singers that I have used, but not in a long time either. I, like most, have become used to the computer driven machines. I like all your projects especially the fabrics for your mystery quilt. I have missed reading so many blog posts this month - trying to catch up! Hugs

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  20. Did you do the Lord's Prayer on the wall? Was it cross stitch or embroidery! Hugs Love your sewing machine set up!

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  21. Yay! I can see this week to comment. I got totally sidetracked looking up the Janome. I've always loved Brothers. I see it on Amazon for just over $1,000. I would definitely be saving for a long time to have something like that!

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    1. As it turns out, Ken's Sewing Center had them on special for 350 less than that, AND most of it was paid for by the sale of the Necchi - so it was a sweet deal!

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  22. Since you are going back to a Janome, you already know that they are great machines. I do love mine for all my quilting needs- piecing, appliqué, quilting. But when I need to sew through thick layers, like the Sew Organized project I just made, I turn to my 22 yr old Bernina. It's a workhorse.

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