Shortly before my trip to Cleveland I started to have problems with my Janome 6500, then when I came home every time I tried to sew anything I'd break a needle. The repair person/ Janome dealer is in Boise, so it was a few days before I could get my machine in to the shop. I left it with an employee, explaining what was wrong. A week later I called and found out that he hadn't even looked at it because the slip didn't say what was wrong. After explaining what was wrong I waited another week and called again, left messages, called again and finally got a response - he still hadn't looked at it, but would and would call me back. When he finally called back late Friday afternoon to tell me that I had completely worn out the bushing that holds the needle bar in place and he would have to contact the factory. Here we are three weeks later and still no call back to tell me if he can fix it. So my trusty old Bernina 1230 has been brought in from studio b and is doing an excellent job of filling in. It quilted my "365 days to 65" piece with out a problem, has made a vest, a skirt for my grand daughter, some donation quilts and a stuffed snake. I think it's happy to be used again.
A few weeks ago my friend Lisa Flowers Ross was celebrating her 1000'th post with a giveaway of one of her fabric collages she did as a daily project for the month of February. This is what came in the mail for me today.
Here's what I've been stitching;
365 red circles #109 - #114
Now linked to "Off the Wall Friday".