Hi to all the folk out there who make up our rapidly growing blog “audience”,
Once again, I feel as though it is ages since I last blogged……apologies but my excuse is that I am currently living out of a suitcase. Since the Labour day weekend, I have unpacked from one trip and immediatedly started packing for the next one. A long time back, I decided it was essential to have 2 sets of toiletries: one always packed & ready to go; the other in my bathroom at home. I find this so much less time consuming and easier. This is, of course, a great reason to be sewing up little zipper bags to keep my things organized. Sadly, I have not had the time or resources to have two sets of clothing! My turn-around time is often pretty short with so much “catching up” to do at the office, that I would simply NOT manage without my hubby who faithfully does the laundry and never complains when I use our home like a revolving door! Thank you…..I know laundry is a mundane job, but it definitely takes some of the pressure off me and is greatly appreciated. He also does the cooking and makes me endless cups of tea…….yes, he is most definitely a hubby in a million.
OK, so it is way too early on a Sunday morning in Vancouver, but I am still on Saskatchewan time so figured now was as good a time as any to catch up with my blogging!!
The Edmonton show was great – we met so many happy Janome sewers and had some more wonderful Swop-a rama projects. The winner of the QDC 4030 went to a most deserving young lady – as soon as I have a pic of her winning re-creation, I will post it on the blog.
It has come to my attention that some customers are not aware of where we will be traveling and presenting/promoting Janome so I thought it might be a good idea to let you all know where you can find this information. Since the beginning of April, we have been doing Janome Horizon Promotions – either Promotional presentations with demo’s or, since Labour Day, Horizon Test Drives where YOU have the opportunity of sitting down at this incredible new machine to sew and “TEST DRIVE” it. As I tell the folk who attend these sessions: I would always test drive a car before making a purchase decision and so we offer YOU the opportunity to do the same with this Janome sewing machine.
Of course, the colour of the car is also very important but we got it covered there too: our lovely red face plate on the Janome Horizon is universally admired!
- Our dealers hosting the test drives would have/will be contacting selected customers directly – those who are interested in possibly upgrading their current sewing machine or buying a new one.
- The schedule of Horizon Test Drives has been published on this BLOG as well as on our www.janome.ca website. Any interested customers are welcome to contact the applicable dealer and attend the test drives. I realize we have already completed many of these, but we still do have some venues remaining, so please check out the website and phone your local dealer ASAP. Still coming up is Prince George Sewing Center, Prince George, BC ; Tom’s Sewing Machines, Surrey, BC; and Linda’s Quilt Shop in Kelowna, BC.
I (Liz) will also be doing my usual Fall Janome days event at Snip & Stitch in Nanaimo, BC on 29th & 30th October (please call the store for more details) + I will be visiting Sewing World in Calgary on 17th & 18th November for embroidery seminars: come and learn how to do my latest digitized project: Ribbon- couching-in-the-hoop. I will show how to do the digitizing using the Janome Digitizing software and then YOU will stitch my ribbon-couched design out and sew it up into a pillow or tote bag …..lots of fun and lots of opportunity to learn and ask me questions…………..phone today to reserve your spot as space in each session is limited.
We find it difficult to travel after mid November as we have been stranded too often before in winter weather which is not fun and can be dangerous out there driving between cities in a blizzard! Late one night a year or two back, I was filling up my rental car with gas in 24 below zero weather; the wind was like a knife going straight through me. It is really only on those occassions that I question my sanity in emigrating from South Africa to Canada! I also once sat almost a whole day in an airport watching a snow storm while I waited for a return flight to Vancouver – Maybe that was when I dreamed up these little Christmas decoration mittens while I waited not-so-patiently for that flight?? (Digitized using our Janome Digitizing software and embroidered in our Janome MC11000 embroidery machine – want more info & project instructions? Send me a comment and I will include it in a future blog)However, we will start our travel season again in February/March 2011, so we could conceivably be coming your way in 4-6 months time.
- If we did not visit your dealer’s store this time, please ask your local Janome dealer to contact us about possibly including your local store on a future trip.
- You are also encouraged to visit our Facebook page to see what Marvin, our Janome Horizon mascot has been up to….see the blog post previous to this one.