2012 IN REVIEW ….. HOW DID WE DO WITH THE janomelife BLOG??

It is always good to review where we have come from, where we are now & where we plan to go in the future. I am particularly excited about the huge progress that we have made with the janomelife blog since we started it back in May/June of 2010. It is quite staggering to see where we came from to where we are now – MOST encouraging actually: the number of folk viewing this janomelife blog is continuing to grow exponentially each year!

I am having SEW much fun writing blog posts for you and researching new and interesting snippets of information, sewing & embroidery techniques , new products, books reviews, show& tell, and much more.  Part of my plans in 2013  involve attending a BLOGGERS BOOTCAMP next month……all in the interests of learning more to make our blogs even better. OOOOOO….I can hardly wait to see what 2013 has in store for us!

Part of a lovely embroidered & crystal embellished quilt - almost sure this was a sample on display by Janome America Educators

Part of a lovely embroidered & crystal embellished quilt – almost sure this was a sample on display by Janome America Educators

But before we leap into 2013…….. it is very interesting to note the stats in the annual report just received from WordPress about our janomelife blog:

  • We posted well over 100 new posts during 2012 with pics (which we know you love seeing!) at a rate of about 2 per day in 2012…….now you can’t say we are not giving you great sewing related things to look at?!
  • The busiest day of the year was in July and was probably in answer to the post: Second call to Janome Horizon Mc12000 owners which was all about the Acufil Quilting kit upgrade for the MC12000. This does not surprize me as our phone was also ringing off the hook at that time too: so we know you were all just dying to find out about the Acufil upgrade! 
    ACUFIL QUILTING KIT FOR JANOME MC12000

    ACUFIL QUILTING KIT FOR JANOME MC12000

     

  •  Other  popular posts are listed below. I found it interesting to note that posts written way back in 2010 & 2011 remained popular & had “staying power” through 2012. Methinks we should perhaps revisit some of these topics during 2013 as they sure interest you folk on an ongoing basis! What do you think? …………..Send us a comment on the reply form below.

JANOME DIGITIZER MBX  November 2011

HOW TO DO HANDLOOK QUILTING Dec 2011Hand-look quilting by machine

QUILT BINDER July 2010 

HOW TO USE THE JANOME CLOTHSETTER  January 2011 

HOOPSISTERS GOOSE TRACKS Dec 2011  

PART OF THE HOOPSISTERS GOOSE TRACKS QUILT
PART OF THE HOOPSISTERS GOOSE TRACKS QUILT

We had many different websites & other blog sites referring viewers to janomelife: directly from our website www.janome.ca; from Facebook;  by Martha Pullen Forums.com (Forums);  as well as from some of our dealers notably Snip and Stitch (Nanaimo, BC) & Along Came Quilting (Calgary, Alberta).  Thank you very much, Kathy & Linda for promoting our great sewing machines and referring your customers and online visitors to us. The more we share, the better it gets for all of us!

Where do all the viewers to our janomelife blog come from?  Really incredible to discover that folk from 155 different countries visited janomelife in 2012! That’s astounding, don’t you think? Most visitors came from The United States but Canada & Australia were not far behind. It is very gratifying to note that information we are posting is proving to be useful to folk far & wide!
 
 A VERY HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO EACH & EVERY PERSON WHO :
  • VISITED OUR BLOG DURING 2012

  • WHO READ & USED THE INFORMATION WE POSTED

  • WHO SENT US COMMENTS

  • WHO ASKED US QUESTIONS

  • AND WHO REFERRED VIEWERS ON OTHER WEBSITES & BLOGS TO US.

We welcome questions, suggestions and feedback. PLEASE  take those few minutes to let us know what you would like to see & read on janomelife in 2013 ……we will make every effort to meet your needs and post interesting and informative articles that you request.

WE WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR AND LOOK FORWARD TO EVEN MORE FUN & CREATIVE JANOME INTERACTION AND BLOGGING IN 2013.

Another Janome America Educator sample - showcasing 9mm decorative stitching which is of course available on the JANOME MC12000; MC8900 & MC8200.

Another Janome America Educator sample – showcasing 9mm decorative stitching which is of course available on the JANOME MC12000; MC8900 & MC8200.

About lizafrica

I work in the Education Dept at Janome & Elna, Canada and LOVE to sew. I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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10 Responses to 2012 IN REVIEW ….. HOW DID WE DO WITH THE janomelife BLOG??

  1. Mivi Jansen says:

    Hi Liz, Happy New Sewing year, and hopefully you will be back in lovely Victoria soon. My serger (not Janome!) has stopped working. I have been offered a second hand Mylock 234d. I think it is very old model. Any comments would be helpful. Mivi

    PS love the blog. I also love my 4100 QDC, and it works really hard!

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Mivi,
      The Janome 234D serger is quite old but it has been a hardy favourite. A current model similar to this is probably the Janome XG43D. I would suggest you discuss this with Sawyer’s Sewing Center in Victoria. I cannot really comment too much on the second hand 234D other than to say that you would need to check what the condition of it is including blades; Has it been looked after well & serviced as recommended? This is something you always need to consider when buying something second hand as there is generally no warranty involved so you do carry a certain risk. These are things you might like to consider. I am sure Sawyers will be of great help to you.
      Good luck with your decision making.
      Liz
      Western Canada.

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  2. Maj says:

    I have to say, without this Blog, no matter how good the machine (Janome) is, I know I would be lost because the manual that came with my 7700QCP and the Janome site are so not helpful. Thank you Liz! Again, from my heart.

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  3. Olivia Kent says:

    The most important thing about Janome sewing machines is not the machines themselves, but what you create with them. The better your tools, the more inventive, artistic and pleasurable your sewing experience. That’s why Janome sewing machines are designed for performance, comfort, quality, and intuitive ease of operation. Janome sewing machines are intended to inspire, not intimidate. The most important function of Janome sewing machines is to set free your creativity.

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  4. Laura says:

    Happy New Year to you Liz…hope 2013 brings you all you hope for…

    I always enjoy reading your posts Liz, always informative. I even enjoy the information about Sergers and I do NOT like sergers, however I am not so reluctant to try things with my serger as result of the information. Keep the information coming…

    Laura

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  5. Maj says:

    I wish, oh how I wish that Charlotte, NC had what Canada had to offer in terms of classes and shops!!!!

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