Monthly Archives: November 2014


You might be forgiven for wondering where on earth I have been? Yes, I have been very quiet during the last 2 months due to illness, a super hectic business travel schedule as well as a vacation to South Africa. I sure missed … Continue reading

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Small Shopping, Big Rewards

Shop Small Saturday & the Local Sewing Store     As the craziness that is Black Friday settles down, folks turn their thoughts to the more relaxed pace of Small Business Saturday. Small businesses are often at the heart of our … Continue reading

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Check out What’s Next: the NEW

So Much to See and Explore Can you hear the clapping and celebrating from across the border? Janome America has just released their new A favourite resource just got better with a crisp and bright new layout that is … Continue reading

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Where do you sew on your Janome?

  Do you have a dedicated sewing space? Have you claimed a spare bedroom or a corner of the dining room? Or even the basement! My sewing ‘room’ is a quarter of our unfinished basement, with plastic covered pink insulation … Continue reading

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Educator Drop-In Day

The fine print  ‘Your chance to ask the expert. Get the most out of your Janome. Tackle that next project. Meet other sewing enthusiasts.  Educational Consultant, Linda Pidzamecky on-hand to answer your questions.  This is a no charge event open … Continue reading

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Sharing Goodness

Tim Horton’s Yarn-Bombed TimRunner Truck Launches Holiday Sharing, with a Soft Touch En Route to work today, I was in the line up for my morning Tim’s and noticed their new Holiday themed cups – decked out in a red … Continue reading

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Artistic Quilter SD 18

A couple of weeks ago at the CreativFestival we introduced a new, extended family member to our line of machines. It was a huge hit, with many people stopping by to test it out! The Artistic Quilter SD 18 (AQSD) is an extended … Continue reading

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The Ever-Changing Sewing Class

Where Do You Geek-Out in the Sewisphere? GEEK: (verb) common usage – to engage in or discuss computer-related tasks obsessively or with great attention to technical detail; contemporary usage – a hyper-focus on one’s subject of choice, the never-ending quest to … Continue reading

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How do you Cre8time?

A Happy Tune to Re-Connect With Your Muse Have you heard of the CHA’s (Craft and Hobby Association’s) Cre8Time movement? Cre8time asks you to reach back and remember the joy and fun of making something. Their first video asked the … Continue reading

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CreativFestival’s winner of the $10,000 Dream Sewing Room from Janome

Congratulations to Johanna M. of Tillsonburg winning the Janome Dream Sewing Room. Included in her prize is a Memory Craft 9900, Horizon 8200QC Long Arm Sewing and Quilting Machine and Deluxe Sewing Table, Four DLB Serger, Artistic Sewing Suite Crystal Software, Artistic Press, … Continue reading

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