I have just returned from our bi-annual Janome & Elna Dealer Convention which was held in San Antonio, Texas this time. I was reminded of one of the things I seriously do not miss about Africa……scorching hot weather! It was so hot outside, I really could not walk far or do much and inside the air conditioning was so cold, I needed a sweater. But despite this, I really loved San Antonio and hope to return one day…..maybe mid- winter?!
They have a delightful and very ingenious River walk which is below street level and planted with trees & plants so is a cooler oasis and a very pleasant area which winds all over the city. They have boats which take you along these waterways where you can meander or eat in one of the 100’s of restaurants lining the river. Here are a few pics:
However, what I really want to show you are some of the beautiful projects that were displayed in various educator’s classrooms:
Remember our lovely “cross stitch ladies” on the JANOME MC 15000? I know many of our Mc15000 owners have done beautiful things with these designs…..here is another quilt project using the ladies in all their glory!
And do you recognize this design? It is one of the designs in the Quilting category on the JANOME MC15000. Here is a novel twist: the design has been stitched on faux leather and then constructed into a very elegant jacket. It was just lovely. See the next pic.
The jacket complete with matching bag with tassles!
Isnt this clever? Now I am not totally sure how it was made as I was just clicking away in the Janome MC15000 classroom and we were too busy for me to ask about this bag but I suspect it was digitized with the letters M and B and then the resulting embellished alphabet fabric was made up into a little square zipper bag.
More great little zipper bags – all sorts of shapes sizes…..and plenty of fun to make.
I liked this bag….that is not actually a zipper on the side of the bag. It is embroidered onto the bag….so again I suspect this was digitized and stitched on our Janome Embroidery machines
It is so often the little extra touches that raise something from simple to extra-ordinary. Note the lace pearl trim along side the zipper…….something to remember and use in our projects, don’t you think?
There are SO many lovely pics to show……more coming up in another post soon.
Aren’t you inspired to retire to your sewing room already?!