I spoke with a woman today who was looking to buy a new sewing machine. Her family home had been burgled and all their computer gear including portable drives containing years of photographs, ALL her sewing machines and accessories like embroidery disks were stolen. Sometimes we need to be reminded to back up our files and photos, and document serial numbers.
My powerhouse Janome Horizon is having its first annual service. It's been thrashed so I'm using this time to back up all my class notes, quilt and family photographs.
Glen introduced me to Janome's new Purple Tip sewing machine needles which have just been released in New Zealand.
Here's some more info on them.
My verdict: FANTASTIC. I quilted a queen size quilt in the weekend with the acufeed foot with full speed and free motioned a babies quilt. The needle just flew through the fabric but what impressed me was how it stitched through thick seam layers easily. They are a little bit more expensive than the other needles. They retail in NZ for $11.00
Happy stitching everyone.