Friday, August 03, 2012


Happy Friday! We signed a contract on our house a few days ago, yay! Hopefully, the rest of the process will go smoothly. We didn't have many showings this week so I was able to find more time to sew.

I was missing my Farmer's Wife Sampler quilt. #36 Flower Garden Path
#36 Flower Garden Path
This little block took an obscene amount of time to make but I'm super happy with how it came out.

# 34 Flock
#34 Flock
Nice and simple. :)

Yesterday I took my baby, my Janome 5330, into the shop for a general cleaning and check up. It had been over 2 years I think since it was last done and I've had no problems with it but with as much as I use it I want to make sure it keeps running smoothly. HOWEVER, I was shocked when they told me what the price was going to be for the simple cleaning: $110!!!! Does that seem high to anybody else? The shop I took it to last time has closed (owners retired) and they only charged $55 and they were a very reputable shop/Janome dealer. All I can say is ouch! At least they are quick, it's ready for pick up today.
my baby
Like my washi tape? I think it adds some nice color to the ole girl.


Marta said...

Congratulations, lovely!!! Your house went under contract FAST. Well done! Love your blocks, too (the flower garden path is spicy!). :)

knottygnome said...

yikes, that does sound like a lot. now i'm even more scared to take mine to the shop.

Bea said...

So happy about your house! Hopefully mine sells quickly too.

My Bernina usually costs $125. I'm not sure about Janome but $110 doesn't seem unreasonable to me. I do wish it was less though!

Devin said...

I need to take mine in, and I KNOW if needs work. It's an inexpensive machine, and I feel likd the cost to tune it up, will be more than the machine is worth!