I lucked out last month when I spotted a brand new Janome MC200E for only $159 with free shipping. This machine sells for $500 and is still being sold. The machine was brand-new, it was only missing the power cord. I quickly did my research and thought I would take a chance since the seller had a high feedback and allowed returns. I hit buy it now, then bought a power cord from another vendor for $5 with free shipping. They both showed up two days later. I indeed received a brand-new embroidery machine with all the accessories(except power cord) in the original box. I plugged it in and all my anxieties quickly faded as it started to embroider. Plus this machine works with any .JEF file I download onto a USB flashdrive, no software needed.
I tend not to question when something extraordinary like this works out. I just figure it was meant to be.
Now all I need is more room!
My first real project is a pillow for my Nephew (It is a Christmas present, so don't tell Chase). He of course loves trains and cars at the age of two. He also has two Westies. I think this embroidered quilt like pillow case which was inspired by a Janome quilt pillow project will be cute. It is from Janome Sew for Home. This site has great projects for both sewing and embroidery.
Here is the project I am following, except for a regular sized pillow and of course, embroidery.
EZ Nine Patch Pillow.
Here are some of my finished squares. I haven't decided how many more I will make. I think all squares embroidered would be too busy.
|MC200E Embroidered Squares|