Since I bought my Juki, I’ve spent a lot of time getting to know her, getting to know all about her! I love being able to sew that “perfect” stitch. But a big reason for wanting this machine is for free motion.
I have had a time with free motion before meeting Juki. When I went to test drive this machine, I couldn’t believe how easy it was to free motion. One of the sales staff at the shop commented that I was really good at it. What?? I could never get my stitches right, but with the Juki, it’s so much easier. Maybe all of my practice has paid off, or maybe it’s the machine!!
I’ve taken a couple of online free motion classes and one of the instructors said to really feel comfortable with free motion you need to go through 30 bobbins!! I’ve only gone through 3 so far.
So now I’m on a mission to really get this free motion right!
Meanwhile, I’m also working on a couple of my dyed rope bowls on my old Elna.
I wasn’t really happy with the bottom of this bowl. I’ve never had trouble with that, so not sure what I did, but it had been awhile since I sewed one of these.
So I dyed more rope yesterday. Now waiting for it to dry before I can sew another one.
I really love my studio redo, but I didn’t take in account Ace’s ability to get on the window ledge so he gets back and forth in the window walking over my table. And then I caught him laying on it the other day. We had a talk about this, but he wasn’t listening.
Just a few minutes ago I found him in the laundry room – a good place to watch what’s going on outside.
Not to slight Puddin, on one of the few days we’ve had sun lately, she took advantage of it in my studio.
My new online class, Easy Silk Dyeing, will be opening next week. It’s been fun putting it together.
I worked a bit in the asparagus patch yesterday, but today we’re back into winter! I don’t know about you, but I’m really looking forward to Spring.
Very nice! I see you have “help” too.
Do you have any information up about the Easy Silk Dyeing class that’s coming up? If yes, I must have missed it. Please point me in the right direction. I always love seeing your cord bowls.
Luann recently posted..Doing a bit of testing,
Dolly, Yes, he’s sooo much help!!
Hi Luann, I’ve not talked alot about it. It’s based on the classes I’ve taught locally using Colorhue instant set dyes. It includes several pdfs and 11 videos. I’ll post about it as soon as it’s ready. I love fiber reactive dyes, but these instant set dyes are so nice to have when you want to quickly add color to silk. Thanks for asking.
Your FMS looks fabulous! So glad things are working out for you. You might just need to realize that that is Ace’s spot though. 😉
Hi, I’m wondering about your Juki. Is it very big and is it a sit down or a stand up. : ) I’m just starting to research these.
I love all your posts and always look forward to the next one. I think the view you have of nature is lovely, too.
Lisa, Thanks! Yep, unless I can move stuff around on the “cat walk” that will be his spot.
Pat, My Juki is a TL2200QVP Mini. This is the small version of the long arm. It’s not a real large machine, at least not compared to the newer machines. However, it can be put on a frame if I wanted to, but I have no interest in that. It’s just a regular one-stitch machine. But that one stitch is perfect. I did a lot of research too before I decided. I was looking at the TL2010, but the dealers near me (2+ hours) weren’t carrying that one since this was the newer release. It is a heavy duty mechanical machine and as I said, only one beautiful stitch. Several of my online quilting and Free motion friends’ machine of choice was Juki so I thought I’d try it out. I always had trouble with FM with my Brother. I can’t believe how easy it is with this Juki. However, I still need much more practice!!
Thank you so much for your kind words about my posts. I really appreciate that.
Hi Lynda, Would you believe I found a Juki dealer just 5 miles from me?? Well, here I go. : ) I’ll give it a “look see”, look at my budget (sob) and decide what I can handle. Thanks so much for answering. I guess with any new skill we try to acquire it takes a lot of practice!! But worth it. Thanks again
Do you know anything about the Juki 2000Qi? Is that one that you looked at? So appreciate your timely answers. I had to smile when I saw the kitty upside down! We have a black and white who loves to do that, too. Very trusting……we have two rescue cats and have found homes for 7 other ones. I think the “hobo cats” must leave a mark that says we can be trusted much like the “hobos” did in the Second World War times. lol