My machine and I are getting on at the moment. When she's working well, she really is lovely.
I had a break for some time, I couldn't make myself do anything on it. Then the software arrived, so I did some reorganisation in preparation for using that, and then I decided to bite the bullet and do some christmassy stitching for some special cards.
There was a problem with the software which set me back a bit. Janome responded immediately and emailed me a fix, and I was back up and running.
It's been a busy few days.
The kitchen looks like it's been hit by a craft bomb. There were card blanks and enveloped everywhere. Piles of stitched designs. Piles of fabric. Packets of bought cards (bought in the sales last year) for people I want to send a card to, but don't want to hand make one. A neat pile of printed address labels. Printed card-insides, and sliced off remnants where I've trimmed them to fit. Pritt Sticks in various states of decay. Several rolls of double sided stucky tape. Scissors. Reels of thread. Rolls of felt. It was horrendous.
Today I wrote, addressed, and stamped all my non-made cards. Then I started working through the made designs, and matched the design with the intended recipient. Then I started on some very individual designs, and while they were printing, I attempted to clear the decks.
The kitchen now looks better.... but the hallway is a bit of a disaster zone.
I had licked-and-sticked a number before I thought about taking photos. Oh well.
I've still got some very detailed designs to do, so I hope I can keep the motivation for another few days.