Wednesday, 3 June 2009

For Sew Mama Sew


i am completing the questions about my Sewing machines, a Janome 1600p, and a Janome JR1012.

Here are my answers:

What brand and model do you have?
I have 2 machines, both Janome one is a 1600p, and the other I received for my birthday and it is a JR1012
How long have you had it?
I've had the 1600p for about a year. My parents use for business and I use it when it is not at their offices.
How much does that machine cost (approximately)?
I do not know as I never seem to pay attention to those things.
What types of things do you sew (i.e. quilting, clothing, handbags, home dec projects, etc.)?
On the 1600p I am planning to sew a quilt. I make a lot of pencil cases for my friends using vinyl. on the JR1012I sew clothes, bags and little trinkets for my friends.
How much do you sew? How much wear and tear does the machine get?
I sew about once a week the 1600p has been through a lot of wear and tear as i am sewing though many layers and different materials.
Do you like/love/hate your machine? Are you ambivalent? Passionate? Does she have a name?
I love both my machines, they do not have names as I forget the names and it feels weird naming a machine.
What features does your machine have that work well for you?
they both can sew through tons of layers and are very strong and durable.
Is there anything that drives you nuts about your machine?
the 1600p only straight stitches, so before I got my the JR1012machine, I could not sew many clothes. I had to use the machines at school, which I do not like.
Do you have a great story to share about your machine (i.e., Found it under the Christmas tree? Dropped it on the kitchen floor? Sewed your fingernail to your zipper?, Got it from your Great Grandma?, etc.!)? We want to hear it!
I received MyJR1012 from My grandpa and Grandma, as a goodbye present/birthday present. All the grandkids received something, but mine was the most special, as I am the only one who sews. the tradition falls down the girls line. My grandma sews, her only daughter, my mum sews, and then I sew so it is tradition.
Would you recommend the machine to others? Why?
I would recommend both machines. but for different reasons. The 1600p for quilting and my 1012 for everything else.
What factors do you think are important to consider when looking for a new machine?
Strength, durability, wear and tear.
Do you have a dream machine?
Not at the moment, I have more dream projects to make on my machine as I am still in school, and do not sew everyday.

These are my answers and hopefully, you guys can see that i have to juggle all this with school as well.


Tuesday, 2 June 2009

A day in the life

Hello everyone, i thought i would share my daily school routine.

8:20am-school starts
9:40am-Period 2 begins
11:25am-Period 3
12:40pm-special pastrol care
2:10pm-period 4
3:30pm-we get to go home!!!

it is a long day with long lessons and i also manage a life outside school, which amazes me and my parents. i am in year 9, not long to go now

Monday, 1 June 2009

Duke of (no point) Ed journey

I survived, just. I am tired, and have sore calves and shoulders. I had to carry a pack which had really bad shoulder straps and my mum made me wear to big trackpants. uhh! The first afternoon was okay until my tent partner went home sick, so was stuck with a whole tent and all the breakfast food that she brought so i could eat. i also had to pack the tent by myself, in the rain. it was so annoying. then we had to hike up a hill, i had to navigate, it took forever. we had to keep waiting for everyone not to break their necks. then we finally reached the fire trail, and the ground was flat!!!! we walked for ages to a beautiful lookout and stuffed our faces full of lollies. and fruit loops, then others had to navigate and we thought we wre gonna get lost, we actually was going the right way. it was amazing. we got to the destintion, then stuffed our face with ate yu's contraband, nutella, it was soo good. then we had to go home. and unpack. my neck and shoulders were sore i couldn't get comfortable.

i will get better before dancing tomorrow, i hope

Thursday, 28 May 2009

My Agenda

Hello, today is thursday and i have one more hour of dancing ths afternoon. I have done all my ballet study for the week, and we have finished 2 dances, for our upcoming concert. I am not ontop of all my homework, which is the downpoint for the week...:(. but it is almost friday. on the weekend i am going on a camp for Duke of Ed. which will not be great, as it has been raining all week, and it will be muddy where we are going. eww.
I'd rather be anywhere but here...

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Dancing beginnings


I am about to start my set of dancing for the week. I study for 5.25 hours a week and i am dog tired by thursday afternoon, i then have to catch up on all my homework. School is tough sometimes.

Geography troubles

Hello, i am still in first class of the day, geography.
We are studying urbanistation. It is not very exciting. I only have half a term left of this, then my class moves on to history. Yay. I like history.

I actually better do some work now, before maths, eww.

I know that my spelling is not great, like my french speaking skills...

I am an age that is still in school, and i am a dancer.
I study classical ballet and Jazz dancing.
I am in intermediate in R.A.D. ballet.

I attend a school in sydney, australia and I love to sew. I frequently follow u-handblog.