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More This and That

I have completed the stitch reference book.  That is…it is finished for now.  I have a half page of stitches to add to it, but since I am fusing pages together, I will wait until I have more examples that I want to stitch out before adding to the book.

Janome 6500 Stitch Reference

I know the background that I chose is difficult for the camera, but in real life, I can see the stitches and my noted settings quite well.

And I like the color!

Janome 6500 Stitch Reference

I have moved on to sorting buttons.

Buttons are everywhere in my sewing studio, and I want to make use of them.  But it is hard to make use of them when I don’t see what I have.

So I am taking the time to sort buttons by color into clear jars.

Button Sorting

Then I will have to figure out how I am going to store these jars.  I want them out where I can see them…that is the whole point of sorting.  Otherwise, out of sight…out of mind.

How do you store your buttons?  Are they hiding in Great-Grandma’s band-aid box?

This and That

I haven’t spent time in the sewing studio…not a lot anyway.  So I do not have a lot to share.

I have pieced a backing for the Lets Sew Quilt Along quilt.  I don’t have a photo of the backing, but here is a reminder of the flimsy:

Lets Sew Quilt Along

I have added borders to the Squared Away Sampler from RSC18:

RSC18 Squared Away Sampler

Many moons ago (many, many, many), I created a stitch reference book for my Bernina 1530.  The book became a very useful too, and I used it quite often.

When I got the Janome 6500, I thought to do the same.  However, I only thought about it and never got around to actually doing it.

I finally decided to make the time to create the book.  I am learning about the machine’s capabilities, and becoming much more familiar and comfortable with the machine. 

Not all stitches resemble what is shown in the manual!  For this reason alone, it is worth the effort!

Why didn’t I take the time to do this sooner?!

Janome 6500 Stitch Reference

I have eight pages stitched out.  I have yet to stitch the buttonholes and letters.

When I am finished, I will create a book with the pages and keep it close to the sewing machine.

Janome 6500 Stitch Reference

Have you created a stitch reference book for your sewing machine(s)?