Oh boy!  A couple weeks ago Mom and I spent a long weekend visiting my sister in Pennsylvania. While there, we went to several quilt shops (Sis is an avid quilter), and on a spur of the moment kind of thing we stopped in her local Janome shop.

She walked out with a smile on her face and pocketbook intact.

I walked out with a Janome Memory Craft 6500 Professional. And a smile on my face. Not to mention a bit of a sick feeling in my stomach. What had I just done?


I tried to ease the stomach pain I felt by reminding myself the machine I bought was a trade-in and I got a super good deal on it. But, I had NO INTENTION of buying a machine – the thought never crossed my mind. I’m weak — I admit it.

Janome Stitch Guide

Janome Stitch Guide

I’m still learning all the bells and whistles, but I can say this – I love this machine!! The two features I love the most so far are the needle down feature, and the thread clipper. It’s the little things, you know?

Sis and I named her LeAnn, which is a combo of both our names, to commemorate our fun weekend together.

I’m almost ready to try free motion quilting and can’t wait to use LeAnn for that.

I still have my White 1505, which I will always love. She’s been with me from the beginning of my sewing adventures and still sews like a dream. I can’t imagine ever letting her go.

What machine do you use?