Product Review: Janome 8077 Sewing Machine

The Janome 8077 is another work horse from one of the best names in sewing. A friend allowed me to try out her machine when my oldest daughter and I were both working on a project. My sewing machine is not built for sewing on multiple layers of heavy fabric. I took advantage of the loaner and hemmed jeans, mended a backpack and stitched some heavy plastic sheeting into row covers for my garden. I love my Brother sewing machine, but I did not want to give the Janome back. Not only will this machine power through multiple layers of Read More


Book Review: Marie Osmond’s Heartfelt Giving, Sew and Quilt for Family and Friends

Marie Osmond is more than a performer, she’s a daughter, mom, sister and a crafter. Her book, Marie Osmond’s Heartfelt Giving, Sew and Quilt for Family and Friends, is a beautiful book with easy to follow instructions. The projects are lovely, but the tribute to her mother is the loveliest part of the book. Those of us who are a little bit older, know Marie from her younger days when she was the kid sister of (most of) the Osmond Brothers and was working hard to make a name for herself. I’ll admit it, I had a crush on Donny Read More


Avoid Making these Top Five Mistakes when Buying A Sewing Machine Online

Do you remember the first time you purchased something online? I do and I remember feeling a bit wary about the whole process. Would I get my item? Was my financial information secure? What if my item arrived damaged? Isn’t it just easier to drive to a brick and mortar store and buy it there? Actually, most items can be purchased less expensively online and with a few precautions taken, you can assure a smooth, safe transaction. Know Your Seller I have had very few bad online buying experiences and have made a lot of purchases from people I will Read More


Kenmore Sewing Machines no longer sold at Sears

When I was a little girl there were two brands of sewing machine most commonly found in my friends’ homes – Singer and Kenmore. Both brands were known for their reliability and affordability. Over the years, Kenmore maintained its reputation for delivering a great quality sewing machine at some of the most affordable prices on the market. In 2011 rumors began flying that Sears would no longer carry Kenmore sewing machines. Loyal customers rushed to buy the remaining models and members of sewing chat boards fielded questions from those who were worried they wouldn’t be able to find accessories for Read More


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