Happy birthday to (Jano)ME!

8:29:00 PM

If you happen to follow my Instagram feed, you may have seen some sneak peeks of my new baby:

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I upgraded my Singer 9960 to a Janome MC6500P, and so far, I'm thrilled. It just arrived last week so I've been busy trying to learn the ropes with my new machine. It took me a long time to save for it, and made a lot of midwifery infant scale slings to help the cause, and I'm so proud of it!

So of course I may have added a few things here and there to my Amazon wishlist whilst daydreaming about my new machine, and hubby just may have used the list as a reference when doing his shopping for my birthday (YAY ME!!). Look at this haul!!:
Janome Muffling MatJanome Pink Blossoms Bobbins, 25ct,  Janome Blue Bobbins, 25ctJanome Clear View Quilting Foot and Guide SetClover Mini Iron II

Woot! Super excited to use the 1/4" clear view foot with the skookum guide. And the colored bobbins! Eep! Blue bobbins for embroidery, pink bobbins for cottons, me thinks. I love the little case, too. Super convenient. And I've tried the Janome Muffling Mat already and I like it. Really cool. Reduces the vibration and the backside is rubberized so it helps your machine to stay put on your table. My old machine used to bounce like crazy at high speeds.

I have yet to try out the Clover Mini Iron II yet, but it's been on my list for ages. Massdrop recently had one on a drop but the price wasn't great, and I didn't really need it. But that's what your birthday is for, I guess? heheh. Love. My. Hubby!

I am one lucky girl this birthday. I'm halfway to 70 people. Look out!

On another note, I will eventually be writing about my experience with respect to purchasing a new machine, my decision to go with the Janome MC6500P, and a candid review of the machine therein (since I bought and paid for the machine on my own dime, the machine was not a sponsored item/purchase).

Coming soon, stay tuned!

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  1. Happy Birthday!!! You received some awesome gifts! Out of curiosity, does the muffler cut down the noise of your sewing machine when you are stitching?

  2. Happy Birthday!!!! Totally cool gifts - way to go with the wishlist!! I use a carpet sample under my sewing machine to keep it in place and it works well. I have a Janome too so I'm anxious to hear what you think about yours!!

  3. Happy birthday. I am hoping to get a new machine in the next few months so will be looking forward to your post. x

  4. Happy Birthday and what a super gift! I know you will be pleased with a Janome machine, they are super.
    I used to work for Janome in England and they just about never went wrong. When they did it was usually gross customer misuse such as people making dance costumes, never clearing them out and sending them back choked with lycra. Great company and great machines. Enjoy!
    Jo x

  5. Good morning Erin, and Happy Birthday. It's good to have a new machine, and so much fun to play with, learning about all the new bells and whistles it came with. My old Janome 9000 is 15 years old, but still works like a charm. Hope you get many years out of your new toy, turning out some beautiful projects and allowing us to sneak a peek as you do so. lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

  6. I was interested in that Janome and when I went to test it at the local dealer, they didn't have that model. I think it is because you can buy it online for a good price and the dealers want to sell the more expensive models? I hate to buy something without trying it first, especially spending several hundred dollars and you cannot return it. But I know a lot of bloggers who have this Janome and love it. I am looking forward to your review.

  7. Happy Birthday! I have a 6500 and absolutely love it! I've had it for many years and am dreading the day it has to be replaced. It is reliable, sews beautifully, and is easy to use. Good to know they are still available. I hope you love yours as much as I do!

    1. Hi Pat!
      I hope you check back, you're a no reply blogger so I can't email you back, but thank you do much for your nice comment, and it makes me so happy to read yet another awesome review on this machine, I'm really thrilled!

  8. Happy Birthday! What a great gift...I can't wait to hear what you think of it.

  9. I bought my 6500 used from a dealer at a third of the cost of a new one and have been super happy with it. It just runs like a charm! I hope you love your new machine - what a great birthday gift!! Happy Birthday! :)


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