21 February, 2005
MAHWAH , N.J. ñ Winter and elegance just seem to go together, and the dark evenings are always better when they're lit up with brilliant evening wear. Winter is also a time to look forward to Spring, resolving to get organized for the new year and planning projects for Valentine's Day.
Janome Digest Issue No. 26 celebrates the formal Winter season with "Gowns Galore." It begins with a gallery of stunning dresses made possible with Memory Craft embroidery. Included are complete instructions for creating "Special Occasion Splendor," the glamorous two-piece ensemble featured on the magazine's cover.
What could be more romantic than an intimate Valentine's Day dinner for two? And what could be more special than creating your own table decorations? Issue No. 26 has instructions for making the table runner, placemats, napkins and holders, coasters, wine glass decorations, and the centerpiece. This project can be altered for any special occasion.
Closet chaos is something many mothers share with their daughters. Michele Mishler and her daughter, Carolyn Mishler Sherman, teamed up to create a series of projects to achieve the completely organized closet. Stylishly lined baskets and hampers hold everything from stuffed animals to dirty laundry. Clothes can even be organized by days of the week.
The Quarterly Quilter returns in this issue. Janome heirloom specialist Marie Stevens has created a nine block, silk dupioni quilt, utilizing multiple heirloom techniques. The quilt has a finished size of 51 1/2 " x 51 1/2 ". Instructions for the first two blocks are included in Digest Issue No. 26. The remaining seven blocks and the matching pillow are available online. Go to the Quarterly Quilter for Digest No. 26 page.
Children are learning, and loving, to quilt on Janome machines. This issue is proud to feature the special Hand-To-Hand Quilt created by 4th and 5th graders in Surahammar, Sweden; and the Memory Quilt made by USA first graders (and twin sisters) Emma and Claire Hagan.
What's in your Hat Hoop? This issue contains complete instructions on how take a purchased winter hat and turn it into a fashion accessory using the Janome Hat Hoop.
Janome Digest covers projects and techniques from all over the world for owners of Janome sewing machines, embroidery machines and sergers. Plus, subscribers find out early about new Janome products and accessories and the creative ways to use them. Quarterly issues of Janome Digest are available at participating Janome dealers or by subscribing online.
2005 is the 145th anniversary of Janome America, the largest subsidiary of Janome Sewing Machine Company of Tokyo, which produces more than one million sewing machines annually as well as a line of related sewing products and embroidery software. It is a category leader in innovation, and Janome sewing machines are recognized throughout the industry for their ease-of-use and unsurpassed stitch quality.