During the second week of June, our entire family went down to watch my youngest daughter graduate from UC San Diego with a BS in Structural Engineering. We were so proud of her. She looked great and happy that all of the studying was ending for now. She also has a job! WOO HOO! It is with a small Structural Engineering firm in San Diego to gain experience. She will not earn much money but enough to live with our financial help. San Diego is not a cheap place to live.
|Before Graduation 1|
|Before Graduation - 2|
Love the sign on her cap!
|Caroline and Cindy|
|Caroline, Emily and Nikki|
Tommy, Erin, Caroline, Liz and Dermet
I have a photo with Tommy and Erin's significant others (Jocelyn and August) but I can't find it. I will post it when I do.
Another highlight of the San Diego trip was going to Rosie's Calico Cupboard. I do find it difficult to purchase fabric there because I am always overwhelmed with the amount of fabric even though the fabric is sold at a discount. There are great notions which I spend a significant amount of time looking at. I especially love their shelves of Kaffe Fasset fabrics! Rosie's is also a Janome sewing machine dealer and that is where I made my large purchase. I have a Janome-New Home-Memory Craft 7700 QCP. It has dual feed capabilities. I have a dual feed foot but I have been frustrated with it because it does not have a quarter inch seam guide. I use it when I paper piece because it really saves time going over the thick places where there are seams with fabric and paper.
|Dual Feed Foot|
Included with machine
|New Dual Feed Foot with|
the seam guide.
|Both Dual Feed Feet and|
Regular quarter inch seam guide
The Dual Feed feet are so much larger then the regular feet. It is amazing how I don't have to worry about the threads going through the layers of fabric. I also use it to quilt through the back, batting and top. It is very versatile.
When you use the Dual Feed Foot with the seam guide you have to move the needle to the right. I think there are many Janome dual feed machines out there so moving the needle is essential to get that accurate quarter-inch seam for your machine. I put a ruler down next to the flange and moved the needle from 3.5 to 6.0. It worked out well.