The Skyline S5
Gretchen S., our Stitch Story Contest winner from Maine, has had her Skyline S5 machine for almost three months now and she has been loving it!
The first thing Gretchen made was a weighted blanket. On March 31st, she had taken her youngest daughter to pick out the materials for a heavy blanket and then the next morning she received an email from Janome that she had won. She ended up delaying making the blanket until she got the machine. Gretchen mentioned that it was a simple project, but she could not believe how smooth it was. The stitches were perfect and her daughter loved the blanket!
Once Gretchen was finished with the blanket, she made a 'stitch reference' to try out all of the different stitches. She said that the Skyline's 170 stitches have been very handy and she even learned how to program a stitch sequence!
Gretchen's most recent finish was an Hour Basket which involved stitching over some thick seam. The project went so much easier than what she could have dreamed on her old machine. She gave the Hour Basket to her sister who didn't realize at first that Gretchen made it herself.
Gretchen said that she is still pinching herself that she won the Stitch Story Contest. Although Gretchen is still learning a lot, she mentions that the Skyline takes her farther. She officially claims herself a "Janomer" for life now!