Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Diamonds are a girl's best friend!

Well, I totally splurged before Christmas! I upgraded from a Designer SE to a Designer Diamond. It's taking a little getting use to my newest Designer. But I am totally taken with all the new features, bells and whistles. I'm in between making a quilt for my grand nephew, sewing samples for the store and starting a new quilt for myself. So many projects, so little time. Especially with a full time job that is totally necessary to support my hobby/habit!! Soon I hope to post some pics of my latest creations. Stay tuned!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

So many projects....so little time.

As I sit here today working on a sample for one of my classes, I wonder how I will ever get all my holiday projects done. From quilting, embroidery, classes to teach and then holiday cards to send, it's a little overwhelming at times. So I'm going to just take one thing at a time and know what will get done, gets done.

Right now (literally), I'm working on some Sketch embroideries that were adapted from a hand embroidery pattern. It's Crabapple Hill's - The Twelve Days of Christmas. I completed Day 5 as an example for VSQ and have now Sketched Day 1, 2 & 3. In experimenting with stabilizers, I've determined that Aqua Magic is the best for flour sack towels. All the towels are designed to have a fabric bottom that coordinates with the holiday. Well, let's just say that Day 5 is complete and the sketch part of the other days is taking prioity over the fabric bottoms.

Next weekend will celebrate the arrival of my new DD (Designer Diamond). I can hardly wait to bring it home and put it through its paces. Lots of great new features and of course, much bigger hoops.

Well, my design is about finished.....gotta run.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


The holidays are upon us and I am frantically trying to get cards ready and small gifts completed.  Why is there never enough time in the day (maybe because I also have a full time job?).  I'm busy with several new projects and lessons for some upcoming classes on machine embroidery, which always take a little more time than I plan on.  I'm eagerly awaiting the purchase of a new Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond which will help make some of my projects more enjoyable to work on.  As I complete projects, I'll either post them on my blog or on my website....or maybe both.