Monday, May 26, 2014


Well I have to say this was a pretty productive week while I was on vacation.  I made a pillow for some family members that celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary, even though it was last year!!  We actually were on vacation last year when they celebrated it and wasn't able to attend
I also fixed a bathing suit for a friend.  When she bought it, it showed too much cleavage for her comfort so I fixed it by adding some material to the top
She let me know that it turned out perfect which always makes you feel good about helping others.
I also made 2 sets of baby bath towels
Fixed 2 pairs of shorts and repaired sheets for my brother.  I'm sorry to see the week end but feel very rested and relaxed and I guess ready to go back to work tomorrow.
Hope everyone has a great Memorial Day and please remember the true reason we celebrate this day

Well until next time,


Monday, May 19, 2014

Embroidery Club

Well as I talked about 2 weeks ago I attended a Floriani Event at Calico Cupboard Quilt Shop.  They also have an embroidery club that meets the 2nd Saturday of each month.  Well for this month it was cutwork embroidery, something I had never done before so I decided to participate.  Here is my linen napkin that we worked on.
The first corner (top right hand corner) was a disaster even though you cannot see it in the picture.  For some reason my machine was not behaving well.  The tension was way off.  The second one worked better after I adjusted the tension.  The third one then was off again the tension was too tight and the bobbin thread was showing.  It was as if my machine was trying to adjust itself.
Luckily when I set it back up and worked with it today doing more embroidery it had adjusted itself again and everything was running smoothly.  So after I had gotten a couple other embroidery projects done with no problem I decided to try the final corner on the napkin and it was perfect with no adjustments on my part.
Next month they are doing endless lace and inserting it into a sweatshirt sleeve so I'm seriously thinking of attending that one as well.
Once I get the projects I've been working on today I'll post more pictures.
Until next time!!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Floriani Event

This past weekend was a great event.  I participated in the Floriani Event held at Calico Cupboard Quilt Store in Pataskala, Ohio.  I attended one of these before 2 years ago but it was only a 1 day 4 hour event.  This one was 2 days for 12 hours, just let me say that by the end of each day you were on information overload regarding stabilizers. 
He showed lots of great samples and had lots of different ways to get to the same result.  For a man that has only been doing machine embroidery for approximately 6 years he was very knowledgeable.  Of course the big push was to purchase their Floriani Total Control Embroidery software at the reduced price of $1999.99 (regularly $4300) but I do have to say that I really do like their embroidery thread and stabilizers.  I have been using them the past 2 years and have very little issues with them.
Now to just get the embroidery unit setup and start using it a little more to justify my purchases.  Oh well it was a fun and informative couple of days.  I have decided to start participating in their embroidery club meeting each month to try to help me be more productive with the embroidery.
Sorry no pictures this week,
Until next time,