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Totebag Challenge (part 2) – Creating the Scallop Edge Insertion

If you are new to this project and would like to start at the beginning, here is a link to the first post. The first mini-project in this embellishment adventure was to create the scalloped edge.  This part of the project evolved over a week of chatting with friends, reading the pattern, looking at the […]

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Totebag challenge – incorporating machine embroidery (part 1)

There is nothing like a sewing challenge to spark creativity! I will be at SewExpo in Puyallup, WA the first week of March as an attendee. As part of the SewExpo Facebook group, the discussion came up about different totebag pattens and ideas. I’ve been looking for a reason to make a “workhorse” type tote […]

Christmas Tree created with Embrilliance Essentials

Day 4 – Shaped Lettering with Embrilliance Essentials

I am working on holiday embroidery projects and I am certain that I will be stitching many of them at the last minute! It happens every year. I’ve been in the sewing/embroidery industry long enough to know that I am not the only one happily stitching away in my sewing room making memorable and personal […]

ALS

How I develop my digitizing plan – the story

Yes, this blog post is about machine embroidery, but I first wanted to share with you my story on how this came about. Before July 20, 2015, my knowledge of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) went as far as Stephen Hawking – a brilliant scientist who has been living with this disease for decades.  It attacked his […]

Bubbles Blog

Photo flower project – part 1

The photo flower project is almost finished so I thought I would begin posting the how-to software videos to give you a sneak peak as to what’s coming next!  Once the project is complete, I will post photos of it as a completed project, but right now, you get to see a glimpse of what […]