Sunday, January 13, 2008

Thread, thread and more thread

Seems like every thing I have the desire to do is thread related. Just before Christmas I finally decided (started deliberating LAST Christmas) to get myself an embroidery machine. I did, but haven't had much of a chance to play with it and learn my way around because of the holidays. However, now it is January and I have started the new year by taking an online course in machine embroidery at Quilt University. I tried two things on my own before the holiday- I did read the manual far enough to be able to try it out. This week I did a few other designs an learned that I need to learn a whole lot about stabilizers and how to choose the appropriate one for the background fabric I'm using. Anyway, here is a design I did the other night as part of the learning experience.