Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy New Software!

I am so excited I got my new embroidery software.  I will be able to do put all sorts of fun things on the grand kids clothes and on other items, too.  Here is a picture of the box.

Later today I will install it and start playing.  I also have a couple of classes to attend to learn how to use some of the new features.  I had the basic Editor Plus embroidery software and this is just so much more advanced - can't wait to play!

I've been practicing my free motion quilting on small pieces.  Here are a couple of my sample runs:

This picture doesn't do the fabric any justice.  It was a fat quarter and I'm sorry I don't know the fabric name but it is a beautiful color and very rich shades of purple.  I know the wavy lines don't match up, mostly I was just trying to move the fabric smoothly and get the stitch length even.

I did get an answer to what I was doing wrong in my previous post - Thank you to Shellie for help with my problem.  I had threaded my machine with my BSR (free motion quilting) foot down so my tension was incorrect which caused that nasty mess - YUCK!  Check out Shellie's site she is taking a Master Seamstress Certification Program - I'm so impressed.  She just created the cutest girl's skirt pattern called Twirly Girl you can see it on her blog.

Last Thursday was fun time with the grand kids again.  So, here are a couple of pictures.  I had picked up the cutest little paint books.  You dip cotton swabs in water and then brush them against paint colors on paper and paint pictures with them.  Not as messy as regular painting and just as much fun.  I still put paint shirts on the kids and they stayed busy for an hour and a half.  Pretty good for 4 years old and 2 1/2.  We had a great time together.
                        It was hard to get his picture he kept shutting his eyes

                                 She loves to smile, they had so much fun!

May your day be beautiful and filled with joy,

1 comment:

  1. I still haven't jumped into the fmq thing yet. Yours looks great. Your grandkids are darling - so much fun.