Jane Crowley’s “Magical Paradox” article in Through the Needle ONLINE Issue #15 was the inspiration for Reikje van Schie’s wonderful embroidered and monogrammed bag.
Another Software Extravaganza was held at the new BERNINA Creative Center in Aurora, Illinois. Thirty attendees participated in the training and many shared their creative projects with other attendees.
I love BERNINA Embroidery Software 6 for many different reasons, but one of my favorites is the ability to preview fabrics on an appliqué design before even sewing one stitch.
As a new quilter, I see some fabulous quilts that make me want to be a better quilter. The part that challenges me the most though is fabric placement. Keeping a balance of light, medium, and dark makes perfect sense to me, but how do you know what category the chosen fabrics fall into?
Software adds so much to your embroidery capabilities and possibilities! One of the best opportunities exists in scanning the item to be embroidered and perfectly placing your designs on the scanned image. Nola’s printed coveralls were a perfect opportunity to embellish the pocket with her name.
Making homemade jam and pickles for holiday gift-giving is part of the holiday tradition and everyone looks forward to these yearly food gifts. This year I have added an embroidered kitchen towel, many of them personalized.