Friday, April 11, 2008

Embroidery Lessons

Yesterday I had an appointment at my favorite quilting store for a lesson with my embroidery machine. Up to this point, I have been making aprons with it, piecing a quilt together, and using some of it's fancy stitches. Venturing into the embroidery feature has been a bit daunting. So, after a 2 1/2 hour lesson I was ready to start....the only problem time left in the day to practice. I had an appointment at the hair salon for a color touch up and ended up with a polka dot (fixing it took a little extra time!)

I made up my mind that this morning I would take a little time and practice what I learned. I have several sweatshirts that my stepmom had given to me to cover up an old logo. Here are my first attempts in transforming her shirts.....not the best, not the worst.....just a starting place. Hopefully by the time I finish the rest of the shirts I will get a little more adept in placement.

This is how the shirt started out.

This is my first just a bit.

And another try....still off.....oh well, back to the drawing board. Still, all in all it was great practice with the machine.....boy am I going to love this feature!


Bonne said...

Love the horse motif~you'll be a pro in no time with your own Bee Haven logo!!!

Memaw's memories said...

Looks like you are doing fine for your beginning projecets. It just takes a bit of time to determine where the design will be.

What kind of machine do you have. Mine is a Babylock Ellageo that I've had for about 5 years. I don't embroidery as much as I'd like to, but I enjoy it when I can.

Beverly said...

My machine is a Pfaff creative 2170....I absolutely love it!!

Katmom said...

Oh Bev,
you are going to have such fun custom embroidering all those future apron creations of yours!!!You Go Girl!

Anonymous said...

Hey not bad...good place to practice..can't wait to see them for the patterns you've picked

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Bev, Bev, Bev! Love this machine you have!!! You amaze me girl! What fun you are having! I need to come play with you in your sewing room and farm!!!! Hugs, Maryjane Lee

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