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 was....no 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 attempt.....off 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!

6 comments:

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 real..love 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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