Category Archives: Discussing machine embroidery

Guest blog: Field of Poppies scarf

Growing up in a military family, my father was very patriotic, deeply admired and respected.  Naturally I followed my father’s footsteps and served in the military.   While in the military I met my husband.  Now that we are retired, I … Continue reading

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Taking another machine embroidery design and give it the "special" treatment

As I work on any set of machine embroidery designs I like to experiment with different ways of embroidering them out, finding new levels of creativity and pushing the boundaries. There is so much satisfaction in creating something unique!

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A re-Blog from 2015: on deciding how to use your embroidery designs

You surf the internet and see lovely embroidery designs which you are certain need adding to your library of designs that you will one day stitch out. However deciding how to use at least a few designs can be quite … Continue reading

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Renaissance Fuchsias stitch out

One of the wonderful benefits of creating the Renaissance Fuchsias collection is that I can now have fuchsias blooming every day inside the house! One of the largest designs in this collection can be found in Renaissance Fuchsias 4.

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Guest blog: A prayer quilt for Rosie

I have had my Bernina 780 for 2 years,  but have only been doing machine embroidery for one year. I was watching Hazel’s You tube channel “Graceful Embroidery” where she embroidered her Romantic Crazy Quilt blocks. I have watched that … Continue reading

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The selection of colours for a fuchsia flower

When I created the Renaissance fuchsia designs I developed just one flower with various colour ways. By selecting another set of threads I encourage your to experiment with colour. Before releasing Renaissance Fuchsias 3 I decided to try a different … Continue reading

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Machine embroidery resolutions for 2020

Many of us like to consider how we will improve our lives when a New Year comes around and maybe this increases when we move into a new decade. From the machine embroidery point of view a lot has changed … Continue reading

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The challenge of this year's Christmas card

Every year I make a machine embroidered card for my sister. It has become a tradition and often times it is based on my most recent Christmas collection. With each passing year the cards become more of a challenge for … Continue reading

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Guest Blog – My Book of embroidery hoops

I’ve owned an embroidery machine for 12 years but only really started machine embroidery 3 – 4 years ago since purchasing a new machine. I currently own a Pfaff Creative 4.5. I decided to enter the 2019 competition at Graceful … Continue reading

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A naughty fairy for Christmas – a re-blog

 A naughty fairy you ask? Let me explain. Back in 2017 I created the “Christmas” and “Snow” Angels with the promise of an update. Well in digitising and finishing off the update, a new angel with fairy wings I discovered … Continue reading

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