|Tulip Pillow made at Viking Sewing Event|
Earlier this year, my trusty 24-year-old Kenmore gave out on me. It seemed like it was a goner, and I started thinking about getting a new machine. I tinkered some more with the Kenmore and think I have fixed it, but I haven't had time to work with it during the busy season at work. But the yearning for a new machine didn't leave me, and I broke down and bought a new machine, the Husqvarna Viking 650 with lots of stitches. I have started writing a review for it, and want to try out some more features before I publish it.
I am still working out a schedule for my free new machine classes, but in the meantime, I received an email on Tuesday about a Sewing Event. Pay a small fee for supplies and lunch, and come in for six hours. On Thursday. Talk about short notice! I am still working, but I have flexible hours, so I decided to take the day off. Of course, my boss decided I had a deadline on Thursday, so I worked late on Wednesday and early Thursday morning in order to meet it. Phew! That was tiring.
On Thursday, I went to Joann's (the Viking store is inside Joanns, but it is a separate entity). I thought I would be the only person there, or one of a few, but there were more than 10 people! I missed the introductions so I wasn't quite sure what was going to happen, but it turned out that we were all making a pillow.
|Watching Embroidery Machine Doing All the Work|
We first sewed the triangles onto the center square. They set us up on the embroidery machine, and we could watch the design show up on our piece. Then we chose our own quilting stitches and locations, and put a backing to make a pillow.
It was, as expected, a way to drum up sales - check out our wonderful embroidery machine, on sale now!, the embroidery software that lets you design your own embroidery designs, how about a new quarter inch foot with a flange to keep your fabric from wandering off (which I really want now), etc.
It is a beautiful pillow, and it is amazing all the wonderful features that are available today.
|Embroidery and Quilting Stitches on Tulip Pillow|