Archives for December 2014

Merry Christmas

This year I got my act together and put names on our new stockings. I picked these up at Target and for the most part they weren’t too hard to embroider with my Fast Frames. The only thing is the fur is pretty long. I used two layers of a light weight water soluble stablizer on top (tearaway in the hoop) and still had to trim away a lot of the fur around the letters. I used Casual Font from GG Designs Embroidery. I increased the pull compensation to 1mm and also increased the density a bit to make it thicker. All in all I love how they turned out.

Since it’s almost the end of the year, I’ll also do my resolutions for 2015. I’m keeping it simple.

1. Create more.
2. Blog more.
3. Stop more.

I’m going to do my best to stop working when the kids are home. I don’t want to be working on projects while my husband takes the kids to the park anymore. Instead, I want to go with them.

I’ve had a hard time blogging because I could never figure out what I want this blog to be about. Should it be about projects that I’ve done? Helpful hints and tutorials for things I’ve figured out? Cooking? Other crafting? That indecisiveness has really held me back. So instead, I’m going to just write about whatever I want. It’ll mostly be embroidery and some digitizing probably. I just got a new cover stitch machine, so I’ll include that. And heck, I’m trying to cook more often and more healthy, so why not talk about that too. First up, though, is probably perler beads. I just had a cute 6 year old show me how awesome they are and now I’m hooked.

Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!