Friday, December 30, 2011

Embroidery problems

Today I learned that when you are trying to do out and embroidery and it doesn't look right it might be your bobbin.
First off I thought it might be the needle, I don't remember the last time I changed it.  Who really does? So I changed the needle still same problem, it wasn't smooth. I could see the white outline around some of my design.
I tought maybe the bobbin is getting low, no it was fine. I have been using store bought prewound bobbins, so I decided to wind my own sure enough the design came out beautiful.  Sometimes it's something so simple as replacing your bobbin and we waste your time thinking something is wrong with the design or something we did.
Hopefully next time this happens that will be the first thing I check.  I wish my machine had a little beep and said did you check the bobbin. It just beeped at me and showed the thread broke, so why not that?

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Jabot & valance



These are jabots, valances and panels I made for one of my favorite clients.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

It's been a rough week

Monday my son was sick. Tuesday he went to school and I went to work came out at 12:30 to find out someone had hit my car and left, luckly someone got the plate and called the police. Wednesday my daughter was sick, Thursday my son and daughter were both sick, Friday my son was sick.
I am so lucky my studio is so close I was able get there when my husband got home to finish what I needed.  I got a lot of paper work done, I was able to finish up some computer stuff I had planned on doing when I had some free time.  Things did not go the way I planned this week, but isn't that how the saying goes. Life happens when you are making other plans

I was able to start shipping aprons to Canada and Europe in between doctors appointments and taking care of two sick kids along with everything else that needed to be done.  My Windows 7 phone came in very handly this week. I was still able to design a new apron that I think will do very well. Hope you like it.