|Bertie oversees the embroidering|
|My Brother PED embroidering label|
|Samples on my emb. machines|
Bertie obviously agreed with me that this was far more fun than the rather boring goings on downstairs (the cats are BANNED from doing ANYTHING likely to cause them to scratch at or shed fur on ANYTHING "new" and dh is watching them very closely!) and promptly positioned himself on the table overseeing the first experiment which was to embroider a tiny wool motif and some lettering on my Brother embroidery machine which is so old now it doesn't even show up on the Brother embroidery machine site! BUT its a really good little machine and has been such excellent value for money over the many years that both my lateMother and I have enjoyed with it.
Most of the sample labels you can see on the last photo were embroidered on this, but I did do some on my Bernina embroidery unit for comparison and while I prefered the "fancy" lettering for ease of use the Brother did better. Not completely happy, but I am inspired and encouraged to progress looking into developing the idea of embroidering my own labels and I'd welcome any suggestions, tips, ideas or comments - please?
|some "FAB" yarn|
I resisted buying more yarn - sigh! - from the JL clearance even though they had some excellent half price Rowan yarns including Calmer and Lenpur and ASC .. I petted them all and set them back in their display stand and WALKED AWAY sharpish!! I've still got clearance bargains from last time (and time before, and - cough - time before!?) so really I don't "need" any! I might make an exception if I come across more Rowan milk cotton fine or dk, mind .. ;-)
|I love Shaun the Sheep!|