A friend of mine Susan, decided to host an Embroidery Retreat in South Carolina. Never heard of an Embroidery Retreat? Me neither , it was a first!! Myself, along with several other women loaded up our machines and accessories and headed to South Carolina.
I must say that we had loads of fun and I actually learned a lot from the few experts that were there. Poor Susan and another friend Mary. They were bombarded with "how do you" questions. They were patient and kind (much more patient than I would have been, patience wears off as you get older). I am finally learning to face my fears with this thing although I have a long way to go, I'm really enjoying it.
Here's a few things I've been working on. Now remember, I'm still a "newbie", so you are bound to see plenty of errors!
I spruced up some old kitchen towels by adding this design from +Designs By JuJu. They have wonder designs that stitch beautifully.
Close up 1
Close up 2
This is another +Designs By JuJu file. It's an applique file embroidery file. Another old towel spruced up! You can savage a lot of old towels this way!! lol
Here's the bag open.
More old towels and another design from +Designs By JuJu .
These embroidery files are call Free Standing Lace, meaning just that....you embroidery directly on the stabilizer. This machine is amazing!
Here's the machine making doing it's thing!
Here's the cards I made using FSL purses to give out at the Retreat.
I'm sure there will be more to come, so check back soon!