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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

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Jean
Deary ID
USA
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Posted - Sep 20 2020 :  3:25:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So far, I've "met" Quiltee (Linda) and Katmom (Grace) who do machine embroidery. Any others out there? Any interest in starting a machine embroidery challenge or swap or sharing tips, or whatever strikes our fancy? Could be fun and informative. I have lots of ideas to get us started . . . . first project could be a "get acquainted" project and limited to a 4x4 in design, so all could participate no matter what their machine limitations. Or, if you haven't made a Stitch Book yet for your particular machine, we could start with that. You learn soooooooo much about your machine by making one. Think about it and let me know what you think.
jean

quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

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Linda
Terrell TX
USA
5752 Posts

Posted - Sep 20 2020 :  5:06:08 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I really have not done machine embroidery for a long time. And I don't have many patterns, though I know there are lots of free patterns available on line. It would be fun to hear what people are doing.

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Linda
Terrell, TX

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14187 Posts

Posted - Sep 21 2020 :  09:10:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am always game for a challenge.. especially if it requires a glass of Wine to get me through ... lolol!


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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14187 Posts

Posted - Sep 21 2020 :  09:14:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Linda, does your machine have any pre-programed in patterns?

Maybe you, Jean and I could do a embroidery ornament swap.. simple, easy peasy like the red work one I did..


to keep the cost down,, we could send it sewn but not stuffed, that way it can go flat in a regular envelope w/50cent postage and the recipient can stuff and sew closed...

Just a thought...

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isewbernina
Farmgirl in Training

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Kathy
Salina KS
USA
35 Posts

Posted - Sep 25 2020 :  7:53:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I would enjoy doing this, so please count me in. I used to teach classes but it has been awhile since I have embroidered.
Kathy Welch Heidel
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

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Jean
Deary ID
USA
147 Posts

Posted - Sep 26 2020 :  12:40:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kathy, OK so I forgive you for sewing with a Bernina rather than a Viking Hahahahahaha . . . what's the ole saying, "You say tomato, I say tomahto.
So what do y'all think about Grace's (Katmom) idea about an ornament. Shall we maybe start with a flat "treat" for Halloween? Make whatever you want as long as it fits in a regular envelope. So far it looks like it would be
Jean from Idaho (JeanP)
Grace from WashCalif -- where in the world is that? (Katmom)
Linda from Texas (Quiltee
Kathy, another newbie like me from Kansas (isewbernina)
If we don't get any other's interested we could make do three -- and send one to each of the other three. If we get more than we can organize it like a swap with partners. Waddaya think? We're still in the planning stage here, so let's brainstorm -- all ideas welcome. And, do y'all see we've got a teacher in our midst -- Woo Hoo -- welcome Kathy.

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isewbernina
Farmgirl in Training

35 Posts

Kathy
Salina KS
USA
35 Posts

Posted - Sep 26 2020 :  2:11:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lets do a Halloween swap! I think that would be sew much fun and a perfect way to start the holiday seasons.
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isewbernina
Farmgirl in Training

35 Posts

Kathy
Salina KS
USA
35 Posts

Posted - Sep 26 2020 :  2:20:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you all for such a great welcome! Sorry about the "Bernina" lol But I do have my Singer 221 darling which is my favorite because I can sew without thinking,It is just straight forward.
Kathy
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

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Jean
Deary ID
USA
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Posted - Sep 26 2020 :  2:24:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yaaaay Kathy . . . works for me. Anyone else in?? Katmom? Quiltee? Let's play trick or treat. Only "rule" is that it is flat and fits in a regular envelope. It's OK if it's an ornament like Katmom suggested and we can stuff it when we receive it. It probably should be sent no later than October 15. Should be easy peasey for machine embroidery. Contact each other via the email link for addresses.
OK on a new thread (pun intended) here -- Have you all made stitch books? The very very best thing you can do to really get to know your particular machine intimately.
jean
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

147 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
147 Posts

Posted - Sep 26 2020 :  2:28:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh, yeah . . . I have a Featherweight too and you are so right, Kathy. It is also my "go to" machine for strait stitching. Sending you my address via "private" email. You can reply to that with yours. I have something interesting to share with you about Salina Kansas . . . :)
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14187 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14187 Posts

Posted - Sep 28 2020 :  12:34:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OOPS! sorry girls,, I have sort of been off the 'puter,, with work, and family gatherings..
sew... Yes, count me in.. I have some cute Boo Fest designs as well as Fall/Thanksgiving and of course,, Christmas..


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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
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Posted - Sep 28 2020 :  12:38:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jean, funny you mentioned 'stitch' books, I have 2 separate binders, one for 4x4 patterns and the other for 5x7..
I often make a sample of a pattern and then jot down notes, like 'easy peasy' or 'outline doesn't line up by foot'.. total sewing time including thread change,, etc..
I have 'page/sheet' protectors, and I drop in the photo and color chart as well as the 'sample' in the protectors.
It is a great resource to have on hand.

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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

147 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
147 Posts

Posted - Sep 28 2020 :  12:49:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a great idea. I'll have to do that too. The stitch books I was referring to are simply the programmed stitches that are on your machine. I found I actually used so few of them. But once I made the stitch book and could see how they stitched out, I refer to it all the time and use many more of the built in stitches. I'll take a photo and post it. Cool that you are playing with us. I'll email you my addy if you'll do likewise. Now we are three . . .
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14187 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14187 Posts

Posted - Sep 28 2020 :  5:25:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jean, will do.. email on it's way via MJF

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
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Posted - Sep 28 2020 :  5:29:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just went through some of my Holloweenie patterns.. yet, would be a fun swap.
...

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isewbernina
Farmgirl in Training

35 Posts

Kathy
Salina KS
USA
35 Posts

Posted - Sep 28 2020 :  6:18:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lets do it. Jean, Grace which of you are organizing this swap?
Kathy

I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity. Eleanor Roosevelt
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

147 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
147 Posts

Posted - Sep 29 2020 :  12:08:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hahahahaha . . . . no queen bee here Kathy. There are just three of us so we can each have input and do whatever we want. So right now it looks like between us we have decided:
1. Make small embroidered projects that will fit in a regular envelope unless otherwise instructed because of a special theme.
2. Each of us will send one to each of the other two. If we get more interest, we can always convert to a regular swap.
3. If it's a holiday theme that month, it should be sent to arrive at least a week or so before the holiday.
4. Kathy's suggestions are good to get us going for the rest of the year - October Halloween, November Thanksgiving, December Christmas.
5. Grace's suggestion about sending "unstuffed" ornaments, etc. is terrific.
Please add any other thoughts that come to mind. We are creating this little challenge between the three of us. We may decide just to do these three. Or we might want to continue into 2021 in which case we would need some theme suggestions so put on your thinking caps. . . . perhaps "2020 Sucked" for January . . . Hahahahaha . . . . sometimes ya just gotta laugh to keep from crying.
jean
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14187 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14187 Posts

Posted - Sep 29 2020 :  12:55:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OK.. I am IN!
I found some cute holloweenie patterns.. so I will make 3 'un-stuffed' ornaments, one for each of you gals and 1 for me :>)
I will peruse through my patterns for a Thanksgiving themed one.. and as for Christmas,, got lots..
I am 'sew' ready...



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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
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Posted - Sep 29 2020 :  12:56:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
oh, and let's not forget to swap address'... lol!

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14187 Posts

Posted - Oct 02 2020 :  8:35:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I ordered a couple of cute Holloweenie patterns from ' embriderydesigns.com ' and test stitched one up today.. it turned out 'sew' cute!

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14187 Posts

Posted - Oct 05 2020 :  1:52:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Are we still going to do this???


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isewbernina
Farmgirl in Training

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Kathy
Salina KS
USA
35 Posts

Posted - Oct 05 2020 :  5:55:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am planning on this. I have patterns and fabric ready to go! Kathy
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

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Jean
Deary ID
USA
147 Posts

Posted - Oct 05 2020 :  7:45:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yup. Me too. Mail by the 15th (or so) . . .
jean

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14187 Posts

Posted - Oct 05 2020 :  7:51:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OK,,, works for me,, I have already done 1,, now to do #2..
I'll pm you both via MJF message for address exchange..


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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14187 Posts

Posted - Oct 07 2020 :  10:22:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
JEAN,, I don't have your nor Kathy's addy..
I will send out the Holloweenie ornament next week....

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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Edited by - katmom on Oct 09 2020 12:57:59 PM
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14187 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14187 Posts

Posted - Oct 09 2020 :  9:33:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Kathy for your addy,, hey Jean,, I still need yours..


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