Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Getting tired

I'm trying to work on a label. First thing I did was change the thread colors and just had to compare the spools. I've used up a lot more white that I realized. Guess I've been busy at my machine! ;)

And here's the start of the label. Yes, I modified Bonnie's Poem.

Stitching it out has been VERY time consuming. At this point, I'll guess that I've spent 3 hours on it already. Yeah, for that little results. I can see why people buy an embroidery machine! But because of my little time problem, I am cutting out certain parts of the poem.

I was also running into another problem, I didn't quite cut my strip wide enough for the label. It's certainly is long enough though. :)

So I decided I'd give that little knob off the right of my machine a twist. It's blurry, but you can sorta see the top symbol is wide, the left one is normal and the bottom one is tight - I can control the stitching space! :) And that's why the third line is off, because it was going to be bigger I moved it more to the left, until I realized that I could try tightening my stitches. Yay, no more panicking. :)

And that's what I've been doing. It's kinda frustrating, so much work for so little results. I can't floor the pedal or anything, or else my letters start to split. I think you can see what I mean in some of the T's. Also my machine's memory only goes up to 30 characters, so I'm doing half a line at a time. I think I really need to look into printing my own labels on fabric sheets... well, at least for something so big like this.

Tomorrow I have to make an unexpected trip to Tucson. :( I hadn't planned on going until I got back from my parents in May. Oh well, I'll make the best of it, getting a batting for the Star Struck quilt and grabbing some goodies for my husband while I'm gone. :)



QuiltingFitzy said...

Wavin' at you today!

We did get to the Oro Valley Sprouts earlier in the week, nice store; then hit Wild Oats while on that side of town.

Dannielle said...

I'm trying to wrap my brain around how you're doing the label. Are you stitching it using your machine but free-motion style?

If so, I'm ultra impressed!!!

No way on earth could I get that kind of control over my machine.

It's looking really pretty!