December 27, 2009

Embroidery Software

While spending a few days in Florida during Christmas, I went into a quilt shop "Keeps Me in Stitches" in Tampa, FL. It was a small shop; however, they were a Janome distributor. I was able to find a foot I had been looking for, a new Creative Grids ruler (size I didn't have) and a package of bobbins. That was it! All for this shop. BUT WAIT.....while at the checkout counter, I looked up and saw this software. I have heard a lot about the Designers Gallery Software and became intrigued. The clerk began to share with me the things it would do. She was quite the salesman! I walked out with Studio III and SizeWorks. Now I wish I would have also bought the LetterWorks.
Studio III is a platform program that allows me to organize all of my many designs as well as color management. It will allow me to sort the color changes so I don't have to change thread so many times, and much more!
The Size Works will allow me to change design sizes proportionately with the correct density adjustment. I can reduce designs by 50% or enlarge them by 200%.
LetterWorks will allow me to add lettering to designs, etc. I'm thinking I really need this component -- LOL! Time will tell as I can always order it online.
I am very excited to learn this software. If you use this software, please comment and let me know your thoughts.

December 15, 2009

A Cheap, Hot Mama!

Are you a Cheap, Hot Mama?????? Go over to the Hot Mama Apron Swap Blog and check it out.

December 13, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! I hope all of you are getting ready for the celebration of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I know that I am. The tree is decorated, gifts wrapped (well some of them), and I can't wait to see my grandchildren's eyes when they open their gifts.
I didn't do much decorating this year. In fact, not much at all as I have done in the past. Years ago, my house always looked liked someone had "vomited Christmas". LOL! I just wasn't "in to all that decorating" this year. I lost both of my parents during December and that always puts a damper on things.
Last night we had our Christmas with my hubby's family. It was fun. I made quilted Texas flags framed under glass for the brother/sisters. They loved them. I didn't get pictures made of them though -- shame on me! They turned out really good and now I have two people wanting one. I'll get some pictures to post.
Well, all you folks have a wonderful Sunday afternoon. My hubby is going to watch football and I am heading out to my studio to do some serious sewing!