Monthly Archives: February 2012

First love


My first favorite company was Urban Threads.  Very surprising that a 55 yr old lady would love their edginess and steam punkedness.  Although the steam punk dragonfly went on many shirts and towels, I love their nature swirls and Alice in Wonderland designs.  They inspire me to do more with embroidery than just left chest logos.

Right now, they have this very cute monster set where you mix and match eyes, noses and mouths to create your one of a kind monster.

They also have a wonderful freebie:

(“Make a bold yet cuddly statement with this adorable design! A sweet black sheep is framed by the words “If by different you mean AWESOME” — and, of course, we do. Cute on sweatshirts, totes, pillows, even a knitting bag.

Celebrate being unique and offbeat with this adorable design! It’s free through Sunday, Feb. 26 in machine embroidery, hand embroidery and digital stock art formats. Get yours below!”  That’s what Urban Threads says about their freebie.

Of course while I was at their site, I saw the cutest little sailor boy which I had to have.  I put him on this bib:

Toni says he scares her a little.  I hope they make a girl to go with him!

That’s all for today.  Next time- maybe my favorite in the hoop item.  We’ll see!



I’ve enjoyed the journey!


On Oct. 5th, my trainer arrived and set up my machine. We worked together for 3 days. I know she taught me more than I remember because my brain hit overload. 10 million stitches later, I’m having a ball! More than once a day, I say that this is the best toy that I could ever have. I’ve learned so much, made many mistakes and many more beautiful items. It’s time to get back to this blog because I have not been able to find a blog about machine embroidery that I’d like to read. There are some great ones out there but they are about someone’s company or supplies. I’d like to read about great designs and projects, how to solve problems, inspiration, and techniques.

I’ll also talk about companies and supplies. There’s so much out there. I’ll include at least one freebie with each post because there are so many cool ones out there. I’m no expert but I’ll try to answer questions or maybe other readers will help. This is a blog for people who make a living from their machine and those who just have fun with it. We are a custom embroidery store with a storefront but I love to do applique, decoration, and in the hoop projects.

So, please visit often and let me know what you think.