Happy New Year guys!!!
Sorry I've not been on here much lately but I'm back and starting the year as I mean to go on with regular posts.......
As a teenager I tried my hand at sewing with my dear Nan and although I had a great interest in the finished article by my patience levels to reach the end result was never quite enough. I did what you call potter with sewing and even had a machine for my 18th birthday, but nothing really changed regarding my skills.....straight lines, flat seams, even stitching & consistent tension just wasn't me. I still have my old machine and it has travelled around with me from house to house often going straight from removal van into garage!
Well that was 2o years ago before I watched the episode of Kirsty's Homemade Home with 'free style machine embroidery'. I was amassed by it, scribbling on fabric, doodling with thread, make it up as you go along, messy means effective......this was right up my street!!!! So I began dropping hints to hubby about having one for Christmas.
Well lucky me he took the hint & bought me a rather nice & expensive Husqvarna one! It still makes me chuckle that he settled on this brand as they also make chainsaws so he figured they had good motors!! lol.
Anyway today armed with my Poppy Treffry book I had a play. In typical Jo style I flicked through the instructions, had a very quick practice, didn't really understand the tension bit but just went for it. To be more daring I took the foot off, dropped the feed dogs & doodled away.