Thursday, January 03, 2013

FARTS and Blogging and Embroidery - Oh my!

Well, so much for THAT.  
I decided that I was going to do a 31 day blog challenge in January, to get past my Blogger Block and back on track.  It's now January 3rd and well, here's my first post of the year!  (I don't count the deal post yesterday, that's just copy & paste stuff...I want to get back to really delving into real, important - to me - stuff)

I got some inspiration from my sweet hubby and more again this morning from F.A.R.T.S. - yes, you read that right   (you may insert joke about combining the two here)


Today, the F.A.R.T.S. post says: 
"Learn a new useful skill that also brings you joy." 

For my birthday/Christmas, hubby TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY shocked me by giving me an embroidery machine!  I literally was so shocked and excited that I hugged the box when I opened it.  My mom later asked "Did you hug him first?"  Umm...well....not first. The box was closer, he was standing across the room...that's my story and I'm sticking to it.  Don't worry, I showered him with hugs and kisses after I let go of the machine.  :)  

Anyway, it's the Brother SE400 and it's FAB-U-LOUS.   So the useful skill I plan to master in 2013 is - obviously - embroidery.  I've made a couple of bibs for my great-nephew & grandson, but only using simple built-in fonts that came preloaded on the machine. I've since downloaded about a gajillion designs for both embroidery and applique.  (I'm still afeared of applique, so I need to really work on tackling that.)

Any blogger friends do machine embroidery?  I plan to post some pics of projects here and hopefully the quality will improve greatly over the next 12 months. 

What useful skill do you want to learn in 2013?  


Corinne Y. said...

I am probably going to buy my friend's embroidery machine as my new sewing machine (she treated it with love but has upgraded to a Viking), so soon I believe I will be joining you down this path. I will be raiding your pinterest page to look for those pins, too. :)