Monday, January 31, 2011

FSL Bookmark!

Yesterday I got to embroider for the first time in a long time. Since getting a new lap top just before Christmas, I have not been able to use my Ultimate box to transfer designs because it has a serial port instead of a USB port. My sweet husband learned of my dilemma and immediately ordered me the right cable so I could do that. It arrived on Saturday and I got to embroider again. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do, so I decided to make a free standing lace (FSL) bookmark. I couldn't find one that I liked, so I downloaded one that had a poem for mothers day (which is great for mother's day by the way), and then used Embird to edit it and put in my own verse.

I used variegated thread to do the border and it came out looking like multicolored flowers around the edge -- which was an extra bonus.

Anyway, I had a great time making this and it felt so good to be back in the driver's seat of my embroidery machine. I am going to make a few more bookmarks while I am in the bookmark groove this week. I want to find a different one to download that is not so feminine looking, and then make a bookmark for Timothy and Kurt - as well as one from this design for Hannah - probably with her name on it.


  1. That's pretty cool. I have the same embroidery machine but haven't touched mine since we switched over to Macs. I can't bring myself to get rid of it though because I know that I still want to use it, so I can imagine how refreshing it must feel to be "back in the saddle".

  2. I've got the same embrodery machine, and the same issue with the serial card reader.

    could you tell me what kind of cable your husband ordered ? didn't you have issues installing the card reader driver ?

    and one more question, what version of pe-desin do you use.

    thanks !