I've had my embroidery machine for a long time now. It was a phase for me. I still do the occasional quilt label for a raffle quilt but not much else. But this week I came on a really cute "pack" of embroidery files that are sweet for quilters and sewers. I bought the pack yesterday and it was a great excuse to get out the embroidery computer and hook it all up.
When I opened the zipped pack, and picked out the design I wanted to stitch, I near fell over when I learned that it required 23 different threads. I thought about not doing it... what a pain. I have tons of colors of thread, but it was the time to sit at the machine to wait for the thread change prompts. Oh, what to do.... But once I gathered all the threads that I needed, I was anxious to start. I used a heavier scrap of tafata type fabric to stitch out my sample on.
Over the span of a couple of hours, while I was sewing on my other machine, I tended to the thread changes, and enjoyed watching the sweet design appear. It was a little over half done and all that was left to do was the center. I couldn't stop now. I had to continue.
Ta da. Some 23 thread changes later, and I have a sweet 5" x 7" embroidery to make something with. It's done and I'm so pleased with it. It started out as a sample stitchout, but it's perfect, so I'm thinking that this would a sweet book cover? or mabey a cute bag to put sewing notions in? I'll think about it and decide later..