Friday, December 30, 2011

Diamond D Club Dates for 2012

This Club has gotten a New Nick Name the "Double D's" Or DD (Becarful Who You say that to Our Husbands my get the wrong Idea!

Everyone is invited to this club if they have a Viking Husqvarna Designer Series Machine or the 3D, 4D, or 5D Software.  We have retreats 3 Times a year! We play we eat, We have a lot of fun!

First Let me Say Thank You for all who came This Last time. We did have a geat deal of fun! If you could not make it you were missed!

New Dates for the New Year!

January 26, 2012 6:00 pm (Thursday) at Sherry's Home
February 23, 2012 6:00 pm (Thursday)at Sherry's Home
We will have no meeting in March
April 27, 2012 6:00 pm (Friday) One night Retreat at Sherry's Home
May 24, 2012 6:00 pm (Thursday) at Sherry's Home
June 28, 2012 6:00 pm (Thursday) at Sherry's Home
July 26, 2012 6:00 pm (Thursday)  at Sherry's Home
August 24, 2012 6:00 pm (Friday) One night Retreat at Sherrys Home
September 27, 2012 6:00 pm (Thursday) at Sherry's Home
October 25, 2012 6:00 pm (Thursday) at Sherrys Home
December 27 & 28, 2012 8:00 am (Thursday and Friday) Two Day and two night Retreat

I hope to see you all there!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Straight Stitch Needle plate....

Straight Stitch Needle Plate…..
I was having a problem the other day with my Machine, It was breaking my thread every couple of minutes. I was even doing redwork. I was stitching on light weight fabric with tear away stabilizer.  I changed my needle about 4 times. I finally had a metallic needle in there. I was ready to throw my Machine across the room. I was using Rayon Variegated thread.  But my Thread kept breaking………. Out of desperation I put on my Straight Stitch needle plate.  My thread only broke once during the rest of the 9 Redwork designs I was doing. … I tried to find out anything about this straight stitch needle plate there is no information on the web about it. The best I can figure we have these massive machines and the bobbin case jumps and breaks the tread. Whit the Straight stitch needle plate on. It cannot jump.  You ask Viking, They always recommend using your straight Stitch needle plate.
So my recommendations not Vikings, if your thread breaks,
1.      Straight stitch needle plate
2.      Change your needle
3.      Slow your speed down

So anyone brining their straight stitch needle plate to the retreat or their receipt for it gets an extra prize!
I am using my Straight stitch needle plate for all my future embroideries especially on fine fabrics!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Diamond D Retreat Starts at 8:00 Am on Tuesday Dec 27 Ends at 12:01 Am On Dec 29, 2011

Come one Come all, Anyone who has a Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine, or  3D, 4D, or 5D Software To our  Retreat!

Please Bring Memory Stick (this is very important if you want free embroidery designs)
Please Bring a Pot luck anything from Breakfast to Dinner, We want to eat and Party!
Please Bring a Usable white Elephant Gift related to the Sewing Field
Please Bring a Fat quarter we can have a fat Quarter exchange with
Please Bring your lap tops and Dongles
Please Bring your embroidery machines and everything with That Thread, Stabilizer etc
Please Bring your UFO's  (So other words please bring everything but the kitchen sink)
Sew Beautiful Class Projects are available for purchase

Tentative Class Schedule (We will try to stay on Schedule this year! Ha! or LOL!) you may come to one or all the classes you can sew during our software class time what ever you want to do It is more important to have fun!

Software Classes    December 27
9:00 am Redwork in a Hurry!
11:00 am Edit a ready make Design
1:00 pm Digitize a mouse pin cushion To assemble in the hoop

Sewing Machine Class

4:00 pm  Make a mouse pin cushion in the hoop
               Please bring  1/4 yard of Sherpa, Fleece or Felt, anything that does not fray,
                                     3 black shank buttons for the nose & Eyes
                                     6 colors of Machine embroidery thread
                                             at least four of them should be green, dark pink, Med Pink, light Pink,
                                      cording for a tail
                                       small 4x4 hoop or the smallest hoop you have and a 150 x 150  hoop
                                       tear away stabilizer
                                       hand sewing needle and stuffing to stuff your mouse with & Sewing thread.

Those of you who went to the first retreat we had with Connie Palmer & Jodie got a free gift of this mouse. Wendy has lost the design so I did it again I want to teach it to all of you!!!!!!!  if you do not want to digitize it yourself  You still get the design.

6:30 pm White elephant Gift Exchange- Jamie is in charge of it
8:00 pm 5D Sketch
9:30 Sewing Jeopardy with lots of prizes.

Day 2 Wednesday

Software Classes
10:00 am embossing or trpunto and making Fabric decorations
1:00 pm Adding cut work commands and turning them into a majestic hoop design

Sewing Classes
3:00 pm Stitching out a large redwork Design that is about 32 x 32 inches
                           Please bring tearaway stabilizer
                           Please Bring a large piece of cotton or muslin fabric at least 1 yard
                           Please Bring  Thread. 

Software Class
6:30 pm  Helpful Software: Not by Viking Backing up your data and Getting Free clip art on the web carbonite & Mosey We will also go over Sew Iconizer (To show thumbnails of your embroidery designs)

8:00  open question time anything related to  out software and machines.

Retreat Ends at 12:00 am on Dec 29th Until next Year!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Canceled Class

I am sorry due to the death in the family I need to cancel my Class at the viking Gallery for Dec 6 & 13.  I am sorry Please do not show up. The class is canceled

Friday, December 2, 2011