Seasons greetings, Sew Daily campers!
Last week we had our holiday party in the Sudbury, Mass. office. Presents were swapped, copious amounts of cookies were consumed and merriment and mirth were plentiful.
I also took that time to teach some of the ladies how to do machine embroidery. For me, an admittedly new sewist, to teach some of these seasoned sewists something new, is an occurrence perhaps more rare than Halley’s Comet. Fortunately, I was armed with the perfect project: Lisa Archer’s In-the-Hoop Be Merry Ornament from the Creative Machine Embroidery November/December issue.
Here’s one I made for myself and hung on my Christmas tree. Isn’t it pretty? Since the entire project is constructed in the hoop, it comes together in a matter of minutes.
Many of my coworkers gasped as they watched our Husqvarna Viking Designer Topaz machine work the embroidery with speed and precision, more astonished and excited than they might be when finding that rare pair of shoes marked 50% off in the DSW clearance section.
Cloth Paper Scissors managing editor Barb Delaney in particular went to town making ornaments to gift people this year. You could say she was my best student:
Since I can’t personally tutor all of you, Lisa Archer has six FREE videos on YouTube showing you how to make more of her In-The-Hoop creations, just get the designs from Shop Sew It All. You can still get the Be Merry ornament design for free here.
Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and happy New Year!