I can't believe it. I have gone for weeks without posting and now I have posted 3 times in as many days. Don't get used to it though, this has to be a fluke or something. LOL!
I think the problems I was having the past couple of days with the embroidery designs is solved. I finally discovered the best stabilizer to use for these lacey designs is Sulky’s Ultra Solvy. I usually use a size 90/14 embroidery needle, but found that a size 75/11 worked better.
I tried to stitch this one yesterday twice with horrible results including stitching the design to the throat plate! What a mess. I wish I had taken a picture of that. LOL! Anyway here it is still in the hoop after it stitched out with only one problem; the bobbin thread ran out as it was getting near the end of the design. No big deal. A new bobbin and the stitching was completed.
I hate to think of all the time wasted before figuring this out, not to mention all of the thread and the different stabilizers. Oh well, how else would I figure out what works and what does not.
Here it is after rinsing away the Ultra Solvy. This one measures about 3 inches across. The color is actually closer to what you see with it in the hoop.
I do not wish to mislead anyone about these pieces. They are not my original designs. These are commercial designs that I purchased. I have the software and hardware to resize, re-color and change to my particular machine format, but I do not have any digitizing software to create my own designs.
That said, isn’t this another lovely ornament?
12 hours ago