But doctors instructions were to be kind to my foot, that means guilt free embroidery indulgence.
I recently bought a few really nice embroidery patterns. While I am still learning to use my software and create my own patterns, one of the ways to do this, is to buy some good patterns and study how they were created. I also bought an online class in machine embroidery which has proved very good indeed, got that here.
So, as always, I used my trusty old sheet to create samples first. I really love these spirit animals, which Larry found for me on emblibrary here. There is a set of eight.
Below is the bison, a cactus which I also bought, and a bear.
So, my second attempt was a bear, a butterfly and a wolf, in the same gold shown in the sample, on a black
try to ignore the fact that the hoop marks are still visible, a wash will dispose of them, also, in this photo the spirit animals don't look gold, but believe me it is the same thread as the sample bear above.
Finally I decided to try my hand at embroidering my signature, instead of using my custom labels. Didn't really work as well as I would like, but I will keep playing with that one.
as you can see, the custom label is a lot clearer:
Finally, here are a couple more samples, the shooting star I created in MS publisher then converted to an embroidery format with my PE Design software, the second was a picture of a flowering cactus that I converted in PE Design. I am fairly pleased with both, though they do need some work.