Saturday, April 18, 2009

My Husqvarna 910

For my birthday my husband purchased the Husqvarna Viking 910 Huskylock Serger. I have been so pleased with the performance of this machine.

The 910 comes with the Display Guide
which I wasn't sure I wanted to spend the extra money for but after using the machine for one month, I am so happy to have that feature on the machine rather than thumbing through the manual every time I change the fabric or project.

In the past month I have made five baby receiving blankets out of flannel using the overlock stitch and have also made nine table squares with the rolled hem.

Two looks on the Rolled Hem

The things I like most about the machine are the look of the overlock, the look of the rolled hem and the ease of threading the machine.

My machine was purchased at JoAnn's in their Viking Sewing Center. Two instructional lessons come with the machine which can be taken over and over again if needed. Also the employees are very helpful in answering questions or problems you may have.

The thread catcher is a little small. It attaches to the legs of the machine. My sister made me a larger thread catcher which works better when sewing for longer sessions.

An employee recommended that I purchase a brush to clean out the inside of the machine along with a mini vacuum attachment. I have not used the mini vacuum yet; however, the brush has been extemely helpful. It is a 1 " Loew-Cornell Soft Comfort 18170 Oval Mop.

I also purchased a Crisper Liner at Dollar Tree. It's a 12"X12" pad. Perfect for placing under the machine to keep it from vibrating on the table. If you can't locate the square, the shelf liner will also do the trick.

If you choose this machine, you won't be disappointed.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Best Blossoms

This is one of my first Stampin Up sets which I have never used. So I decided I wanted to create a card with it. I was pleased with the results. However, the flower petals were first stamped on white card stock and I instantly knew that it needed to be stamped on the So Saffron cardstock. Waa..Laa....a remarkable improvement......

This is my first posting so I am learning many new skills. But I am looking forward to sharing some of my designs.
Stamps: Best Blossoms by SU
Paper: Old Olive, So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava
Embellishments: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, Pearl, Ribbon, MS Floral Lace Punch

Thanks for visiting my blog. I am looking forward to having you return.