Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy 4th of July

I hope the weather is much better where you are than where I am right now.  We are having a lot of rain.  Bummer for the 4th of July, right?  I received a notification from Craftsy today that there is a sale going on this weekend with classes starting at 19.99. 


I have been working on samples lately with a tight deadline, so I have been very quiet on all social media.  I have kind of disconnected with the net so no shiny things could distract me.  While working on the samples, I found another use for Sullivan's Spray Stabilizer ( I am not affiliated with them in any way so this is an unbiased opinion).  I was working with burlap,  I don't know if you have ever had the pleasure of working with this fabric, but it is a bear.  The Sullivan's tame's the bear!  Before I put it on, it was moving all over the place and couldn't cut a straight line to save my life.  After the Sullivan's was sprayed on and ironed in, I gained control of the fabric.  It was great!  So besides using it for the Scan N Cut, I like using it with difficult to control fabric. 

Have a great 4th!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Last Day of Craftsy's Make Magic Sale

I remember when I started embroidering....what challenges there were. We didn't have the internet to learn from, no YouTube videos or anything. The only stabilizer and thread that we could get for the Home market was Sulky thread and at $4 a spool (and a small spool at that) we would use every last morsel of the thread It was totally overwhelming. My how things have changed....We now have stabilizers and embroidery needles for almost every fabric and yes they do make a difference. A variety of thread with more than 300M on them and a world of knowledge at our fingertips on the computer.
I was browsing Craftsy today to see what classes I would want to take if i were new to embroidery. I came across one that I think would be perfect for everyone because it is so crucial for getting good results.
I really think this is a must for an embroiderer. It is amazing how much of a difference the appropriate stabilizer and thread combinations in your embroidery make in your finished projects.
With Craftsy's Make Magic Sale, Start something your loved ones will remember forever. It's easier than you think to get the results you deserve. Give it a try and help to support our crafting habit:Craftsy's Make Magic Sale

Friday, June 5, 2015

Craftsy Make MAGIC sale

Good Morning everyone,
Have you been waiting on a sale to take a special class?  From Cooking to Knitting to Photography, Craftsy has classes for all skill levels.  I love the fact that I can watch the classes in my on home without getting out of my PJ's.  This weekend, they have all their classes on sale.  If you have been waiting to get a class, now is the time.

 Craftsy Make MAGIC sale

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Newsletter - The Knowing in Sewing May 2015

Hi Everyone,
I have sent out a newsletter today.  Check your inboxes and spam filters if you didn't receive it.  If you need me to send it to you, email me at

There are a few spaces left for my Kick Start Seminar in Modesto, CA next week.  This is my only California PE-DESIGN seminar that I have on my schedule for this year.  It is actually the first time I have gone to California to teach PE-DESIGN.  So, if you are in CA and want to learn more about your software, sign up for this 2 day Kick Start ASAP.  It is June 9 & 10 Modesto Vacuum & Sewing Center, Modesto, CA (209) 577-2411.

Have a great rest of the week!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Knowing in Sewing.

I forgot to post that the newsletter went out on April 2.  If you didn't receive it, contact me @  It has information about the new SNC feature for the 550 model using pes files.

Monday, April 20, 2015

How to add an outline to lettering and Craftsy Webby Award Voting

The voting is now open! 
Craftsy has been nominated for the Webby Awards.  I had the pleasure of working with this wonderful organization for a year now.  They are so dedicated to making instruction available to crafters all over the world.  Please click on the link below to vote for Craftsy.  The Webby Awards are like the Oscars for the Internet, and nominees are chosen by a 1000+ member judging panel from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Unlike the Oscars, the Webby Awards have a People's Voice Category that lets the public vote on who should win.  Please show your support for Craftsy!

On another note.....There was a comment posted quite a while back that I didn't receive notification of until I looked tonight as I was about to post.  The Anonymous posted didn't give an email address for a response, so here you go.  The question was how do I get an outline around fonts.  The process is pretty easy.  Click on the Text tool.  Select your font from the pull down menu.  On the Top of the page you will see a text attributes tab (this is where you selected your font).  You should see Satin stitch with a zigzag looking icon next to it and above that a blank space and a grayed out wavy line (when you hover over it you should see Line Sew).  If you click on the wavy line, this turns on the outline.  Click on the design page to activate the text tool, type in your text and then press Enter on the keyboard.  Your text should automatically be selected by the Select tool (it will have black squares around it).  You can select a different font from the pull down menu or change the outline style from the Line Sew Pull down menu.

For the person who wanted the Little Black Dress files from the It's Sew Easy Show, those are on my website on the free designs page.

Enjoy and please vote!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Satisfy your Savings Sweet tooth

When the weather outside is frightful, Craftsy is so delightful.  And as long as you can't be on the go....Let the classes flow, let them flow, let them flow!
The weather this morning in Jackson, TN.  Freezing Rain and Sleet.  I plan on staying in and shopping for Classes.  You know we southerners don't like the cold or snow!

Now that I have given you a good chuckle this morning....

Up to 50% off ALL classes!
Act fast to satisfy your savings sweet tooth!
Don't wait, offer expires tonight at 11:59 PM MT.