Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Good morning

I think I am finally feeling human again after the Novi Show.  It was a pleasure meeting new people and seeing friends from my days living in Michigan.  The Novi Show is always one of my favorites to work as it allows me to see friends both from Leabu's Dealership and from my embroidery group in Macomb while working. 

I guess it is now time to get back to work on some new instructions.  I hope everyone is enjoying the fall weather, it is beautiful here in Tennessee this week.  I am awaiting eagerly for the fall color to begin.  I love this time of year, the colors are so inspiring. 

Pat, I will try to post pictures of the Projects I am working on this week.  I sent the actual samples to Galesburg, so I will have to embroider them again to post.  I never think of taking pictures.  So Sorry!

Have a great week!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Lots going on

Hi All,
I finally have a free moment as I sit at the airport waiting on a delayed flight.  Gotta love air travel right?

It has been a busy couple of weeks, so I have been remiss in writing on the blog.  I have been trying to get some new projects finished, so that I can write the instructions and getting ready to go to Novi Sewing Expo.   If you happen to be at the Sewing Expo, drop by the Leabu Sewing Center booth and say hi.

There should be an update for the PE-DESIGN NEXT.  This will update the software to 9.13.  You can install it 2 different ways.  #1, In Layout and Editing, click on the help down arrow and choose Check for Updates. 

#2, go to, click on Support and then choose Software Updates, from the product pull down menu, choose PE-DESIGN NEXT and then click Search.  You can then download and install the update. 

Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 9, 2011


I just updated the links in the post about PE-DESIGN® NEXT videos to include the titles of the videos so you can go to the one you wish to view without having to first find it by clicking on every link.  Thanks Pat for the suggestion.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Newsletter - The Knowing in Sewing September 2011

The latest newsletter went out today.  If you have signed up for the newsletter and did not receive it, you need to check the email address that you signed up with to check for accuracy (or email me with your email address and name and I'll check it for you), or check with your email provider and tell them the emails are not spam.  If you still don't receive the newsletter, email me and I will forward it to you.
This one has a little something extra in it with the tip of the month that is just for those who are on my mailing list or customer list.

Cindy Hogan

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fall is in the air

We certainly have had a change in weather since Saturday!  Here is Tn, we went from 103 on Saturday to 60 degrees today.  Welcome back Fall!  Today is definitely a day for staying in and creating beautiful embroidery projects.  My mind is kind of overflowing with new ideas, now I have to solidify them into something amazing.

I am working on class descriptions for the Galesburg Create and Sew Party.  We will have 2 fun filled days of designing and then embroidering our creations.  You can see an updated calendar on my website

On another note, I just received the most wonderful zippers from Linda McGehee!  I can't wait to put them in my latest tote project.  I'll post pictures when finished.  They zippers are magnificent!  If you haven't seen what she has available, check out her website
Happy stitching,

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Hello all,
Just a reminder about the video tutorials I helped created this winter with Brother that have been posted on YouTube.  These are great videos to get you started with your software.  In writing the scripts for the videos, I used different subjects for the tutorials so they would be a bit different from the lessons you find in my workbooks.  Below are the direct links to the individual video tutorials.  I hope you find them helpful in learning your software program. 

Cynthia's Embroidery

Overview of the software

Working with a custom hoop

Programmable Stitch Creator

Design Database

Template function

Name Drop

Removing parts of a design - split stitch tool

Transforming Text

Photo Stitch

Create Floral Lines (The spiral feature)

Basic Text

Importing a Design and Adding Text