Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Joy of airline travel!

Delayed once again!  Monday I had the pleasure of spending the day and most of the night at the Detroit airport, hoping in vain that my plane would take off to Newark.  Can I say same song different verse?  I am sitting at the Newark airport trying to get to Buffalo.  The plane was supposed to take off at 9:30.  They have delayed it 3 times now.  The plane is here, we are now waiting on a pilot whose plane was diverted to DC.   They say 12:15 now.  Do I dare believe???:). Oops just kidding, 12:25 now:).  Just kidding again evidently.  Now 12:40am.

Friday, June 21, 2013

PE-DESIGN NEXT issue Mandy

Hi Mandy,
Yes that means your editing options have changed.  If you need to make changes, you will have to convert the design to block and then make the changes that are allowed for manual punch.  In the future if you save a V9 copy first and then save a second copy with a different name as a V6 file, you will be able to edit the V9 file completely.

For future reference, to write multiple designs to your card, you use the Design Database.  There is a sample lesson for Version 7 on my website that would walk you through the process.  It will work for NEXT as well since they haven't changed the process for writing to the card.  Follow this link. 


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Hi Mandy,
Since you created the design in Layout and Editing, at any time did you Convert to Stitches or save it as a lower version?  Both of those activities would lock it into stitch format where you would see the edit points instead outline format (editable format).  The only other thing would be if you sent it to the machine via card and are trying to read that back into the computer.  That would also put it in fixed stitch format.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Problem editing design

Where did you create your design?  In Design Center or Layout and Editing?  I need the answer before I can advise you.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Newsletter update and Date correction

Hi All,
My shopping cart has changed email servers and I have had many more bounce back emails from the newsletter this month.  Much more that usual.  Please check your spam folders and add me to your approved senders list.
I have also been having issues sending mail.  If you haven't received a response from me recently after submitting a question, please check your spam folder as well.

Please be patient as this change in email is completed.  Hopefully, the server issues will sort themselves out.

The Date correction is the one I announced in the beginning of the newsletter.  However, I forgot to put in the change.

The Buffalo Sew On Sew Forth Seminar is not on the 21st and 22nd.  It is on June 28th & 29th, 2013.  I apologize for the error.

Thank you All Sew in Flint for allowing me to come and share the Brother software programs with you.  I enjoyed meeting all of you and hope you came away from the event with more knowledge about what each of the programs can do (as much as I can pass on in 3 hrs anyway).

Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Knowing in Sewing

The Knowing in Sewing has been sent out today.  If you do not receive it please let me know via email and I will check to confirm that you have entered your email correctly.

Seems like I have been on the road for a long time.  I have just returned from an Oregon, Louisiana and then Florida trip.  It was a long one but tons of fun.  Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures except for at the Anita Gooddesign event in Portland.  I will post those when time allows. 

There are also some machine updates out there.  The DreamMaker TM, Dreamweaver TM VQ and Dreamweaver TM XE.  Also the NV1250, NV1250D, NV750E, NV780D, PE-770 and PE-780D have updates as well.  Go to and choose support and then Software updates.  Follow the onscreen directions to view and download the updates.

I am off to Michigan tomorrow to visit All Sew in Flint Michigan. 

Happy Stitching,