Saturday, July 10, 2010

New best friend

I am human, therefore, I make mistakes. Judging from the number of mistakes, sometimes, I'm VERY human. Mistakes in the embroidery business can be expensive...time & dollar wise. Can't tell you how many things have been tossed out because the name/initials were programmed incorrectly, the design placement was bad, the item slipped out of the hoop and so on. Like anything, having the right tools makes the job easier and reduces mistakes. As my business grows, so does my box of 'gadgets'. My most recent acquisition, Peggy's Stitch Eraser, has already earned my kudos, despite it's steep sticker price. Honestly, I was sceptical, but it works like a dream! It's a lot like a mini hair clipper, but the blades are tiny and the points very sharp. It cuts threads on the back of the embroidery then I just pull the threads out on the front. So simple. And it doesn't damage the fabric or leave any trace of the mistake. Beats using a seam rippers and the mega-nerdy-magnifying glass-headband thingy! Yes, I have actually used it (whilst muttering very ugly words!)

Hubby is home from the Gulf...sick as a dog...major sinus infection. We are being extremely lazy and I'm pampering him as much as possible. He goes out again on Monday & will probably be gone 2-3 weeks this time. Not the summer we had planned, but it is what it is. He says the clean up efforts are going well and BP really is working hard to make things right. One official stated that once the well is capped, they could have everything cleaned up in 45 days. That seems a little ambitious, but wouldn't it be wonderful if the whole mess could be over that soon.
Below are some recent cuties from the Basement:


  1. That gadget will pay for itself in no time!! So glad to hear some positive news from the Gulf and about BP's efforts! xoxo

  2. Thank you for this post. My daughter has a monogramming machine and this will now be one of her Christmas gifts!