a brand new sewing machine.
Yes, that’s right. I have myself una nueva maquina de coser. I’m so excited!
It’s a Husqvarna Viking Scandinavia 400. I used to have the 200, and I loved it and was very familiar with the controls. When I realized that the Scandy line is being discontinued, plus there was a major Memorial Day sale, I decided to upgrade. It does all sorts of embroidery, and I have software to embroider anything I want. I know I’ll get plenty of use out of it; I’m already dreaming of putting tiny whales on everything I make.
So far I’ve been playing with some features and figuring things out. I can make default text without any software, but I’m learning how to digitize fonts. I also played with the sample embroidery card included with the machine: that’s the green & brown leafy-thing in the bottom right corner. I then digitized a whale, then an ice cream cone. I also digitized my friend Dan, based on his drawing of himself in his webcomic Java Pirates. That was the most complex thing I’ve done so far, with 6 color changes. It helped me figure out how to do lots of things with the software. I don’t have a finished picture, but you can see the “in action” one above. I am very pleased with how everything has turned out so far. I love my new toy, and I think it will be perfect to play with during the summer!
I have upgraded my WordPress, but I’m working on making my theme ‘widget’-compatible. I might even change the theme, so if everything looks funy for awhile, don’t fret: I’m doing my best to get it back to normal soon.