a brand new sewing machine.

Yes, that’s right. I have myself una nueva maquina de coser. I’m so excited!

my new sewing machine! sewing machine in action - embroidering mini dan

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.

embroideries: ice cream, whale, flowers, and Fluffyland in text (sorry you can’t see it very well) 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.

4 Responses

  1. April says:

    Hello! I’ve been looking around at machines like this and want one desperately. You lucky duck! Anyway… I’m getting confused as to what else I need to purchase in order to do embroidery from my own images. Did you need to buy software or extra parts for this or does this machine come ready to use for that sort of thing?? Any info would be greatly appreciated! :o)

  2. Michelle says:

    That’s so awesome! I’ve seen those machines and would like one in the future. The ice cream and whale are so CUTE!

  3. April says:

    Thanks so much for the info!

  4. Amy says:

    Hello, I would love to hear your response to April’s June 9, 2007 post. I just purchased the scandanavia 400 and am interested in doing embroidery from my own images.

    Thank you.

    Amy

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