I am so excited!
On Monday I got myself a brand new embroidery machine! Its a Janome 350e, and I have been playing with it every day since I got it. It came with Customiser 11000, so I can create and edit my own designs.
The designs can be transferred from the computer to the machine via a USB stick.
I started out with a test run of the built in lettering, and did Paige's name in hot pink.
I then had a play around with customiser and imported an image from my clip-art library, and converted it into an embroidery image. The result is the card-shark pussy cat on the right.
I then had a go at using one of the built in designs, the butterfly down and to the left.
The deal with the machine was the included customiser 11000 as well as a CD of embroidery designs. I can't wait to get my hands on those designs.
A friend also dropped hints about helping out with some logos for their shirts for their business, I told him to wait a little so I get the hang of it first, but it looks like there may be a little extra money in it - good thing too, it was an expensive purchase!