Sunday, October 7, 2007

TAST week 40

The stitch of TAST this week is Linked Double Chain.

I needed some background to play with the linked double chain. Or, if you prefer, this was the perfect occasion to play with my new toy:

I like my mechanical sewing maching very much, and it still works properly if not perfectly. But new machines offer new functions too. I've been dreaming of a new one for three years now, looking at various brands and models. My choice went equally to Janome, but there is no dealer in the area, and to Husqvarna. And last week, there was a special offer in my local shop, and I made the jump. I did not have much time to play with it, but I like it already very much.

I had ordered a flower stitcher for my previous sewing machine, but I would not fit. The new machine accepts it, so I have exercised this morning. It came with instructions in English, more in German, and there is the article on WOW. Clearly, I still have to understand how to get concentric circles. Playing with non linear stitches leads to non circular circles, but it can be interesting. I'm rather pleased with this first attempt, although more exercise will be good.

Anyway, here is my piece for wk40:

5 comments:

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Beautiful work! Good luck with the new machine.

Wurzerl said...

Na, das sieht man an dem verspielten blauen Stoff, daß Du künftig noch viel mehr Spaß beim "maschinennadeln" haben wirst. Zumindest sieht das sehr fröhlich aus.
Viel Spaß mit der Maschine Wurzerl

Julie said...

This is beautiful! Congrats on your new toy and the great combination of hand and machine embroidery.

Carol said...

Thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment.

Your work is gorgeous, have fun with your new machine.

Lynn Majidimehr said...

You know, I've had a flower stitch foot in my drawer for so long I forgot about it until now. Maybe it's time to get it out and try it. Thanks for the inspiration, and have fun with your new machine!