Tuesday, August 15, 2017

How it all began..

I bought my first embroidery machine, a Brother SE270D, about 10 years ago. It was very basic, very slow and limited to a 4x4 hoop size. I made a few things with it but felt somewhat limited by its abilities and never did as much as I had planned with it.
My First Embroidery Machine
My friend, who also bought the same starter machine as me, upgraded hers to a Brother Duetta 4500D. I watched all the amazing things she did with it and dreamed about being able to do those things myself. She helped me make a couple of in-the-hoop projects on her machine which increased my interest even more. These are two of the projects she helped me make:
Quilted Mirror Case
My Monogram on the Front
Orioles Wristlet
When my friend decided to upgrade her machine to a new one last year, I expressed an interest in her old one. I knew it was very well-loved and well-taken care of.  She gave me a great deal on it and I am now the proud owner of a new-to-me Brother Duetta 4500D. I've been hooked ever since.
My New-to-Me Brother Duetta 4500D


  1. Yay! I love that you've embraced your embroidery side. Can't wait to see more of what you create.