Back in July, when I participated in the Christmas In July Blog Hop, hostessed by Sara @Confessions of a Fabric Addict, my project was a redwork table runner. I talked about it here.
I originally made 6 of those string-pieced trees, and it made the runner too, too long. So I saved those trees and the scraps I used, and I plan to put the owls surrounding my extra 3 trees.
Meanwhile I have been undergoing a little bit of aggravation, I think it is worked out now. I have an old Bernina Artista embroidery machine. I wanted to embroider some designs on some sweatshirts for Christmas. I had a laptop with my embroidery software on it that I used to transfer my designs to the embroidery unit. I have not done any embroidery for several years on the machine, and I have not tried to use the laptop for several years. Well the laptop will turn on by not boot up. The laptop is Windows XL, as is the embroidery software. I can't install my old software on the new operating system. I used to have a thing called a Magic Box to transfer designs to my machine, but the same thing, it worked on an older operating system, and I can't install the driver. The Magic Box is out of business, so I can't upgrade it. I really don't want to spend the money right now to get my laptop fixed. At the time I bought the embroidery software it was quite expensive, and I sure can't afford it now. I was even going to install my backup disc into the laptop, but the door won't open!
Well this morning on researching, I found that Bernina had a free embroidery software you could download. So I have it installed on my PC. I'm going to bring my sewing machine and embroidery unit into my office and PC and see if I can now transfer designs to my embroidery unit. That was the beauty of the laptop, I could take it to my machine hook it up, and I was ready to go.
The sad thing is the laptop has hundreds of designs I downloaded, many of them free, I don't have access to right now.
Wish me luck that this works! Thanks for stopping by