As you know, my mom and I received a Brother LB 6770 embroidery and sewing machine for Christmas this past year. It was a little bit intimidating to learn, given that the manual is over 150 pages. Plus neither of us had ever used a computerized sewing machine so that adds a whole new skill set to the mix. I am thrilled to announce that this weekend I successfully used it to complete my first multi-colored embroidery! And it was so easy, I feel a little bit silly for waiting this long to do it. The machine comes with 70 built in embroidery designs and the one I chose to try out was an Easter egg design in pastel colors. The following is a photo series that shows what the design looked like as the colors were added.
One thing I learned for next time is to trim all the excess threads as you go so they don't get stuck under another color. I had let some of the thread tails hang around when the manual specifically states to trim them after the first 10 stitches. I will listen to the manual next time!
This is a shot of the final product and all the spools of thread I used to create it. Isn't it cute?
I was so pleased with how it turned out, I can't wait to try more designs and also purchase some additional cartridges with other fun designs on them.
Happy Almost Easter everybody!