I recently posted about my first attempt at making clothes for my grand babies. It actually wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I ordered a pattern online from Children's Corner called "Johnny" to make little rompers for Grayson and Kyler. Made two sets - one in gray and white seersucker for them to wear with a white shirt for their Dedication Ceremony at church and the other in navy and white seersucker for their photoshoot. Kirby and I love seersucker, could make them one in every color! Well probably not pink! Once I finished the rompers we took them to be monogrammed. A monogram just really gives the outfit a finished look.
The monograms look awesome but I started thinking, "Can't I do that myself"? So I started researching embroidery machines and decided on a Brother PE 770. Keep in mind I know absolutely nothing about embroidery. Nothing! I mean nothing! I wanted to find a machine that could do the basics and beyond but had to be easy to learn. I couldn't wait for my delivery to arrive. I was so excited for UPS! I opened the box, pulled the machine out, tried not to stress, read the instructions, figured out how to thread the machine, loaded in a design and IT WORKED!! Of course I have not done anything at all fancy yet....it's going to take awhile. I'm still learning about threads, needle sizes, stabilizers, how to format the design, etc. I have managed though to do a few things. I added Grayson and Kyler's names to some denim rompers I previously made (I didn't do the appliqué) and made a small lovey tag blanket for a baby gift.
Lots more to learn and not enough hours in a day!! SO HAPPY!!
Hi! My name is Tricia Young and I live in Houston with my husband Jay. We live in a 60 year old house with lots of character which means we are constantly updating or fixing something. My mother taught me how to sew when I was very young. Back then, our sewing room was a closet. Now I have a whole "studio" and I love it! I am also a new grandmother to the two most beautiful twin boys ever. I am fortunate to live close to my wonderful daughter and son-in-law so we get together frequently. In addition to spending time with my family and quilting, I also love to cook, decorate my house and shop for clothes.