Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Fun Bernina Club Day!

Last Thursday I was lucky enough to find time to attend not one, but two Bernina Club meetings hosted at our local Bernina dealer, the Bobbin Case, owned by Linda Fellows. The Bobbin Case has been hosting these meetings as long as I have owned Berninas, but my work/volunteer schedules have always precluded my participation. But, this year I made a resolution to really learn more about my Bernina and to create time in my schedule.

The first meeting was a 'non-embroidery' event. We made small purses from odds and ends. I loved it.  First, we put laid out whatever threads, bits of fabric, embellishments we wished on a piece of fabric.

We then laid some netting over our creations and stitched to our hearts content. Next we cut out the shape of a bag, added a lining and stitched up our purses. Here is mine  and one by another club member, Marilyn:
It was all great fun. The project is adaptable to any size bag you wished to make. And, of course, the odds and ends you choose totally change the design. What I loved about the project, and the following embroidery club meeting, was the fun approach to learning.

In embroidery club we learned to alter designs in the Bernina software on our computers. We all laughed our way through the exercise while Linda ran about answering our questions. It didn't seem to matter if you were a total newbie to embroidery (like me) or more experienced, everyone furthered their understanding of this incredible software that we own.

I can't wait for next month!

1 comment:

  1. Your bag is delightful, Judy. Love all those blues -- reminds me of a summer day at the beach. :-)