June 19, 2008
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Hello, all ME blog readers. I got to know many of you at this year’s Community Circle in Orlando. If you were there and don't remember me, there's a picture of me on our About Us page. I also post from time to time in the forums under my username db1921 and I created the coffee cup wrap project on which many of you have commented.
I had such a great time in Orlando, discussing all the different software programs, machine features and embroidery samples. It had been quite awhile since I had come out from behind the scenes of product development and marketing to visit with other ME addicts. Since then I have been reading your posts and decided it is time to join the fun. I’ll be honest, there is a whole list of blogs that I read from time to time but I have never actually blogged.
I love Cathy’s new sewing room and Judy’s roll holder is now on the top of my wish list. But, unless Better Homes and Gardens picks mine for their next makeover you WILL NOT be seeing pictures of it any time soon. Is anyone else one of those who moves from craft to craft at lightning speed and somehow always leaves a path of destruction behind?
My favorite thing to do is see “what else” I can do with it. I do this with everything from my grandmother’s old sugar scoop to my photo software. But this time let’s share what else we can do with Alphabet Xpress.
Here’s a quick way to make big lettering for alphabet quilts personalized stationary, towels or whatever else you can come up with. Click below to view a video tutorial with instructions for creating great large letters in Alphabet Xpress (if you have Windows Media Player, click here for a larger version that plays on your computer). Then download the Alphabet Xpress trial and try it for yourself. Just remember to create your widest letter first as that may dictate what you can do in your largest hoop. My alphabet quilt is in the works. When I get it done I will post it. If anyone else gets one done first I want to see it.
Annthegran’s Jumbo Alphabet is great too. I have used these to frame the letters for a baby’s nursery and create framed décor for above the fireplace. I even made the word JOY, cut it out and glued it onto a set of old stacked boxes at Christmas last year. But the holiday items are packed away on the top shelf in the back of the storage room so I'll have to post those later if anyone wants to see.
Oh, by the way, that old sugar scoop works great in the ice bucket.