When I was growing up on the farm where we had three TV channels I started hand embroidering. I made numerous quilts that my mother hand quilted.-Joy Rinearson (via email to OML Embroidery)
Fast forward to last year. I started to sew some home decor items and my old machine kept fighting me. My husband finally talked me into letting him buy me a new one for Christmas. When we went to our local babylock store they have so many wonderful finished mainly Anita Goodesign items such as quilt, placemats, runners etc that we were so amazed at. I had recently retired and just started taking classes to learn new things. Machine embroidery was part of some of those classes. I bought the Flourish II as I wouldn’t let myself spend the money on a Destiny machine as I didn’t know how much I would use it? I fell in Love with machine embroidery and how it reopened my creativeness. After Eight months I bought the Destiny and I am excited about what I will be able to create with it.
I am so happy that I found you and Don on the internet. You are fun and inspiring and are helping those of us new to embroidery and those that are digitizing. I’m not ready to digitize, yet..
Thanks for sharing your embroidery story, Joy!
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