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Back @ the office!

Posted By Lena Kantis On 13 August, 2010 @ 05:28 In Accessories,Inspiration,Sewing | 1 Comment

I wish all of you have had a great summer! I must say we have had a fantastic warm and sunny summer in Sweden, which we are not used to have. But most of us swedes truly appreciate nice summers as it provides more energy for the autumn season!

My apologies for not being able to post much during some weeks, however I will make it up to you and from now write every week, and will let you know what I am working with and where I will travel during this autumn.

Since I wrote last time I went on vacation to Greece with my family to visit my mother in law. We do live in her house while we are there. I had a lot to at the office before the vacation which I not had time to finish so I brought some work with me, both sewing projects and paper work. For instance I had not finished the top for my sister in law in orange dupoine silk, shich you can read about in earlier blog post from June 9th. I brought it with me to Greece and finished the last interfacing around the neckline and sent it to her from there. I did also have to mend Johanna’s bathing suite, so she could use it Greece, the straps was not sewn properly so I did stitch them in place. It was good for me that we gave my mother in law a HUSQVARNA VIKING® sewing machine for her 70th birthday, so I could borrow it!

Since I wrote last time I went on vacation to Greece with my family to visit my mother in law. We do live in her house while we are there. I had a lot to at the office before the vacation which I not had time to finish so I brought some work with me, both sewing projects and paper work. For instance I had not finished the top for my sister in law in orange dupoine silk, shich you can read about in earlier blog post from June 9th. I brought it with me to Greece and finished the last interfacing around the neckline and sent it to her from there. I did also have to mend Johanna’s bathing suite, so she could use it Greece, the straps was not sewn properly so I did stitch them in place. It was good for me that we gave my mother in law a HUSQVARNA VIKING® sewing machine for her 70th birthday, so I could borrow it!

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After Greece I went back to Sweden for two days, and then off to the USA, to attend the HUSQVARNA VIKING® convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A city that was great to visit, I might even have relatives, somewhere around there, since my grandmother had a brother and a sister that immigrated to this area. I have unfortunately not investigated in my family history, but maybe one day I will take the time to do it. I loved to see the HUSQVARNA VIKING® dealers and colleagues, and most of all it was great fun to get feedback on the products we’ve been working on for some time now. Next week I will show you more from of this!

Speciality Bobbin Case (#920 033-096).
A question that I have got from several sewers is how to adjust the thread tension of the bobbin thread, and my answer is: Do not change it! If you need to make changes, I would suggest the Specialty bobbin case that is made for use of special threads and thicknesses, yarns and braids and the possibility to adjust the tension as much as you like. No need to worry and the great thing is that it is easy to recognize as it is white. It comes with an instruction, and a screwdriver.

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Read more about this accessory here (page 41) [3]

Here comes the second tip of the week:
For our large family (including lots of relatives), we have during the years bought lot of different beds and they are in different sizes, therefore the bed linen for them are also in various sizes. (We have both King and Queen Size beds). My trick is to sew a little decorative stitch along the top edge of the bed linen that fits the Queen Size bed. In that way I can easily separate them and keep track of which I will need for each bed.

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Now after the vacations and summer I have more energy and feel happy to start creating new sewing projects. Next week I will show a new innovative way of embroider, which you need to see!

Best wishes,
Lena

If you have any questions regarding the topic of the week, please contact me at email: lena.kantis@vsmgroup.com [5]


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