My mother created a monster. When I was in kindergarten at R.M. LaFollette Elementary School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin c. 1952 she participated in the P.T.A. "Apron Sale". As she industriously sewed many aprons on her treadle machine she gave me fabric scraps and safety pins to create my own apron designs for the sale. She oh-ed and ah-ed as she packed my efforts along with her own to take to the sale. Upon her return she told me that mine had been the first to sell. While I seriously doubt anyone was THAT charitable, her encouragement started me on the way to a love of sewing and the sewing arts that has lasted throughout my life. Thank you, mom. My best memories of you center on our common interests of sewing, baking, murder mysteries, and of course, As The World Turns. (I TOLD you James Stenbeck was still alive!)
I have been a very pleased and proud Pfaff 7570 owner since June 1997. Having sewn seriously since I was around 10 years old buying this wonder machine was a dream come true! It sews all standard actions far better than any other machine I have owned and it has opened an entire new world to me...the creative art of designing and embroidering almost anything I want onto any number of clothing and decorative items.
It frightened me to death at first...I was so sure I'd "blow it up". Gradually, day by day and project by project I have gained skills I didn't know were possible. With the wonderful Pfaff design software on my computer and the guidance of the many talented people I have met online to this day I find new possibilities and learn new "trick" to gain more expertise.
This page is my way of sharing some of my designs with others. New designs will be added as time goes by. The downloadable designs are in Pfaff's PCS format. Conversion software like Buzz-Tools can adapt these to most embroidery machine formats. I hope you find something you like!