Leveling up

“List beanie dragon design” has been a task in my TaskWarrior since I set it up and, uh, it hasn’t happened yet. I messed around with a hands-free camera setup for the TikTok experiment, using the ubiquitous Tryone gooseneck. That is a problem because (1) attaching it to the table where the embroidery machine is […]

Where was I?

As well as the adventuring party, I had a bunch of new dragon colors in progress before the unexpectedly-extended break (tendinitis tendinosis, then travel, then post-travel illness… it’s been awhile!) Turns out there’s a lot more than I remembered, and this isn’t even all of them. I’m going to start dropping the tiny dragons into […]


I wore a KN95 while traveling, except brief periods to eat and drink – but apparently that was enough for something I was not vaccinated against to sneak in. So no dragons this week after all, lest they serve as little plush fomites. I’ve stuck to messing with computer stuff – updating designs, and working […]

On the ground in PHL

When they say “In the unlikely event of a water landing, your seat cushion becomes a flotation device,” everybody laughs… but the Philadelphia airport is on a former island and the parts that got filled in to join it to the mainland are not off the ends of the runway. It always looks like it’s […]

Downtime week

I and one of my assistants have been spending some time learning how to use the new Cameo 4, but we haven’t had any more hands-on (or paws-on) time with it yet. I’ve also been cutting out (by hand) all kinds of fabric for the Adventuring Party’s costumes, but I haven’t started assembling anything yet. […]

Dragons on my worktable

My wrist is still recovering; it was bothering me before I tackled the armor for the dragon paladin and sewing snaps on vinyl really aggravated it. I am not sure where my wrist brace got to and I realized I hadn’t seen it since the move so I broke down and bought another yesterday and […]

So this happened

As I mentioned on Friday: I got a new embroidery machine. I’d been hoping Robin would get a Janome Memory Craft 500e as a trade-in, and she told me it was unlikely since she was a Brother dealer. I’d’ve “settled” for a big ol’ used Innov-is but that wasn’t likely to happen either, the Innov-is […]

The mini-comp cover revised, and hatching a dragon

The ongoing project to bring all the freebies up to current Ink/Stitch standards continues with the revision of the Mini Composition Book Cover. I had a request to restock the Shadow Dragon and realized I had almost no fold-over elastic left after the early-pandemic elastic shortage (extended family members sported masks with unusually-festive elastic colors […]

Dropped a drop

While the scheduled shop drops have mostly kept me on track, they obviously haven’t entirely done it, and if you’ve been keeping track this past Saturday should have been a drop and… it wasn’t. I’m going to go ahead and list the mystique dragons when they’re finished rather than wait for a drop since they’re […]