well that's weird
I mean, I guess people buy expensive dragon stuff on Etsy, I'll just check and see what is being offeWHAT THE HECK IS THAT
The problem here is that that body is going to take five hoopings just to get the whole thing sewn, *plus* probably three per side to do the belly embroidery. And each one has to be manually aligned. SO much potential to screw it up.
A smarter person would finish the ice dragon and see if, YOU KNOW, there's even a market for these things.
me: I should finish and ship that box for my MIL.
adhd brain: no we should just try out the silver dragon head REAL QUICK
me: I should at least finish the ice dragon before *that*
adhd brain: or see if we can get the Viking working
me: We have a working embroidery machine. The Viking works fine as a sewing machine, if we're gonna use it we should sew the Valentine sea monsters.
adhd brain: silver dragon?
me: fiiiiine, real quick.
sewing needle: snags on fins and throws shrapnel everywhere
The Reader/Writer device only works on a parallel port... and includes a hardware DRM dongle that does not work even on a machine that has a parallel card installed on anything newer than Win98 because there is a OS-level software emulation layer in between that makes the DRM think you're trying to crack it.
(Golly gee, I wonder why Brother shoved Viking off the top of the home-embroidery-machine heap?)
ARGH this bunched and wandered (there should be no white fabric showing inside the eyes other than the highlights, and the outline on the nose is wayyyy off) so I decided to try to use the Viking machine (which has a magnetic hoop that should help).
Turned on the machine, looked it over, and then remembered: it does not even take floppies directly. Floppies go in the laptop which writes to a custom embroidery card and *that's* what the dongle is for. 😩
I was gonna do some more embroidery testing but my husband just handed me a spiced-rum old-fashioned to try and I only had a couple sips but I probably shouldn't operate heavy machinery now. 😆
(Also I tried it and, yeah, not a fan. Too cough-syrup-y. Give me a plain old dark'n'stormy.)
People talk about "crafter's ADD" and I have literal ADD and I'm here to tell you that's a dangerous comorbidity because this pattern just showed up in my feed and now I'm ready to throw aside all my works in progress to make stuffed penguins: https://beezeeart.com/collections/newest/products/penguin-stuffed-animal-sewing-pattern-plush-sewing-pattern-diy-digital-download because LOOK AT THAT PENGUIN
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