It was 3 years ago that I broke my arm at the State Fair. That meant a lot of doing much of nothing. I'd read and watched series on HULU until I was sick of it. I was really missing my sewing, but it was very painful to move my right arm which I thought I needed to be able to do to help guide the fabric in my machine.
Finally, I thought what a better time to do a stitch sampler? What little I needed to use my broken arm, I think the bit of exercise actually helped it.
The machine's hand book said I had over 680 stitches on my machine. It took me about 3 days punching buttons with my left hand to finish this sampler. Each stitch included if possible, small, large, reverse and upside down.
As you can see, I numbered the pages with design numbers. The first box had 249 stitches.
First Box means they are stitches from Box 1 on the Character Decorative Stitch Window of the machine.I decided not to take time to number the stitches, and it was a good thing, or it would have been a waste of time. As I used a stitch later, I numbered it in pencil. Notice here is #70 followed by #10! Apparently when I used a stitch it got moved to top 10? Because when I went back to 70 next time, that wasn't the stitch for that number.
Here's another. I gave up on even numbering them by pencil.
I know some folks either sew their "pages" together or use a ring binding clip. I decided to just fold mine so later I can lay the "pages" side by side to compare stitches.
They are stored on the shelf at my work space where I can grab them, look over them and decide what I'd like to use. I can spread out the pages if need.
I never have gone on and made the sampler for box 2, because the stitches looked the same. Not sure why?
I'm glad I made my sampler, because I have referred to it many times.
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