Monday, February 27, 2017

Destiny is now Destiny Two and We Are Stitching Away!

Embroidery in progress, when I designed this pattern I forgot to have the machine cut the jump stitches. I have mentioned before that there is much to learn on the Destiny, but I need to use it more. That would help! This was the tester for the Ladies of the Cloth Valentine exchange.

Miss Destiny got to ride in the car this week. No matter how hard I tried I had a heck of a time doing the updates and upgrade. So we packed her chubby self up, settled her in her Styrofoam inside and hard sided travel case and off we went. I am really fortunate because my dealer is #1 when it comes to service and assistance. Jeanine was able to solve my problem and took care of everything. We are very happy.
The first color stitching out.
 The Upgrade added quite a few enhancements to existing systems, many new decorative embroideries and great new methods to use in IQ designer function. I have lots of practicing to do!

I wanted to get a jump on some St. Patrick's Day projects. This design was one of several bonus designs on a USB that the dealer provided with the purchase of the upgrade. (dealer is Gloria Horn Sewing Studio's in Mt. Lebanon, Pa. ) I used one of those cotton/linen towels in my stash and off we went.
Second color stitching out. I have some other stitching to finish on this one and peel away the stabilizer. I'll share the finished product later. 
I may use this design on something else I am considering. Make it a bit smaller I think. What a great machine.
  • I recently read a couple posts about Sewists who are so intimidated by their machines that they don't use them. What a shame. Now is the time to get in there, experiment, play....you are under warranty. Just do it. 
  • If you have issues, return to your dealer. Hopefully, yours is as attentive as mine. Great team.
 

4 comments:

Unknown said...

You mentioned you have a hard case for your Destiny. I just purchased a Unity and am looking for a hard case. Do you know of any sources?

Thank you.

Marj Mellon

celkalee said...

Hi Marj. The case for the Destiny was included with purchase. Many other owners do not like this case because it is big and heavy. Instead, they are investing in the Tutto cases available from some of their dealers and on Amazon if I remember correctly. Despite the size of this case I prefer it. It has a molded insert that secures the machine safely. I had a Unity as well and did not have a molded case for it. I used a case sold by my dealer and it was OK but I would never ship or fly with that kind of case. Not sturdy enough. I would check with your dealer. If you just need a wheeled and padded case I would check Joann's and online sources. You will love the Unity. Great machine and very versatile. I wish I had not traded mine in. Oh well, live and learn. Thanks for commenting. ps: sorry it took so long to answer your question, I have been without electricity for 12 hours or so after the strong winds last night.

Unknown said...

Thanks. I have ordered a Tutto as that seemed the best option available. Thanks for the information. Had an embroidery lesson from my dealer yesterday and so far so good except for the weight., Glad your power is back.

Marj Mellon

celkalee said...

Lots to learn with this machine, I am not sure I will ever do it all!