Monday, November 17, 2008

The Power Behind the Throne

This is Stella. She is my fourth child...fifth if you count Danny, who would like to still be a child.

Stella is a 6 needle embroidery machine made by Brother for light industrial work. She was designed for people just like me. Someone who stays at home and plays with colorful thread, makes really cool and fun stuff, and gets paid for it! Life doesn't get any better than that does it?

Stella was two years old in September and has been so busy in her young life. Her first year alone she stitched over 5 million stitches. I forgot what her second year number was but it was impressive. If only I got a penny per stitch...... I digress. Stella stitches an average of 700 stitches per minutes and changes which needle she uses automatically based on the information I feed her about the design I am asking her to sew. She does a wonderful job and I can't imagine life without her.

We are getting ready for all of our Christmas vendor shows and she told me yesterday she is already tired of green. Like I would tell any other child of mine, my answer to her was do what you're told without a lot of lip! Just kidding...