Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Countdown has Begun!!!


This is it! The last minute countdown to the live launch of the new Husqvarna Viking top-of-the-line sewing and embroidery machine!! I am so eager for you to see! It is fabulous, generous, brilliant, and “sew” much more! You will see in the blog below that we met with our Education group this week and we have all had the opportunity and joy to be sewing and embroidering and the more we do the more we adore this new top-of-the-line and the more capability, convenience and innovation we find!

If you are not registered for the live introduction this Sunday night, go to to register now! Don’t miss it!

Every month at the United States home office of Husqvarna Viking in Westlake, Ohio we have an all employee meeting and birthday celebration. Here Sue (Waldo) is sharing the excitement of the new top-of-the-line. Employees have been to an orientation and they too are “sew” excited!
We had a very exciting and fruitful training for our Education Group so they would be ready for the big event on Sunday and you will see why when you join the live launch webcast! These are the special people that will be teaching your Husqvarna Viking Dealers, store employees and teachers all the new features and how to use them at the Husqvarna Viking Convention next week. Everyone agrees that when you see the new top-of-the-line it is spectacular but it is “sew, sew” much more when you begin sewing and embroidering and experiencing all the new features as you create!

One of the most asked questions about this new Husqvarna Viking has been: ”How big a design will it embroider?” Three of our Educators prove in this picture that you can put THREE people into one of the new hoops that will be available for this Husqvarna Viking! Yes, all three Educators, Linda, Diana, and Stephanie are inside the hoop! Linda and Diana had it around their waists and we were amazed, then Stephanie stepped in too! Amazing!

Last week, we were in Tuskaloosa at the Alabama Public Television taping with Martha Pullen for Martha’s Sewing Room. Here Martha and I are “hiding” the new Husqvarna Viking! One of the techniques I demonstrated was twin needle scallops on the collar of a Baby Daygown and Martha was amazed that she could see the twin needle scallops side by side in actual size on the new screen.

We flew in to Birmingham, Alabama and drove to Tuskaloosa. Denise Applegate-Schober represented Cactus Punch and taped 8 tip segments on embroidery. Denise, Herb and I “squeezed” into a Ford Focus rental with 11 pieces of luggage. Interesting!!

Before we left for Martha Pullen, we taped 13 America Sews programs in 4 days. You will love this new series 2700 which will begin to air in October! We had such talented guests sharing all their best tips, projects and techniques.

I believe we have the very best crew in the industry. Tom (center right in the red shirt) on the jib (overhead close up) camera has been with us since the first America Sews series taped in 1990!
We tape the show with five cameras and it is a live edit show. Our director Warren does “live switching” from this control room. Also in the control room is the sound man, time keeper, and Marie Duncan, my right hand as we produce America Sews. She is the one who stops us if she feels something does not look right!

Herb and I took a quick two day trip to San Jose, California for the high school graduation of our third oldest grandchild, Lyndi. It was a cold, windy day in San Jose so we sat on the Valley Christian football field bleachers wrapped in blankets! The next day we celebrated with Lyndi and her friends at a wonderful open house at home with a chocolate fountain!

We arrived early in San Antonio to visit my sister and her husband who recently built a home in Medina, Texas. Gini picked us up at the airport and drove us to Patty’s Sewing Center where we were greeted by Gail and Carylnn.

There was a Husqvarna Viking Designer SE Limited Edition class and a Huskylock class in session. What fun to meet everyone!
My sister Gini and I spent the weekend “catching up” and stitching up a storm. She made several gifts for her grandchildren including this Cars Lap Quilt. She “tied” the quilt with the little car decorative stitch! Simply touch PROG, FIX, the stitch you desire, FIX, Selective Thread Cutter. Place a pin at each spot on the quilt you want to “tie”. Place the area with pin under the presser foot. REMOVE PIN! Stitch the tie decorative stitch. There are over 100 new stitches on the new Husqvarna Viking and many of them are just perfect for “single stitch tying” a quilt!

She was getting ready to fly to Poulsbo, Washington for her granddaughter Kristin’s graduation and had created a really great quilt from all the baseball t-shirts Kristin’s mom Robyn had saved during her four years of high school. I embroidered a quilt label for her and framed the message and date with one of the new stitches that looks like baseballs!!

While Gini made her projects I embroidered and sewed my outfits for Husqvarna Viking Convention! Wait until you see the new embroidery designs both in the new top-of-the-line and the fantastic new Husqvarna Viking collections. Just a hint—I cut beautiful thread velvet on three outfits this morning!

We enjoyed the visit and felt refreshed to go on to Convention preparations in San Antonio. More next time with details and loads of pictures from Husqvarna Viking convention and the new Husqvarna Viking top-of-the-line!

I look forward to “seeing” many of you (thanks to the magic of webcast!) at this exciting Husqvarna Viking launch event this Sunday! Don’t miss it!!

Until then,
Happy Sewing!
Sue H

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