Generations Machine Embroidery Software

Dear Friends,
I have been doing a lot of research on embroidery software.  When I say a lot, I mean I’ve been looking at the different brands and attending an occasional class for just over a year as I decided which was the best brand for me.  I’ve made the plunge!  I decided on the Generations Embroidery Software.
Let me back up a bit here.  I’ve fallen in love with machine embroidery.  It is the best thing since sliced bread I tell ya.  As I have continued with it, more and more I have toyed around with the idea of creating my own designs.  I hesitated though for so long.  One reason I hesitated was the cost.  Another was the learning curve and besides there are so many great designs out there already.  Yet, I strongly desire to create my own designs.  I have ideas floating around in my head I just want to stitch out.
I found a very limited free program that at least gave me the ability to add lettering to my projects and it gave me a taste of designing.  All that did was whet my appetite for learning more.
I knew though, that whatever software I decided on I would need to have support.  The classes I took at my local sewing shop had brought in an outside instructor from their software company.  I wouldn’t find support at my local shop.  I needed to look online.  I asked in my various sewing/embroidery groups that I belong.  Everyone had an opinion and everyone seemed to be happy with what they had chosen.  How was I to ever decide?
A number of software manufactures have tutorials up on YouTube.  I started watching those to see if I would find one that would speak to me as being relatively easy to learn and something that I could produce high quality designs with.  I’m sorry to say, but some embroidery designs leave a lot to be desired and I would have hated having wasted good money on them.  (that is another blog post)  If I’m going to design something, I want to be proud of it.
I discovered Generations software and people were raving that it was very user-friendly.  Intuitive is another word often used.  There is plenty of support out there for Generations software both from the company and from other online classes.
After much decision making, I have decided to take the plunge.  Are you ready to jump in with me and follow my journey here?  My software is being shipped and I’m excited to receive it.  I’ll give you an update about it as soon as I can.Oh and one more reason I’m doing this…I’m facing the empty nest syndrome.  I know I will be needing something for “ME” soon.  Actually I need it now!  Our oldest, Katie, left last May and entered into the Air Force.  Emily leaves next year for college.  Finally our youngest, Timothy, is currently a sophomore in high school.  They are not my “little” babies any longer.  I know I need something to really keep my mind focused on and learning something new and challenging myself is it.  Even with still having two at home, being that they are teenagers, they honestly aren’t at home very much with work and school.  I’ve got to tell you, I LOVE it when their friends are all here and the house is full of kids who I can cook for and love on.

Blessings and happy embroidering!
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