One of the big requests I get is for my character embroidery designs, so I am going to start making them available in my Etsy store for a few bits, in addition to eyes and cutie marks.
Anonymous said: You going to Trotcon this year?
I was at Trotcon 2014; You mean in 2015? Probably yes.
After a bazillion years, I finally had a chance to get the sketch of E framed that Kucyki of Ask Caramel made while I was embroidering on my machine for folks at BronyCon; using me as a reference as this is from the angle he would have seen me working on the machine. I absolutely love it, and it is now hanging on my wall by my machine.
Kucyki was awesome enough to help run the booth, and he was a huge help during the weekend. It would have been immeasurably harder without him there, and I know because I did it by myself last year.
Finally made a Luna season 2+ patch, which was done as a commission. The The Latin says ‘Serve the Masses, Protect Dreams’. i really love how this came out at such a small size. This is only 3” in diameter so that it works on uniforms and other cool stuff.
Patch commission request for Fallout Equestria. Reference design is here. This took a half dozen attempts and iterations to make it look good, it was significantly harder than I expected, but I really like the design.
Not sure if allergies are kicking my butt or if I have a head cold. either way, blech.
some surprise bags from ethepony showed up today! (I can’t get a decent picture of them, sob.) sciency goodness for me, and Colgate/Minuette/Background Pony #5 for Texel!
thanks E, today’s kinda sucked so far so that was a great pick-me-up! :D keep being your amazing self!
Sorry you had a bad day, but tomorrow is a whole ‘nother day that will be great!
I mentioned yesterday that the US Secret Service came to see me at my booth in the vendor hall at BronyCon. That wasn’t a joke, the Secret Service really did come to my booth; suits and all. They came to see me because they were fans of mine and wanted to meet me in person. We talked shop for a while, which was a great conversation. In addition, they awarded me a Secret Service Challenge Coin before leaving.
I am constantly surprised by my fans, and fans of MLP in general. We are from all walks of life and a show about cartoon horses has brought us together.
Now excuse me for a moment, I need to find a display case.
The US Secret Service came to see me at Bronycon. That was a fun conversation.
I have returned home from another excellent BronyCon. I loved meeting new friends and seeing familiar faces. Thanks everyone who stopped by and said hello! I will type up my thoughts later, but for now I must get some sleep. Party on!
My embroidery machine started making funny noises, so I took the needle case apart to figure out what it was. I believe I solved that, but the needle changer sensor (this potentiometer in the picture) also failed.
So yeah, my machine is now broken because it won’t sew unless it knows what needle is selected. This is one of the parts I don’t have a spare of, so I just ordered a replacement (and a spare) shipped to me for Saturday delivery. Shipping for this part that weighs about 2 tenths of an ounce and costs $30 from a sewing parts store or $8 from digikey was $65. Hopefully, I can be back up and running tomorrow once I get it.
Bigger concern is if I can’t fix it, I won’t be able to use it at bronycon :/