One of my friends invited me to play with her embroidery machine.
First we went through her huge file of designs.
I chose an asian dragon and she downloaded it from computer to her machine.
This screen is telling us it will take 76 minutes to complete the 27,380 stitches and it will use 8 different colour threads.
I must admit to being fascinated watching where the needle was stitching and wondering sometimes why it was moving to a different spot, but it soon showed that it knew more than I did as it started on a new part of the design.
Don't think that I will be rushing out to buy an embroidery machine, but it was fun watching the design slowly take shape.
.....and for those cynics who think I didn't do much, my finger was worn to the bone pushing the start/stop button to change colour threads.
I've also decided that sometime through the year I might make a fabric dragon book, so this could well be page 1.