Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Power is Out In Centerville

Because of the awful storms yesterday, DP & L is shutting off our power to fix issues and get other people up and running in Centerville. They just called and informed us that they will be shutting off our power at 3:30pm today and if won't be back for 2 hours. So Sew-A-Lot Centerville is closing at 3:30pm Thursday May 26th. We'll see you again tomorrow!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Adventures in Reno

If you came into the store last week you knew that I was gone. Carmon, Steve, & I ventured to Reno, NV to see, touch, and experience the new Designer Diamond deLuxe. That's right we went to the Husqvarna Viking 2011 Convention. We had a fabulous time taking classes on the new features of the Designer Diamond deLuxe including the deLuxe Stitch System, Design Positioning, Design Shaping, Tapering in the Hoop, Embroider Buttonholes in the Hoop, Undo/Redo in Embroidery Edit (One of my favorite features), Design Stitch Out Order, and the Smart Save Feature.

Not only are these wonderful new features available on the new Designer Diamond deLuxe but the majority of these features are available in a software update for existing Designer Diamond customers. (The update will not include all of the new stitches or the deLuxe Stitch System update.)

As you can see, Carmon and I spent time learning about the new Designer Diamond deLuxe. Join Carmon Thursday May 26 from 1p-3p at our Viking location inside Joann Fabrics 2270 Miamisburg-Centerville Road Dayton, Ohio 45459 to learn more about the new products available from Husqvarna Viking. Current Designer Diamond customers will also be able to get the new software update put on their machines. You will be able to download the update this week through the Smart Update, but you will NOT be able to do it via the USB stick. The update is so large that you will have to do it with the USB cable.

Some thing else that is wonderful from the convention is the new 9.3 update for all of the 5D Suite and Professional software. This update will give you the ability to create your very own cutwork embroidery designs with a new addition in the Design Creator module. You will also be able to take cutwork embroidery designs and in put the cutwork needles into them so that you no longer have to remove your hoop to cut with scissors. WOOHOO! This was wonderful. I took a software class to learn how to use these two modules and was totally impressed. So if you've got 5D Professional or 5D Suite you will want to go to your Smart Update and get the new 9.3 Update. It is also a large update and if you don't have a fast Internet connection it will take awhile to download. You can come in to any store location later this week and will can help you but call first and make an appointment so someone can give you the time to get you updated.