Monthly Archives: September 2014

Pin Dog Preoccupation

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Scottish Referendum

In honor of the Scottish Referendum vote today, one of the most historic actions in the history of Scotland, however it may turn out, I thought I would talk about a little project that has been niggling to get completed.  So…

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How to Save Built-In Embroidery Designs from your Gem to Your USB Flash Drive

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We have had this question pop up periodically, on my Yahoo Groups Viking Designer Gems list, and the question came up again, a few days ago:  How do I save one of the built-in embroidery designs on my Gem to my USB flash drive, so I can edit it in my embroidery software on my computer?”  So, I thought it might be helpful to do a little blog post about how to save your built-in embroidery designs on your Gem, to a USB flash drive, so you can take the design to your computer, open it up in your favorite embroidery editing software (for me, that would be 6D Premier), to be able to edit in your software.  It’s really so very easy to do, and the steps are nearly the same for all the Gems. You can find these instructions on page 7:11 of the Royale User’s Guide, and in very close to the same place in the Diamond Deluxe and Diamond User’s Guides.  I’ll give you a step by step on my Husqvarna Viking Diamond Royale machine, and then I’ll try to list the steps for you on the Topaz and the Ruby as well.  So, here we go:

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Viking Sensor Q Foot Installation Video

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Well my faithful blog followers, you have waited a LOOOONG time for another post from me.  I have discovered that I am not the best blogger.  This should not come as a surprise to me, as I was also that kid that never used a diary, either.  So, trying to develop new habits at this rather “mature” date, seems to be harder than I had anticipated, hah!  But, not to despair!  I hope the wait will be worthwhile.  I decided to finally set my mind to tackling the learning curve of creating a little tutorial video.  Now, I like to fashion myself as a techie – have some computer background as well as being a nurse by trade, but let me tell you.  There were SO many moving parts to this learning curve that I was ready to throw in the towel.  However, due to the kind nagging of my “comrades in arms” – a couple of very good friends of mine, who both worked they way through the same learning curve, I am tackling it with a full frontal assault.  Here is just a small portion of that learning curve, hope you find it as exasperatingly funny as I did (this morning, after re-counting this to my two very good comrades in arms), whilst I struggled through it into the wee hours of the night last night:

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