Machine Embroidery: Brother Designio Series DZ820E

Posted by on April 18, 2014 at 5:20 am.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about sewing, but the recent flurry of activity making costumes for my Lutheran chuches Passion Play has pulled me in again.

Currently the last pieces of the costumes are doing their final tumbling act into the washing and drying machine. Then they’ll be pressed, hung, labeled and sent off to church where they will wait until this evening  at that time they will clothe the backs of the actors who will be wearing them for this evenings Passion Play performance. I must say that I’m thankful that the Passion Play is behind me.

Embroidery machine thread

Machine embroidery thread

Now that that chapter is closed, it’s time to open up another sewing chapter, but to do that I need to stop dragging my heels and upgrade my sewing embroidery machine…


Brother Designio Series DZ820E

Say hello to the Brother Designio Series DZ820E Embroidery Only Machine! It’s an upgrade of the PE770 that has been available from Brother, but with a new look and quite a few extras tossed into the mix. This embroidery machine also has a bigger hoop size; 5X7. Hopefully, I won’t outgrow that too soon. My old embroidery machine actually did sewing/embroidery but this one is embroidery only. What will I do with my old machine? I do believe I’ll be giving that one to my daughter. I’d planned on doing this last year, but since I held off upgrading my machine she had to wait also. My newest machine should be here on Saturday. The machine embroidery I’ve wanted to do embroider was naturally a width I could not do with my current sewing/embroidery machine since it would only embroider up to to 4X4.

I must say, this new embroidery machine comes at a perfect time. I’m off of work this coming Monday & Tuesday. I can’t say that I’ll have a ton of time to embroidery since my daughter has play dates (both days) at our home. Whatever was I thinking about, eh?

No Sleep ‘Til

You want to know something? Besides a two hour nap (yesterday afternoon) I didn’t go to sleep at all last night.My brain as to wired! I guess, I’ll crash sometime today after I get home from work.


  • suituapui says:

    My missus has that but it seems she has a lot of problems using it but then again she has a lot of problems with the conventional one that we have – will turn this, turn that, adjust this, adjust that…and all the thread would get stuck inside and the whole thing would get jammed. Sitting there in the corner, never used anymore…not into sewing and nothing to sew plus lazy to get it repaired, will surely end up the same way.
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  • suituapui says:

    Happy Easter to you, Opal and to all in the family. God bless always.


    Opal Reply:

    @suituapui, A belated Easter greeting, but I hope you and your loved ones enjoyed the time spent together.
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  • Jennifer says:

    I’m not sure if my comments are showing but I sure hope you are getting them ok 🙂

    LOVE this song! I’ve been a big fan of the Beastie Boys for a long time!!!

    I love hearing about all of your machines! Looking forward to more posts and learning lots from you – as always!
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    Opal Reply:

    @Jennifer, wow… This is almost two year in responding! Yes, got to love the Beastie Boys! Not all of them are with us now.
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