I feel so relieved to have my Bernina embroidery machine back in business. My old laptop was having too many issues in order to run the software program successfully. My new laptop carries the program just fine and has allowed me to create some wonderful projects in this new year. One simple project was this free standing lace necklace. I just love doing free standing lace projects on my embroidery machine. If you aren't familiar with free standing lace, this type of embroidery uses water-soluble stabilizer as the foundation. You are not embroidering into a fabric, only the stabilizer. I like to layer my water-soluble stabilizer into two or three hooped layers, depending on the number of stitches in the design. After the design is complete, you simply wash away the stabilizer. It dissolves in luke warm water, leaving the design behind. I lay my designs out on a paper towel to dry. I created this little heart for Valentine's Day. I used a metal loop to attach it to a strand of black cord. I'm going to increase the size of the heart, just a tad, in the next project, just to show the details of the embroidery work. Thanks for visiting!! Have a great MLK holiday!