I decided to sign up for the online class and the first thing Carol suggests you do is make a stitch bible. It really is a good idea because it is surprising how different the stitches actually look compared to their little drawings on the machine.
I stitched all of the stitches for my Husqvarna Lily 555 using purple variegated thread. As I stitched, I labelled each with the corresponding number on the machine for easy reference later. I used a fine point Sharpie and just hand wrote them.
Once I finished all of the stitches, I put two pages back to back and did a simple zig zag stitch around the outside to secure the pages (and hide the bobbin stitches).
For the cover, I decided to use some fun lettering from my Letter Love class back in February (look familiar Joanne?). Here's one link to a post with similar lettering if you're interested. I love how well these lend themselves to machine applique and stitch!
To be able to quickly find the stitches for each machine, I put ribbon tabs on the first page of each section, using the same colour as the stitching.
While I was over at the sewing machine doing all of this, our cat was enjoying her new favourite spot on my new desk. She's loving that spot in front of the window as much as I do!
I still need to get some grommets so I can 'bind' the pages with a couple of binder rings and then it'll be finished and ready to use.