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Are you wondering what that little RSS icon on the Blog is all about? Well here is the rundown on this nifty function. 

RSS stands for Real Simple Syndication. It is a method of delivering digital content from websites or blogs directly to you without you having to remember to go out to the website or blog to get it!   It’s sort of like having your mail delivered rather than having to go to the post office to pick it up.

RSS is great to use with content rich websites or blogs where the information (content) is updated frequently.   In the beginning, RSS feeds were  used mostly on  news websites, but now, this function is standard on a wide variety of blogs and websites.  This “set it and forget it” technology can make your life much easier while making sure you don’t miss a single thing from the Embroider This Blog!

Have you ever read a great article only to forget the name of the source the next time you want to find it?    Bookmarks can help you remember, but with today’s busy lifestyle it is sometimes difficult to stay organized and remember all the places you want to  gather information.

An RSS feed can help! When you sign up for the RSS feed of the Embroider This! Blog, our blog posts will be automatically delivered to you without you having to come and get them from the blog. You will use a “newsreader” to gather, read, store, and organize the RSS feed being sent to you.  The “feed” is simply the posts containing information that you requested from the blog or website where you signed up for the RSS feed.

You may ask What is an RSS reader and where do I get one?”   It’s easy!   All web browsers now come standard with a “newsreader” (also known as an RSS reader) so you probably already have one and just didn’t know it.   If you have a personalized page on a search engine like an iGoogle page or a  MyYahoo page, it  will also contain an RSS reader.  You can use a stand-alone RSS reader if you prefer.  There are web based readers or ones you can download and install on your computer’s desktop. Some are free and others are available for a cost. The free ones will be pretty basic where the paid versions have more functionality like the ability to read RSS feeds from several different sources in a single view, hiding the posts you have already read, and provide great ways to categorize the information contained in the feed. Just do a search on Yahoo or Google for “RSS Reader” and you will find one that is right for you.

Once you have set up your reader and chosen your preferences, click the RSS button on the top of the EmbroiderThis! Blog and subscribe to our RSS feed. You will probably be asked to name the folder where you want the feed information saved so something like EmbroiderThis! Blog would be appropriate.  You can also set the frequency with which you would like the content delivered to you. Some like it daily, others weekly or longer. The “set it and forget it” RSS reader will collect  all our new blog entries and deliver them right  to your reader, giving you more time for other pursuits like say… stitching some great gift items from Embroider This! on your embroidery machine, without missing any of the new information as it becomes available!

Happy Stitching! 


Hi Friends and Fans of Embroider This!

 Welcome to the Official Blog of! I look forward to sharing tips, ideas, and lots of information about  Machine Embroidery in the pages of this blog.  We  have launched this blog specifically with you in mind and hope this will be a wonderful place to keep you up-to-date on all the exciting things happening at as well providing a forum for you to share your comments with us and with each other. I have always wanted Embroider This! to be a place where those who love machine embroidery can find fun and interesting products to support their craft and find a community of people who share their interest, so I am very excited to introduce this blog!

I encourage your comments to the posts in this blog. Although I won’t be able to answer all the comments, your feedback is extremely valuable! I want to be a place that serves their customers, so do let us know what topics you would most like to see discussed. If you have a specific question that needs to be addressed, please do not comment here, but rather contact us directly by e-mail at or toll free by phone at 800-881-8144.

 I plan to offer articles on many aspects of machine embroidery including “how to” information regarding designs, materials, and techniques. I will also include information on  how sell your personalized product for profit, or just a little pocket money to support your hobby!  I will also keep you up to date on new products and new free designs here as well as in our Embroider This! e-mailed newsletter. If you haven’t signed up yet for our newsletter, you will find the link on the home page of Embroider This!.  If there is a particular topic of interest regarding machine embroidery that you would like to see talked about in this blog, let me know!

The blog will be an informal place that I can just “drop you a note”  and provide you with information and updates in a timely fashion.  Here are some of the great features of the Embroider This Blog.   At the top of the page is a menu of links that contains somevaluable information about the web store and this blog.  Visit the  FAQ page to find answers to the most commonly asked questions about You can find out what others think about Embroider This! by visiting the What People are Saying  link. If you want to know more about the history of or it’s owners visit the About Us page. The Shop Now link will take you directly to the website where you will find lots of great products just waiting for you to personalized using your embroidery machine.  You can easily navigate back to the blog anytime you wish by  using the link at the top menu of the home page. The RSS feed  link makes it simple and easy to keep up with all the blog posts by having them delivered directly to you (just like your newspaper but for free!) and the Blog Home link will of course return you to the home page of this blog.

Well, that’s all for now..I am off to start writing some post to share with you so stay tuned!

Sarah Kochanowski  –