Despite telling myself that I don't need to be going full speed ahead every second of the day.......which by the way, I have not been for a couple of weeks, frustration is setting in at my lack of accomplishments lately.
Life has taken over my life in the studio.....nothing terrible....just mundane things that needed to be attended to. But, here and there I've had bits of time to work on this ginkgo leaf project. It's now designed and the next step - GULP - is machine stitching to enhance the leaves and then - really BIG GULP - machine quilting.
This is forcing me to get better acquainted with the Janome 8900 I bought near the end of last year. I'm going to fine myself a dollar every time I mentally compare it to my beloved Pfaff.....which now resides in machine heaven. The biggest hurtle is the size of the feet (HUGE) and the cumbersome walking foot....not to mention the unnecessary number of complex settings.
Machine manufacturers seem to feel required to offer machines that 'do everything', which by the way....don't seem to do the simple things really well anymore.