This week has be full of testing and re-testing my pattern for the Once Upon a Story Row Along. I am sure any pattern designer will tell you that they are always thinking of ways to improve the techniques and layouts of their patterns.
This week I am experimenting with digitizing machine embroidery applique patterns. I love the ease of in the hoop machine applique and felt it would be a quick and easy way to test color paths and options.
My frustration comes from the designs I have created are for a very large hoop, 8"x 12" and it takes quite a bit of time to stitch them out, some more than an hour.
So when I identify something I want to correct, I repeat the process again! By the time I am satisfied with the results, I may have tested each pattern several times! It truly makes me appreciate the well digitized designs that others have created.
Enough of my rant, and back to testing!