This practice piece (and that is a biggie for me to practice- I almost just pinned in the quilt and went with it) will be framed and kept as a reminder. A reminder that I have NO business trying to embroidery with or without a machine!!
My first line, I 'forgot' to lower the presser foot. Totally messed up the first letter. I re-threaded (after clearing the thread jam) and continued. Not too bad so I figured I would just 'start' again and stop after the "B".
Didn't realize that my machine cuts thread after a line. SO.... now I had to re-thread again.
My machine is a touch screen. My fingers evidently ''touch'' everywhere on the pad except what I want to be touched. I spent a lot of time erasing and starting over.
The third line, I learned about spacing. I didn't learn very well but I did learn a lesson.
The last line is wonky. One reason is I dumped everything out of the hoop when I tried to cut a thread. Two is I didn't load it back up very straight. And three is I evidently hit a different size font.
30 minutes later I have confirmed that I am not mature enough to do machine embroidery. Maybe next year! Thankfully I have grown up enough to have not practiced on a real quilt- lol