Even though my craft room areas are a bit torn up and I'm down one computer because I gave it to one of my sons who has just moved out (the youngest is the one in process) I wanted to try doing some embroidery. Now while my machine can read the designs and tell me what colors to stitch using a thumb drive I have learned that the colors indicated by the designer do not always match up. For example they could have wanted something in brown that my software has translated to be pink. Don't ask my why but it happens. And this is why I had a second computer sitting by my sewing machines. So I could look at the design and/or stitch charts as needed.
Since I don't have that computer I thought I could stitch out a sketch design - no problem. However, I had to pick something a bit more detailed to try this with. And while it wasn't terrible, there were a couple of areas that left me scratching my head as I tried to figure out just what the machine was telling me. So for those areas I ran back into my other craft room where the computer sits, opened my Embrillance software and mock stitched the pattern until I knew what I was stitching.
Needless to say, I think I'll wait until my machines are all in one room again before I stitch out another design.
I LOVE this one though. It's from Thanks4theAdventure and is called Why is it When Something Happens. I recently learned that you can stitch appliques on felt and use them similar to a patch for easier placement on hard to stitch clothes. Of course this design is not an applique but I wanted to see how it would look and use it as a picture in my new craft room.
Now I just need to find a frame.