For some reason, everything this week has turned out to be harder than it needed to be. For example, both my work places are implementing new computer software this week. When I was running errands, every time I tried to pull into a parking space, there was a pedestrian ambling in my way and just when I thought I could pull in, they would do something stupid like open a car door into the space or stop walking gaze the opposite direction. And my cell carrier would give me an employee discount...but I had to print a paystub which it turns out I could only access at work (it was my day off) and my husband had to come with me to approve changing the account into my name.
I decided to do the FMQ challenge block tonight when I got home, because I'm tired and I never have been good at feathers. Why start doing things the easy way now? Just for good measure, I used strongly contrasting thread so everyone could see how bad things really look.
What I don't like: The small space I have for my fingers on my traditional machine makes it difficult to make smooth curves especially on bigger petals. For some reason, I found it harder to leave space b/w petals than to backtrack. Even echo was very hard for me tonight especially on the outer edges. I also found it very challenging to make the petals from the bottom point upward to the center divot since that is the exact opposite directions in which I normally draw hearts.
So, that's it. My feather attempt for now. Maybe I'll try again after I've logged another dozen hours of FMQ and I've spent time in staff meetings doodling feather designs on my notes.