Yesterday I dragged out my old Brother sewing machine to see if there was anyway I could get those dang feed dogs to go down but no such luck. So I proceeded to try and do some stitching on my small art quilt despite the fact that the presser foot was solid and I could not see what I was stitching at all. Well it didn't work out to well and I got a killer back ache but I loved the process of tracing around the drawing with stitch and it made me even more motivated to try to find a quilting machine with feed dogs that drop within my almost nonexistent budget.
The sloppiness of my lines is testimony to the fact that the pressure foot was completely blocking the view of where I was trying to go with my stitching. Still I just couldn't make myself stop because I was really loving it.
This is the back side of the piece showing the tree outlines.