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I found that some of the motifs were easier to draw and sew, but I actually had quite a time with the stars. My brain only wants to draw stars starting and finishing at the bottom, which didn't flow too well with the meandering loops. Perhaps with more practice, I could train myself to figure out a star from whichever point I started on.
I found these easy, notebook type motifs liberating, especially after last month's feathers, because they were relaxed and allowed the pictures to just flow out of my hands. Petal on a flower crooked? That's OK, it adds to the whimsy of it! Line of stitching crossed completely over a flower to get where I was going? That's OK too! This month's challenge reminded me that free motion can be relaxing and fun and you don't necessarily have to follow a bunch of rules to get the job done. I enjoyed it!
I also got a chance to try out my new SewSlip mat, which I will write a review about once I get to try it out on a larger project. And, I tried out a new method for machine binding, which I will post about later this week.