Yeah... I'm just venting. I'm seriously considering selling my toyota. I can stitch stuff without layers or outlines fine. I should say, I use Stitch Era Universal. It seems it should do the job. I've tried some vectors and such, and it just seems like so much tweeking and screwing around to get the images right. I am building some techniques in the process. I admit, I'm probably just missing the fundamentals. I've never actually worked for or been mentored in embroidery... just trial and error at this point. OK... with that, I'll post a couple files out here. The first was just so I could test with something I could compare to a professional embroidered item I have. The second I created, and thought it would work ok, but when I try to transfer to the machine, it never completes... but it opens in the software fine. There's probably a million things wrong with this file. I'm guessing I butchered it from the original vector. Anyhow, any tips/advice would be greatly appreciated.