So after messing with the machine for way too long and finally calling the store where I got it so they could remind me how to program the letters, I stitched out the names for the first two blocks. I wasn't sure I liked it, so I then ripped apart the first block which had a wonky "O" anyway and tried it by hand. I'm not sure I like that either, but it might get better with practice.
It's too late to buy the next step up machine with the script font I have pictured in my head, so which one looks better, hand or machine? I can't decide which one looks better, or even which one would be easier in the long run. What do y'all think?