Of course, that is not a question anyone should answer! 🙂
My first cross stitch piece was started almost exactly a year ago. I need to get a better picture of it. Maybe I’ll do that this weekend.
You’ve seen it a million times. I started it on January 13, 2021. I had no idea what I was doing. I couldn’t figure out how to count spaces. The linen was not great quality. It was 32 count and I was using two threads. Right off the bat, I used the wrong color so I had to adjust all the other colors. Some of the rows aren’t even straight because I could not for the life of me figure out how to follow that line of thread. My friends, Judy and Donna, helped me so much in the beginning. You would think . . make an x on the fabric and be done with it but it just wasn’t that simple. So, thank you, Judy and Donna. I’m not sure either of you know how much you helped me get back on track with my stitching and maintain my sanity during the time I was here in MO by myself.
Thankfully some of the problems I was having, some of which seemed insurmountable in the beginning, have resolved themselves. I can now count spaces between one thing and the next. I seem to do a better job of staying on a straight line though I’m sure as soon as I say that, I’m going to mess up. Lucky for me, I have not come across any linen that behaved as badly as this piece did.
As I was stitching tonight, I looked at my work and this is probably the first piece that looks almost perfect.
I’m sure it isn’t going to look perfect to some but for me, I think it’s the best stitching I’ve done yet. Did it take me a year to finally get it all figured out? Is it just a combination of the linen and thread and not my stitching that makes it look so good? I really am taking my time and trying to make things as perfect as I can make them.
Time will tell .. right now I need to stop admiring my work and get back to stitching! 🙂