I'm new to the site as of this weekend and just getting back into cross stitch after not doing any for quite a long time. about a week ago i finished my first project and my first counted cross stitch ever (the last one i attempted and wound up messing up completely was a stamped project). i'm going to try my hand at creating a pattern for some old school video game stuff, but that'll probably take me a while since i've already jumped into another and MUCH larger project (a wizard battling a dragon that i also purchased a kit for at the same craft store mentioned below)
i purchased the kit for this at a Michael's Arts & Crafts. I forgot to take a digital photo of this at home, so I quick scanned it in at work. problem is that the scanner i have here only seems to like black and white. i uploaded to my livejournal and it should be set to public access, so feel free to let me know if anyone has trouble seeing it. my journal itself is friends-only so hopefully there aren't any conflicts. Enjoy!http://pics.livejournal.com/cirobi/pic/0000781f/g3
the real colors on this are:
background fabric - beige
middle block - shades of red with black for the character
small characters in background - beige with brown border
the straight lines are a variety of gold, red and black thread.
Edit: I stopped being lazy and took a digital photo of the project. Here it is in color!http://pics.livejournal.com/cirobi/pic/00008h4b/g3