Hey! So, this is my very first attempt at cross-stitch and my, oh, my, was it a learning experience! For whatever reason I decided on 16-count aida cloth. First mistake! The stitches are so tiny! I just about broke my eyeballs!
I tried to do it on my own, no direction. I made up my pattern and went to town. Well, I realized, after it was taking me about 1/2 an hour per line, that I was doing it completely wrong. haha. I wasn't making the x's to go in the same direction AND I didn't break up the thread! I was trying to do it with a full string of floss! Hah! Silly me.
So, after a lot of learning, I finally finished.
Oh, and next time, I am going to make sure I WASH MY HANDS before I start stitching. haha. I've gotten some serious grime on there.
You can see a lot of my mistakes on this one, so be gentle! It's my first time! haha.