I'm still going with the linen. It's not as easy as Aida, but I'm getting used to it. It was slow going at first, but my speed is picking up and I like the way it is turning out. Now I'm kindof excited that I'm getting to try something different.
I'm three rows in and my eyes are crossing! lol I'm not having too hard a time, but it is just taking alot more concentration this way. I'm seriously considering switching it to Aida. This is for a piece that will be framed. If it was for a pillow or something like that I would stick with the linen. This project has beading and metallic thread too. So it may just be too much.
I'm starting on a new project. I have only cross stitched on Aida in the past. This one is on linen. What do I need to know before I start. How is this different than Aida besides the smaller count? Any advice?
That is super cute! My sister is an English Lit teacher. Now I have ALL KINDS of ideas running through my head for her. I think if I was you I'd leave in in a hoop. It gives it a kitschy quality that I love. Nice work!