This is my very first cross-stitch, so I would really appreciate some comments and criticism!
This is how dorky I am: I love the cartoon Avatar: the Last Airbender. (It's really hard to admit as a 22-year-old...) And I just love Uncle Iroh. In one episode, he sings this song and since I'm constantly singing it as well, I decided that it would be a fun cross-stitch.
It's about 8x10 inches (at least, it fits in an 8x10 frame)... Sorry for the bad photo, my apartment has the worst lighting! I honestly thought it was a better photo when I uploaded it. I'm terribly sorry it's blurry! (The colors are a dark green, a tannish-gold, and a dark brown.)
Here's a close-up of the symbol. In the show, it's the symbol for "earth". (Ba Sing Se is a part of the Earth Kingdom.)
And, for good measure, here's Uncle singing the song:((
Sorry, kittykill, I re-pictured this because it's linked to my own
photobucket account, I didn't want to upload that photo onto Craftster since it's not strictly craft related and so used my photobucket account.))
Yeeeah. I'm a dork.
I am entirely unsure if I did anything right. I looked up how to do the basic cross-stitch and backstitch, etc., but I am still unsure of how many threads of floss to use. Should the white be visible behind the threads or is that a no-no?
I used two threads on the letters and one on the backstitching. The letters I "coordinated" by counting and eyeballing from a PDF file on my computer (I obtained a basic pattern of the letters from a website that I cannot find right now) and the symbol was a method of guessing and checking and constantly re-doing by using a picture as a reference.
Thank you for looking! I hope it's not TOO awful!