If I think about my first cross stitch kit, I am mildly ashamed of how ugly its back is. And the front too, if I want to be completely honest. At the time I was terribly proud of myself for doing such a good job, but with 10+ years of CS experience behind me, I cringe when I look at it. The top stitches on my Xs are in totally random direction, to name but one problem. And I can see some of the threads that I carried a long way through the fabric. Not pretty!
Still, it's my first stitched piece. As the matter of fact, that too was a DMC kit, Chloé Watering Flowers. And it's hanging on my wall for the rest of my life.
Back to Sarah Kay: I started filling the dots on the dress and I hate it! It messes up the back even more! I almost promised myself I will never do another design like this, but I already have another kit in my stash, and yes, her dress is covered in dots too!
Well, I think I'll just take some time to spend on other stitches before I start working on that one. My mom already requested a Dimensions design, which is a nice change because she ignored my hobby so far. If she ever said anything about it, it was how much money and time I spend on it that would be better, and a lot more rewarding, if I spent it on something else, like housework or finding a good job. But right now stitching is what I need most. I know you ladies will understand. We often joke about how stitching keeps us sane, but with my record of diagnosed psychological problems, it's a fact. Without cross stitch, I would be going mad like Michael Douglas in Falling Down.