I have finished Cuddling Cat! Isn't she adorable? Usually I take my time backstitching because, in all honesty, I hate it. But this time my needle seemed to soar through the fabric and I have finished backstitching in a single afternoon!
As adorable this design is, I did turn up my nose at a few things. Certain points of the chart were designed like it was the first time attempt of an amateur and not the product of a major company. I hope I will not commit copyright infringement, but I scanned parts of my working copy to show you what I mean.
Can you see the signs I marked with the arrows? The three dots at number 3 can barely be seen, but I spotted them. But someone with a bit more poor eyesight may miss it. Why not pick another sign to make it more obvious?
Worse yet, at arrows number 1 and 2 the backstitch is running in the same direction as the \ that identifies the colour. It's absolutely not obvious if there really is a \ or the space should be left blank. I had to use a magnifier lens on the cover design to see that yes, there is indeed a stitch underneath both lines of backstitch. Again, this kind of problems may happen to a newbie designer, but seriously, DMC?