"Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern: it will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that - one stitch at a time taken patiently and the pattern will come out all right like the embroidery."
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Thursday, September 22, 2016
That border there on the left, with the yellows and browns and the red flowers, is the bane of my cross-stitching existence. The symbols on the chart muddle together with the lines for the back-stitched stems so it's hard to follow, and I think the flowers and stems don't stand out enough against the background. I find this section tedious to stitch. There are four of these borders at each end of the central "plus sign" and each of them looks a little different from the others because of my mistakes on them. Minor mistakes that don't affect the overall design, and probably nobody will see them but me.