One thing I like about cross stitching is… the cross stitching bit. Using colourful floss like drawing in pixels in an aida canvas. It is really satisfying when I pull the thread and not having to frog.
When finally every bit of squares that need to be stitched has been done, there is a sense of achievement. Like something has been done. Or finished. Like this:
But not really.
With every cross stitching done, there’s back stitching waiting. And I hate back stitching. Unlike cross stitching it is stressful.
I had to look up at the pattern back and forth. The holes are now invisible, and I would accidentally jabbed the stitches instead of the holes.
This particular pattern demands lots of back stitching. I really hope that would be worth all this misery…
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