Well ... I certainly won't win any photography awards!
And I doubt I would win any cross stitch awards either.
Judges are looking for neatness in the backside with the threads
with the finished threads carried under only a few stitches.
But I can't figure out how to accomplish that feat
with so many color changes stitching the trees.
Many of the colors are use for only one or two stitches.
And many of the stitches of a particular color are far apart,
but not so far to necessitate starting and stopping each single stitch.
At least there are no knots.
But while my backside won't win any awards, I rather like the way it looks!
Reminds me of the paint applied with a knife rather than a brush.
I just completed my first page of the pattern this morning!
See what I mean by all the color changes in the trees?
I'm a bit behind schedule, but there's been squirrels in my life
Well, one squirrel in particular.
I thought that this very last Spring Break would
have left me to my own devices being that
the darling daughter is 18 and has her own car.
But darling daughter still wants the company of her Mom
for some things and that is something for which I am very grateful.
She has her share of independence, but still seems to like me!
On to the second page ...