Having decided that I wanted to stitch an Aztec Stitch bookmark, I read the instructions and gaily start the foundation four sided stitches - over four threads. Doesn't everybody do four sided stitch over four fabric threads? Why wouldn't this work out? Reading the instructions again I see "over two threads of fabric"
Starting again on 28 count linen - the previous 32 count was too fine for my eyes when stitching over two - I counted carefully, two by two. I double checked (I thought). Then I sorted through the extraneous floss in stash and selected a pretty gun metal grey. Up and down each side with the scroll work. All is well - everything adds up(I thought).
Again, read the instructions and begin the cutting and drawing of threads. And then.....can you see what has happened?
Rather than cry I go out on my evening walk and pound the pavements on my 8km circuit reaching home a red hot perspiring mess but having made a decision. Start again and go carefully.
So here's the progress shot of tonight's stitching.