and this is where I am with my cross stitch work.
I am thoroughly enjoying doing it, other than the number 36 square had to be all pulled out as I made a mistake 😟 This is a straight forward simple pattern, and as I have being doing cross stitch for nearly 40 years you'd think I would know better!!
Each square us complete above, other than the back stitch on the vines.
Everyone has different way's of starting a new project. For me I fold the Aida fabric into quarter to get the centre line. Then I stitch along both lines (orange thread) to get my starting point, like below.
I also stitch a T on the top of my fabric to indicate which is the top of my project, as quite often it is difficult at the start of the project to know which way is the top and bottom. In this case, it was simple as the squares have numbers.
Still waiting patiently for my order from Bothy Threads (((SIGH)))