There were tips written on the back page and one was to determine the middle of the fabric and then start from there. I thought this would be really easy. Easy as in I would be able to finish it in two hours or less. My plan was to mark the fabric using different colored pens for guide so I wouldn’t have to count the tiny squares every time.
Alas, my plan backfired because the cloth was black and as we all know, ball point pens, pencils, gel pens and other sort of pens would not be seen on black background. I resorted to counting and it was the hardest part. Though I love numbers, I hate counting because I always get confused and it needs patience, something I have yet to develop.
My projected two hours became four and eventually seven hours. After finishing my ‘art’, my eyes and right index finger hurt and my head ache but seeing the finished product made me smile. Grabe! If this tiny piece of cloth took me seven hours, how much more a really big cross stitch. Kudos to my tita Elen and all the people who took this as a hobby and/or did it for a living.