It took me some time to get together all the necessary things to start my pattern ' the sense of hearing'.
I ordered my DMC floss on the internet: it was really cheap ( only a quarter of what I would pay in a 'normal' shop...)and very good service too.
I got into some problems with the Aida textile: I bought it at our local shop and they sold me 14 count, instead of 16 count, something I only came to realize after a whole week of work!
Naturally I was very dispappointed and a bit angry too.I went back to the shop and they gave me a piece of 16 count aida for free, adding their excuses...
I made a fresh start, and now after another week, I have become quite addicted to stitching!
The pattern is very clear and I love to see develop the image, as I am working on...
So glad you are enjoying yourself! Most of the regular "posters" on this site are pretty seasoned stichers... and I have gotten some really good advice from reading the forum.
Bummer about the fabric mistake, but you live and learn. I have been stitching so long I can practically tell 14 count from 16 count on site, BUT... they do sell little stitch count rulers you can carry with you - just to doublecheck the fabric before you buy it.
Good luck... you should post your progress, we love to see how people are doing!
Wow, this is a pretty ambitious project for a first-time stitcher! Good on you! (I think my first project was some gold fish blowing bubbles into some seaweed thing, and still managed to make a few boo boos!). Keep us updated on your progress and don't hesitate to ask the ladies for their expert advice if you run into trouble!
Thanks for the welcome! Since I was so kindly invited to ask technical questions, I posted a question in the ' stitching' forum.
By the way, I am not a complete beginner. I did some embroidery already, mainly small things. This is my first 'big' project and I think it is a good idea to show the progress , sending a picture from time to time...
One of my other hobbies is making bobbin lace.For doing this, you also need patience and time...!