Posted earlier today on Mastodon: (source: https://mstdn.social/@leonieke/109354758027044537)
My first really large project. I found this pattern on the DMC website and I fell in love with the colors and the shape. Below you can follow the progress, I guess I posted plenty of photos of this design on instagram!
When I first started, my mother loaned me some DMC embroidery pattern booklets. I also found a lot of patterns online, and I discovered that you could register for the DMC embroidery floss website and download their free (new) patterns. Learning to read and interpret patterns brought me a lot of insight into how to be efficient but careful when making my stitches. I used whatever small scraps of cloth I had received from my mother and I guess this is how I honed my skill!