For quite a while I was a bit worried. Because I inherited this project half completed by my grandma and with a massive bag of thread for the various projects she has worked on, I was kind of relying on her thread markups in relation to the pattern. One in particular was worrying me because it was a really bright green, and I wasn't so sure that it fit with everything else. Now I'm a bit further along I'm much happier with it.
I'm less happy about the instructions that came with it. It's a chart that's about 15 years old. The photo of the completed item is blurry, black and white and back to front, which isn't really helping. The instructions for the backstitch are a little confusing, since I'm meant to identify cabbages and rhubarb leaves to stitch in particular colours and I'm assuming when they say left it's my right and vice versa because the photo is backwards. So that is a little frustrating, but I'm getting close to the end of the cross stitch now, yippee!
Here's the progress over the last week (apologies for the blurryness, I just couldn't get one that wasn't blurry!):
Progress 3rd January 2012
Progress 9th January 2012
As always, thanks for taking a look!