First update for a while, I have been doing some work, I just haven't got around to blogging it. I do love how shiny its starting to look, I don't think photos really do the shininess justice. I got all the loose ends plunged, and I've started work on filling in the arms of the cross. Does a cross have arms?
I had a really good stitching session, but spent the whole time swinging between thinking it was going badly - couldn't get the stitch angle right, the spacing was wrong etc etc - and thinking I was really improving. Feels like I've at least made a start now. I have found a new problem with light, turns out you can have too much of a good thing and if the gold catches the light, I can't see a thing.