Touch wood but so far I have not made a cross stitch counting mistake!! Certainly helps that the entire piece is done in only one colour ;)
Here's my painted piece that I had played with a few weeks ago where I lay down masking tape, sponged around it with acrylic paint, took the tape off and voila, a white picket fence. I free motion machine sewed some vines which you can't see very well as I should have used darker green thread. I laid a piece of red organza over red felt, cut out the red circles and attached them all with french knots. Also added some grass stitching along the bottom.
MooShoo stinker cat had to have a look see too :)
Had to take a picture of Mr. Handsome Mule Deer Buck as he strolled through the yard and then stopped to look at me through the window. What a beaut he is.
Flashy, entertaining to watch and vocal with their raucous call, we have 4 to 8 magpies in the yard every day. This one certainly looks well fed.