Thanks to everyone who left comments giving advice on my HAED stitching on my last post. I will be replying to you all individually but would just like to thank you all here. It is very much appreciated.
A reminder of what it will look like when finished...
And here's my progress after 1600 stitches!
I found out I was doing a mixture of continental tent stitch and half cross stitch (thanks to Pull the Other Thread). I have now switched to continental tent stitch all the time and am much more happy with the result. Currently I'm only using two colours (DMC 819 and 3770) so I think any flaws show up much more easily. Once I get into the confetti section where the house is I think it will look a lot better.
Here's a zoom-out shot.
As a thank you for all your advice, I put the names of all the commenters into a virtual hat, and comment number 17 from Katie was the winner. I've sent Katie a little something from her wishlist as a thank you. I wish I could send something to everyone and if I ever win the lottery, I will!
Until next time