I am a novice counted cross-stitcher beginning my journey with the Dora Sanger Sampler.
Here is a picture
I have found that the straight line cross stitch gets easier as I go--but finding where to start each alphabet letter is much more difficult.
I wondered if any of you do any kind of marking (thread, dots, etc) to enable you to quickly find where things start? I notice the chart has every 10 stitches marked with a heavier line--I ask because when I did needlepoint (years ago!) I used to mark my canvas with horizontal and vertical lines to make the counting easier. Since needlepoint yarn is pretty thick, those marks got covered by the stitching.
Hopefully, I'll have a lot more to show you on my next post. I am thoroughly enjoying this new stitchery.