I have to say that stitching these letters is one of the most painful experiences I have ever had!
I'm not sure that Quaker stitch is for me. I had great difficulty splitting the thread, stitching the curves on the letters just wouldn't work the way I wanted it to go and I unpicked it several times. Maybe I am over reacting? It doesn't look so bad now that it is finished.
The other thing I had been stressing over is if I should spray the little bowls for my pin cushions, with a mat or a gloss finish? There isn't all that much difference!!
But, I think the gloss is marginally better and it has a nicer feel in the hand. (That's my little 'Bear' looking very artistic in the background. The calendar was a gift from my friend Teena.)