I must admit that I sat and stared at the first window at the bottom of the Haunted House for about 15 minutes wondering just where, EXACTLY, do I begin. I finally decided to start in the middle of the leftmost window frame where I could get a good run of the full stitch. I put my waste knot at the bottom and worked down. Remember we are going to stitch over the greenery associated with the pumpkin. You don't have to start where I did. It just made sense to me. If anyone has another starting tip, please pass it on.
With that start, now all I had to do was continue, compensate, and look for color placement. I referred to one of the extra pictures that came with the guide to make sure I was traveling around the top of the window in a manner somewhat like Amy did. This is not a "mindless" stitch because of the color changes. But I got thru it.
So finally I finished the entire first window. I am feeling pretty confident that I can now whip these window frames out quickly.
Please do pass on any tips or tricks you think might help us all. I am by no means an advanced stitcher. So I am not your teacher, just a fellow stitcher. I daresay that we will all be more advanced stitchers by the time we finish this project!
I had promised myself that I would not post pictures of my pets. But Ethan finally figured out that I was taking pictures, so he posed for me. How could I deny his quest for fame? Alas, he has no tips for us. He just sits and watches my needle go up and down.