You can see how I carried the stitch through the dress, (with the grey thread), to make sure the stitch would work on the right side. I am now working back towards the pumpkin. I kind of feel like I'm cheating when I do this. But I don't trust my counting alone. If anyone knows of an easier or better way, please let us know. I started up under the brides rump and worked down. It was easier for me to do it with the crow and his beak already stitched. I will post another picture when I finish the tombstone.