Meghan: #$#@#!! WHERE ARE THE SQUARES!!!??!!?
Chad: What are you talking about?
Meghan: The #%&^$* squares that everyone said I would "see" after a few stitches.
(Chad looks up from his carnage infused video game at Meghan like she has lost her mind while she dramatically rips out stitches)
Meghan: @#)$(#$(* it.
::Later that Evening::
Meghan: What if I did a row of half X's and then doubled back to finish them...would that be easier? Yeah...that could work.
(Chad doesn't look up from his video game because he knows what's about to happen)
Meghan: %#*@)* I'm going to bed.
AND END SCENE
I did try again and after a few nights of working I'm ADDICTED. It's a slow process but I'm improving and by gum if it isn't about 1000 times prettier than stitching on Aida. If you need help "seeing" the squares or figuring out a technique that works, check out this site...it helped me a lot.
And don't forget, cursing loudly makes you feel better and really infuses your piece with love and positivity. @@#$#%!