The Castle

The Castle by Teresa Wentzler, done as a Christmas gift for my nephew (finished in January). This is my largest project so far. Being new to cross-stitching, I used 14-count Aida that the pattern specified, not realizing how many quarter stitches were in there and how much easier it would have been on 28-count until it was too late. Still, the backstitching covers up the partial stitches and I think it came out OK.