So I really thought this would take me much longer to finish... not so much. I actually had it done within a few days of buying the supplies.
I used an ordinary mechanical pencil to create the lines to follow... truth be told, the markings were there but they were pretty faint so I was making up portions of the line as I went.
Every so often I looked at my project carefully and thought 'the stitches aren't straight', 'this isn't even', 'none of the stitches are the same length', ect. I kept wanting to either stop and abandon the project or pull out all the thread and start over. I pushed through those feelings and just kept plugging away. I am glad I did.
Is it perfect? No.
Do I love it and am I proud? Yep!
One of my character flaws is starting projects and not finishing them... actually another flaw is being a perfectionist and this project helped me address both of those issues. I persevered and made the image I had in my head... made with my own 2 hands. I also pushed through feelings of being inadequate and produced a product I am happy with. Now I just hope that the black string doesn't run when I inevitably have to wash this jacket ;~) Did I mention thinking things through isn't a strong suit either ;~)
It's my own Mondrian.