They're supposed to be satin stitches instead.
The only satin stitches on the whole sampler, as far as I can tell, now that I've actually read the directions.
I have three choices.
- Leave them alone--which would always bother me because I would know that it's wrong
- Rip out perfectly good cross stitches and stitch over them.
- Work the satin stitches over the cross stitches
Actually, I'm kind of leaning towards the third option. That would pad the satin stitches and keep any little bits of the ground cloth from showing through. Of course that would mean that I'll have to do the same thing on the flower pot on the other side.
Sigh . . .
Quite frankly, if the levels of proficiency and productivity that I have shown in January persist through the rest of the year, I may have to pack my needles away and take up another pursuit. Like maybe hang gliding.