I should probably post more often, because it's almost done and this is my first pic. Oops.
The colors are a little better than this in real life, but as usual, it's kind of dim in here right now and I'm not good at taking pictures.
It's very pretty and it's been super easy so far (thx Chatelaines for giving me tons of specialty stitch practice!), but in terms of "hours of fun per dollar spent" I have to say that needlepoint is not really worth it. The materials for this were about $40 all told and I've spent maybe 10-15 hours on it? If I spent $40 on cross stitch stuff, I'd be stitching away a lot longer.
Well, maybe that's because I have a big stash of DMC, fabric, and beads on hand, so I could blow that $40 on a few charts... say about three Mirabilia designs, which would probably take about 250-350 hours to stitch. If I had to get all the supplies from scratch, I'd probably end up spending a lot more per hour of cross stitching...
Oh, but if I got $40 worth of kits (say two big Dimensions ones), I'd be going at that for ages. So I dunno. Maybe it's just a bad comparison all around. Hmm.
Well, I'll definitely snag another needlepoint chart to use up the other half of the canvas I got, but I think I'll be sticking to cross stitch in the future.