I've never cross-stitched before. I've barely, barely done any embroidery of any kind. But I have been interested for years, and now I'm jumping into the deep end.

I found the website Pic2Pat, and made a 75-colour pattern of a painting by one of my favourite painters, Egon Schiele:

Now, I know that the website also produces patterns using fewer colours, but of course I couldn't resist going all out. So I've taken on this immense project as my first cross stitch! Yay! I am now busy organizing all my floss.

What have I gotten myself into?