Needlepoint

A few years back I got into needlepoint. But I didn't like all the kits that were available. They were a bit too sew-by-numbers for me. So I started by just testing out ideas in squares and that became the 'mosaic' cushion here on the left. I would do a few squares (each square would take 1-2 hours depending on the design) and then forget about it for a few weeks. In the end, including stretching it back to square and sewing it into a zipped cushion, it took me 9 months to finish! I went on to create others including this simpler design, right, but I haven't done any needlepoint for about 6 years now... perhaps I should...