Don't leave the project in the hoop overnight. When you're done cross-stitching for the day don't forget to take it out of the hoop. Your embroidery project needs rest to!
And another important thing. No matter which direction your top leg of stitch is going, but please be sure that they are all going in the same direction.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 42 x 40 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 3 x 2.9 inches or 76 x 73 mm
Suggested Material Size: 8.9 x 8.8 inches or 226 x 223 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands