It has been such a long time since I have done counted cross stitch. We I was we were using Aida cloth. I love the linen used today much more, however, it is a challenge to see. I am going to give it a try, because I love it so much.
You will find incredibly gorgeous stitcheries every where you look.
I especially love this one and bought the pattern.
One of the ladies attending the retreat has this particular light and magnifier. It is LED light so it is not hot. I looked through the magnifier and could see well. This light was very reasonable priced. Many of them are very expensive.
Have a happy hearted week-end with those you love.