Taking each day one stitch at a time - left to right and right over left
I have been doing some kind of needlework since I was young. 1st stamped cross stitching, candlewicking etc. My Mom started me then, but counted cross stitch is self taught. I really can't remember the 1st one, but the company I order from had mostly sayings with borders. I still have the Serenity Prayer that I did.
I first did a stamped cross stitch sampler when I was 11. I still have it framed and up in my bedroom now. It says Truth & Honor. Nobody taught me since I just read the directions in the kit.