Definately counted for me also. I like to use hand dyed fabrics and colorones aren't printed on that anyway.
Originally Posted by sehbub
I love the counted and mostly do big projects with embellishments like gold filament (hate using it but love how it looks) or seed beads. I did our wedding announcement with satin ribbon, gold filament, and seed beads. I had never looked at the Mirabilia designs before, but now I want like a dozen of them!! I was in a skiing accident about 12 years ago, and cross-stitch was the only thing that kept my mind off all the pain I was in. Still works to distract me. I stitched like crazy while DD was in the NICU.