What are you most proud of? That I hand stitched that entire rose without ripping the paper! What advice would you give someone starting this project? 1. Take the time to trace out a design before you start stitching. 2. Go slowly and don't pull the yarn too tight, our you will rip the paper. I have considered doing a repeat of these with a more heavy duty paper (maybe some cardstock, which might be more durable.