My grandma taught me was counted cross stitch when I was a kid, and I can remember her telling me that the back should look as neat as the front.
Every year I make Christmas ornaments. Nothing commemorative, just random things based on my whims. This year, I thought that I’d dig into my stash of embroidery floss, only to realized that I’ve been whittling away at it since … March 2020 … without adding to it at all. So yeah, I didn’t have any deep greens. Or any of the other colors that I thought I had.
Oh well, all part of the fun.