Apologies first - I'm behind on reading and commenting on blogs again! I've got about three days worth to catch up on so should be with you soon!
My thread order did not arrive so I only had two colours for this chart to stitch with. Luckily one was enough for the day!
I've had a few people ask what "squished" stitches are. I don't know the proper name for them and I'm not good at explanations but hopefully the following will make sense. When you do a 1/4 3/4 stitch the grid square is divided diagonally. For "squished" stitches the grid square is divided vertically or horizontally so that you stitch two crosses side by side or top and bottom where there would normally only be one stitch. The Little Black Cat designs use these cleverly for detail, and it also allows full stitches to "jump" half a square. Here's a section of yesterday's Sugar chart, which is probably more useful than my waffle! You should be able to enlarge it to see it better.
EDIT: There's a tutorial page on the Heritage Crafts website here which shows the various stitches they use. Apparently my "squished" stitches are called horizontal or vertical half stitches (which is a bit confusing as they are still full crosses!) Now there is no excuse for not understanding!!!
Crazy Rachel x