... I don't think I will ever be one of those people whose stitching looks nice and neat at the back, haha.
I'm quite new to cross stitch so there's been a lot of trial and error involved as I'm working out my ideas for this design - and as you may have guessed from that photo, I've already done quite a bit of unpicking! The yellow got unpicked and replaced by another colour (though those yellow threads at the back are firmly entangled and are going nowhere) and I got about a third of the way through stitching the blue section and then decided it really needed to be a shade darker. Sigh.
I did think about starting over, but it took so long to stitch the section that involved metallic thread that there's no way I'm re-doing that bit! Honestly, that stuff looks great but it can be such a faff to work with.
I am enjoying the actual process of the stitching though, it's very relaxing, and although it's taking a while to translate the image in my head into a finished design it's getting there slowly!