1) After tearing out the same set of stitches for the third time today 32 count even weave the threads are not all the even. The "slubs" make counting interesting with this kind of embroidery. One stitch looks way to big the other small but they are over the right counts.
2) Getting better at catching stitches, that are too small, too big or skipped all together. On average lately only have to tear out the previous hour or two's work instead of the last three days. Seems small but really, pretty happy about that.
Love the "Ah-Ha" moments, that let me know I am not completely going crazy. Letting me know that maybe my skills are improving in more than one area.