I have to say that when I first looked at the instructions for this stitch on Sharon's blog http://pintangle.com/ I thought I would skip it. It looked a bit daunting to me. But I decided to look closer and actually read the instructions and decided that I can do that. I am really glad that I attempted it. It is a neat stitch and not that difficult. Mind you I have not perfected it but I will continue to work at it. I must say that I did find it easier to do sideways rather than up and down.