You have worked your stitches in the right way - on a folded edge! The picots show off beautifully!
I am thinking I might join Take a Stitch Tuesday next year. How are you keeping your stitches? One big sampler or just random on pieces of fabric?
Margaret,I'm doing them all on one piece of fabric, but it's not organized enough to call a sampler. It's nice to be able to refer to the stitches all in one place. When it gets full, I guess I'll start another.