Maybe you can already guess from the title of this post, that I gave in and started yet another project. I know, I know, trust me I really know I have more than enough going on. However, to my defense, this project has been laying on my table for 5 months without me giving in. And after finishing my Primitive Kitty Pinkeep by Primitive Betty’s I thought I could start something new.
This is an unusual project for me, it’s all blackwork. Not something I would normally choose, or would be so excited about. But I just *LOVE* the design. It’s been calling my name ever since we got it in the shop. This is what the design looks like:
You can’t see all the details, but there are houses around the center design and it reminds me of an ancient city with a splendid garden.
So, to make things more complicated, I figured I could stitch this on 50 count fabric with handdyed Soie Surfine by Tentakulum. And despite it being tiny (I added a pair of scissors so you have an idea of how small it is), I think it is turning out lovely.
Actually you can see so much detail, that I just spotted a stitch I forgot to make under the left fence LOL. The house on the left side is the middle of the design and since it’s square it will be about 8 inches all around.
Due to the high count fabric, I don’t think I’ll be able to stitch on this at night, but I’ll give it a try next week. I hope to be able to stitch on it every Sunday and work at least two lenghts of thread (2 yards). That’s about what I did for this. One advantage of working on high count linen, you sure don’t need a lot of thread.