I finished another ornament before IHSW for the Halloween ornie SAL. The subject for March is owls/crows. I picked a pattern from the 2013 JCS Halloween issue that caught my eye the very first time I saw it. But because it's on black fabric, I hesitated to stitch it. However, I reasoned that since it's small I would try stitching it anyway ... Owl-O-Ween from Blackberry Lane Designs.
He's on a 28 ct black even weave using mostly DMC threads. I was originally going to stitch him 2 over 2 but was having problems seeing so switched to 1 over 1 with better success. I'm not sure why this works but I'm learning that 1 over 1 with my magnifier often works better for me. I prefer a long stitch on the back so the threads don't disappear on the front.
Amazing ... that's 2 projects on black fabric now. I guess it's not so bad after all.