The first thing I worked on had lots and lots and lots (and omg! lots) of little black cross stitches that looked something like this:
Unfortunately, since it's a surprise for a friend, I can't show you the whole shapely thing but suffice it to say, there is lots (and lots and lots) more blackness than pictured above. By the time I finished all the black -- I needed some
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sooo, I switched to the Tulip Sampler and finished all the green blocks (granted, most of the time I was stitching with one color, ie, green -- but at least it was a change from black -- it's the little things that make life exciting, don't you agree?)
I switched out the colors and am going for a different look than the traditional Christmas one. So far, so good. If you want to participate in Carole's SAL, I think you have until the end of the month to join.
Have a good one!
Oh . . . . and thanks for all the comments on Eek! Those guys really crack me up! I may have to stitch them for myself as well.