I'm stitching on black cashel, and it's coming together quickly. The texture and creative use of specialty stitches is amazing. Martina is a genius, but most of us knew that already. Stitching on black? Err.. count once, twice and then again before stitching. I've had to frog way more that I'm comfortable admitting. Even still, I'm enjoying this one so much, that I'm going to stitch the others in the series as well. But not on black. Perhaps a hazelnut brown or a burnt butterscotch. Well here is my progress. The colors are a little washed out. There is quite a bit of metallic shine to the border, that's completely lost below. I'll try to get better camera for the next update.