... was to start Primitive Needle's Black'd Skie. Oh, my, what a BAP! The piece is huge ... far larger than I remember: 197w x 247h. It is stitched in panels or boxes a la the HRH series. I think this officially kills any chance I might have had of completing the Crazy January Challenge of 2011 successfully. After all, there is still Allesandre Adelaide's Zucca on the list after this. Even if I decided to limit all my stitching to Tracery Dragons and Black'd Skie for the remainder of the year [a most unlikely choice, at best], I doubt I'd finish up both by year's end. And that still leaves Zucca out of the mix: another BAP, if not in size, then in complexity. But I am not nearly single-minded enough to focus solely on BAPs. I have two 2010 WIPs still in the stitching bag that I would like to have done before the close of 2011. And there's a 2011 goal to have stitched one Town Square ornament a month this year: I have five ornaments to go. I have yet to receive the JCS Halloween book for 2011 and I just know there'll be a must stitch ornament or two or three in that issue. Then, of course, there is my committment to stitch a blogaversary ornament. What was I thinking? Well, back to the details. I am stitching this on a piece of 40ct raw linen with one strand of the recommended Baroque Silks from The Pure Palette. The ridiculously tiny bit of progress you see in the photo is the product of four hours stitching! Gotta love 40ct projects!!!