well, i hadn't stitched much in awhile. been itching to, but every time i sat down to stitch, just wasn't feeling it. not inspired. but finally picked up the needle again. wanted to start off with something maybe kinda simple. so i went with this from the Around the World set of patterns from Stitcher's Revolution. Love the way it turned out. went with blackwork, or at least all black if this isn't actually blackwork, mostly cause i didn't want to choose colors. lazy, yes. but i like it. i plan on doing one for germany and uk soon, to kind of comemorate my august 2011 trip.