I've completed about 1/3 of Cleopatra's Cat. Click on any of the pictures to enlarge it. I chose reds that ranged from darker burgundy to lighter rust. Also, a lot of the threads are over-dyed which provides contrast within the stitched area itself. Some of the areas are empty because the thread is on order.
Here are three different areas. The stitches at the top are done with a wool, the stitches at the bottom are done in cotton and silk flosses. I am using Splendor and Waterlilies silks and am surprised how different they are from each other. I am waiting for Gloriana silk so I get to try that too!
I really like this area. I would never have guessed how a stitch like that is done.
I've been working on Circque des Cercles from Ink Circles for awhile now. Even though I'm stitching it on 25-count fabric over 1 thread, it is actually pretty easy to see and has been my to-go project but I've bumped it up to working at home because I'm so close to getting it done.