I'm so, so, so happy this stitch is finished! I started this little project a very long time ago, so far back that I don't even remember when. I think probably more than ten years. It was a little kit from France titled Alphabets. I can't even recall where I bought it, which is unusual for me not to remember. It is extremely tiny, it is 16 threads per centimeter, so I think that it is maybe 60 count. I tried to figure it out with the conversion, but I'm not sure. I was just basing it on other projects I have done. I started stitching it, and it seemed to be okay. The kit came with only a few strands of a red silk thread, so I was trying so hard not to make a mistake because I had never stitched with silk before, and I didn't want to not have enough thread. I did end up having trouble stitching this small one over one. It is very challenging on the high count linen! I did end up restarting it several times, and running out of the thread. Someone I used to know gave me a skein of Gloriana Threads Tudor Silk in a color Schoolhouse Red. It was a a really nice match, and I think it may have even been the same color that came in the kit. I did okay on this until I had to stitch the second bird, then a mistake happened, and I just couldn't seem to stitch it correctly. I also had the letter 'a' to do, and a little bit of the border on one end. I'm not sure what made me pick it up a few nights ago, but I just decided to be finished. It feels so good that it is done, and I'm going to make it into a mini pin cushion. More soon!