Counted cross stitch projects can be as detailed or as elaborate as a stitcher or a designer wants to make them. I have done projects that have taken months of constant stitching with a hundred different colors. I have done others that have taken just a few evenings and used only one thread color.
Today I feature three small stitched pieces all with one color of floss that I stitched to make into pillows. I specifically sought out designs that could be worked in a single color as I was trying to match the comforter and the color scheme in a bedroom. The color I chose was DMC 3740 “Dark Antique Violet” which matched some fabric I had on hand that I was going to use for the pillows.