Design: Gather The Flowers
Designer: Helen Philipps, from the book The New Cross Stitch Sampler Book
Threads: DMC as charted
Fabric: 28 count linen offcut, cream
Embellishments: Mill Hill seed beads
I have heard from Ronel that she has received this piece I stitched for a Friends Through Threads exchange, so I can now share it with you all!
I've always wanted to stitch this little piece, as I thought it was very sweet, and when I read Ronel's likes and dislikes included pansies, I went straight to the book and started pulling the threads! The chart in the book is a colour chart, and looked a bit more restrained than this - I did wonder at first what on earth I was doing, but the palette does work. I did change the lettering from black to the dark green/gray colour though, and cream stitches were replaced by beads (the model had been stitched on darker fabric). I also left off the other backstitch.
I really enjoyed working on this, and I'm so pleased Ronel likes it!