I am playing with my camera, trying out different settings. The actual colors are soft greens and purples and pinks. This design was stitched on cream 14-count Aida. It also uses a specialty thread: DMC Light Effects, which is a lovely metallic pinky-purple.
The finished design size is approximately 3" X 5", if you stitch the whole thing.
One of the things I'm pleased with concerning this design is how flexible it is. You can stitch the whole thing, or just the heather bouquet and leave off the borders, or even use just the words and make a little wrap to go around a mason jar, and voila, you have a little vase for your heather!
To really make the lettering pop, be sure to stitch in two strands. Other backstitch and longstitch is done in one strand.
I hope you have fun with this design. Please feel free to share your finished work. I'm happy to post it and, if you have a website or blog, link to you. Thanks for taking the time to see my design and for stopping by Fearn Abbey Needleworks blog. Please visit my Etsy shop.
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