This was a freebie design by Tracy Riffle, Hands to Work. Isn't it wonderful when all the elements of a needlework piece come together? The design, the linen, and the fibers all working together complementing each other and bringing out the best in the each other. And . . . there have many times when things do not work together. I am just hopeful, I make those discoveries before to much stitching as been done. One day soon, I will be brave enough to share some of my needlework disasters.
A fourth element of a needlework piece for me is the framing or finishing. I am very blessed to have a framer and finisher who have an eye for selecting "just the right frame" or "just the right backing fabric and trim."