I fell in love with one of Vickey Brickle-Macky’s designs, the Celtic Blessings Sampler II, when I met her at a local fair. I’m doing it on pinkish linen (I think Zweigart calls it “apple blossom”) rather than the mossy green she calls for in the design. The design uses a lot of the Caron Wildflowers line, as well as DMC’s flower thread. The shading you get with them really makes the design much more attractive than it looks on paper! That’s my excuse for including the close-up of the detail in the lettering. As you can see from the picture on the left, I’ve gotten most of the lettering and a little of the top border done. The finished piece will have a lot more border on top and bottom.