I've finished the first heart so I can't resist starting my thread for this. Apparently it's best done with mostly DMC and maybe two overdyes but I've done it pretty much the other way around. I really, really love the effect that you get from the variegated threads so my finished project may be a little more abstract than some of the others but I know I'll love it.
This was my final thread and fabric selection
The fabric is Jobelan 28ct in Bone, which is a pinky brown. The threads are a mix of Threadworkx, Gentle Art, Crescent Colours and DMC.
This is the first heart. I had a moment of panic when I saw the chart/instructions as I think they assume a greater degree of competence than Abi's charts do. If I hadn't already got a fair bit of one of Abi's designs under my belt, I think I'd have given up before starting. I was ok once I worked out what I was doing. Mostly
Berwick stitch. I found this to be slightly challenging, but more that it was fiddly than anything. It has a Partial Eyelet stitch above it.
Norwich stitch. In one of the delicious Threadworkx colours. There is a version of Ray stitch in PTB round it which sparkles beautifully and there is backstitch around it. That should have been in one of the overdyes but I used a DMC substitute instead.
Lazy Daisy stitch. It took me longest to get this one right and I had to redo the first one a couple of times before I realised what I was doing wrong. I love this in the pink Threadworkx. It had more variations on Ray stitch and Eyelet stitch around it.
The beads will be going on once it's all finished as I really don't think my R&R frame will like them
Thanks for looking, and sorry this is so photo heavy.