Does this flower remind you of one found in an oriental garden?  I must admit I had to look closely once I received the stitched sample partly because it was upside down at the time.

The members of my local needlework guild are always searching for various small designs suitable as card inserts, not always an easy task.  This pattern is a small element of one of the designs in the book Oriental Garden by Al Hannen.  It is an older soft cover book so may be difficult to find.  I believe this was one of the books we have in our guild library. 

I have mentioned before about using “elements” from larger patterns to create small samples depending on your project.  This flower could easily be repeated in perhaps four corners of a larger project.  It is really up to your imagination how you use various elements.   

The sample measures approximately 2 inches and uses colours #66 and 67 from the fall collection along with various greens.  All one strand of floss so one skein of floss will go a very long way!  It is stitched on 28 count linen.

I had problems sourcing the book but perhaps it might be available in your local guild library.

You will find both colour 66 and 67 in the SHOP.    

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