So, here's my finished valentine for this year, stitched up from the freebie pattern on my website:
I really thought I was going to do a "winter white" valentine on the red canvas. But then I was browsing through a magazine and saw this red and gold cup and saucer.
And I thought, "Ooooooh, wouldn't a gold valentine look scrumptious on that red canvas?"
So, I pulled some red and gold threads and started stitching right away.
And, in my typical tweeky designer way, I made a few modifications to the original graph as I was stitching.
Check out my heart pattern - Version 2 - on my website, if you want to stitch another heart with a slightly different pattern from the first version.
Oh, and if you want to try a PINK version of the valentine, I'll offer you this magazine photo as inspiration!
(Can't you just see a "winter white" valentine on pink canvas, with just a touch of soft pink metallics?!? Oh, YUM, another deliciously fun idea....)