In this tiny little finish (3 x 2 inches) there are no less than 14 different types of stitch. How many can you see / name? No prize, just the satisfaction of being a sharp-eyed clever clogs!
I stitched it on a piece of 32 count evenweave I got from the LNS before it closed. It is quite a loose weave so not a Murano. The greens are from my bits bag and the pink is a hand-dyed from Oliver Twists. I have had it for ages and never used it. It is quite subtle for a hand-dyed, not much variation but perfect for this. The frame has been languishing in my stash chest for approx 12 years just waiting for this design. I bought it at the Olympia Cross Stitch Show.
"Smokin' Needles" is an expression lots of us use from time to time. Someone told me in Germany they say "glowing needles" (I think) so I wondered what other expressions do you know in other languages? And Yes - Australian and American are other languages as far as I'm concerned (heeheehee).
Thank you to everyone who came up with suggestions for the Raspberry Fairy. I hadn't thought of white/cream but will do a floss toss and try them out. Thanks for your help.