According to my blog I started this around the 9th July so it's taken about three months which isn't bad as there is a lot of stitching on it, all hand stitched. I've used a variety of stitches including - back stitch, running stitch, chain stitch, stem stitch, French knots, couching, fern stitch, satin stitch, blanket stitch. It's stitched on a light cream linen with two strands of white stranded cotton. The photos don't look great, I may try taking some more in different lighting conditions.
Normally I would draw my own pictures but I took a fancy to a page in a colouring book - Secret Garden by Johanna Basford
Wondering how I transferred the image?
I enlarged the image on the computer then printed the design on Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy [over more than one sheet] which you stick to your fabric then stitch on top of it. I did find that it started lifting at the edges so I put running stitches around the edge and that sorted that problem. Because it is sticky the needles got sticky and I had to regularly clean them.
Then the fabric was rinsed, washed and ironed.
I did notice while taking the photos there was one tiny spot of black left. grr
I'm joining in the party at Simply Neutrals Tuesday, if you want to see more work in neutrals take a look here