I'm not really one to stitch small projects, but here's one I just put together for a gift. I love the way the overdyed silk works on this "Waterlily" linen. And the tassels and twisted cord in complementary DMC colors just add the right touch.
And I found this perfect print as soon as I walked into the quilting room at Angelwing NeedleArts (my LNS).
I am a retired software engineer and needlework shop owner. I'm married and currently have two pug babies, Lester and Otis. I try to stitch every day...make that I NEED to stitch every day. I also make beaded needlework accessories and sell them in needlework shops and on-line at http://tjbdesigns.etsy.com