When Krista introduced Calliope's Meadow, I must have ordered the kit immediately. It's just so lovely, and I really liked the Arts & Crafts vibe of the design. It reminds me so much of wall stencils I've seen in historic Craftsman homes. It fascinates me how the traditional Greek embroideries seem to echo throughout time.
Anyhow, I have a special project in mind, so I needed to make a few changes to the dimensions of the design and while I was at it, I added yellow flowers:
The colors are what came with the kit, except for the yellow flowers, but those colors are in the Avlea palette: DMC 676 (the light gold) and DMC 832 (the golden olive backstitching). For my project, I needed a somewhat smaller design area, so I reduced the width by simply stitching 5 large carnations across in lieu of the 7 in the chart. I also needed to make it ever so slightly shorter, so I deleted two stitches (4 threads) between the outer border and the inner design area.
I believe I started stitching this a week ago, so I'm hoping to finish in the next couple of weeks. I'm in no hurry, though, because this design is a pleasure to stitch!