The project I'm going to show you today was actually embroidered at the beginning of December, it seems I've got a bit of a backlog.
I was poorly with my infection and my removed teeth and I felt like embroidering. I picked a book from my groaning craft book shelf (actually I have far more than one shelf...) - Sweet Stitches from the Heart by Anne Sohier-Fournel, Agnes Delage-Calvet and Isabelle Leloup. This is a really lovely book with a mixture of cross stitch and embroidery patterns in it. I also have a similar book by some of the same authors - A Rainbow of Stitches - both are great for small projects like this one.
The flowers are embroidered with long and short shading, the yellow centres are satin stitch. The stems are, predictably, stem stitch and the leaves are detached chains. The outer heart is stem stitch too, everything else is back stitch. I painted the frame red to match, though it looks orange in this photo. This isn't a great photo - why wasn't my new year's resolution to learn to use a camera??