the blackwork pattern is stitch in old gold silk and in this case forms a damask like pattern
and don't you just love it when a photo is upside down and nothing you do manages to turn it over.
I have enjoy the hearts so much and there are so many lovely designs out there so I have made my personal challenge for this year, ... hearts in as many different embroidery techniques as possible.
The guild here is stitching My Italian Love affair as their monthly projects, so I must share with you the rest of the pieces I stitched .. here is the Punto Antico piece. I love this work and over the years have stitch many pieces using this technique.... more to share when I have uploaded the photos.
To all who visit my blog, very best wishes for the new year, may it be blessed with many stitching hours.