|Elizabethan rose cross stitch design|
Just for the observant (and history geeks! LOL) this isn't quite a Tudor rose. The Tudor rose has a white inner rose with the red outer rose. On top of that, I just couldn't do red thistles like the book showed ... to my USA-born and raised eyes, thistle flowers should be a light purple/lavender color. The first thistle flower was a challenge, but they did get easier and faster to do.