I decided to have a go at using the embroidery threads I got in my bargain bag the other day. There was a half done embroidery already in the bag which was a picture of some pansies and there was a pattern the person had been following which looked like it had been cut from a magazine. There was a nice large colour photo on one side showing you what the pansies should look like when finished. On the piece of fabric that had been started there were quite a few pansies that hadn't yet been touched and you had the outline of the flower and petals clearly showing.
I copied one of the flower shapes onto a small piece of cotton that was originally a tablecloth and then used the colour photo to help me work out how to embroider it. I didn't copy it exactly, I used my own colour schemes. Here are some photos of the finished pansies.
I am going to cut the outer bit into squares and use them as patches for some patchwork cushions I want to make.