This is the "Long Flowers Panel" from Sandra Whitehead's book Celtic, Medieval and Tudor Wall Hangings in 1/12 Scale Needlepoint. I liked it very much from the photo in the book, but I like the real thing even better -- the colors are a little deeper and richer in person. These colors are exactly the same DMC floss as recommended, except that I chose a slightly earthier cream than the ecru -- the palest shade, in the centers of most of the flowers.
This piece was a bit of a challenge, as I could not get 24-count evenweave canvas at Michael's, not even for ready money, so I got 28-count instead -- even finer, of course. My finished piece is thus 3.8 x 10 cm with the edging. I had trouble seeing it sometimes, even with two (!) pairs of glasses on. I'm not entirely pleased with my stitching, though a light pressing did wonders for the evenness. I missed a lot of stitches and had to go back and put them in one at a time, and I made two glaring-to-me mistakes, one in picking up the lighter blue instead of the darker, and the other in not noticing that the twisted-rope border became grey-brown for a moment, not black -- I left the blue where it was, as I couldn't face picking it out at that stage, but I stitched over the black mistake with the grey-brown, which was only partially successful, as the black does "bleed" through a bit. (Probably the blue would have been all right if I'd stitched over it, since it is two shades of the same color -- I was concerned about it being too thick at this fine gauge, but the black/grey-brown bit seems fine.) But I am so utterly charmed by the piece that it doesn't matter that much.
Whitehead suggests finishing by folding the edges of the canvas and backing it with a piece of light cotton. I used another method with more finished edges, though, following Janet Granger's excellent tutorial on miniature wall-hangings -- this uses a whipped edging. Since my piece was so narrow, I decided not to cover the back with iron-on interfacing, as Granger does, and simply enclosed it with the turned edges of the canvas (judiciously dabbed with Fray-Check). My whip-stitching is also rather amateur -- oh, I see one long stitch! -- but again, the piece is so charming that I am quite delighted with it anyway.
(I still have to add hanging loops to the top. Next time I might try mitering the corners of the hem.)
A kit of this piece can also be found, as the "Tudor Long Panel", on Whitehead's website, Knighttime Miniatures. There are a number of other interesting pieces in the book -- many of which are also available as kits from the website -- all original designs based on mediaeval and Tudor sources, mostly "tapestries" for the miniature setting. The charts come in both color and symbol versions, which I find very handy, as I seem to work better from the symbol charts, but the color ones give a good overview of how things will come together.
Yes, I am planning an Elizabethan doll's-house ...!