I love the colour of this motif, it is a bit tricky to get the colour accurate on the photo, but it actually has a hint of Plum in it and isn't as red as it seems. The DMC color variations give very subtle colour changes, which I love. I predict that I will be using them again in the future :)
Mary made some spectacular mistakes - I have decided not to freak out about them and to enjoy the 'reproduction' part, but it took some constraint to not start fixing some of the mistakes!
From an absolutely freezing Cape Town, happy stitching!