I wanted the stitching to be neat and it isn't, should it be? the tension is too loose on this bit, I will be unpicking and starting again, practice makes perfect. It's lovely just handling the materials and playing around with it.
Also I think it needs a focal point so will fill the empty bits with another colour and maybe some ribbon, unpick and try satin stitch on some areas - feel free to comment and advise - it is really appreciated.
Yesterday I found treasure. This lovely vintage tablecloth was £4.50 - this is the finest cotton lawn, almost transparent and has been hand embroidered. There was an elderly lady in the shop at the time who told me she embroiders and thinks this piece is one of the best examples of hand sewing she has seen.