I got quite good at doing the satin stitch for the leaves and flower petals while working on this set. They feel so neat when they are done. The stitching is so tight, it makes the flowers almost puffy, very three dimensional.I actually used the recommended colors for this kit:
DMC green #524
DMC off-white #712
DMC yellow #676
One thing I changed was those small flowers. I did them in all yellow, the pattern called for blue. I thought the fourth color detracted from the rest of the design. It is such a nice shade of yellow, too. I think I've used it on one of the other sets before...