I've done embroidery for a long time, firstly cross-stitch and then free embroidery, but I rarely use any more than 2 threads (of 6-stranded embroidery thread - normally DMC). This was a little different as large parts of the work were done in all 6 strands. And much as I love the finished look with the large flowers popping out boldly, I did not enjoy sewing it. Even after changing to a larger needle, there was a lot of stress on my hands gripping the needle to pull it through the fabric. It was good experience and it's good to know for future embroideries.
But it certainly wouldn't stop me buying more of Jessica's patterns - the instructions were well written and she has some beauties to chose from!
This is a Finish Along finish. You can find my original list here