Hi, I have stitched this beauty using DMC etamin 25ct (color #3743). I'm not going to frame it, I'm making a little bag with it and therefore I'll have to wash it from time to time, so I didn't use Crescent floss; instead I chose DMC #52. For that same reason I didn't stitch the needle and thread; they are done in staright stitches and I was afraid that they got damaged when I keep the bag on my purse. It's a small design but I wanted it to be even smaller because I'll use the bag for my cell phone or my ipod so I stitched it one over one. I hope you like it.