Oh dear - so much for stitching every day! My house has turned into a B&B for teenagers and there seems to be little time for myself.
I received a bunch of heather from one of the many visitors. It was gathered from the moors on a walk to Top Withens. Little fly stitches worked in columns seemed to be the right kind of stitch for the purple flower spikes.
I have not been entirely idle over the last couple of weeks - I have rented a studio space in a nearby mill. It is a white box that I'm quickly filling with my stash, but it has provided an opportunity to display my work and surprise, surprise, it actually forms a cohesive body!