Now that my shiny new lightbox has arrived, I have NO EXCUSE not to start on my brother's wedding pressie.
It needs to be doable by October, and I've chosen silk shading, though I'm tempted to add a bit of Goldwork.
I've found these three books in Terese Dillmont's Broderie en Passe (which is in the public domain and can be found along with many other stitchin related treasures in the Antique Pattern Library http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/completelist.htm and downloaded for free!
Here are the options
I rather like the symmetry of this one
But I think my brother and his new wife might prefer this one.
This one is currently my third preference, though it started as my first.