The pattern is called "English Goldwork Heart 1" and was a correspondence course from ANG.
Steps so far: - I placed the heart in the center and back stitched the heart outline.
- I laid in the outer gold coffering
- then placed three layers of felt padding
- the last step I was able to complete was laying in the gold ribs or spines
Project to date:
Now to the SURPRISE!! Dear, sweet Vickie from A Stitcher's Story, sent me this bookmark she stitched. It's done in beautiful blues (my FAVORITE COLOR!), with a William Morris design on the front: