Another thing is that I'm not sure if the Ackworth motifs work as a border for this design. Possibly the scale is too big and a smaller, simpler border, like the one for "Bienvenue," would work better. So it may be "back to the drawing board" for this one. (Maybe I should redesign this as a Quaker sampler?)
fabric - 32ct sandstone linen
thread - WDW "Merlin"
alphabet - Times New Roman from yarntree.com
border - Quaker motifs from The Pattern Book by Jacqueline Holdsworth, Needleprint