But most of the colours chosen for these hearts are bright, so work well against a dramatic black. I've got a vague idea of making a bag with this long, narrow piece of needlepoint. Maybe use some velvety material and give it a gathered top. Not too sure, but I'll let the idea rattled around my (largely vacant!) mind for a while and see what happens.
The little pin cushions you can see in the photo are ones that - I hope - will turn into needlepoint kits. If I can stop being distracted by other things .... like Bake Off and a short story anthology and volunteer work and a new series of Peaky Blinders. Must concentrate. Must!