Using a single strand of Silk & Ivory color called Pesto, I worked the background leaf first in Basketweave. I then did the veins in the leaf on top of that using the packed Stem Stitch. I moved to the darkest area of the stems on the left and Stem Stitched those as well. All of the greenery is going to be worked in the packed stem stitch.
Thanks for the monogram idea to Jane, and to Judy for suggesting I do just a bud on the right, and to all who like what we came up with. Thanks to mom for agreeing it does need to be a rose, and in the future, I sure hope it looks like one!