It took a few different stitches and also thread choices, but we have a decision! I auditioned several stitches in the bottom border, which I have now pulled out. I also teetered between a white background and the pink. The pink will soften the bright red too. The darning heart pattern is worked in pink perle to add a little irony to the saying! I am counting through the wording as well. This background make take a while!