Many people think that blended colours are scary and this pattern lets you try it out before committing to a bigger pattern with lots of blended colours. Blended colours are a lot easier than it sounds! All you need is one strand of each colour called for and use them as if they are a single colour - that's it! Nothing else, no hidden tricks or anything. As long as you are careful about which colours you grab you will be fine!
If you don't fancy making French knots with Kreinik then by all means use beads! They will make this little embroidery much sparklier.
While the pattern does call for blended colours, if you prefer you can of course always go for a non-blended version with a completely different pallet than the one given! Make it yours if you like, I'm all for it :) Please do leave a message in the comments below if you make this as I'd love to see the results!
As for the pattern... You can find that here