Yesterday, I managed to get the embroidery work completed for the second of my set of black blocks with white embroidery hearts. These are the embroidery stitches I used:
Main Heart - 3 rows of Split Stitch
Fan - Stem Stitch w/Straight Stitch "stars"
Top Seam - Chain Stitch, Detached Chain Stitch, French Knot
Bottom Seam - Straight Stitch, Herringbone Stitch, French Knot
The seams were free-handed using my templates to mark the base; and are not exactly like the original drawing design reflects.....which is fine with me.
Here is my design if you'd like to give this heart a try.
I think that this is a good design to modify and make your own. Some ideas: Use one line for the heart shape, change the seams to include some you already like to stitch, replace the "stars" in the fan blades with swirls or flowers...really, this could be very versatile...and tons of fun!