life is a beautiful ride

Life Is A Beautiful Ride

I have a friend who lives in the USA but is from Scotland. When the pandemic began, she was overwhelmed and depressed thinking she'd never get to see her family again. Her favorite activity is cycling.
I found the pattern "Blossoms & Spokes" by Cotton Street Commons and decided to make 3D flowers to fill the basket. I researched flowers from Scotland and created patterns to represent them; the thistle, poppies, and forget-me-nots among the bouquet.
Simple satin stitch applique is the base of the picture. The finished size is 54 x 70.