Stitched on 32 count white evenweave.
The words are a traditional Chinese saying which Joan Elliott used in her Wit and Wisdom book. I charted the words myself then used part of one of Joan's borders. But here's the time-saving part - only stitched the back stitch and coloured in the pink and green! Then I stitched the white and gold on top. Looks great and saved a couple of day's work.