How's your chain stitch? I know, it can take some time to get the hang of it, so don't sweat it too much. Mine is hardly ever perfect, and it's not really a traditional chain stitch that I do (I return my needle outside the loop). But, that's cool! I'm happy with how it looks. Chain stitches take more effort to work, but they're worth it when you want some chunky lines like my "Sweet" lettering.
Looking for this pattern? It's a mashup of designs all found in this book of mine. Embroidery pattern mixy mashups are aces as far as I'm concerned.