So life has me going nuts on several different fronts. First, is the border on my BBD Feast of Friendship sampler. I was determined to get the border completed on this piece before I stitched any further. (Ignore that waviness - I didn't smooth it out before I took the picture.)
There are 35 of these little acorns, each stitched in two different colors of floss that are oh so similar, yet different. Good thing they are cute!
And the BIG blue house has needed some re-painting. I started stitching with the called for flosses: Crescent Colors Blue Corn and Gentle Arts Tin Bucket and Uniform Blue. But it wasn't coming out as a blue house... it was a gray house with hints of blue... not the beyoootiful blue behemoth on the cover of the chart. Soooooo, I ripped out what I had stitched and switched to a trio of DMC blues that were more to my liking - 930, 931 and 924. To compensate for the lack of variation in the flosses I'm stitching bit and blobs randomly as I'm hoping for a blotchy look, kinda like peeling paint.
So along with this sampler driving me nuts, I'm dealing with some family issues that have me bouncing back and forth between being madder than a wet polka dot chicken, to being dumbfounded by the clueless requests of certain people regarding my older son's wedding next Spring. I think I'll concentrate on more cross stitch today to preserve my sanity.