As you can see, the Jasmine is a lovely light shade of lavender. The Tea Rose that I'm using is a little too pink and a little too bright. So out it comes. I will, however, keep the yellow Willow, since it's pretty damn close to the called-for Daisy. I'm sorry to disappoint y'all who commented that the pink was fine, but I feel that I must make this change for the sake of stitchy harmony here in SpinsterVille.
(You know, it occurs to me that if I put half of the mental effort that I use in fretting over stitchy dilemmas into world issues, I might actually be able to come up with a plan for peace in the Middle East. Q-snaps for everybody!)
After all of that fretting, I just didn't have it in me to start ripping out the pink, so I rummaged around in my basket and came up with this:
Woo Hoo for a little crewel happy dance! This took about five hours to stitch and it was easy breezy and very satisfying. I have one more kit like this (I think it's daisies). I also have all of Katherine's patterns in iron-on transfers, so that BAP in crewel just might become a reality after all. Either way, it was lovely to play with on a Wednesday evening:
Back to the laundry! I've unsheathed my sword and I'm going to slay this beast if it's the last thing I do today! If I'm not back in a day or so, please send provisions. (You know...stitching, a meal or two, Stewey, and a hunky British chef would be just perfect.)