Surprisingly, the colors show better here than the actual stitching. And I'm convinced the photo on the pattern is of an entirely different sampler! The pattern calls for 32 count Vintage Meadow Rue from Lakeside Linens which was in my stash, but with only 1/2" around the design thought it wise not to use it. Pulling from that stash, I found another 32 count fabric that looked to be just a shade lighter...until I started stitching, that is. And then there's Olde Willow Threads, not my favorite. As Laurie from Corgi Cottage said, "The green is wimpy". I certainly have to agree on that one! Concerned none of the green would show, I pulled a WDW thread from the stash and mixed it in. Thank goodness for the "stash"!With all that being said, Elizabeth is still a favorite. I'm hoping gardening doesn't interfere with her continued progress. We are having a couple of 90 degree days...good reason to stitch.
What would you choose, stitching or gardening?