Since the only part left is filling in some windows, and stitching the stairs, I decided to call it quits for the night
and start anew tomorrow! Right under the house there is a large grassy area, which according to the directions are to be done in satin stitch. Know how to do it, know what it's suppose to look like, but sure wish the designer had better directions, illustration, or even a picture of how she intended for it to look.
I have also left the thistle to do later! Working up my nerve, since it's all in queen stitches. Bad enough that one of the flowers called for diamond eyelight stitches when it only allowed for it to be done in four measily squares after several attempts, I think I finally got it right.
On a brighter note, may have some news to share on my next post. Not giving any hints as, I don't want to jinx it. But readers keep your fingers crossed for me!