Below is how mine is starting out. The flower is fine because that's the correct floss. But the doors look very dull compared to the original. You can just make out the start of the green of the leaves (under the right side of the roof) and the color is way darker than it should be. I could live with these things but the rest of the WDW threads are not very variegated, and none of the colors I have for the bird match the picture at all. It's such a pretty little piece, but I find myself not wanting to stitch on it very much. I guess the thing to do is put it away until I can afford the silks (I have to say that I like CC Belle Soie much better than Gloriana from my limited experience with it - with BS knots slip right out while I've had to give up on the Gloriana once or twice and start afresh). How often does this happen to you? Are you usually happy with the conversions offered? Or is it best to bite the bullet and go with what the designer used? Next time I'll pay more attention when I am kitting up a piece, that's for sure.
And now a Blogger question - when you make a post, do you upload each picture first or do it as you go along? The latter is always how I've done it and it's been a real pain. Today I uploaded each picture and then did the typing. Have I been a complete idiot and been doing it wrong all along? Is there a Blogger for Dummies website out there? Oh my gosh, there is!