I do like stitching this design because I like the colors, the fabric and I know it will be beautiful when I finish. But I am still frustrated by all the errors in the pattern. I haven't stitched the left chimney because the model shows a line of p -- medium gray, stitched as a shadow along the edge of the roof and the pattern shows no such shadow, but just pure white for all the chimney until you get below the roof. Since there is a shadow on the chimney below the roof, but not above it I think it will look odd.
The other pattern flaw comes at the base of the tall tree. There is much more trunk against the chimney on the model than there is on the pattern. It even looks like a slightly different brown thread for the part that is missing. So you have to decide where to stitch the trunk and what to stitch it with. And speaking of the thread on the trunk, there are two small patches on the roof of that same thread. They seem to be much darker than the same patches on the model. But I think I will leave them, as the roof is certainly pretty mottled. What is still driving me crazy are the diamonds (Garnet) that are charted for the chimney pots and lots of places on the roof. I have definitely substituted for the garnet on the roof as I know that would stand out ridiculously.
So I just stitched a large part of the sky. It is easy and noncontroversial. However, I think I will move back to Hawaiian Mandala when I start stitching again. That may not be until next week. James is in San Francisco for the next few days and I have a ton of work for the convention to do while he is gone. We are also holding a pool party for the convention staff at our house on Sunday, so there is a bunch of planning for that to get done. I'll be back later.