These days it seems like I hit some kind of roadblock with every project I pick up. Today it's Maria - although I have been making very slow progress, last night I finished the spray of flowers I was working on and moved on to some more satin stitch, which goes much faster. However, I realized after stitching the vine that the silk that was in my kit that should be used for the leaves is much too dark. For the online class Margriet is using a different color (one shade lighter) and it looks totally different from what I have. I was going to just use what I have but I looked at the chart more carefully and there are several places that this color is used where it's next to other very light greens - the darker shade that I have just won't look right in those spots. So, now I'm on a hunt for some 3422 - hopefully Margriet will have some that she can send me. That didn't stop my progress, however, I just moved on to another area of the sampler. If it's sunny I'll try and take another progress photo tomorrow and post it.
The basketball/stitching plan worked only slightly better this weekend - Friday's game was too close for me to actually stitch during the game and today I did stitch but the game was a total blowout. Although the Badgers won't be playing, next weekend should have some interesting matchups. They don't call it March Madness for nothing!