Thanks for the comments on the last post :D
I've got some more done on the puppy - all the white is now stitched, and more of one shade of brown. I hope you can see the progress; the white goes down each leg and tops the bit of paw to the right and the tail to the left.
My fabric for Mary Wigham probably won't be here until Monday or Tuesday, so I'm going to try and finish up the light brown - all the other browns are blends.
Dani - I was thinking that very thing when I decided to try this! I've been very careful counting - lol, and recounting because I'm paranoid! - but so far everything is matching up nicely. Much relief! I think it's because this pattern doesn't have a huge amount of color changes - it was prolly the best I could have chosen to try stitching this way!