Thank you for you comments on my Bargello Fantasy the overdyed threads I used were Needle Necessities however any stranded cotton that a very subtle pale blue could work, I suggest that you get a skein of each of the DMC and then lay an overdye skein of blues across them to see how they look. The NN overdyed skein looks as if its hardly got any variation in it at all and you could do the piece without using an overdyed thread and it would still look nice.
I changed mine slightly compared to the original pattern but nothing too drastic
I left a message somewhere for you, but you may not have got it. Can you please contact me via email regarding your offer to help organise a show for my linen collection. I want to have a meeting soon with everyone who has expressed interest, but if I can’t contact you, it’s not much good going ahead. Unless you have changed your mind – just let me know one way or the other.