There really is nothing like natural sunlight to make everything seem brighter :)
I've had this particular sampler design sketched out since last summer but just can't seem to commit to a color palette. I've narrowed it down some but still have a ways to go.
I think I might just have to go ahead and begin stitching through my doubts. I think it's one of those situations where I'm talking myself out of believing I've made the right choices. After this past week a little lack in confidence is to be expected and it may have slowed me down a tad but I refuse to let it stop me all together. So keep an eye out for the first few stitches of this (as yet unnamed) sampler. With any luck you'll be seeing them soon.