Okay, first I finished painting all the background very dark so that the navy threads will cover them. It really makes the focal pop now doesn't it.
Next, I used 3 plies of the navy Impressions and 6 plies of the navy Splendor and started working the Willow stitch. The background still shows through! Aarrgghh!
I am going to rip this all out again. I cannot...read... will not put another coat of paint on top of this canvas, so OMG I am going to take a black magic marker and color over the background one more time.....don't tell the needlepoint police!
P.S. I just read Jane in Chilly Hollow.......LOL! Jane is doing the same thing!!