Last night I was happily doing elongated continental on the "town in the background" on my creche scene when I decided that the steps under the door didn't look quite right. That's when I consulted the stitch guide....
Now, I had already read the stitch guide twice and written down all the colors on a post it note, but obviously that doesn't seem to be enough for me. You see Amy has this nice little diagram of the town which I had followed at first and then ignored. That is NOT a good idea. If you're going to have the sweet stitch guide you had better look at it!
This is a project that needs constant referral to the stitch guide so you don't have to rip out. Which is what I just finished doing!