Thank you all so much for your understanding and empathy about my landscaping disaster. We live in a secluded "gated community" down here in Naples, FL, so the association Board makes the major decisions about our landscaping. That's where all of this issue started, but I'm sure even they never imagined this disaster! I'm betting once they see my neighbor's and my yard, they'll be calling the landscaping company!! Then, we'll be the ugliest homes in the neighborhood....:[ I'm only hoping everything DOES grow back even better than before....or the association will be pulling up stumps and replacing them with new, gorgeous and full plants!!!
End of saga. As DH said to me today from Warsaw, Poland (he's been on a business trip there)just don't think about it or let it upset you anymore...I'll take care of it. Okay.... :P We shall see.
This is a tip I received from one of the thread companies years ago when I had my Cabbage Rose Needlework online shop. It applies to hand-dyed threads.
The best way to distribute your thread color and variegations fully around a border is to divide the peices onto 6 different bobbins. Use a strand from each bobbin as you move around the border. You have to cut your threads originally into different sections to do this. And, you may want to use less bobbins... But, this seems to be the way to insure that you get a good stream of color throughout your border.
Gotta go now! Love and hugs, Deb