The stitching continues & some color confusions

Hello everyone..

Bangalore is gloomy today..sunny boy seems to be upset with the wind and the clouds pestering him and has gone into hiding. It is reported that majority of  Indians are lacking in Vitamin D, with this climate we may need to get supplements 

Meanwhile, my anchor kit experiments continue. After completing the first flowery bush, I moved on to the next. The pattern and the instructions looked fine enough. And I stitched... But as I was completing the first part, it just didn't look right. The instructions just asked for fly stitch,but  the outcome did not resemble the picture provided.In fact, it looked awful - not like flowers at all.

I've posted below the picture shipped with the kit and this was the look I expected .I tried twice - but it just didn't turn out to be that way. Then I realized - the angle of the leaves were all wrong.The marked lines which I had assumed to be of leaves were not meant for leaves. I just hate incomplete and confusing instructions!!!  Well, that was it...I picked out everything and decided to do it my way.

The leaves were stitched with fly stitch and the flowers with fly stitch and lazy daisy in the middle.The colors were changed from dark to dark+ light and finally the lightest shade at the top.You can click on the pics for a better view.

The bottom leaves were stitched with cretan stitch/feather stitch. Have you noticed that feather stitch and cretan stitch are similar? - It is just the matter of changing the angle in which we stitch and you get presumably two different stitches!!

Then came the next bunch of flowers..they were meant to be stitched with white and green with a tinge of light orange and with some purple seed beads. But they looked too dull to me.Of course, it does match with the colors specified for the pattern.

 I made them yellow and red..

And this is how the pattern looks right now. What do you think? If given a choice, which one would you go for - The original colors or a color of your preference?
Meanwhile, my soon to be nine year old has put her baby steps into the world of crocheting. She made these with a little help from me..

How time flies!! When I started blogging, Meghna was barely two years old and now in a month's time she'll celebrate her 9th birthday..
I must also say thank you to many of my friends I made here in the blogging world, who have been with me in this journey. A big thank you hug from me to all of you. If you're reading this, do please leave a comment with your blog address - my hiatus from blogging and the demise of google reader has led to the loss of several blog addresses that I used to visit. I am now trying to get used to bloglovin - but it is not as good as Reader.Sigh!!
Till we meet again,

Love,luck and sunshine,