No, this isn't the name of a new chart, don't worry. Instead, it's a blog entry dedicated to clearing up the confusion caused by erroneous symbols on the "Toil and Trouble" chart. AAAARGH!
I'd like to offer my sincerest apology to those of you who ended up with an incorrect chart when you purchased them from your needlework shop. After many emails regarding the puzzling mystery symbols, I finally figured out what happened:
After I stitched the model, I opened up the program containing the chart and made certain changes that would make the chart symbols easier to read, as well as switching around a tree color or two and filling in an empty smoke swirl that was rising from the chimney on the left side of the house.
With the changes in place, I got up from the computer to do something else, like going to buy milk for the children or something. Yes, I'm sure that's what I did... However, while I was absent from the computer, one of those lovely children decided to close the program WITHOUT saving my changes, and a few hours later I was happily copying out bazillions of charts that I assumed were correct. The rest is history.
Here are the changes I made, which will coincide with the floss key the way they were meant to:
On the left side of the house:
Tree #1 - should be a filled-in circle symbol (Gingersnap/DMC 918).
Tree #4, behind house - should be a number "1" symbol (Weathered Barn/DMC 902). Optional fill in smoke swirl with same tree color.
On the right side of the house:
Third tree in from the far right - should be a slant symbol (Dried Thyme/DMC 3011).
All stars should be filled in (in the blank spaces) with Summer Meadow.
That about covers it. Again, I'm very sorry for the confusion... I certainly hope this doesn't discourage you in your stitching of the design. If you have any other questions, I'm just an email away.