After I posted yesterday about my sashing loss of confidence, Diane, who is always so positive, commented that if I liked it, that was the main thing. Fiona hit the nail on the head when she said that actually it didn't look too brown, it didn't look much of anything! - so I made two more strips and joined them minus sashing, the way they had been hanging on the line the day before and I think they just look so much happier.
Chrissie has very, very kindly awarded me my second Liebster which resulted in an exchange of emails that made me laugh - you can read her Liebster stories here and here.
Thank you everyone. I really do appreciate it.