I have finished the main subject of my oversized bench cover. I am now moving on to the background and then the side border. I had planned a very dark chocolate for the background, but now I am worried that I will lose the sheep to the brown. I also dyed an oatmeal which is just a tad bit brighter than the linen background. I don't care for light backgrounds, but that may end up the case with this piece. I am going ahead with the dark background to see if it will work or not. If not, oatmeal it is.