Stitching houses on a tiny scale can be extremely tricky. I needed to start with some landmarks in the landscape, so first I stitched the roofs, then the walls.
As I am working from a photograph of a scene only ten minutes' walk from our house, I am trying to keep as close to reality as I can in the face of obvious limitations.
The thread colours cannot convey the subtlety of the different shades of green, so I am mixing threads in the hope that the eye will mix the colours to the right shade when standing a few feet away. This carries the risk of puckering the material and overworking small areas while the greater part of the landscape is still blank.
I have already managed to overwork the larger house on the left. On the photo the white walls stand out, so I thought stitching them in white would be the best approach. It wasn't.
I should have left the walls blank, as I did with the smaller house. Now I know.