I'm working on a large, French-style sampler called Sarabande, from Long Dog Samplers. I didn't like the colorway that was originally charted, so I changed the six original colors to varied shades of purple/lavender and teal/turquoise. The lightest lavender floss I chose is a metallic floss, and I found a beautiful white evenweave fabric with filaments of metallic lavender and turquoise threads running through it. I think the end result will be very striking.
Here's a picture of the original charted project, as well as my work in progress (WIP), with a close-up of the section I'm currently stitching.
Sarabande sampler, originally charted in shades of gray, brown, rust, and black. A bit somber for my tastes.
Overall work so far.