Although I was almost pot mitted out when I made stacks last year, I was asked to make a pair for a friend at work. "What kind?" I asked. "Pink," she replied.
Instead of using scraps from the basket I cut into my nicer piles of colour and was much happier with the result.
She was so happy, she asked for 2 more green/blue ones.
I had to make 2 sets because I wasn't sure if she would like the darker ones.
Thanks for all your advice on the + x blocks. Your thoughts and ideas have encouraged me to keep going. In fact I'm going to start cutting as soon as I have some coffee and chocolate while doing the crosswords. It's Sunday after all.