This is a bit of a test to see if blog posts work well in the shop too 🙂 I’m a bit of a waffler, so bear with me!
I had the absolute privilege of being a stitcher on the Crafty Kitten Stitching Retreat this last weekend (5th/6th/7th June 2015) and had an amazing time.
I’ve met face to face people I considered good friends over the past few years on Facebook, met some new ones too! Drooled over some amazing WIPs (I really need to start a Chatelaine one of these days!), bought some new fabric (well, one must!), a chart and threads to go with it, and started a new WIP myself.
At the moment, I seem to be stitching other designer charts – this is I think mostly down to the fact I spend so long analysing pieces of art for their colour balance, tweaking them and then doing the whole conversion thing, that I don’t want to stitch them when I’m done, no matter how much I love the art.
So my current WIP (started at the retreat) is AAN‘s Foresta Magicka, stitched on a ltd edition fabric called “Retreat to the Country” by Crafty Kitten, and using 6 of Thread Pickerz amazing silks. I’ll post the colours when I’ve worked out what my missing two are – I bought them at the retreat so didn’t write down the colour names, but one is an amazing brown that goes from a reddish brown to a greenish one, and picks up all the other colours I’m using too. Perfect for the trunks of the trees.
This is what I managed to do at the retreat, but like all AAN charts, it’s working up really beautifully and quick, so I expect to have an update before too long!