I know there are some of you stitchers and shops who like to know supply lists in advance. I don't know quantities yet, but here is what I've selected for silks/fabric:
Gloriana: Antique Black (Florimell), Vanilla (Silk)
Au Ver a Soie 1814, 3723, 2212, 1845, 3812
Needlepoint Silk 901, 224
Fabric is 32 count Vintage Light Exemplar (Lakeside Linens). Stitch count is 340 by 290, so you'll need a pretty big piece.
To pre-answer some of your questions:
No, I don't know how long it will take my model stitcher to finish this (you can encourage her by placing comments on this blog post, though). But the chart is finished ... I'll be waiting on the picture of the finished piece and thread amounts for my key.
No, I don't know what reproduction I'm going to tackle next, but I'll let you know on the blog when I've decided.
Yes, you can pre-order the chart and/or supplies. I already have my Lakeside Linen on order, and will be ordering my silks soon. Access Commodities and Gloriana will be getting calls from me, so they know to stock up on these colors.
Yes, I will be doing a conversion to DMC floss (as always).
The kittens are all well and happy. Isabelle's kitties are getting big...and fat. I'm having to take them out at least once a day to make them crawl around (or they'd be happy to just park their keesters and let mom do all of the work.) But they are VERY sweet, and I'll take some pictures to post. They are ADORABLE and SO NICE. Isabelle is amazing.
The other bunch I took in on Friday have been named: Violet, Charlie and Willie (Wonka). They had to go to the vet for tummy aches this week, but they're feeling much better, and finally getting adjusted to "not mother's milk." They are VERY active, strong, SMART kittens. They are already playing, stalking, pouncing, and following simple commands (or just following my voice.) This all in spite of the fact that they are so small the vet had to weigh them on the reptile scale (Violet weighs just 200 grams...seven ounces!)
Also, don't forget that if you're participating in my fund raiser, I need your check by the first. Otherwise, I'll have to sell your packet to someone else. The new cat equipment is on order for the shelter and will be delivered around May 18th. I am VERY excited, and VERY proud of you guys and my faithful industry friends who chipped in to help us make something great happen.
Until next time...happy stitching!