Here are the two Jane Philpott samplers side-by-side at last. Wow! Of course the pictures don't do them justice. They are wonderous. The colors are so great. I was going to stretch the reproduction, but remembered I have to take it home and put the snake in. I hadn't decided how to graph it. Jane's is satin-stitched, so I decided to put in lines to help with satin stitching, but also put in cross stitch placement for those who would rather stitch it that way. Ssssss! What do you think? (Just click on the picture above to make it larger.) Chris did an absolutely fabbo job stitching this one -- it's a stunner, and she did a good job protecting it from drool at her various stitching functions/retreat. Thanks Chris! You're one in a million!
If you want to be on the auto, the silks are here, and I have a bunch of the fabric and more on the way. I will try to ship pre-orders out before market -- will depend on how the rest of the fabric comes in (slowly or quickly.) Of course if you're among the first to sign up...you're golden.
Oh, one more note. Three of the birds have bead eyes (two tiny turquoise and one black). I decided to include the beads with the graph, so everyone doesn't have to try to run them down. I found some teenie tiny turquoise beads online, so I'm hoping they'll work... :D