Rachel and I both had decided to start some Whispered by the Wind charts, and we both had In the Gloaming, so we started with that one:
If you're read Rachel's post, you'll already know this wasn't the simple start with few colours we imagined.
I had started by stitching a black crow on the Friday evening, April 4th:
stitched 2 over 2 on PTP Mirage, called for fabric with DMC 310
Before I started stitching Saturday, I heard from Rachel that the called for colours seemed awfully dark and brownish, not the yellows shown in the photo of the chart. I checked my kit and had a yellow conversion, so tried that and sent a photo to Rachel.
She had already checked the colours and didn't think they'd work, I thought I'd give it a shot and see if it looked better stitched. Naturally, she was correct and it was just a little too bright. Rachel came up with another combo, so I tried that as well after frogging all of the above except the lightest 3866 and 728, one of the conversion colours.
Our next combo was 3828, 422 and 728.
This was okay, but the 422 and 3828 were quite close. So Rachel tried 738 for the 2nd darkest colour and that seems like it will work better. I'm debating about when to switch, right after this upper triangle bit, or after the darker "ruffled" edge on the mausoleum. I'll figure it out.
I hope your weekend stitching was more successful and had less frogging than ours!