A few thoughts I've collected and wanted to share regarding the new moon charts.
Here is a version of the ornament in the Sept/Oct 2010 JCS issue. This was stitched by Ashley, who had this luscious purpley hand-dyed fabric in her stash. It's Purple Twilight by Youthful Hands.
It would obviously work well for any "sky" colored fabric that wasn't too dark.
Ashley used GAST Pebble for the moon color, and it really brought out some nice depth. That's going to make a lovely ornament - thanks for sharing the pic, Ashley!
My buddy Mel, who likes to stitch all my charts on black, was not phased by the inability to stitch this one on black. She bounced right in with the suggestion of a Glow in the Dark moon. Awesome idea!
Now, if you haven't seen Masquerade yet, it is a new chart that has the same cat/moon thing going on with a new twist. Unfortunately, the pictures on the web are so small and the effect is so subtle, it's hard to tell. So here is another shot that gives a close up of the skim milk and the cream swirling together in the moon. I normally hate pictures so big you can count the stitches, but on some of these things it's either that or try to make you fall in love with a thumbnail.
Charts for this one will be available this weekend to those lucky shops attending market in St. Charles. The real full moon is Thursday and that is the day I start my trip there.