Yaaay the forums are back!
I've been up to a lot during that time, so I won't swamp you guys.
A new portrait is finished; Maru!
There's been a lot of small stuff stitched, like these crop magnets.
And I finally announced WHY I've been stitching so much Stardew stuff lately.
Those of you that have been following this thread for a while know that I was in the Stardew Valley beta back in the day and started stitching the sprites well before launch. Well I finally worked up the nerve a year ago to ask CA if he'd be cool with me writing a pattern book.
Aaand it's happening! I've been working nonstop on it ALL YEAR with Kari Fry and Ryan Novak of Fangamer. (You guys might know their work from the Stardew Valley Guidebook.
There's a preview up now with some free patterns: https://www.fangamer.com/products/stard ... oss-stitch
And you can sign up to be notified when we finally decide on a price/ launch date.
I am far too excited about this. I hope the popularity of Stardew will get a ton of new faces into cross stitching and help grow the nerdy cross stitch community. And maybe inspire more games to put out official pattern books once they realize there's a demand for it.