Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Owl In Poppy Field (Page 4 Done) by Gizzimomo

Hey everyone!

Another page on Annya Kai's Owl In Poppy Field is done..... four pages down but still load to go!

I love how this one is coming along, such lush colours!

See you soon,

Monday, April 7, 2014

Mini Lily of the Valley

Hi everyone,

My name is Lauren and I am a cross stitch blogger from Australia. 

I have just joined this site as a buddy and am very excited about it. I am currently stitching HAED "Mini Lily of the Valley" by Rachel Anderson.

Here is a link to my blog if you would like to follow me www.laurenstitches.blogspot.com

If you are wondering how I am stitching this:

Project Info:

Fabric: 25ct. Evenweave Magic Guide - White

Floss: DMC 

Stitched: 1 over 1

I've been stitching quite a bit over the past two days and I wanted to show you my progress. The last 10x10 square I did today took me all day…literally. It was confetti madness!

As of 1/4/14 (Page One Progress)

As of 2/4/14 (Page One Progress)

I have now completed a total of 2300 stitches! I for one am pretty proud of that :) 

Let me know if you like my progress. I hope all of your projects are coming along nicely.

Happy stitching!

Lauren xx

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Progress on Touching the Hem of God

Progress as of April 2014.  I am stitching full cross over one thread on 25 ct lugana.

Friday, March 14, 2014

QS Mermaid star, Arantxa

Hello, how are you? I want to teach as advancing my mermaid ...

Every time I like haed embroidery!!! kisses Arantxa

World Travel Book Shelf Update

Exactly one month after starting, I've completed the first page (and a little of page 11 - the dancer). Stitched on Lugana 28count, one over one, full crosses.  Love stitching this one.  No time for boring…. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

SK White Nine Fox (Page 2 Done) by Gizzimomo

Hi Everyone!

Long time no see! I've been busy stitching but it's all been non-HAED stitching since just after Christmas but the HAED stitching is now back in rotation and I have just finished Page 2 on SK White Nine Tail Fox by SPML!

Stitched on 28 count Sky Blue evenweave, 1 over 1 (metallics 2 over 1).

It's coming together nicely!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Giraffe Silhouette by Annya Kai update 3/10/14

Been working a lot on one of my non HAEDs but the last two weeks have been busy with this one which is soooooo much fun too stitch, despite it being one of the most confetti full designs I have done. As a reminder, I am tent stitching 2 over 1 on 28ct Lugana white. Pages 1 - 4 (the whole first row) are completed.

This is what it should like like:
 This is how far I have gotten.
Page 3 was easy since it is about 1/3 of the tip of the nose in the lower right corner.  Page 4 was even easier since it is 4 columns with no stitching at all.  Despite some weird counting problems in one of the 10 x 10 squares which I never quite figured out but think I did an okay job of fixing or at least hiding,  I am pleased with how it is turning out.  I have several more Annya Kai designs in my stash and I have a feeling there will always be one in my WIP list.

Thanks for looking.


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Dreams of Gaudí - Week 195

21 pages out of 72 are complete! Now comes the usual one-week break, then I'm gonna start the next confetti-heavy page with renewed strength :)))

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

New HEAD buddy first post

Hi. My name is Leslie and I'm a new buddy here. I work as an administrator in higher education and I use cross stitching as a stress reliever (along with knitting and writing mysteries). You can find more of my work on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/reitkunst/ - feel free to look through my photos.

This first photo is of a new project: Freebie Trick or Treat by Randall Spangler. It shows a witch riding a broom in front of the moon overtop a house. I'm using 32 ct natural linen and DMC thread, 2 over 2. So far I have completed 374 stitches since February 27th. If you like this one it is still listed as a free chart.


This next photo is of the White Nine Tail Fox (SK) by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law. She's one of my favorite artists and I've been collecting many of her patterns from HAED. I'm using 32 ct white linen with DMC thread. I started this one during 2012 and finally getting back to it. I"m hoping being a HAED buddy will help me to finish some of these.

This third photo is my oldest HAED project. It is The Hermit by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law. This is my progress from 2007 when I last worked on it. While I'm used to working with big patterns (Mirabilia is another favorite designer) I just couldn't get my mind to work around the type of stitching to finish this one. I decided to start on a couple of others and see what happens. White 32 ct linen and DMC thread. 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Daisy Offerings WIP Update - 3-2-2014

100_9089 - Daisy Offerings - HAED - Sandra Kuck - 3-2-2014
Daisy Offerings - HAED - Sandra Kuck.  I made a little bit more progress on
this one.  I am still on Page 3 - I have one more column to do on this and than
this page will be completely finished.  There are 36 Pages to this Pattern. 
I am stitching this on 18 Count White Charles Craft Material 2 x 1 Full Cross
Stitch using DMC Threads. 
I am still stitching the background on this. 
Thanks for looking
Linda Klinedinst

World Travel Book Shelf

Started two weeks ago the regular chart on lugana 28ct.  Full crosses 1x1.  Lovely colors and so amusing to stitch…. love it!

Monday, February 24, 2014

WIP Photo - A Mothers Kiss A Fathers Touch - Progress 2-24-2014

100_9087 - A Mothers Kiss A Fathers Touch - Designer - HAED - Schim Schimmel - 2-24-2014
A Mothers Kiss A Fathers Touch - HAED - Schim Schimmel. 
I am stitching this on 25 Count White Lugana 1 x 1 using Full
Cross Stitch. 
The Right Side Edge that you see - that is the end of Page 1.  Now
I am stitching going down on Page 1.  I am stitching two rows at the
same time going all the way across. 
The Blue Star that is not quite finish...this has tons of Confetti Stitching
in it and I am taking my time and stitching this a little bit each day until
I have this one finish - the Blue Star that is. 
That is all for now....
Have a Great Stitching Week
Take care
Linda Klinedinst

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Florence - Sweet paw - Irina Garmashova 1/20

Hello, Here is my new model Irina Garmashova "sweet paw." It is 350 x 350. I embroider in one thread on the ecru Aida 7 points.
Here is the first page of finite

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Florence - Water dragon 17/42

Hello, Here is the update on my dragon. This is the 17th page completed.
soon Florence

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Dreams of Gaudí - Week 192

It's nice to finally work on a page with big patches of blue instead of confetti :)

Friday, February 14, 2014

mini Shiver Meow Timbers by Melissa Dawn

I started this about 1 1/2 years ago and it will eventually be a gift for my son.  It is a lot of fun to stitch, especially now that I have more of the kitty's face (Can a fierce pirate be a kitty?) and the beginnings of the skull and crossbones on his wings.  I have finally completed two pages with a little bit on page 3 and a little bit on page 5.  As a cross country stitcher it drives me nuts to have only a few stitches continued on the next page and not stitch them.

   This is what it should look like:
      And this is what I have done:
Thanks for looking


Florence - Water dragon 16/42

Hello, Here is the 16th page 42 finished embroidering.
Happy Valentine's Day to all

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Beauty and the Beasts

On the last row of this magical design by Selina Fenech.  Hope you like it as much as I do…. Stitched on Lugana 28.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Florence - Water dragon 14/42

Hello, Here is the 14th page of embroidered "water dragon". I still love this model.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Update Magnificent Wings and Berry Branches

Here are my updates 

Magnificent Wings:
I am really making progress on her. She is my focus piece this year and I want to make a lot of progress on her or I will toss her out. She needs to go towards a finish. At least I want to finish the top two rows this year but I would be happier if I finished the top three rows though that might be a bit ambitious. :) :

last time: 
stitched on 25 cnt black lugana, 1 over 1, full crosses


Mini Berry Branches:
I want to finish Berry Branches this year.

last time:
stitched on 18 cnt white aida, 2 over 1, full crosses


Happy stitching, Lonneke

Friday, January 31, 2014

Florence - Little friends 8/24

Hello, Here is a new page which closes the 8th column. We finally see his ear. rendering is beautiful and I find you??
Soon, I take my water dragon to a new page. Florence

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

QS Mermaid Star, Arantxa

first page completed!!!

Fish Juggler

Today I finished page 4 of The Fish Juggler by Randal Spangler. I'm loving how this is coming along.
Happy stitching,

Sent from my iPad

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Heather by Demeter83

Another page of Heather has made an appearance. I do love working on her, and as she's tented she stitches up so quickly! She's gone away again for a while to work on other projects for a while, but I never manage to resist her for long.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Florence - Water dragon 13/42

Hello, I finished a new page, the 13th. Another page and the second column is finished, I could finally start the third column, or that I could finally embroidery elf, I'm impatient.
A soon. Florence

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Little Bear Lane by Dennis Lewan

I started this in June 2013 but put it down to do some other stitching I am back at it now.


I am stitching it on 25 count 1 over 1

Sue Reashore

My 2014 start

I thought I'd share my progress on my 2014 start. This is Tale of the Red Swans by Aimee Stewart and it will be an absolutely gorgeous finish. However, at this moment this is four partial pages of green shmush! However it's been lovely to work on!
Stitched on 25 count, 1 over 1, full crosses

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

WIP Update - A Mothers Kiss A Fathers Touch - 1-22-2014

100_9072 - A Mothers Kiss A Fathers Touch - HAED - Schim Schimmel - 1-22-2014
A Mothers Kiss A Fathers Touch - HAED
Designer - Schim Schimmel
25 Count White Lugana 1 x 1
DMC Threads
The circle that you see...that is stitched with Dark Blue Thread - it is not black thread.  You can't hardly tell the difference between the two of them.  This is still part of the Sky yet and it is stitched with black thread except for the circles.  The First circle that you see which is completely finished...that is part of the sky and it is done in the browns...it is a star I think. 
Thanks for looking....enjoy....
Happy Stitching
Linda K

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Florence - Little Friends 7/24

Hello, Here is the 7th page embroidered on this cute cat for my daughter Pauline.
A soon. Florence

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Dreams of Gaudí - Week 189

Another page finished... number 20 out of 72! And I have another fast, nice, blue, cloudy page coming up! :)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Amulet and Emmaline - Lesley Ivory - Update

It hasn't been that long since I posted an update so I'm hoping I remember how to do this.  In between all kinds of crazy things (squirrels chewing holes so they can nest in my chimney and assorted other things) I have stayed warm by stitching on this afghan (Cat Afghan 18 ct Charles Craft Alphabet Afghan, though no alphabet) with either cat (or both cats) on my lap to help me stay warm.  I actually did quite a bit on this one.  Almost all of page 4 and page 5, which is just 3 columns wide.  In terms of stitches its about a full page.                        
                            This is a closeup of what I was able to do so far:

                             This is the whole piece so far:

This is one of the most fun cross stitch designs I have ever done.  Each square of the quilt is like its own little finish and it is hard to put it away, though other pieces and projects start to get very loud.  Now I am off to work on "Burden" which is the Lord of the Rings design that I restarted a year ago.  Trying to catch up to where I had been.

Thanks for looking.


QS White Cat

Another week on Ruth Sanderson's QS White Cat.
Tent stitch 4 over 1 on 20ct

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Florence - Water dragon 12/42

Hello, Here is a page more complete. The dragon's head is almost finished now. Many confetti for the dragon and also a lot of black above the head of the dragon part, it did me good to embroider a single color.
Stay tuned for the next update Florence

QS Spring Luna Bookmark

New update of my Bookmark from a QS.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Face 90

Un buen comienzo de año termine mi Face 90 de Jasmine Becket-Griffith, la hecho en aida 18 y no pensaba que iba a quedar tan BONITA!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mi blog: http://creacionesenpx.blogspot.com.es/

Gothic and Midieval Shelf

It's been too long since I've been writing. That's not right. So I promise to do better.
I have worked a lot on Gothic. Five pages was added.
But then comes a new grandchild (in May), and I have put her aside.
Along with Sanne there is a new project sorted out for the new nursery. Midieval Shelf, from Spangler. I do not think I get it ready for the birth. But I will come far. 23 pages in 20 weeks is too much., Even for me