Sunday, March 8, 2009

Introduction From Rachel

Hi everyone! First, I want to thank you for the invitation to join this blog. This is the only other blog besides my own personal blog that I have participated in.

A little bit about me: I just celebrated my 10 year anniversary with my husband. I have a 9 year old daughter and a 4 year old son. I have been stitching for almost 20 years! I taught myself when I was 10 years old. That was a disaster. Who knew you actually had to separate the 6 strands of DMC?!?! I have since learned a lot, and have quite a few finishes hanging on my walls.

I have been stitching HAED for a few years now, but haven't had a finish yet! I have 3 WIPs though, and I wanted to share my progress so far with all of you.

This first one is the first one I ever started. This is Wizard of Oz (Gustafson), stitched 2 x 1 on 18ct Aida. This is about 1/2 of page one. The only deterrent I have with this one is the amount of thread changes!This next one is Gossamer Fairy StoryKeep. I just started this one a few months ago, but have not stitched on it in awhile. Stitched 1 x 1 on 28ct Lugana.

And the last one I have started so far is the QS SAL, Fiona. Stitched 1 x 1 on 28ct Lugana. I am really enjoying this one, but have slowed my stitching because of school.
I am looking forward to chatting with everyone, and seeing everyone's progress!



Cindy F. said...

Welcome Rachel! Your wips are gorgeous and you've made amazing progress on each! Hang in there girl...those confetti stitches aren't much fun, but they really add to the finish!
Congrats on your 10th Anniversary:)
We're glad you've joined us!

Terri said...

Hi Rachel. Your stitching is wonderful. Way to go on 10 years. DH and I are celebrating our 15th this year.

Sjoukje said...

Hi Terri! I'm working on The Wizard of Oz as well, but it's not my main focus piece. I started in the opposite corner, because I prefer working from right to left and down to up. But you have more colours already, it's really nice!

stitchinfiend said...

Hi Rachel I love you progress pics. They look great. I am one of the rare people who actually likes confetti stitches.....LOL

Yoyo said...

Love all your pieces. I want to try an HAED on 28 ct over 1, but it's a bit daunting to me.

Carolyn NC said...

They all look fantastic!

Rachel said...

Thanks everyone!

jessneal said...

I have the gossomer SK too. I have been thinking about starting it. It looks really good!

jessneal said...

I have the gossomer SK too. I have been thinking about starting it. It looks really good!