Monday, March 16, 2009

Sabine's Intro

Hi! First, a big thank you to Cindy F. and Wendy for starting this blog and allowing HAED addicts from around the world share this hobby! I have a co-worker who thinks I must be a masochist for enjoying this!



I am Sabine, a 37 year old single mom of a 19 year old son. We live in Texas with my six year old male Jack Russell terrier, Homer. I work full time in guest relations for an international motel chain.



I have been stitching for about a year and a half, self taught from the humble beginnings of a bad kit. I don't grid my fabric, park my threads, or work a 10x10 square and I assume this slows me down. I tend to learn new skills as I need them to complete a pattern I like.



I purchased my first HAED last Fall, QS Storykeeper by Selene Fenech, but only started 3 days ago. I love stitching 1x1 (on 25ct antique white Lugana)! I am seriously thinking of purchasing a second HAED, something with more "happy" colors (that's my story...and I'm sticking to it). Although I am drooling over Fenech's Catch Me.



Here is my first week's little bit of progress:

8 comments:

Maxine said...

A lovely start :)

Romantic Fool said...

If you enjoy the stitching, that is all that matters. I don't grid or park or any of that stuff either and I've been stitching for about 20 years! I just adapt to whatever the pattern is!

Cindy F. said...

Sabine! Welcome!! Great start!
We're really happy you're joining us and we can't wait to see your QS Storykeeper progress even more:)
Have fun girl!

Gabi said...

That is such a beautiful project. I LOVE the story keeper. It will look marvelous.

Wendy said...

Welcome Sabine to our blog! Can't wait to see your project grow! We can learn new skills here from eachother. I started parking my threads too thanks to the good explanation of Vickie. And I like doing it, it seems that it goes a little faster.

Carolyn NC said...

Good start, Sabine!

Laura said...

You were very smart to start with a QS, and Storykeeper is a very pretty one. I like switching between HAEDS because I get tired of stitching on just one.

beth said...

Pretty start, Sabine! I love storykeeper- I'm stitching the full-size, but i love the QS as well. Her face is so lovely. Can't wait to see your progress on her!