Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Hello from Wales

At long last I am ready to actually join in with Our Friends' HAED SAL. As I am going away for a long weekend this week I stitched a day early just to put a few stitches on the fabric so just a quick post for now to add a pic to show I have actually started! Having never done a HAED before or even used any fabric other than aida this is quite a major project for me. I have only recently discovered there are 99,900 stitches! I am stitching on 25 count evenweave and after a quick practice I have decided to use two strands of thread and just a half stitch (?) as I found a full cross stitch looked too bulky.

I am really enjoying seeing the progress everyone is making and hope to get to know some of you very soon.

Thanks to Wendy and Cindy for their invitation and patience (I'm totally useless at blogging !)

9 comments:

stitchinfiend said...

Well you have really jumped in at the deep end.....LOL. There are plenty of people here to offer encouragement to help you get through
those 99,900 stitches. If you say it real fast it doesn't sound as many.....LOL

Wendy said...

Welcome to our blog! Your start looks great already. I'm stitching my first HAED and I have to admit I'm getting addicted to it ;) I enjoy so much to see my design grow.

Becca in MD said...

You've got a great start here!

Which pattern are you working on?

Carolyn NC said...

Nice start - welcome!

CathE said...

Great start. Which design are you doing?

Sabine S. said...

Welcome! It's my first HAED too and the first pattern of this size and on 25ct Lugana! I learn something every day, from the others here or from my own mistakes! Have fun!
Sabine

Valerie L. said...

With your picture, I can say that you just have about 99 800 to do now :P
Don't worry, with this blog, you are not alone!

jessneal said...

You are off to a great start! I can't wait to see more progress!

Cindy F. said...

Welcome friend!! You have made an awesome start...especially with all that gridding!! Good job! Can't wait to see more:)