Following up Sabine, who had this great idea :)
My first HAED is started out of a deep, personal pain. For several reasons I ended up with a burnout, followed by a severe depression, due to wrong medication. After sitting on the couch and not being able to do anything for about three months, I started stitching again. Small things at first, kits by Lanarte. I discovered groups, made stitching friends and through them I realized there was a whole world outside! I finally choose my first HAED.
It was October 2006 and I longed for bright colors and pleasure. It seemed at that time all color had disappeared out of my life and so was laughter and joy. So I began stitching Call of the Raven. A circle of colors, vivid and bright!
I still haven't finished her and I am stitching other HAEDs and smaller things in between, but for me this particular one is a symbol for the struggle I had to have a normal life again. To be able to laugh, love and live again!