Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Michele of Heaven and Earth is giving you a chart of your choice and a needle threader she has created especially for our winner! ~~HAPPY DANCING WITH YOU!!~~
I listed all commentors in Random.org (members only) I'm showing you how the top 10 came out! But only #1 won....sorry:(
70 names (members only)
Suzie, please email me and I'll give you Michele's email address...unless you have it. We're so excited for you!!! Wow, you other ladies were this( ) close!!
I'm posting now because it is April 1st in parts of the world already. Wendy and I have decided there will be no set time since our time zones are all over the place....and because **NOTE: You've probably already heard this on the news, but there is a warning of a very large PC Worm Virus suppose to hit millions of computers tomorrow and there is nothing anyone can do to stop it??!! We hope it's not true...but just in case....we hope none of you are affected.**
We thank all of you who participated and hope we have you all join us again for the May drawing. We will post 2-3 weeks before drawing date. Who knows what we're giving away this time!!
Have a wonderful week! and keep stitching cause your progress pics make our hearts smile!!
Cindy F. and Wendy
Here's a pic of what it was like...My daughter Jennifer has been stitching away like crazy on her HAED and was really chuffed with the lovely comments you all left on her last progress pic :) This afternoon she finished page 2 of her QS and only has 2 short pages left till it is finished so here's her progress pic...This will be her first HAED finish and she can't wait lol. Thank you all for looking and leaving comments :) Happy stitching and may the frogs stay away!
Maxine (So Much Stash - Sew Little Time my blog)
I've been trying to finish up a non-HAED wip for a while, which thankfully I managed last night, so I'm hoping to be able to spend more time on Cabin now for a while at least and see how I get on. Til next time!
ACEO Air - Butcher:
Rainbow Mermaid - Kiuk:
Speckled Fairy - Vinson:
And here is the back side of my Rainbow Mermaid. I don't understand how you guys get them so neat!
Monday, March 30, 2009
I know the artist... but I have no idea which to
buy (or win) first :)
can you choose?
I love B.K. Lusk
and I do not have a chart yet because it is so hard to pick one!
2. Gossamer Flight
3. Absinthe Fairy
4. Blue Orchid
I am going to be starting my first TT tonight. I want to rotate this and LM each month. The 'I' is going to be for my son. I also have 'E' for my DD. I am hoping to have them both done by Christmas.
I've been stitching on Sunset all weekend (thought I would take a break from my Queen of Hearts for a while). I started stitching Sunset's background a while ago and it was getting so boring so thought I would travel to her face.
Here she is:
We will post each month showing (or telling) what the giveaway for that month will be 2 weeks before each drawing, so members will have time to enter their name for the items being given.
Since our 1st drawing is so special, I'm going ahead and posting it now! Michele, the CEO of Heaven and Earth Designs is so generously donating A CHART OF THE WINNER'S CHOICE ...AND.... a NEEDLE THREADER with the glass beads she is making herself!! How incredible is that??
Wendy and I are so excited and appreciative of Michele's generosity.
Here is some fun things you may or may not know about Michele and HAED she wrote to us about yesterday:
"I am a Jill of all trades and a Master of none! I have dabbled in jewelry for years and have actually learned a lot of my craft from Bob who used to own a jewelry store in St. Thomas Virgin Islands.
HAED started in 2001 and our first artist was Sheila Wolk and then it was Jessica Galbreth (whom is now a very dear friend) and then so on. I have 26 years experience in Information Technology and have always worked a day job until 2 weeks ago when I was laid off (I was an Executive Manager for Hormel Foods). My goal is to now run HAED full time with Bob by my side and to also grow the jewelry side of things to keep the mix interesting.
I am a Mom to 3 and a Grandmother to 2 and soon to be 3 and my Grandchildren are the loves of my life. Heaven and Earth is named after Bob and I and his zodiac is Earth and mine is Heaven (Air). We are soulmates and about as close as two can possibly get. He is my love, my life, my dreams and my wants but most of all he is my friend…..
CEO, Heaven and Earth Designs "
And many of you know she does all that charting!! WOW! I can't even imagine!
I will post these on the sidebar, but here are links to her stores and blog:
All you members have to do to be eligible, is to leave a comment on this post. On April 1st, Wendy and I will have the drawing and post it as quickly as possible. We will get your chart choice from you and send your info to Michele:) We wish you best of luck to you all!
Cindy F. & Wendy
I've also an update on Call of the Raven, you girls might want to see. I forgot to take a picture of the back, but I have one that is taken last month, so I'll show that to you. For those who can't see the difference, this is the front,
and this is the back LOL
Whew, I barely made joining this blog! I am so glad I did. My name is Marjean and I am from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I don't get much stitching time but I am trying to dicipline myself to get more. I have really enjoyed reading about and looking at everyone's progress on their HAEDesigns. Meet Aurora of Aurora's Garden. I started her yesterday and managed to put in about 600 stitches. Hopefully this will jumpstart me to begin stitching again. I have been in a nonstitching rut for a while.
Cindy F. & Wendy
As you can see, I've finished the first page and you'll start to see something most interesting than just brown black beige and brown...
Yes, this is a window! Tadaaaaaaa!
I wanted to show you the back, I promise, but my husband left with the camera this morning, I took my picture yesterday and forgot to take the back...
Next week I'll show you... Or will I? I'm kinding... I'm one of those who think that the back will be hidden by the frame so it doesn't matter (too much ;)) how it looks.
Enjoy your stitching and welcome to all new people!
This is Ravenscroft's Moonstones on Jobelan 28 count Babbling Brook 1 over 1. I love the way it looks on this fabric, but it is hard to see all the blues on blue :)
I also did a few stitches of the little red and brown birdie that sits on his basket (left). Bun-bun's ears still need to be frogged out - I only got so far on that.
Don't you find that every week your project gets more 'egg'-citing (excuse the pun) the further you get? I know I'm going to go totally mental doing his egg basket with all the color changes, but I can't wait to see it come to life!
Until next week,
Sunday, March 29, 2009
1 over 1 on 28ct. hand-dyed Bluebell Jobelyn
And here's another WIP that's nearly finished (i hope to finish her up this coming month)
stitched 1x1 on 32 count cream lugana
Thanks for your kind comments & encouragement! Everyone's WIPs look amazing!
I didn't get a whole lot of stitching time on Thurs. like I had thought I would, but I did make some progress on my Drummer Boy. I am enjoying this so much. I know it is going to take forever, but hey, I have a lot of life left!!!!
I am loving watching everyone else progress on their projects as well!!! Keep up the great work everyone!!!
I check the blog every day and look at all the amazing pieces that are being stitched. Each and every one is beautiful and you keep me inspired. Thank you one and all.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Not hard to tell the difference. It's rather hard when there are so many colour changes.....even if they are all blue!
I have to say all of the HAED pieces are just lovely.
Hard to believe but I don't think there are any duplicates!
Stitch with happy fingers!
I of course love stitching. I LOVE stitching HAED. Of course LOL That's why I'm here. I'm currently focusing on Lisa Victoria's Pirate Dragon. I will only work on that HAED until it's finished. I really really want to finish one in my lifetime haha. I have some other HAEDs started but this is my focus piece for now. I look forward to watching all the progress. I just love watching these grow.
Here is my current picture of Pirate Dragon. I'm doing it on 28ct evenweave. 1 thread over 1 thread. I have page one complete and page two is getting close. There are 9 pages but a few are very small. Page 3 is one that is very small.
I hope that everyone is having a wonderful weekend!
I start in the opposite corner right now, working from page 1 and then down to page 8. Different colours and it won't feel that much like doing it all over again.
Have a nice weekend with lots of stitch fun and until next week