Sunday, February 28, 2010

Page 22

I managed to finish page 22 before the end of February! I have been trying to remember to post at least once a month, but when there isn't much progress, it is a little discouraging!

I have 1 more full page and 2 partial pages left!

February Giveaway!

Anne said she wanted to offer a giveaway for February!!! We are blessed to have so many generous and talented members!

Winner of the February drawing will receive this lovely set she hand-painted on white china.


To be eligible:
(1) must be a member OR a buddy
(2) must post progress pic anytime between 02/01 and 02/28
(3) must leave comment on THIS post


Good luck everyone:)

Unicorn Dream; Gaudi

Page two out of 15 of the Unicorn is done! It's taking shape :)

And I managed to finish the third page of Gaudí, from here on I'm going back down to page 17 and the tower, I can't wait for the colors to spread! :)


Call of the Raven

Last week DH and I went for a few days trip to Germany. We had a perfect time together, you can see pictures on my blog.
I had some extra stitching time and decided to take Call of the Raven with me. Here's a picture of January 31st.

And February 28th:

In close-up:

Saturday, February 27, 2010

With in the wire

It's the end of the month and I'm only just now updating my Ice dragon King..yikes where does the time go????

As you can see I have been stitching...not as much blogging.  My commentator barely works so I'm looking in at all of the lovely works going on. I'm not in the position to get this blinking thing fixed right now..but soon. I may have to restart my blogger site. We'll see!
Have a great day and Stitch with happy fingers!

Astronomer Update

This month was The Astronomer in my HAED rotation. I finished about a third of page 2. There is so much confetti in this piece. Here is where I started at the beginning of the month:

And here is where I ended this month.

I will be rotating to Fantasies of the Seas next month.

Everyone's work is looking really nice. Thanks for looking.

update gothic rose


it's the end of the month and here I am with another progress of my 'gothic rose'.
happy weekend to all of you and a lot of time to stitch!
hugs marleen

Friday, February 26, 2010

The Final Few

Hello Stitchers,

The pandas are doing their best to look important and able to withstand another 6-8 months of stitching before they can be hung on the wall. Soon I really hope to start on the trees so that I can use some color other than blue.
The WIPs that you are posting look great. Some of you are moving along at a fast rate. Even though I can stitch every day it still seems pretty slow.
Have a great week stitching. See you next week.

Monday, February 22, 2010

From My Buddy Valerie J.

Here is my third full page. I am very glad to starting seeing the girl's face. I really like this drawing. Your works are all beautiful and I want to congratulate you all.

Before and after:

Valerie J.


Just before I leave for Germany for a short holiday I wanted to show some progress on a new start: Foregone. It's kind of boring, all browns, but isn't all the beginning that way? I've done about 2700 stitches, I think.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Sifter (80% done)

The tail of the The Sifter is almost completely finished. A lot of black and green (500) I've had many treads DMC into this. Three half boring pages to go and then it is finished. I'm just busy with more cheerful stuf. I would like to start the Medusa of L.A Williams or The Rose of JC Christensen. But even this one first finishing because I really do not like half work.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Hi friends , I started my Fall Fairy of Ruth Sanderson ! My fabric is 32ct linen and I stitch 2x2! My mother do not like this but I love it! There is not much to see, just some leaves with autumn colors, but I'll do it slowly but surely!
Hugs Ingrid

From Buddy Susan M.

Look! You can actually see the progress this time! I've got almost half a page done! Only 55 half pages left. LOL! This is my first HAED. I have another 10 designs kitted up and waiting for their curtains to go up. What was I thinking?

Everyone's postings are beautiful and so inspiring and motivating. Congrats on all the progress. This has got to be one of the best blogs on the net.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Dragon Knot - Halfway Through!

Yesterday, 2/16/2010, I finished page 8 of 16 of Dragon Knot 2.  Yippee!!!

Cheryl's update: The Waiting (Schim Schimmel)

I spent a week or 2 having a break from the HAED doing other projects
but I have been getting on with it the last week and I have another
photo to show you...I have completed nearly all the black on the page
I am working on and have filled in a fair bit of the confetti areas. I
am glad to be working on it again!


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mermaid of the Deep SK

Just to prove I still exist, and so that I can enter the give-a-way, here's a little progress picture.
Before and after:

I want to commend those of you who are stitching up a storm! I love to see your progress! Beautiful work by all of you!!!!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Unicorn Dreams, Gaudi

I'm at an "almost" point with both of my wips. The second page of the Unicorn is almost done. :)

And I'm also almost done with Gaudí's patch of 820. Stitching with only one color was really refreshing after all the confetti, and the progress just made me want to stitch more :)


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Qwenevere Update at last

Still here :)

Just a message to let you all know I'm still here :) It is so quiet on this blog, I wondered if I could see all the messages. I have been stitching on several things lately, but no much progress on my HAEDS. Vibrant Vista is taking a rest, I started Storykeep Elfland, but its progress is not worth showing. Also Forgone is getting slow. I finished a small page, but it's all in brown, so a little boring. As soon as I added some colours I will post a picture.
Take care,


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Dragon Riders

WOW I can't believe I won Jan's Giveaway, thank you so much Marie :) I have asked for Train Of Dreams. I don't know when I'll get around to starting it, probably sooner rather than later lol.
Here is my progress on DR.....this is my before pic...

After pic...the flash caused whiteout again but the pic's without were blurry!

I'm sticking with this for the rest of the week so that I can at least get this half a page finished. Thanks for reading and commenting ladies.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Still Here

Gee I love checking out everyones progress. We've been very busy,bought a house. We're all moved in and just trying to get things done. I keep hoping the rain will go away and I'll remember to take a picture of it. In the meantime I've been able to get some stitching done . I thought I'd post some pics. I hadn't realized that I didn't post anything on SK Rose on Fire. But here are my most recent HAED updates minus In To The Light I have a good deal of rows done-from the bottom corner all 939 in row 50 I get to throw some black in but I haven't scanned it so here is SK Rose on Fire(I have restarted this 3-4 times)(sorry it's blurry) and SK Mermaid of the Deep I can't remember if I've posted QS Citrine here or not but got some more done on it too
Have a great day ladies-happy stitching!

Koukiotis Angel of Spring 08 Feb 10

Hi everyone. I realised that it had been almost a month since I posted a progress of my Angel of Spring. I have a great excuse though..... too much snow falling in Denmark! I might be a big fan of b&w but I got so excited when I started to stitch some colours (the flowers) on her chest. 2400 stitches more to go and this page can be go into the snow outside my house.
As of 10 Jan 10
08 Feb 10

Sunday, February 7, 2010

SK Dragon Luck ~ progress

Finished page 1 of  SK Dragon Luck :) Can't wait for April when page 2 will be sent out.

SK Dragon Luck

~ Carla

HAED Updates :)

I had a great week on two of my HAED's I worked on Elfland and Oriental Courage. With Elfland I am almost to my goal of 2000 stitches. I only have 1100 more stitches to go to get to my goal. I should reach that today. I will keep going on this design as well as If I finish the page this month then that is fine too. Here is Elfland: The other one I worked on was Oriental Courage. My goal this month is to finish the first Page as you can see I am almost there. The left hand side has where it goes about two rows into the next page so there really isn't much left. I will definitely be done page 1 this month. Here is the picture:
Happy Stitching All


Hi my stitching friends, here an update on "a long winters nap" I am a very slow stitcher as you can see, but I'm still working on different projects and sometimes I even change! Very soon I start my Fall Fairy by Ruth Sanderson!
Have a nice new week!
Hugs Ingrid


The Sifter

Finally firmly worked at the Sifter. I have done much. But I must say that of course is much the same color. So that is many times faster than confettie stittching.
Yesterday our youngest son moved. All day on the job. Everyone went home very tired. And now I have muscle pain all over. It is very strange to be in his empty room. But it will get used. I'm redecorating this room. Red wallpaper I is not pretty. And then I can stitch, sew, watch TV and internet in this room.

Friday, February 5, 2010


The winner chosen by the randomizer is....


You have won your choice of a chart from HAED (any chart, you choose). Thanks again to Marie for this surprise!!!

And Maxine, don't forget to let us know what chart you pick!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Faery Tales

Faery tales is coming along slowly. I decided to go ahead and start page 9. I just couldn't wait to stitch Cinderella and her prince. For now, I will have to stitch more night sky until I finally get to the castle and thier moonlight dance.

I'm still stitching

I just spent a half hour going over all the beautiful posts you all have been making. Sooooo many beautiful designs, you are -- each and every one of you -- Enablers of the First Degree!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful designs and beautiful stitching with us.

I have managed to get about 1200 new stitches into Dreams of Atlantis since Christmas. Not much, but it keeps me coming back (LOL). Thanks for looking.


HAED Dreams of Atlantis, artwork by Josephine Wahl
25ct unknown Ivory perle linen

Happy Stitching,
bca            siggy

My Blog, home of the Totally Useless SAL
and the new Christmas Design SAL,
come on over and join the fun.

HAED Finish

Ya I finally finished my first haed. Its Tt Purple Dragon. 18 ct 2x1

Here is QS Dragon Soul that Im working on now.

Faery Tales Update

Hi Everyone,

Everyone's updates are fantastic and I always check everyday to see if their is anything new and my wish list just keeps growing.

Here is my update on Faery Tales. I am up to page 11.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Goldilocks on February 2

Hi everyone!!!

I know, it's been a long time... but I stitched a lot, you'll see! I'm so happy, I can see the young bear now... And the colors of his shirt are so beautiful.

Thank you so much Heaven and Earth Designs for your great job. I know that your designs will always be a part of my precious stitching time.

All of you girls did a great job on your stitching, keep up the good work!

Valérie, from Quebec with a -22 Fahrenheit outside BBBrrrrrr! I can't wait until spring.



From My Buddy Valerie J.

My Dear Friends:
I am always so happy to be part of your blog and see your wonderful pictures. This is the second picture of Xmas. Two pages completed! I am only embroidering this chart, I love her so much. I will comment soon and continue to send great pictures of your beautiful works, I love them!
Valerie J.

Cheryl's update: The Waiting (Schim Schimmel)

I completed the page with most of the tigers head. I have been having disrupted sleep lately so I have been tired so I have been doing a lot of the black because it is easier... I can't wait to finish the tigers head but there is a way to go including more confetti!