Thursday, September 30, 2010
And as for Gaudí, I had to realize that watching White Collar while stitching really slows down my progress... :D
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Two weeks ago I spent 3 days sick in bed with the flu, and several more days trying to recover. Now my boss is out of the country and I have to work extra hours. I did not want to pull Lady Godiva into that craziness so I did what any (in)sane stitcher would do. I started a new piece! Afterall, I've been wanting to try the opalescent lugana and I had the perfect pattern for it...
This is QS Stella by Selina Fenech. She is stitched on 28ct opalescent white lugana, 1x1, full crosses. I loooove those sparklies!
The fabric has a learning curve. It is stiff and scratchy, like Kreinik. I have to keep the floss much shorter because it frays very quickly. I also need lots of new needles because many of the holes are closed. There are also many areas where I have to make the hole based on the stitches around it. Frustrating at times, but I can't seem to put her down!
Hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of Fall!
And here's where I'm at now:
Half of page 1 is officially done :) And now I'll be moving out of HAED for awhile and working on other projects :)
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Thanks, too, to Louanne for all the work she's been doing cleaning up the site. It looks great and your labor is much appreciated.
Also, while I may not have been posting progress pics, I have been watching the blog. I'm sorry I haven't commented on your work, but it has been truly beautiful.And, after too many months, I'm stitching again! Here is progress on Witching Hour. I'm well over half way through my first page. Because this design is so predominantly dark, progress is perceptible only by the amount of material covered. I'm enjoying this greatly, but pondering starting a second HAED so I can do something with color. Then maybe I can see shapes emerging on the material. Hmmmm...
In case you can't tell, the progress pic is the one with the needle minder.
There will be more coming in October. I promise!
First is Fairy Village by Lisa Victoria:
The next is Santa's List by Ruth Sanderson:
I have immensely enjoyed looking at everyone's progress pictures. They are all very inspiring. I hope everyone has a great stitching week.
Monday, September 27, 2010
I am happy I am a member now.
Here's an update on Magnificent Wings:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I was going to wait until I finished the next page to update again but it has taken me longer than I expected to complete. I had to do the light purple colour up into the pages above the one I'm doing so it didn't form a line.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
My name is Chrizette and I was Gabi's buddy for the past year. Thank you Gabi!! I have been stitching Fairy Tales, a free pattern I found on the HAED website and I am almost (almost!) finished with her face. I have been looking at all your beautiful pictures and I think I should start another stitchy project. But there are so many to choose from - the HAED patterns are so, so beautiful. Anyway, here is where I am.
Monday, September 20, 2010
I am happy today to show you the 8th full page of my work on XMas. This page took a long time to stitch as it was quite difficult, there were many color changes. And it was a little larger than the others (1,176 crosses over the other pages). I was happy when I finished. I just started a new page, it's the head of the snowman. I look forward to drawing his head with cross stitches!
I welcome all the new embroiderers to the blog and congratulate you all on your embroidery, each more beautiful than the others!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Hi everyone-I have been lurking for the last 5 months after finishing Sunnia, and unfortunately, not doing alot of stitching. I am trying to get back in the groove.
This is my updated picture of "Little Secret" by Gulinski. I had the first 2 columns already done, and I was trying to get the third one done before rotating out, but it was time for a change.
Hopefully, I will be around more with some other stitching projects!
Saturday, September 18, 2010
First of all I want to thank Carolyn NC for being my buddy and posting my updates for so long! :) Now I won't have to bother her with that any longer. :)
I've started page six of Unicorn Dream, currently I'm working on the unicorn's tail.
And I've finished Gaudí's sixth page last week. I haven't been working on it this week because of my special "warming up for season 4 of Chuck"-plan (those who visit my blog know what I'm talking about ;)), but I'm going to return to it on Tuesday, and continue with the colorful page 25. No more blues for a while! :)
Friday, September 17, 2010
So happy to be on the group! Thank you so much for excepting me : ) I will be stitching Lavender Moon by Jessica Galbreth. This is my first Haed so it will be a slow process! I want to say all of you have great progress and such beautiful stitching as I look through the blog.
I've been lurking on this blog for over a year and am totally impressed with all of the beautiful HAEDs in progress pictures. I just purchased my first HAED, Lady in The Garden by Leighton. I will be stitching her on 28-count evenweave, over 1 with 1 strand of floss.
I'd like to personally Thank Louanne for inviting me to join your group. I am very excited and extremely appreciative to be a member.
Happy Stitching to All -- Bobbie :)
Now I will begin going through the waiting list and the buddy list to make all authors with full access.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
I've been side tracked from my head by some other projects recently (details on my blog if your interested) but I have done about half a page on Dragonfly. I did briefly pick up Enchanted Flute but put in so few stitched I don't think you would see a difference.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Just thought I'd post and give you all an update. I've got a list and I will check it twice.
Not counting myself there are currently 96 people able to post here. I've gotten a total of 58 responses to my email. 48 wish to stay on, and 10 are willing to give up their spot for other stitchers. That leaves 38 people that haven't responded. The way I see it, they give up their spots by default (and in accordance with the wording of my original email). If the list is correct we will have opened up 51 slots! That should be enough to accommodate all of the people on our waiting list!
Just to be sure, I'll post the list of the people that want to stay below. If you are an author here and want to stay, but don't see your name below, you must email me. Here's the list in alphabetical order:
Claire (Lincoln, UK) Clamar
Marie (from France)
Terri In Okotoks
I'd also like to thank you all for being so cooperative in this effort!
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
As Autumn is coming quickly now I thought I should stitch on Vibrant Vista again. Do you remember how I left it last February? Like this:
Now there is some progress, the house is almost finished.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Here is another update, I have finished yet another page! Sorry for the poorer quality photos. It's 2am here so the light is not as good. Yes, I have stayed up until 2am to finish the page! This is such a joy to stitch. I have about 12 pages + 3 half pages of the chart to do so there is a way to go yet!
Thursday, September 9, 2010
I have a new pattern and I even started because I think it is wonderful!
It calls "The Toy Box" and was written by Dona Gelsinger! I stitch on 18 ct Aida, DMC, and with two wires!
I am now at 7 Heaven and Earth designs to work and I love them all! i currently stitch ...... snow white, a long winters nap, Fall Fairy, motherly love, a Life's Little tangles, Touched by magic, and now The Toy Box!But if anyone knows a way or trick to get along well stitching ....... I'm all ears;) because I'm a pretty slow and I have so many wonderful HAED patterns that I would make, so .... please tell me
your secret how you go quickest;)!