Sunday, January 23, 2011

My First Ever Post

Hi Everyone, I'm Kim and my buddy Susan is kindly posting for me, I've promised her that I'm not going to be to much of a hassle because with other projects on the go at once I'm only going to be updating once (twice if I'm really lucky) a month.
This is my first ever HAED and I'm quite excited, but also a little nervous about it. It Lancelot and Guinevere by Selena Fenech, stitched on 25 count evenweave (which is absolutely tiny by the way). I was a little intimidated when I started but I'm really enjoying it now, now that the initial terror has worn off. It's also the first time in a long time that I haven't used gridding so I'm having to really concentrate on my counting. I normally use that funky red twine that I've forgotten the name of, but thought that would be to tight in 25 count, and the fabric pen that I bought was horrible, it wore off in less than 2 hours and left a slight mark so I fell out with it, especially as it was a biro and really difficult to apply, but anyway.
It doesn't look like much yet, but it's the beginning of a window. I always stitch the most boring part first, so that I've got the fun bits to look forward to, weird but true!
Loving my stitching, and all excited about being allowed to post here through the generosity of Susan.
Happy stitching everyone, and I'm loving seeing your progress as well.
Kim x


Susan said...

You've got a great start-glad I could help in being your buddy!

Sabine S. said...

Welcome to HAEDs and to our little blog! Hope you will continue to enjoy both. Your start is terrific! Everyone here knows how much time just a few stitches can take and that what looks like a brown patch is really made of numerous browns and reds and... The 25 ct will get bigger soon and then you'll try 28 and 32 cts and think nothing of it.

demeter83 said...

I'm all excited about my tiny bit of stitching, even though everyone else's is huge compared to mine!

threadbear said...

What a great start! Is the twine you mention EasyCount? I used that on my first haed and it left lines in my work :-( I use Sulky Sliver now and it's fab!