Monday, November 28, 2011

Such a Long Time...

...since I've posted, and I've missed you all! Life has gotten in the way. I had major abdominal surgery and all is well now. My son was bitten by a venomous snake which took 2 trips to the ER, 2 hospitalizations totaling 3 weeks, and finally a surgery to save his foot. He is still having many problems with it. And now we have a new puppy!

I really needed to get back to stitching! I have a new start, but that will have to wait. This week I joined the themed SAL (people) on the HAED BB so I pulled out QS Stella. Here she is at the start of the SAL.

With the holidays fast approaching, I hope you all find quiet moments to stitch!

Soulmates Update

The saddest update ever? It might be.
This is Soulmates by Anne Stokes. I started it last year, hard to tell right? I know. Its probably only the fourth time I've pulled this piece out all year. However I did get one of those "cheat" pages done. It was like 1/10 of a real page. So here's the blue blob that will eventually (hopefully) become a lot more interesting as I work through it. :)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Soul Searchers tryptich and Faerie melody....

I have been so busy preparing for christmas that I really have not had much
time to stitch..
Its been a while since my last update as I lent my mother my camera to go
away as she could not find hers.
I finished page 2 of Soul Searchers tryptich
which was one of my half yearly goals to start and finish 2 pages...
page 2 finished  
2 over 1 on 18 count
dmc magic weave ecru
regular chart format
with dmc threads
I also stitched 4 days on faerie melody since my last post
before                             after
Faerie Melody
here is her progress after 19 days of stitching 
first page finished and about 30% of page 2 completed
stitched 1 over 1 on 25 count
dmc magic weave white
regular chart format
with dmc threads
Its also a half yearly goal to finish 2 pages of faerie melody
so I've got my fingers crossed I can find some time...
Hopefully now I can get back into a routine and be able to post
progress weekly...
Happy stitching Tanya

Thursday, November 24, 2011

HAED's QS Waiting as of 24th November 2011 (Page 5 Done) by Gizzimomo

Hi guys

Finally here's the update on QS Waiting now Page 5 is done!

Page 5 Done

Progress So Far
The pink still looks a bit off but it looks much better with more of the detail in. I went as far as to check the colour on my DMC Colour Card to make sure it was definitely the right colour as I was that worried about it but it definitely is correct so I have to be rave and trust the chart.... gonna be hard though! 


The snow Princess and the Polar Bear finished

The adventure is over : I just finished my Snow Princess. Here is the view of the front and the back.
I summarize :
Stitched in 1 ovre 1, on linen everweave 30 count.
It measures 39.5 x 34 cm.
began in late September 2010 and finished November 14, 2011, with abreak of 6 month without stitching.
Thank you for your comments that accompagnied me when I stitching, thank you to Céline for the updates and translation and to Louanne for welcoming me here with you.
See you soon with a new model.

Flo Gribouille

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

SHH Now, Diamond,QS Fragile Heart, SK Ice Wind 1, QS A Bunch of Love

Sorry, I haven't updated my progresses for a long time, but here are some of my WIP's:

SHH Now (8/18 pages)
25ct Lugana, 2x1 tent stitches

Diamond (5/42 pages)
25ct Lugana, 2x1 tent stitches

QS Fragile Heart SAL (4/6 pages)

25ct Lugana 2x1 tent stitches

SK Ice Wind 1 SK SAL (second version, 1½/4 pages)
25ct Lugana 2x1 tent stitches

QS A Bunch of Love (1/6 pages)
25ct Lugana 1x1 full crosses


College, Page 4!

Hi everyone!

I just finished Page 4 of "College of Magical Knowledge" and it looks
amazing. The confetti makes it so hard to stitch but the detail is
absolutely incredible!

I'm stitching this on 25 count antique white Evenweave, 1 over 1.

Thanks for looking and if you're interested in seeing some between
page progress please visit my blog at

Happy stitching and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the US!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Cheryl's update: The Lights of Home 2 (Schim Schimmel)

I have worked on The Lights of Home constantly all day yesterday and most of the night as well and I finished what I wanted to do about an hour ago. As you can see I have finished the small page on the right and the page with the second lion on it (except for a few stitches in the lion where I have run out of the DMC colour needed). I have been working on this on and off for the past week but I really put in the effort the last few hours! There are more close up pictures on my blog if you would like to have a look at



Saturday, November 19, 2011

2012 Freebie SAL Signup

The signup for the 2012 Freebie on the HAED BB has opened, in case you hadn't noticed.   
Be Advised:  The SAL is only for those current board members and no new members will be accepted to the board from now until signup ends.
The reason for this is that these SALs are a reward the board members, and not those who just join for the SALs.

So, if you are a current member get on over to the board and check it out!
Signup runs from 17th November thru to 1 Dec 2011.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Daisy Offerings


Here is another Progress Picture of: Daisy Offerings - HAED - Sandra Kuck

I am stitching this on 18 Count Charles Craft White Material. I am on Page 2 - Row 3.

Thanks for looking - Enjoy
Linda K


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Doves 12th page finish


18/11/2011 12th page finish (42727/267300)stitch

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Lady Unicorn

It feels like a slow progress, but it's a progress anyway

Evenweave Lugana 25 ct, 1 over 1
Ewa/Mrs Macaw

Avarice Page 3 finished!


I have been working Avarice on 25 count Lugana full crosses one over one.

Today I finally finished page 3 in the absence of moving house! As my move has been delayed I got stuck into this.

The facial detail is extraordinary, It just popped out from under my needle. The colour palette is fabulous. I never thought plums and burgundies would make such a difference.

Hope you like, you can check out my blog to see more in progress pics

Monday, November 14, 2011

First Rose Finished

First Rose is ready. I started in February with her​​. I have her first rotated with the Medusa. Now I hang it next to Isabella. (also from Christensen) I think they are a good pair together.
Now it's almost December, I first have to finish the Christmas stocking. Only then a new start. It become one of Escher for my oldest son. For my youngest son, I have some in mind to. Let's not getting to far ahead.
First enjoy the Rose.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

My 14th HAED Finish - QS Terra (Finished 12th November 2011) by Gizzimomo


Here's my 14th Heaven And Earth Designs finish....... QS Terra by Brigid Ashwood for the HAED Bulletin Board Freebie QS Stitch--Long 2011!

Terra - Finished 12th Novmber 2011
Here's the important information reminder.....

HAED's 2011 BB SAL - QS Terra by Brigid Ashwood
Stitched on 28 count Vintage Green Zweigert - Restarted on 22 count Ivory Hardanger
2 over 1 tent stitch - Restart 1 over 1 full cross stitch
Started 3rd January 2011 - Restarted 1st August 2011
Finished 12th November 2011

Sorry about the photo but the peice hasn't been washed and pressed yet (mainly becaue we are waiting for out new iron to arrive!).

The restart on Terra was soooo worth it in the end when you see her finished so I am really glad I did it..... back to Waiting now!


Saturday, November 12, 2011


I finally started page 6 of Snow White, many shades of brown, but I think it is beautiful!

Curl Up With A Good Book

Hi everybody,

It's been ages since I've had a chance to update you on my progress but here is a pick of Curl Up With A Good Book after the completion of Page 4.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Unicorn Dream - Week 97, Dreams of Gaudí - Week 92

Less and less holes left in both wips :)

QS Waiting as of 10th November 2011 (Page Four Done) by Gizzimomo

Hi Everyone

It's me, back again already!

Partial Page 4 is finished on QS Waiting and there is a cute little black kitty cat appearing in the picture!

Partial Page 4 Done

Total Progress So Far

I've been ill all week with another blooming cold but the upside of feeling icky is getting to spend the week on the sofa with a hot water bottle, blanket, Gizmo the cat and my stitching..... I've got shed loads of stitching done as you've probably noticed!

Be back with a new HAED finish on QS Terra very, VERY soon!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

QS Waiting as of 8th November 2011 (Pages Two and Three Done) by Gizzimomo

Hi guys,

Looks like I've been forgetting to post my Waiting progress here which is odd because I remembered to post everywhere else but never mind!

So since the last post, when I was working on Page Two, I have finished two more pages..... full Page Two and partial Page Three, and incidentally almost halfway through partial Page Four too!

Page Two finish.......

Page 2 Done

Total Progress So Far After Page Two Finish

Here's the newly finished Page 3 of Waiting including the very tip of a little cat ear!

Page 3 Done

Total Progress So Far After Page Three Finish
I spent the weekend sorting out some future HAED projects. I'm not going to say too much at the moment but I've decided on a Tiny Treasure for a hand dyed piece of 22 count hardanger and I've also kitted up a new Face Of Faery and a Mini! Exciting stuff! I'm going to try to finish Waiting before starting something new as I want her to go into the reward program in the new year but you can never tell whats going to happen!

See you all soon with my partial Page Four finish!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Millennium Tree - Page 9 completed 06-Nov-2011

Hi everyone! I am doing a big happy dance today! I finished page 9 last night of my Millennium tree!! Only 27 more pages to go!! (Yikes)

Millennium Tree - 06 Nov 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

nearly a finish

Eindelijk dan de bovenkant van haar hoofd bereikt. Nu nog de achterkant, met het haarlint. Wat steken die ik onderaan teveel heb gemaakt, weghalen. En dan zal het toch dit jaar klaar zijn. Ik kijk er wel naar uit om iets anders te doen.

At last the top of her head reached. Now back with the hair ribbon. Take away some stitches that I've made ​​too much at the bottom. And it will be be ready this year. I look forward to do something else.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Faery Tales

Hi All, Here is Faery Tales done on 18ct aida. I finished another page so that leaves me with 14 to go.
Congratulations to everyone on there fantastic work as well!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Snow Princess and the Polar Bear


Here is the update on the Snow Princess. Two more pages, and it will be finished. Think about the next one !

Good stitches to all,

Flo Gribouille

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Impetuous Arrival by Céline

Hello stitchers !
It's been a while since I've shown you the advance of Impetuous Arrival !
Here we are :

Wish you a good day