Thursday, September 12, 2013

Hello from another new member

Hi.  I'm Carole and am excited to be here.  This is not just my first post on this blog but my first post ever in a blog.  I've been stitching for a long time, but discovered HAED just a little over 2 years ago through another forum and became addicted in nanoseconds.  I was a one piece at a time stitcher then.  Now I have 8 HAED WIPs (and a few non HAEDs) going and have never loved stitching more.

Thought I would start by showing my 2 finishes.  I did this one last year for my sister's birthday.

This is mini Amethyst by Rachel Anderson.  Tent stitched on 25 ct lugana or jobelan.  It's her birthstone and I loved stitching it.
It wasn't my first HAED, but my first finish.  I discovered with this one that I love mini's and have several going on now.  Generally if I am stitching a piece meant to be a gift, if its a mini there is a chance I might finish it in this lifetime.

                    Bookend Kitties from the 2012 Freebie SAL
                    Stitched 1 over 1 on 22ct Hardanger

My first HAED was Burden by Krystal Camprubi.  Stitched initially on 25 ct evenweave 2 over 1.  I learned soooooo much from this one.  After spending a year stitching 6 1/2 pages of almost completely black background I found that when I got to the confetti heavy gold chain in the chart I could not get the needle through the fabric.  Two strands was clearly 1 strand to many for the way I stitched.  I had only tested it with the DMC black and didn't check what confetti would mean for me.  Rather than just put it in the back of a drawer.  I decided to start over.  I had been doing several others at 1 over 1 on 25 ct by now I had invested in a magnilight and opted for 28 ct lugana 2 over 1 tent stitch.  Perfect for me.  I am now up to pages 4 and 5 (both are almost all black).  The pic is through page 3.

My newest start is Annya Kai's Giraffe Silhouette started on 8/30/13 in the new Starts SAL.  Not much to see as I didn't get to stitch as much as I wanted last week, but am still working on it and should have more to show in my next post.

As I work on my rotation, I will post those pictures then. Thank you all for letting me share my work with you all.  Now if I can figure out how to end with my signature, I will post this one.  If not signature shows up, I'll be sending Louanne an email.


Anonymous said...

Your projects look wonderful! Congrats on your finishes. :)

Lesleyanne said...

Two gorgeous finishes. Great new starts. Look forward to seeing your progress.

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

I love all of your projects...they are all so very pretty.

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

I love all of your projects...they are all so very pretty.

flo gribouille said...

Congratulations for your work