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