Wednesday, 20 November 2013

A New HAED Start

Good Evening everyone!!

How are we all in this wild weather we are currently experiencing in the UK?

As my title suggests, I have a new start.

I recently bought a HAED chart by Nene Thomas called Wings in Repose and last week I ordered both the fabric (28ct) and the remaining threads needed. My fabric arrived on Saturday and I started straight away.

Here is what the chart looks like:

......and here is my progress:

I am stitching this 1 over 1 and I love the coverage :)

I hope to have an update for you all next week as a RR landed on my doorstep this morning too :)

Until next time,
Keep warm and safe


Thursday, 14 November 2013

November TUSAL

Good Evening to all!! I can't believe I forgot about my TUSAL. I took a photo just forgot to blog it.

Here is my ort's up until November 3rd.

Until next time


Wednesday, 13 November 2013

A Few Updates :)

Good Morning to all from a rather chilly South Wales.

I seem to have stopped blogging for a few days but I'm back and I do have a few updates on my WIP's.

Since I finished Santa and The Mouse, I went back to Moon Goddess and a few other pieces. Here are the updates:

Moon Goodess. Pages 1,2,3,4 and 6 complete, page 5 in progress.

A close up of page 5 (in progress) and page 6:

Swirling Peacock:

In between these projects, I decided to start something small, but for some reason my stitching bug has started to wane a bit.  Here is my little in between project:

This is from WOCS. I've substituted the white for kreinik 032

I am now off to snuggle on the sofa today with my poorly little girl and do more on page 5. I want to get most of page 5 done by Christmas if not completed.

I do hope you all keep warm in this chilly weather :) 

Have a great day all.

Until next time


Saturday, 2 November 2013

Santa and The Mouse HAED Ornament......COMPLETED!!!

Hello to everyone!!

I'm sorry this has taken a while for me to post but with the kiddies not in school, routine is upside down.

I have a finish!! My first big finish of the year.

Santa and The Mouse HAED:

Started: 15th July 2013
Finished: 24th October 2013
Stitches: 22,500
Hours taken: 162 hours and 55 minutes

For future HAED's I refuse to use magic guide. I just could not get rid of the red lines. It went in the washing machine on a40C wash as recommended, it went in on a 30C wash, and it soaked overnight in vanish and scalding hot kettle water and I can still see the lines faintly. I will now use standard 25ct and a water erasable pen.

I also have a new start. Swirling Peacock by Joan Elliott.

Hubby really likes this and as it is so rare for him to find something he likes, I thought I'd stitch him up.

Here is the end result:

I have so far done the right side of the circle and he has some neck and a face. I hope to continue with him today :)

Until next time