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



  1. Fantastic finish Stephie - well done! Can't see any red lines. You must be a really fast stitcher.

  2. Congrats on the awesome finish Steph. He turned out great. Love your new start.


  3. Aww such a sweet finish..
    Big hugs x

  4. Wonderful finish! I also love the new start Swirling Peacock. It looks beautiful. Happy stitching. x

  5. Great finish! Love whats up next too

  6. Congrats on your finish. It looks awesome. Great new start:)

  7. Congrats on your finish - its lovely!

    The new chart is lovely, but I could never stitch it - other half is scared of peacocks!

  8. I love your finish :) He is brilliant and I've loved watching him grew :D

  9. Lovely work! I read of your blog on Woxs. Congratulations!


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