Tuesday, February 13, 2007

HAED BB Challenge SAL

Remember, Linda Ravenscroft's Verdure? Long time readers may, newer ones won't :) It's been a while since this project has seen the light of day. Anyway, this weekend was February's SAL for the HAED BB's Challenge SAL - a year long SAL on a chart of your choosing. It can be an existing WIP or a new start and I decided to dig out my Verdure WIP. The chart cannot be changed during the year unless you finish one and start another (like that's gonna happen!!). We can stitch on our chosen charts any time we like, but at least 10 out of the 12 months we need to sign in and participate in the SAL weekend (the 2nd weekend of each month Fri thru to Mon).

What you see above is my progress. I managed just under 800 stitches but I only worked on it for one day (yesterday). A huge improvement from last month where I only managed about 100 stitches! I am hoping to see some significant progess on this by the year's end.

There is a Valentine's SAL starting up tomorrow on the HAED BB and I have been going through my charts/WIPs to see if I have anything remotely near the love/romance theme (I am not the romantic kind as you will see towards the end of this post!). The closest thing I have is Sea of Roses by Selina Fenech. I haven't had a new start this year and probably don't need another one but well, what can I say? I have no willpower and the joy for me is not so much in the finished product but the actual stitching of the piece :) I have had SOR kitted up for quite some time so today I printed off the chart, prepped the fabric, gridded the outline and organised bobbins. I am actually thinking of starting it this afternoon since I will be out all day tomorrow (the rescheduled field trip that was cancelled last week).

I have made progress on DT's An Open Heart - no progress pics yet as I want to finish the band I'm working on before taking it off the Q-snaps.

Thank you for the comments about the passing of my nan and the new look of my blog :) I'm so glad I found that photo - it really turned out well considering I took it from the car. I'm not sure if you can tell but the second camel rider along is actually waving to me :D.

Told you I wasn't romantic ... LOL!

Your Candy Heart Says "Get Real"

You're a bit of a cynic when it comes to love.
You don't lose your head, and hardly anyone penetrates your heart.

Your ideal Valentine's Day date: is all about the person you're seeing (with no mentions of v-day!)

Your flirting style: honest and even slightly sarcastic

What turns you off: romantic expectations and "greeting card" holidays

Why you're hot: you don't just play hard to get - you are hard to get


Cindy said...

You made great progress...it is looking wonderful!

Carol said...

Wow, that is great progress! You do so well with those HAED designs!

Kim said...

Verdure is looking great. It must be calming to stitch all those greens(although knowing HAED designs they probably aren't all green).

I'm a "get real" heart too :)

Michelle said...

Verdure is beautiful! You did make a lot of progress on it. I love Sea of Roses too. I am thinking I might have to add that one my stash soon!

Nicki said...

I didn't get round to saying how much I love your photo at the top :) It's great!

Verdure looks lovely too - such beautiful greens :)

Anonymous said...

Verdue is lovely Mel.

Like your "new" blog too, I need to do something with mine :(

and I'm sorry to hear about your Nan.

Deanne J said...

Vendue looks great, can't wait to see next month's progress.

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