Friday, January 23, 2009

Quick Stitchy Update

Have a few things to blog about but have only got time to quickly upload some HAED WIP updates at the moment. Normal (and hopefully regular!) blogging to resume shortly!!

I've recently gotten back into my HAED stitching, I'd forgotten how soothing I find it and it has helped me get through these last few weeks.

First up is a new start, QS Dark Cherry by Ching-Chou Kuik. This is my yearly challenge SAL piece on the HAED BB with monthly SALs on the second weekend of each month. This is what I managed for the January SAL and given that I had family here didn't think this was too bad an effort :) Stitched on antique white 25 count lugana with DMC and PB10 for the sparkles. Started on 10 January 2009.

QS Dark Cherry by Ching Chou Kuik (HAED) - 2009 HAED BB SAL Challenge Project

Next up is my current progress on QS Plum Gothic by Caron Vinson. I was hoping to finish this last year but with one thing and another that didn't happen. This year!

QS Plum Gothic by Caron Vinson (HAED) - Current progress

Lastly, my current progress on The Encounter by Ed Beard Jr. This is a full size HAED (36 pages, which is not as big as some). DS chose this chart and wants me to stitch it up for his birthday. He didn't specify which birthday but I'm estimating I may have it done in time for his 21st - lol! Stitched on 25 count white lugana with DMC and PB10 for the sparkles. Can't remember when I started this - early last year I think.

The Encounter by Ed Beard Jr (HAED) - Current progress


Sally said...

All of your HAED stitching looks lovely Mel. I really like the look of Dark Cherry.

Megan said...

They all look great! Love the colors in each of them. I could never even think about attempting a HAED, let alone 3! Wow!

Kim said...

Your pieces look great!

I did not sign up for this year's SAL. I have so many WIPs I want to finish I just couldn't justify another. I like the way Dark Cherry is starting up though.

Lol about DS's piece. I have one for my daughter that might be done around the same time--do you think she'll still like mermaids when she's 21 ;)

Janine said...

I am doing Dark Cherry too Mel. I am stitching a wizard for my DS 18th birthday. Shame he is 29 now.
Love all your progress pictures.

Von said...

Looks like you're in for a very relaxing year with all these HAEDs! :D I'm sure you'll have your son's done well before his 21st birthday.

Sharon said...

Hi Mel! love the wip's-especially dark cherry.

RuthB said...

Wonderful work. But soothing? How so? I'd be banging my head against a wall if there wasn't a lot of blank space on my fabrics :)

Meari said...

Your WIPs look great, Mel!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Hi, Mel! I just love the HAEDs and think they're soothing and challenging, too. Your Dark Cherry by Ching Chou Kuik is looking just fabulous. One of my very favorite designers. You'll finish at least the Plum this year! Great to catch up on your blog and your doings! Hugs, Deb

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.