Friday, December 12, 2014

Calling all HAED stitchers... Help?

So! I have decided I want to start a HAED piece. I have a few smaller charts I started the beginning of this year, but I want to do a full size one. So I have some questions. And any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!
1. The piece I want to do requires a huge piece of cloth. I normally buy my stuff at 123 stitch, but they don't carry the size I need. Where do you get your 25 count cloth in such huge pieces to be able to stitch one of these projects?
2. What is your favorite type of fabric to use? (I'm looking to use 25 cnt)
3. I usually stitch in hand. Do you think I should start using a scroll frame? Or do you think id be able to work such a huge project in hand? And do you have a recommended scroll frame that you like best?

Thank you for any help or recommendations you can offer!!

Friday, December 05, 2014

Santa finish and small start

So I finally finished this one. It's cute, but! WHY is Santa holding a Teddy Bear? Does he sleep with it? Odd...
Anyway, so got that done up, so I made a small start on #5 in this series. 

Well, that's about it for me here today. I think I'm gonna pull out Day Surrendering to Night and try to finish page 1 this month. Wish me luck!!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Precious Moments progress

Despite being out of town for about a week, I was able to get quite a  bit done on this. It seems to be stitching up pretty quick. Which while there are a lot of fractional stitches, that are a pain, there are also huge sections of the same color. No confetti stitching, really. So I think that really helps keep the pace pretty fast on this one. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving here in the states!! 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!!

We are traveling for the holiday this week, but wanted to stop in and say Happy Thanksgiving!! 

I will have an update on my Precious Moments piece soon!! 


Friday, November 21, 2014

Santa ornie

Sorry for the craptastic photo. It's dark and rainy today. I didn't finish it yet... But almost!  I probably won't be posting again for awhile, cuz we are going out of town all next week for thanksgiving, but I may find something to post about, so I may surprise yah! If not, I hope all my American readers have a great Holiday!  Joyful Stitching to you all!!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

New Start progress #1!


I finally got off my lazy behind and pulled the threads and got this project started. Which is good because it's a gift for my parents 50th wedding anniversary... Which was LAST August! So it is now more than a year overdue! They are coming out here for a visit mid-February for my daughters birthday, and I'm really going to try and have this done and framed and ready to give to them then! So I have about 3 months to get this stitched up and framed. So... Wish me luck. It's a fairly easy piece, shouldn't take too long! I finished all this in 3 days (about 4 hours worth of work) it's a pretty easy stitch. It's a picture of two Precious Moments kids holding an hour glass and it's called "Counting our Moments together". My mom collects PMs. So I showed her my patterns and this is the one she picked. And I will probably personalize it as well.  Wish me luck! I think I'm gonna need it! 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Happy Monday!! (Is there such a thing?)

Well, I have no photos to share, because I have done no stitching the past 5 days. My "new start" only has an empty labeled color card the fabric and copy of the pattern in a bag. That's as far as I got. I never pulled the threads or found a fresh needle... Sigh...

I was doing a read-a-long with a group on goodreads, and so have spent much of my time reading that book. (Which was "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe" by Fannie Flagg. Which is the book that the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" was based off of.) it was an amazingly fun read. 

And!!! My hubby got my Sims3 installed on a good computer, so I've just been busy playing hours of Sims3. It is SO addicting!!!

But! I want to try to post on my blog all 6 times this month, as I usually don't bother blogging if I don't have any stitching to share. But I need more discipline in my life. So, I shall attempt to post all 6 days this month. Stitches or no stitches to share, I'm posting!!! I just hope I don't bore you with all my drivel. Well I better get going. Today is my birthday, and I know Hubby has lots of things planned for the day!! Happy stitching!! See yah in 5 days, come heck or high water!