Sunday, January 28, 2007

A Quick Update

I have been stitching and not blogging this week it seems. I have finished about 1/3 of a page on Wizard of Oz and now moved Angel back on the stand. It is going well and should be able to post an update this week sometime. It does bring out an interesting point. This was my first HAED start and I followed the suggestions and used 25 count. It is a very dark picture and is being stitched on white Lugana. Everything else I am working on is on 28 count various fabrics. It is amazing as I go back to the 25 count how much easier it is to stitch on. Not so much the visual, I can see the 28 count but more the ease of getting the needle through the fabric. The coverage is not as dense but part of that is because the fabric is white. So now I have to decide when I start my next piece, not in the near future, what count to use!

Monday, January 22, 2007

Bits and Pieces

Fudgey is missing Angel so I am being re-assuring- she is not completely ignored; I have done some stitching on her but do not have an updated picture. She will be worked on again shortly.
Yes... there are certain Fae's with Type A personalities screaming as well, but they will have to wait a short while. Wizard of Oz is currently on the floorstand and is actively being worked on. Leigh's RR is on the Q-sanps and is being worked as the alternative to Oz.
But... I have another new start. I received the beads and some of the threads for my Chatelaine- Taj Mahal Mandala Garden so that has been started because I simply could not resist. I am doing it on 16 count Aida; certainly not a favourite but I simply cannot stitch over 2 so 32 count was not an option. I have a total and complete mental block about over 2 and constantly miscount so over 2 is a no go.
So as it stands right now I will stitch Oz for another few days and then Angel then the screaming Faes, with the RR and Taj Mahal as alternatives.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Current Works

So, I have sadly taken Pine Cone Fae off the stand and put Wizard of Oz on the frame. I really love Wizard and glad to be stitching on it again but Pine Cone is sooo calling me too. I am trying to ignore it! I will also be working on Leigh's RR whose them is Ian Daniels. It is on the Q-snaps. So again Patchwork will have to wait.

Monday, January 15, 2007

As Promised

As promised here are Pine Cone and Patchwork

I like this one better

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Lady Madame Teresa the Omnipresent of Under Yockenthwaite
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title

Even if I don't like being called Teresa

Sunday, January 14, 2007

From Fudgey- My Title

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Her Noble Excellency Terri the Woebegone of Fishbourne Sneething
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title

SAL Challenge Weekend

This was the first weekend for the HAED SAL Challenge- involving 12 weekends over the year. I have spent the weekend stitching on Pine Cone Fae and lots of lovely greens. I have finished almost the third row of ten blocks- not too bad. It will have to be put away for a while as I work on other projects. I think I am going to put Wizard of Oz back on the stand!
This week while I was waiting for the SAL I did a little work on Patchwork Sampler.
I will post pictures tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Blossoms and Pine Cones

With Pine Cone Fae taking place below Butterfly Fae (complete) and Blossom Fae (incomplete) I had to finish Blossom fae's third page to get rid of my parked threads. Gee that was a hardship! So page 3 is complete, sorry no picture but it was only 2 rows of blocks of 10. So now I can go at Pine Cone for the SAL Challenge this weekend without battling parked threads.
Pine Cone with 45 shades of green! As I said in my last post it is a really good thing I like green!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Good thing I like green

I just did the first 10x10 block of Pine Cone Fae. In the one hundred stitches there are 15, count them, 15 different greens! I do think this one is going to be amazing to stitch and hard to put down to work on other projects.

Some Interesting Numbers

I have updated my spreadsheet with all of the HAED charts I own and some interesting numbers popped out.
I own 71 charts (gulp!)
The most common colour is 823 (navy).
There are only 16 DMC colurs not used in any of the charts.
There are 30 colours in only one chart.
Sparkles are in 33 of the charts.
And of course, I own more Nadia's than any other artist!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

2007 Goals

So, Fudgey wants our goals for 2007 soon! I know at least some of the stitching I want to do but new charts will come out and how to fit everything in and how much of each? Here is the list of what I will be working on, I just have to figure out how much of each:

Wizard of Oz
Mask of Colours
Tahliana Flower Bud Fae
Blossom Fae
Pine Cone Fairy

Patchwork Sampler
Taj Mahal Mandala Garden

I have ordered the threads and beads for Taj Mahal- ouch! Thank goodness for Christmas money. I just have to figure out the fabric since the expectation is over two which is NOT my favourite.

Now I will sit down over the next few days and decide how much of each!