Saturday, November 3, 2012


Life's been busy! Family visits, vacation in Florida, new kitty in the house, etc. I've been in a stitching hiatus but I always come back to this lovely hobby.

Since my last update on here I've done a little bit of work. I have also put Starry Starry Night on hold, as I'm not too happy with how it's turning out as far as coverage and bulkiness go. I might have to restart it at some point, so away it goes until I decide to continue with it or scrap it and start over.

The Freebie SAL from HAED ends on December 1st, so this week I've been trying to finish my QS Lovers. I have page 3 done and hope to have the last page stitched up by Friday.

Krystal has almost a second page done. Maybe I can get up to page 3 done by the end of the year. Fingers crossed!

The cupcakes are all finished. I just need to add a few beads and am still debating on framing it or turning it into a cushion.

Finally, my Dimension's Taste of the Mediterranean is up on the wall!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sakura Geisha

Unbelievable! I haven't stitched since June, but I'm now getting back to it by picking up this one that I haven't stitched on since February. I did a little progress and baring some details, the top half of it is now completed.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

HAED Freebie SAL - QS Lovers

We received page 2 for this SAL back in April, and I've been working on page 2 of this every other weekend, and now I got his face completed, and have stared work on his hair, and thought I'm far enough on page 2 to share some progress! I've now decided to stick with this project until the page is finished, then I can work on my other projects until we get sent the 3rd page in July.

Monday, April 23, 2012

My mojo is back!

I haven't updated in a while, I know, it's just that life got in the way of my stitching. I was supposed to move next week and that's not happening, I had my parents come over  for a visit a few weeks ago, and with being busy and the sad news about the move, I had lost my mojo. It's back though, so I've been stitching away.

Not much to show as I just got back to my rotations but I did get the Bird SAL cushion that my mother put together for me, and started work on something for my mother-in-law, who loves pastry. It's from Cross Stitch Gold 63, Cupcake. I got 3 done and 6 to go.

Bird SAL Cushion

I've spent a bit of time on each of my bigger projects (Starry Night, QS Lovers and Sakura) the past couple of weeks, and will post updates when they're actually showing.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sakura Geisha

I worked on her again this week, so for Leap Day I thought it was time to share where I'm at.


Thursday, February 23, 2012

HAED Krystal

At the end of last year I started my second HAED project, Krystal, by Fred Winkler. I only put in a few stitches before I stopped to work on other smaller projects, including Abi Gurden's Tree of Stitches, that I gave to my mother for Christmas. 

But now those small projects are all completed, and so is the first page of QS Lovers, so I finally could go back to Krystal and finish my first page.  She's stitched on 25ct. white Lugana, 2x1 tent stitches.

Original Design


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

HAED Freebie SAL 2012 - QS Lovers

I've finished page 1 of the HAED Freebie SAL. Now this goes away until April, when we receive the second page. This has been wonderful to stitch. I had a lot of fun with it!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

HAED Freebie SAL 2012 - QS Lovers

Got a bit over half a page done now, and their faces are starting to show. I'm really enjoying this SAL. The way that HAED charts seem to make no sense at first, and all of a sudden the image appears on the pages, without any use of back stitching or quarter stitches, I think that's what makes people fall in love with stitching these HAEDs.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sakura Geisha

I traveled to Brazil over the Holidays and put away all stitching for a few weeks, but I'm back to working on my Sakura, although the past weeks working on her weren't great, as I made a mistake that had me frogging a week's worth of stitching.

January 16th, 2012

January 29th, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

HAED Freebie SAL 2012 - QS Lovers

I'm officially back from my vacation, and although I arrived only a couple days ago I jumped right back into my stitching by starting the HAED SAL. I have about 1/3 of the first page done.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

HAED Freebie SAL 2012 - QS Lovers

The HAED BB forums does a Stitch-a-long every year, where an unique pattern is given to the members, and everyone who completes it at the end of the year is eligible to win a free chart of their choice. Since everyone who comes in contact with HAED end up with a gigantic wish list, and since the freebies are so lovely, I joined several of my fellow stitchers this year, my first HAED SAL.

My pattern of choice was Nene Thomas's QS Lovers, and I'll be doing it 2 x 1 full crosses on 18ct Cream Aida.