Saturday, August 25, 2007

HAED New Start SAL

What to start?? I have so many patterns I want to start NOW, that this SAL is giving me a headache- and it just started. I have a few to choose from: Luna Moth by Rachel Anderson, Mermaid of the Deep by JBG, and the 2 new JBG's (Raised by Wolves and Wolf Manor), QS Bramble Fairy by Dillhoff....those are my top pics. After much debate, I have decided to start Mermaid of the Deep. She is almost the animated version of Meta, lol.
Here is the original pic:
I am off to stitch- I would like to get 1/4 way through the first page- that's about 2000 stitches. DH is going the the Nascar race tonight, so I have the entire day to stitch until my fingers are worn to nubs. I should at least be able to stitch 2000 stitches by the time the SAL is over. Happy SAL stitching everyone!!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Metamorphosis Update

This little mermie is a delight to stitch. She appears to be slowly coming to life. I am coping with all the bg by stitching 2 full lengths of bg thread, then one length of color. I am close to finishing the first page. I had added backstitching around the eyes, but took it out because I wasn't happy with it. I think I am going to print off a pic of her face stitched, then take a pencil and draw in the eyelids until I am happy- then I'll stitch them.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Midnight Orchard

I have spent the entire weekend with Midnight Orchard. She is being stitched on 25 ct lugana using VC Silks. You can now see her ear starting to peek through. For a HAED, this is an easy stitch. Not a ton of colors, and very minimal confetti. I got about 21oo stitches in, for a grand total of 11,000. I'm going to spend a little time with Mates next. I have Tue and Wed off from work (yipee!), so I will start working on Metamorphosis again. After that, it's off to the New Start HAED SAL- probably starting Mermaid of the Deep by JBG.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Vision of Light

Here she is after the HAED August SAL challenge. I completed 4100 stitches. She is such a pleasure to stitch- the colors are fantastic. I am very close to reaching the 50% mark. Should happen during the next SAL.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Nomh Forest Fey

Well, I got to begin the third round of my rotation with a new start. I love this piece by Margaret Dean. I can't recall having seen anything of hers being stitched, which surprises me because her work is beautiful. This is the first 10 hours and is stitching up very fast for a HAED. I think there's only around 30 colors or so in it. I put a pic of the original in the side bar.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

The Rest of Round 2....

Playing catch-up again. I took pics of these, but forgot to update Love Me Not. I'll try to get to that one later on today.
This is Metamorphosis- I LOVE her. I am stitching one block (100 stitches) of the background and then one color around her face (may only be 2-3 stitches). That seems to help me keep motivated. I put her in my next rotation twice, but if she screams loud enough, she may stay out longer.
Soul of a Unicorn by Josephine Wall at around 30 hours. I can't believe the detail in this little corner. Can't wait to get to the main unicorn- he's going to be wonderful!!
I'll try to get a pic of Love Me Not up today as well.
OK.... it's later. I've got my pic of Love Me Not now. She's going to be beautiful as well. It's funny, every HAED I'm stitching becomes my favorite while I'm working on it. I practically have to force myself to rotate. Hhhmm.... maybe one day I'll become an OAATer?? Probably not. But it would be nice to finish one of these beauties!