Monday, January 21, 2008

Village of Hawk Run Hollow

This is the first HAEDless sampler SAL weekend. I chose to work on VoHRH. It is being stitched on 40 ct. silk gauze, tent stitch. I am using VC silks. I held a white notecard underneathe to help see it better- the background is stitched in "natural." I should be able to finish this block next SAL if I don't have to work. I had to work 6pm Sat night to 8am Sun morning which made me worthless for stitching on Sunday. I am still tired! The orange stitches around the border are just there for grid lines- they'll be removed soon. I put the scissors in to show how little it is- I think it's really cute!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

January HAED SAL Challenge

This is the first month of the 2008 HAED SAL Challenge. I decided on a new start- QS Red Poppy by CCKuik. The original pic can be found in the sidebar. I really enjoyed working on this piece. At first I thought I would go crazy with all the green, but after I got into a rhythm , it went very well. I got loads done, even with only stitching a small amount on Sunday due to a stomach bug. There were plenty of color blocks which always lends to faster stitching. The pic is a little lighter than it should be, but I took it at night with the flash, which tends to "wash out" the colors.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Starting the New Rotation

I have completed the first 2 slots of my rotation. Here are updated pix of Snow Horse and Metamorphosis. I have finally started a little reddish-orange koi on Meta... isn't it beautiful? So nice after all that blue!! Snow Horse is kinda tricky- the colors definitely do not match the pic on the site. There's a lot more yellowish colors than brown. At first, I didn't like it as much, but HAED says that they chart based on the true pic from the artist. Now that I have more done, I actually like the yellowish colors.

This pic is actually a little darker than IRL.

Saturday, January 05, 2008


This is my first pic of Sheila Wolk's Gatekeeper by HAED. This one has been OOP for quite a while, but the wonderful Shannon H. at the HAED BB Rak'd it to me at Christmas. I was so lucky to get this chart!!! It is the "darker" version. I have only seen WIPs of the lighter version, so it will be interesting to see how this one differs. Already I can tell the colors are much deeper and with more reddish-purple hues.

I have my new rotation up in the side bar. I will be having a "focus" this year. I will work on the focus piece after stitching two from the rotation. I'll post another pic of Gatekeeper after the rotation is complete. The focus piece will be one of the 2008 HAED goals that I have chosen. Gatekeeper for the first rotation and maybe Metamorphosis for the second round. I should be able to get through the rotation at least 8 times throughout the year... I do tend to get sidetracked though...