Friday, December 26, 2014

HAED Start...

Hello lovely readers,

If you celebrate Christmas, I hope it was fabulous. My Christmas was busy (my knees feel the pain today from standing in the kitchen for hours) but it was enjoyable.   Now to the fun part of the year - Summer school holidays.  Mind you, I am still working but at least not doing all of the usual stuff related to being a mum (which mostly involves taxiing children to and fro).

I started my a Heaven and Earth Design (HAED) on December 1st as part of a stitch along (SAL) with a Facebook group.  There were no other SAL rules apart from starting December 1st.  I chose a mini HAED called 'Mini Alice and Snow White'. It is tent stitched (only half crosses) on 25ct Magic Evenweave using 2 strands of DMC floss over 1.



I am thoroughly loving stitching this! How refreshing to stitch on something different.  I have stitched about 1600 stitches.  I am using a parking method I learnt from a YouTube channel by the delightful "Carolyn Mazzeo".  Check out her parking video if you want to find out who she parks.

Great excitement yesterday as my gorgeous hubby surprised me with a mini-iPad. I am going to use it as my pattern guide.  I mostly use PDF patterns but instead of printing them I can read, enlarge and  highlight on my iPad using an app.  It is working so well and I have only been using it for an hour today.

I have posted a video on my YouTube channel showing how I started the HAED on December 1st. If you are interested in Heaven and Earth Designs you might like to see my fun.



Thanks for stopping by today.  Have fun in stitches...
                                                                               Jan x

12 comments:

Brigitte said...

Great start on your HAED. And already so much stitched. I will start my first HAED in January but will stitch it on 40ct fabric with one strand over two. It will be kind of big but I don't mind.
I will now go and find out more about that parking method you talk about. Thanks for the link.

Sharon said...

You have come along way since the floss tube vid I watched... I must admit as much as I want to do a HAED design I am intimidated by them. I have seen a design which I have fallen in love with but I am reluctant to buy it just in case she remains in her wrappings forever more Does the magic grid canvas help??? What count is it??? Looking forward to watching your progress. Have a prosperous and safe new year
Sharon - Victoria

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful start! I've never stitched a HAED design - they look like so much work! Merry Christmas, Jan :D

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

Great start Jan! I love this design, but will probably never get around to stitching it myself - so I look forward to watching your progress on it instead :)!

Julie said...

Fantastic start on you new HAED, it's looking wonderful Jan.

Shebafudge said...

Great progress on you HaED. It's such a lovely one. x

Two Purple Threads said...

Great start, I'm planning to start my first HAED soon as I got all the threads from Santa!! Looking forward to following your progress.

Linda said...

Great video and start on your HAED Jan.

Linda

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

That is a lovely HAED, I'm a fan of both those stories! Looking forward to following your progress on this one.

Giovanna said...

Nice start, and what a great gift from your DH :-)

Lija Broka said...

I have this one! Just as a full HAED. Not sure when I will find the time to stitch it. Hope to see more of yours.

Jan Gartlan said...

thanks everyone!