Friday, 29 June 2012

HAED Sales & willpower

I have no idea what it is with Heaven and Earth Designs (HAED) sales that reduce my willpower to resist to zero.  There was a 50% off sale recently that totally got me and I caved and bought 11 charts!  I won't share all of them with you at it will be photo over load but this is a few of them:

Alicia Aliana - Lynn
Snow White's Fall - Nielsen
Princess Izzy - Lynn

The Ghost - Sinz
Black Rose - Kuik
Portrait With a Spiderling - JBG

I chose a really varied selection with different artists and muted and bright colours.  I've no idea how I'm ever going to get everything stitched that I want to, especially when Michele keeps bringing out such new and beautiful charts!  I need to learn to stitch faster!

Also, this week I found out that my cousin is going to be a father and so that means another birth sampler!  Just when I thought I may be able to get a nice run of stitching for myself I have another sampler!  It took a while to find one that I liked and that him and his partner would like, but I finally chose this one:

It is both cute and modern with nice bright colours and I don't have to wait to find out if they are having a boy or a girl to complete most of it!

As a final note, for those of you who aren't aware, Heaven and Earth Designs are having a 25% 4th of July sale which lasts until 9th July, I doubt my willpower will hold out until then so expect more new purchase pictures!  Even if you don't fancy stitching something so big, have a stop by just to look at the beautiful artwork.  

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

International Hermit and Stitch Weekend - June

Sorry I'm posting this a little late but I was so close to a finish I just wanted to hang and and get the last little bit of beading done!

So after being a UFO for 5 years or so, Henry VIII is finally finished!

I'm so happy to get this done and it feels so good to see it completed.  I have to say I'm not 100% happy with it and I know that there are a lot of people who could have done it much better, but it's not too bad.  It's going to be going to my mum, who has loved it from the day I bought it as she was with me.  She's going to get it framed herself so that she can choose the right frame for her.

Thanks very much for all the encouragement that kept me going when it was close to being thrown back in the cupboard!

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

WIPocalypse - June

Sorry this is a day late but at least I made it eventually!  It's been a fairly productive month and I have a finish!

First up, TT Violet Sometimes:

Feels great to have a finish and I think it looks pretty good for my first HAED project, I even managed to frame it myself!

Next one, Henry VIII:




This is nearly done now.  All the main stitching is done so just a small amount of back stitching to do as well as the beading.  I've never actually beaded anything before so fingers crossed it works out!

Now for SK Blue Moon:


I'm really struggling with this, the amount of confetti is crazy but I am determined to get it done.  It may only be a few stitches, but it's a few stitches nearer the finish line!  It may take me a while, so you'll have to bear with me on this one.

I haven't done anything on Endless Dream or Fanciful Fairy this month but I've been a little naughty and made a start on QS Clara - Hannah Lynn.


I've not really been struck by her artwork before, then I spotted this and it really grabbed me.  Since then her artwork has really grown on me and now I have an even bigger list of charts I HAVE to do!

Just to keep you informed, HAED are having a 25% off sale until 11th June, this time it includes the minis.  Sadly I've been banned by my OH from visiting the site....I've spent far too much in the recent sales and I stitch far too slowly....although if you don't tell him, he'll never know!  Michele is too naughty and keeps adding such beautiful artwork that I just NEED to stitch.

That's it for now, thanks for reading.  Please feel free to leave a comment, it's always nice to read your thoughts.