Monday, 24 December 2012

I did it!

YAY.....I managed to get my Blue Moon SK completed before the end of the year!  Finally put the last stitches in yesterday, she has been washed and pressed.

Thank you to everyone who has supported me whilst I was stitching this as the first page gave me a lot of trouble and I very nearly gave up.

She was part of the Heaven and Earth Designs SAL for 2012 and is stitched on 25ct Magic Guide fabric 1 thread over 1.

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Graphics

Just want to take this opportunity to wish all my friends a very Merry Christmas!  Hope you have a lovely day with lots of love ones nearby.  For those of you on your own this Christmas, enjoy the day and know that you are never truly alone as you have your virtual friends close at hand!

Thursday, 13 December 2012


I know....2 posts in 2 days, that is so not like me, but I have to share the lovely surprise that I woke to today.

My lovely friend Alicia sent me 2 HAED charts as RAK's (Random Acts of Kindness), along with lovely messages.  It was a complete surprise and I could not believe her generosity.

These are what she sent:

Mia - Myka Jelina

Connected ZN - Zindy Nielsen

Thank you so much, your friendship means a lot!

For those that haven't checked out her blog, The Crafty Princess, please go visit!

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Can I do it?

Well, I managed to finish Page 2 of my HAED SAL Blue Moon WIP and I'm thrilled, I'm starting to believe that it may be possible to have it done by the end of the year!

Not too much left to do, but I've found myself becoming very distracted by Christmas preparations, such as sending cards, buying/wrapping/posting Christmas presents, replying to e-mails and putting up the house decorations.  Hopefully I've got most things out of the way now so I can try and actually spend some quality time and make some headway into that final page.

My threads arrived today for the HAED 2013 SAL piece, I've chosen to do Mystic Garden:

I love Tigers and I was thinking of doing the full sized version of this, so when I saw the crop I was really happy as it was perfect for me!  I've decided to stitch it on some 18ct Pewter ('s grey but Pewter sounds nicer) Aida which I happen to have in my stash.  I was even happier once I realised that I only needed to order 9 skeins of thread as I had the rest already! It was a tough choice though as all the charts this year were lovely.

Hope you are all set for Christmas...not long to go now!