Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Catching up!

Hi everyone! New computer is programmed and ready to go. It took me awhile to get used to this one. Have worked with laptops and not a home computer. DH bought me a touch pad mouseless key board. I found out that I am not coordinated enough to use a real mouse... Maybe thats why I am not very good at playing space invaders....

Have some finished to brag upon! AND they are both former UFO's! Finished not only one but TWO, yes two, HAED WIP's. As a result, and I never thought I would be able to say this, A top header tab for finished HAED's will be added.

Meet muchy boy. HAED QS Chocolate, Chocolate and More Chocolate. 36 count tea dyed linen, full cross, 2 DMC threads over 2 fabric threads, Artist Randal Spangler. Found the most adorable chocolate chip cookie fabric. He ended up being a 16 inch pillow. 32, 752 stitches.

Next is the 2013 HAED freebie SAL Mystic Garden, artist Ciro Marchetti, 36 count hand dyed blue linen, full cross, 2DMC over 2 fabric threads. Made into a 14 inch pillow. This a QS from the full sized Peacock Garden by Ciro Marchetti. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 19,650 stitches.
Only managed to finish one christmas ornament in july. This one is Remy Rabbit. One of Brooke's Books advent animals.

Palkolap.blogspot July ornament finish. The thread on this one is Hobby Lobby brand Artiste Satin color Peacock. Normally I wouldn't work with a satin rayon thread. Loved the color on this one and was pleasantly surprised to find that it was easy to work with. No fraying or knotting.

Here is the start of August. Again using the Artiste Satin thread. Color is Earthy.

Other WIP's include
Fractal SAL. Love the yellow. So cheerful! 40 count sandstone linen, 2 DMC over 2 fabric threads.

 Angie Designer Mandala SAL. 32 count opalescent belfast linen.
 Country Cottage Needlworks, Sweet Land of Liberty. 36 count hand dyed linen, 2 over 2

Joan Elliott, Take Life One Scoop at a Time, 32 count sand linen, DMC variations and DMC threads.

SK HAED Evil Queen Maleficent discontinued chart. Artist Anya Kai, 2DMC threads over 2 fabric threads, 36 count hand dyed linen.
In looking at the picture I realised that this is an older progress report. Have most of the black stitched to the top of page three and started page two. Hope to have my queen done soon. As I have her in the 6 month HAED goals challenge.

Found this pattern on the Danybroad88 blog as a freebie. Now that it is stitched I can't think of what to do with her. Found some nice finishing fabric, tho. A needlebook? Small pillow? Box top?

 Angie Designer, Fleurs du Ciel SAL. 36 count hand dyed linen, 2DMC over 2 fabric threads.

Have made progress my Turtle Trot WIP's. Have been stitching even though my computer was down. Still never figured out how to get pic's in from my Ipad. Even with the Blogspot APP.

Meet Huggable! Another of Randal Spangler's Draglings.
Have to try resisting another start. Want to finish Maleficent first. Oh stop laughing... You know I have no will power what so ever. Will get him bobbined up and ready to go .
Until next time
Happy stitching!


Heather said...

Wow congrats! Getting two haeds done must feel great! You've made great progress on your other pieces as well :)

Heather said...

Btw if you're trying to get your pics from the iPad to the computer you can either upload them to iCloud/Dropbox or what I do is I downloaded the Google+ app so it saves the pics then in blogspot on the computer I just click photos from my phone and it has them in there

Anonymous said...

Two HAED's?!! TWO?! I might as well throw in the towel and spend the rest of my days drooling at your finishes :D Loved the July ornament and the mandala too :)

D1-D2 said...

I love how you finished the two HAEDs.

gwendal said...

j'aime tout ce que je vois , les tigres sont fabuleux le petit lapin dans sa botte est une merveille , que de details !!!le tissu du coussin fleuri va très bien avec le point de croix. felicitations Deb

Allison Corbin said...

Some beautiful finishes and WIPs! 2 HAEDs?!? Now I don't feel so daunted about starting my first and am looking forward to that, as soon as the Kreinik braid I ordered for it gets here. Love the fabric choices for both pillows. I think the flower you stitched up from Danybroad88 blog would make an adorable needle book cover. Keep on stitching :)

Tiffany Pincombe said...

Congrats on finishing 2 HAEDs!! Wow! And I love your pillows. Great progress on the others too. And resistance is futile. :) Although I'm trying to finish 2 WIPs before my new start, so I know how you feel.

Kimberly Goins said...

Awesome two Haed finishes I haven't even started my first lol! I love Spangler also! I love all your pieces you have made great progress I love seeing your work come to life on our Yahoo group! Looking forward to seeing your start and progress on Huggable! Kim G

Preeti said...

Congrats on the stunning mega finishes!! :) Hats off to your stitching on HAEDs!! You always manage to stitch so much so quickly. Love all the WIPs. The July ornament looks lovely !! Looking forward to your start on the new chart.

gominam said...

You sure know how to make a comeback in blogworld... Two beautiful HAEDs, are you kidding me?... and turned into very neat pillows! You're a master, forget being uncoordinated with a mouse, the needle is your bestfriend, haha. Great progress on you lovely WIPs too. Congrats!

Justine said...

Oh my goodness - TWO HAEDs?! I'm seriously impressed. I hope those cushions are on display somewhere safe and no one is EVER allowed to sit on them!

Pamela said...

Wonderful finishes and WIPs!

Pull the other thread said...

WELL DONE. Two amazing HAED finishes, you must be delighted. They look wonderful. So must stitching going on, fantastic work on all your pieces.

Brigitte said...

So nice to see a catch-up post from you, Deb. And as usual there is so much to see. Congratulations on having finished two HAEDs, what an accomplishment. An the progress you made on your other WIPs is just awesome.

Weronika said...

Amazing stitching and lovely finishes!

Anonymous said...

Wow! You've gotten so much done. You have inspired me. I must get busy stitching. Do you make plans for the New Year? I want to do that this year but never have. Not sure how to go about it.....Could you do a post about that - if you do - how to do it. and if you don't why not? and what do you do instead? Hope you don't mind me asking. I just keep turning this over and over in my head.

Deb said...

Thank you Heather. I tried the google app and it didn't work either. The cloud services don't guarentee your pictures will not disappear. New computer is up so i will hopefully not have any more troubles.

Pen2needle don't give up! You can stitch it!

Anonymous i make plans every year. But they are not set in stone and constantly change. Next year another HAED SAL is planned. As well as continueing with christmas ornaments. Trying to stich in a halloween ornament, or two, in the mix somewhere. Not enough time in the day!
Thank you everyone for stopping in!