Tuesday, June 28, 2011

HAED Sale, Very Large New Start

Another HAED sale, 25% off through the 5th of July. Then apparently a dry spell on sales until Sept!

The picture there, yes page 77.....of my newest start. Summer, by Alponse Mucha, a HAED chart. Not my style, and going to be daunting, to say the least. That's what happens when I let family pick their gifts! Haven't done a chart anywhere near this size before---and I'm not going to be able to take 5 years to get it done!! It's 28ct off white, 1x1 full cross, 20x30 fabric.

Anyway, I am near some other finishes, so maybe I'll have some real pictures up soon. Just can't quite seem to get there. And the special fabric I thought I was getting to start Treasures, oh my, the fabric isn't like the picture. Instead of dusty red and white, it's bright lavender and pinkish. It would certainly be interesting together, but I haven't decided. I was all excited to start, but that is on the back burner until I figure out if I am sending the fabric back, or using something else. Plenty of time to get something else finished in the meantime.

Monday, June 13, 2011


It's the Father's Day sale at HAED, charts are 25% off through 6/20. As usual, there have been some great releases lately. Rainbow Dragon above, by Myka Jelina, is my favorite of late. That could be another addition to my bucket list.

It's interesting that several releases have been lower colors. And I like it, mostly that is only that there are simpler color schemes going on obviously. While I am certainly not scared of a lot of detail and colors(90 for a 2x10 SK is a bit ridiculous though)....I'm really looking for some finishes. Lower colors should get me a much quicker finish or two---and then I can relax on some very difficult ones after that. I was even working on a list, of lower colored charts or artists, haven't gotten real far on it as yet, but there are some lovely options, in full color, that are much less than 80-90 colors.

And so, I have picked Treasures for the mid year SAL. I absolutely wasn't going to enter, too many time constraints for the projects I want to be working on (and selling). I have abandoned SK Mermaid and SK LOTW, not going to happen, Terra, someday. And Treasures isn't my favorite from the options, but it is black and white---the only reason why I entered and picked that one. I have been enjoying the simplicity of blocks of color on some other charts of late, and some things taking shape more quickly, while life has been a little crazy. I need to take advantage of some of the peace and quiet I have right now, I keep wondering if that is going to change on a dime!!

And as far as stitching....I have taken a brief break from the letter "R" to get back to Frogpile. I need to get the frogs finished and out of the way, as a family item, before I can knuckle down on much else. I would like to have it done and be able to load up Treasures asap on the same frame perhaps.