Monday, April 25, 2011

Spirit HAED Update

I have done 10 hours on Spirit. Here is what it looked like before I started with 200 stitches in:


And this is what is looks like now with 1400 stitches in.


1400 stitches altogether so far! It stitched pretty quick as there wasn't too many colour changes and a few of the blocks of 10 x 10 had only two colours. I can see why people get adicted to HAEDS. I get quite excited for every 10 x 10 square I cross off on the chart!

I have also done a bit on my Lizzie Kate, this is what it looks like.


Not too much more to do on it. It stitches up lovely and quick.

Now it is on to stitching Castles in the Air. I thought I was on part 5 but I am on part 4. I'm hoping to get quite a bit done in the 10 hours before I rotate again.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Very sad day

The Doggy Duo 011
I am very sad and upset as we had to put one of our dogs Lupi to sleep. He was riddled with arthritus and his liver was begining to fail. This is one of my favourite pictures of him.
R.I.P dear little Lupi will always love you and miss you xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Bookshelf is Finished!

Woohoo, it's finished. I can't believe there was so little to do on it! The picture does not do justice to the colour of the fabric which is a crystal peach.
Since buying my HAED The Green Man, I have discovered that I already had a HAED on the go, a story keep. It only has 200 stitches in, but I am going to start stitching on it regularly. I also found a Lizzie Kate piece, 'It's a Jingle out there' half completed, which I will stitch on while I am looking after baby Ulla. It is impossible to stitch on any thing thats needs full concentration as she is a very cuddly baby. So, the HAEDs will be done when shes not around and easy pieces for when she is around.

Monday, April 18, 2011

I must Be Mad!

Why you ask? Because I have just purchased a HAED chart.......

It is The Green Man Cernunnos. I have just ordered 25ct Dublin Linen for it from 
I didn't really want to commit to a HAED but it was the only chart I liked when I was looking for a Green Man one. I am going to get it kitted up over the next couple of weeks. I am hoping I don't have to buy too much thread. If I do, I will buy as needed.
Seeing it is such an undertaking, I will have small projects on the go as well.

Lizzie Kate Finished

Lizzie Kate Paw Prints

I finished this yesterday afternoon. I am pleased how it turned out. I swapped out a couple of the colours, I used purples instead of blues on the doghouse.
I am going to finish The Bookshelf next and then move on to a new project. I am not sure what though yet.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Lizzie Kate Update

This is what I have managed to get done so far. I swapped out a couple of colours on the dog house from blues to purples. Its a bit blurry as had to use my mobile phone camera.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Long Time no Post!

It has been a long time since I blogged. I haven't been around for many reasons but the primary one being illness. It has just been one thing after another. I have had on going problems with my stomach since I had my gallbladder removed. I have now been diagnosed with bile reflux. To put it simply, they screwed up my operation and didnt leave enough 'pipe' for the drainage of the bile into the intestines and now it pools into my stomach. Add that to pre menopause, depression and anxiety/panic attacks, I have had a shit few months to say the least! Because I have not been stitching as my thumb joint on my left hand  has seized and the Dr has recommended I stitch again to try and make it more supple. I haven't and could stitch due to the arthritus but I have some good cream for it, so from tonight I am going to start stitching again. I am not picking up my last piece, The Bookshelf even though there's hardly any left to do, for now, but I am going to start a Lizzie Kate piece just to get me back into the swing of things.

It's not a brilliant picture as had to use my mobile phone as the batteries have died in my camera. I am actually on the last band. It looks washed out but the fabric is actually a lovely crystal peach.


This is the LK chart I am just about to start stitching on. So, wish me luck that I can get some done without my thumb playing up too much!