Saturday, January 29, 2011

First Update - The Lights of Home

I have finished the page except for a small stitch to the edge which I missed...

I love the colours of this one, the deep blues and rich cloud colours...

Onto the next page!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Began Lights Of Home

I started The Lights of Home last night (20th January 2011). It took about 3 hours to sort out and wind the floss onto bobbins and it took about 3 hours to cut the fabric to size and blanket stitch the edge to prevent it fraying...

So I'm just posting this so that I know exactly what date I started...I haven't done enough to post a picture yet, only about 4 rows on the first page...I'm starting from the top left this time...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Cat Close Up Progress

This is what I have done so far... I love the eyes!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Cat Close Up Mini Stitch

While I am waiting for the materials for my next HAED to arrive, I am currently doing this cat mini cross stitch. I have done the eyes and some of the face and it looks great!

The Aida has arrived for my HAED but I am still waiting for the DMC and the metallic thread.



Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Waiting is finished!

After 1 year, 5 months and 10 days, I have completed 'The Waiting'! It's been a lot of work! Of course I don't do cross stitch to finish it, I do it because I love doing cross stitch so I felt a bit deflated after finishing it last night. But this morning I feel good about it. When I first started I never thought I would finish so it's such an achievement for me. I have never completed something so detailed and big before! HAED's are really addictive and I am just waiting for materials to arrive for the next one...

Friday, January 7, 2011

The Lights of Home Materials Purchase

Today I have purchased the materials for The Lights of Home 2.

1 metre of white 18 count AIDA: $25.68AU
100 DMC threads: $42.33AU (I already had some of the colours)
2 reels of Kreinik metallic thread: $8.49

The AIDA is from the UK, the DMC is from the Phillipines and the metallic thread is from the USA.

Total: $76.50

I have been working on the last bit of 'The Waiting'. I haven't got far to go, I think it will take me a few more days to 11 year old son is coming from overseas next week (he's been gone since September) so I hope to get it done before he gets here, as my time will be more limited when he comes...

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Waiting - More cloud

I only have to finish off another page and a bit so my next picture should be the big finish! This has been such a pleasure to stitch and I have so enjoyed reading everyone comments along the way. I have already bought my next HAED chart. I just have to buy the materials and I'll start the journey again!