Saturday, December 8, 2012

Facebook Blog page and Sistine Chapel Group

If you are interested in seeing more progress pictures than I post here (I tend to only post here on the blog when I have finished a page), you can see them here at the Haed Cross Stitch Blog FB page

I have also started a HAED Sistine Chapel SAL Facebook Group where I have found other stitchers who are attempting the same design and others who are interested in progress pics. 

So feel free if you are interested to like the Blog page or join the Group...

Here is the latest progress pic of the Chapel!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sanctuary Of Knowledge: 16 October 2012

With having a smartphone it is so easy to post so I thought I would update more often.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Bought DMC Threads for Sistine Chapel

I have bought the DMC from Donna at Cross Stitch Heaven. Cost 128.05. Which is about what I paid for The Waiting threads and the Chapel is about 3 times the size! I know where to go to buy thread from now on... The fabric cost approximately 40 dollars. So the total cost for materials is 168. I already have needles and scissors of course. When I get the threads I might do a page of the Sanctuary then a page of the Chapel. So a rotation. I finished doing blanket stitch around the aida for the Chapel today. So now I will just wait for the mailman to bring cross stitch goodies to me!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

I bought new HAED charts!

To support Michelle at Heaven and Earth Designs, I have bought 3 new HAED charts! Here they are:

Cavaliers with Toy Soldiers
(The one on the right looks very like my own Cavalier)

Weybridge Manor
(I really like the look of this one. I searched for an hour on the HAED site before I found it. I am quite fussy!)

Sistine Chapel
(I didn't want to try this one at first but the idea has grown on me over time. Now I am quite enthusiastic about it!)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Sanctuary of Knowledge

I managed to finish another page before the mini Christmas stocking kit came. I have scheduled some posts with some of the stockings I have already completed. (I haven't completed them completely, just the cross stitch part)

The Sanctuary is looking good isn't it!!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Christmas Ornaments

I have just bought a Cross stitch kit of Christmas Ornaments. There are 30 in the set and I am going to make them for people for presents for Christmas. So you can expect to see some pictures soon! It takes a week or two for it to arrive. 

I am not far off finishing another page on the Sanctuary. I just have quite a bit of confetti so a photo will be a little way off yet!



Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sanctuary of Knowledge Update

I tried the 28 count Jobelan's just too small for I went back to a beige 18 count Aida. I had already almost done 2 pages while I was on a break from the Lights of Home.

The Aida I am using is massive, over a metre wide as on the larger symbol HAED chart there is over 70 pages! It is 10 pages wide on the top!

So what you see in the photo is 3 pages done plus the start of the 4th page. I have also done a little bit under the 1st page as well...

I am really enjoying it and doesn't it look great!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The post you have been waiting for - The Lights of Home finished!

Finally I have finished this massive project! I am so glad to get it done!

Now I am already onto my next project The Sanctuary of Knowledge...I have decided to do that instead of the Irish Fae...

I'm so glad you have all shared the journey with me! Thanks for all your lovely comments over the last year or so. I started this project in February 2011 so it has taken me 1 year and 4 months to complete...

Cheers Cheryl

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Eleven things - for Julie

Julie has very kindly tagged me. I am not following the rules and am not tagging anyone else but I will answer the questions she has asked...

1.)  Chocolate, Vanilla, or Strawberry?  (If none of these are acceptable, you must choose a flavor that is!) 

Chocolate! I am a chocoholic. I used to eat whole blocks in one sitting...

2.)  If you could meet any famous person, living or dead, and ask them one question (ONLY ONE), who would it be and what would you ask them?

Queen Victoria. I have read heaps about her life and really love how she was full of life and wasn't boring. I would like her views on the modern technology we have these days.

3.)  What's the hardest thing you've ever done and why was it so difficult?

The hardest thing I have ever done is to give up custody of my son when he was 10 years old. I only have him home for 3 months of the year and the other 9 months he spends overseas with his Dad. 

4.)  Who did you look up to as a child, and do you still look up to them today?  (This can be a parent, a rock star, an athelete, whatever.  You can also list multiple people.)

I looked up to a teacher called Mr Kallmier. He guided me for much of my teen years when I was in high school. A very wise man. I still remember stuff that he told me and I still respect that advice.

5.)  List the pros and cons (for you, keep it personal) of what you do for a living.  If you could go back and do it again, would you do the same thing, or change it?  What would you change it to, and why?

I am on a disability pension so I don't do anything for a living. Which I guess is why I can get a lot of cross stitch done!

6.)  What's your favorite meal?  (You can say anything in response to this, including dinner, breakfast, tea, lunch, etc.  It can be your fave meal of the day, or meatloaf and mashers.  Up to you.)

I'm partial to butter chicken. I also love a traditional roast dinner with the works (like yorkshire pudding YUM)
7.)  What's your favorite way to communicate your ideas to others?  How often to you partake of this method of communication?

I like email because it is non intrusive. People can deal with what you have to say in their own time. I send emails multiple times a week to different people.

8.)  What's the nicest thing you've ever done for someone you don't know?

I support Kiva which is a charity which does micro lending to poor people in third world countries. I just did my 20th $25 loan since September last year this morning!

9.)  What's the number one problem with the world today?

Disease and war (I know that's 2 but they are huge problems!)

10.)  Do you like technology, or are you one of those people that only puts up with it when they have to?  (By tech, I don't only mean computers.  I mean smart phones and HDTV and digital radio and iPods and everything.)

I love technology and I really want to get a smart phone...but I'm trying to talk myself out of getting one...

11.)  If you could have one perfect day, who would you see and what would you do?  (Get descriptive here people.  Write a paragraph or two.)

I would get all my friends together I have known over my whole life and have a party. And have many meaningful conversations. Life is about people you know, not stuff you own. You can take only 2 things with you and that's love and knowledge. Make sure you have a lot of love in your life and your life will be rich!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Blog Facebook page

I have started a facebook page for this blog at

I will be linking to other bloggers work that I admire as well as this blog when I update here. (I am not that far off finishing off a page by the way! I could be faster if I get off the darn computer! LOL)



Friday, June 1, 2012

More progress

I have 2 and a half pages to go and I have already done some of 1 page...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Lights of Home - Row complete

The row is complete! Now I just have another row of pages that are only three quarters down the A4 sheet...I have been working hard and that lion's face was quite tricky and I thought I would never finish! It seemed endless! But my hard work has paid off and it looks fantastic!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Hard page complete

Another page complete. It was really difficult but I finished it. I've been working on it a lot lately and I am so pleased to have this page done! :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Finally a Lights of Home Update!

It has been a long while between posts because I had a disaster happen. I lost my glasses I use to do craft! I spent a few days looking for them, then I ordered another pair via I went crazy while I was waiting and managed to do some of the black on the right hand side. The glasses arrived today so I will be able to do my beloved cross stitch again!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Irish Fae Update and then back to the cubs

This update is for my friend M...She has been hanging out for an update for a while...I'm going to switch back to the cubs for a while and see how I go, I think I'm over my irritation with it now...lesson learned...if you are not totally in love with a project, don't do it, its not worth it...

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Lights of Home plus Flight of the Irish Fae (First picture)

Here is what I managed to complete of The Lights of Home before I started the one below...

And here is my progress on the Irish Fae. I only have some of the threads at the moment, I'm waiting for the rest to arrive from 123 stitch...