Thursday, 26 January 2012

Biggest challenge so far

I've done it.  I've finally started my first HAED.  My new frame arrived today, I ripped it out of the package as soon as I got home and set it up.

I've chosen to do Moonlit Waters, a Julie Fain design... it's really pretty.  It's the first time I've tried 25 count, and I'm stitching on DMC gridded fabric, perhaps it's cheating but given that it's my first one, it just makes life a ton easier.  So far I've done almost 400 stitches and it covers this miniscule area of fabric... I think this one is gonna take a while.

Progress and photos to come periodically, I think probably about once a month.  Oh, I also need to get some new batteries for the light on my magnifier... I just wish summer would hurry up and get here so I can have nice long daylight hours!

Well, that's all for tonight, it's already past my bedtime.

10 comments:

  1. Good luck with your haed project. Can't wait to see photos!

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  2. Oh my....that HAED site looks very interesting.... I look forward to seeing your progress:)

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  3. I just saw one chart I have to do...it has 90 colours though...yikes:)

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  4. wow..good luck deary..
    hugs xxx

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  5. That's a SERIOUSLY detailed picture! I found it on the net. Looks fantastic, so good luck!

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  6. Thank you all...Yes, i think there must be about 80-90 colours in mine... it definitely felt like that many as I was winding them onto bobbins...took me a good few days of prep!

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  7. I absolutely applaud your patience with that Jo. I'm not sure I could do anything remotely similar.

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    1. Thanks Rebecca, I think I might have gone absolutely bonkers, but when you see someone else doing one of these HAEDs it all seems so achievable! And then you actually start and realise what you've got yourself into...

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  8. Good luck with your first HAED
    I started one a few years ago and haven't gotten to far. Maybe someday :)

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    1. Thank you so much Bonnie :) The 25 count is so tiny compared to what I'm used to stitching on, but I'm getting more used to it now.

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