Thursday, 19 May 2011

HAED Christmas Tree and Animals: Update Five and Oakhaven Owl 2011 SAL: Update One

So I have finally finished the next part of my HAED.  It took a very long time because of all the confetti in the edge of the tree.  There are just two parts to go now on this design and I am excited to see it finished as I think it will look better once it is all done.  I think the problem I have with this design is that the background hasn't been removed correctly (it was only a freebie).  Everything seems to have a cream border which looks a bit odd but I think that originally all of the spaces must have been filled in with this colour.  If this was the case I think the design would look a whole lot better.  As it is I am liking it more the more I stitch on it:

The section I have been working on:

And the piece as a whole so far:

I mentioned in a previous post that I have been taking part in a SAL via the Oakhaven yahoo group.  I have finally caught up with the months and am now up-to-date.  I LOVE these little owls they are soooooo cute and I can't wait for the next release:


Designer:  Tonia Pappan, Oakhaven Designs
Material:  28 count green evenweave
Threads:  Regular six-stranded DMC cottons

The piece as a whole so far:

and each separate month so far:

Now I have finally finished the HAED section I can move on to the next piece in my rotation which is the second page of Waterlilies which shouldn't take as long because it has nice big chunks of colour.  Thanks for reading and Happy Stitching everybody!!


  1. Hi Donna,
    All your work is lovely. I especially love the HAED Christmas tree and animals. Congratulations on your awesome progress. Can't wait for the next update.
    Alicia xo

  2. Lovely work. I have your HAED chart on my wishlist. Can't wait to see it finished!! I'm new to your blog, and wanted to post a comment to say hi! So, Hi, lol. I'm Julie, from Cincinnati, OH. I live with my lil cat, Yes Dear, and I'm an avid stitcher too. Currently have a meerkat on my Q for a friend's daughter. Then I start my rotation, whoo hoo!!