Wednesday, 11 January 2012

TA DA !!! First finish of 2012 !!!! and it's a HAED !!!

I have finally finished HAED Christmas Tree and Animals.  The photo is not great but I was so excited that I took a picture immediately.  I am so happy that I completed it, as I have had a real rollercoaster of emotion with this design.  Even now I think it would have been better stitched up on 18 count fabric at the least but I learnt to love this design.  The detail and the colours are amazing, I know everybody says it about HAED's but the way the colours work together is outstanding.  I am replacing this in my rotation with another HAED.  As part of the 2012 SAL I am stitching QS Siberian Tiger. I am loving it so far.  I hope that once I have completed this that both HAED's will give me the confidence to buy a full sized version.  I already have a design that I have been coveting for a while but I will reveal it when I buy it (tease!!!!!).  Anyway enough waffle here are the piccys:




Once I had finished this I thought I would catch up with The Great Escape.  After my last post I realised like a plonker that I had done the wings in the wrong colour (ARGHHHHHH!!!).  After taking sometime to recover myself I unpicked it and completed them in the right colour along with the next part.  Part eight was made up of Buttonhole Stitch.  I LOVE buttonhole stitch, I find it so relaxing.  It was nice to something that I was already familiar with this time as it was a nice break from the more complicated stitches.  I also had to redo the Oyster Stitches on the right hand side of the owl as I wasn't really happy with them.  They turned out much better the second time so I am glad I made the effort to alter them:


Happy Stitching Everybody!!!!!

7 comments:

  1. Thats one beautiful HAED finish.
    GE is looking great

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  2. Wonderful HAED finish, and just in time for the dawn of a new year! Congratulations, Donna!

    Also love your use of colors on TGE. Very creative!

    Nancy in IL of The Stitch Specialists

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  3. Congrats on the finish, it's beautiful! Love the colors in your owl.

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  4. Congratulations Donna! All finishes are fantastic but when it's a HAED finish it really feels like an accomplishment. Beautiful job!

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  5. Donna: Do you have that animal pattern you could share?

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    1. I am unable to share any chart, this is a pdf from Heaven and Earth Designs.

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