My obsession with HAED and crochet and yarn and stuff . . . . .

Friday, 27 January 2012

And the winner is .....

The fourth person to post that they wanted the travelling pattern - FAERIE!!!

Congratulations Ali!  Please message me with your postal address (I will aim to get the pattern in the post to you on Monday) and also your choice of prize!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012


Today is the last day for the travelling pattern draw!  If you haven't already put your name down to receive this super-cute pattern next, make sure you get it done now!!  I will be closing entries at MIDNIGHT (UK time) tonight, 24 January.  

Don't forget, you could also be in for the giveaway too!


Sunday, 15 January 2012

Ta da!! The travelling pattern is ready to move on :-)

At long last ... I have stitched the travelling pattern!!!!!! Now c'mon, don't faint - I really have done it!  Here's a little bit:

And here it is finished!  For some reason, the colour of the fabric has been totally lost in photographing, it's a pretty pale lime hand-dyed but it looks a patchy grey to me here :-(  I've stitched this one over one on 28ct with Carrie's Creations hand-dyed thread in Berry Blast.  I really like the way it has turned out :-)

So, the pattern now travels on - after a slightly longer than anticipated stopover in frosty Oxfordshire. 

If you would like to receive the pattern next, please leave a comment below and I will draw the winner next Wednesday which is the 25th of January.  You should note that if you would like to be part of the travelling pattern there are a few rules:

  1. You must have a blog. 
  2. Comment on this post only, saying you would like to be part of the Stitcherhood.
  3. You must have an active blog to participate, if you have a blog but never post on it you won't be chosen to be the next stitcher. 
  4. The stitcher who will receive the travelling pattern must stitch it (within an acceptable time frame) finish it and display the finished piece for all to see.
  5. Then the stitcher must offer up the traveling pattern for another stitcher to use and it will be off on its travels again.
Finally, as I have had the pattern soooo long and I feel ever so slightly guilty, I am adding a little giveway to the winner :-) You will also receive a RAK of your favourite Heaven and Earth Designs QS or SK.  Or if HAEDs don't float your boat, then a voucher for an online needlework store.

Happy stitching everyone, and good luck!

PS  Please feel free to tell your followers about the pattern and the giveaway!

Monday, 9 January 2012

WIPocolypse January 2012!

It's that time already and I have made some progress on my WIPs for the year - yay!  You can see my (ever-changing) WIPocolypse list by clicking on the tab above ;-)

I got a new camera for Christmas, so here goes with the first progress photos:

1  SAL Bookend Kitty (HAED) 

I started this yesterday, a little behind the scheduled SAL week on the Board, but I was into another WIP and didn't want to stop and prep fabric.  A bit messy, but I've got a few stitches in.  Stitched on 28ct Almond jazlyn, two over one, tent stitch.  Yes a bit of a change for me - not my usual jobelan (which I am regretting slightly as the holes seem a bit harder to see on the jazlyn) and tent stitch!  Controversial I know, but I decided to give it a go after using it on my Chelsea square.

2  Mini Masquerade (HAED)

I started this on Christmas Day as a present to myself lol!  Well the kids were in bed and DH was asleep on the sofa - what else was I supposed to do eh?

Stitched on 28ct light lilac jazlyn (again although the holes are easier to see on this colour) and again two over one, tent stitch.  This is my first mini from HAED and I have to say I was a little concerned when I first started, I really couldn't see any detail and was sure that it was going to look a blurry mess.  But of course I should trust in the charting (as always) and look there you go, I have daffodils!  Again looking a little messy but I have literally taken it off the Q-Snap to make a start on Kitty then I think I will go back to it.  My first 'black and white' too - just a few colours, so amazing how much detail there is!

Well that's me this time round.  Happy stitching everyone :-)

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

With head hanging in shame ...

... I blog today :-(  I have been absent from blogging for too long.   I missed IHSW in December and I've still not updated my wips or sorted out my goals for this year and we are already a few days in!!

But worse, I have still not stitched Cucki's travelling pattern, for which I can only apologise and say that life really did in the way in December with organising Christmas, the end of the school term and DH returning from an 8 month stint in Saudi :-(  I am hoping that now things have calmed down - ie. the kids have gone back to school - I can sit and stitch it this weekend. 

So keep 'em peeled for another update very soon!  I PROMISE!