Saturday, 11 April 2009

A new purchase.

I have to confess to a little purchase and it was because I was stressed! Well that's the excuse I am sticking too! I have admired the lovely HAED designs that many of my readers are stitching and had thought "I'll buy one of those one day" Then they went and had a sale on!! and then Stuart annoyed me (he is out all day today and tomorrow morning and it's Easter for goodness sake!)........ so I bought 2 charts!!!!! I have only bought the QS ones as I thought the really large ones were just too much for me to tackle. I got the girls looking at all the lovely charts and we decided on 2 by Ching-Chou Kuik. Here are the pictures off the HAED website.

I downloaded them and printed them off at work.... then looked at them later at home. Oh my they do look fun....25ct stitched over one!! Where's my magnifier!! I promise not to start them just yet I really must finish something else first, but I feel a lot better now I have made a purchase!!

Anyway here's Laura's Geisha Girl card, I have some new gold beads now so I'll get them sewn on later and that'll be complete. Becky has decided she wants a Popcorn Bear card and luckily I have a freebie kit of one so I have just started it.

Otherwise I have been working hard on Country Idyll, although last night I realised I had stitched full cross stitches on some of the half stitches..... but I think it'll look ok, it is only in the tree on the right hand side!

Thank you if you have given me an award recently, I'm sorry I always forget to post them on here and I never actually pick anyone to pass them onto as I can never decide who. I do appreciate your kindness and for thinking about me.

Hope you all have a lovely Easter, I have a nice Rolo Easter Egg just waiting for me to eat!! And I am off work until Thursday .... yeah !!

Ginnie x

13 comments:

Miss 376 said...

A bit of retail therapy always does wonders. The geisha is looking good

Annette said...

Wat a lovely Geisha.
I look forward for the stotching patterns, don't wait to long....

Gaynor said...

Retail is sometimes just needed, an essential not a luxury lol.
I am not an HAE person, but I look forward to seeing how you get on with these lol

Dani said...

The geisha turned out really well!

Tammy said...

Can't wait to see you start the HAED's. Geisha turned out quite nicely :0)

Imogen Montana said...

I haven't had a chnace to check your blog in a couple of weeks, but you've made so much progress and had so many finishes! Gorgeous! The Geisha is very pretty. And the HAED charts are lovely too. I wouldwant to start with a QS too; the full-sized charts are a bit intimidating

lowincomelady said...

You don't have to stitch 25 count 1 over 1. You could try 18 count with 2 threads. That is what I am going to do with my next HAED as I am finding 25 count very challenging...

loulee said...

Retail therapy is the best kind. Good luck with your HAED designs. I started one, but never finished it, maybe I should have done your thing and started with a quick stitch.

Shellie said...

geisha looks fantastic and I love your new charts tho not sure I could stitch that small EKKK.
We have athirtons egg to demolish between me and hubby tonight a gift fro Mum in law yesterday.
Yummy
Enjoy your easter
Happy Stitching
shellie

Redwitch said...

The Geisha is lovely :)

I'm not a HAED fan but I can admire the intricate stitching involved, good idea to start small.

laura said...

Retail Threapy - always good for the soul and it's so fantastic you are doing your bit for the economy lol!!!

Love the card is that the Xstitcher freebie?

Julie said...

The geisha looks lovely.
Good Luck with the HAED .. mines become a UFO LOL

Srinity said...

Welcome among the other HAED crazy people! :D They are such fun to stitch. I haven't finished one yet but I'm close.
Go and sign in to the HAED Bulletin Board: http://heavenandearthdesigns.yuku.com/
There's loads of good tips and hints on tackling one of these big designs and lovely people to share your wips with.