Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Progress, new start and stash

I have been working away on HAED Literate Dragon. It is a SAL with the BB.
There is a lot of confetti stitching so it is taking me forever to work on. I am stitching this 1x1 on 25 ct evenweave.

I started an ornament from the JCS 2003 ornament issue. It is I love Christmas by Gloria & Pat designs. I am stitching this on 28 ct evenweave.
I decided to stitch on a Christmas ornament on Sundays to give me a break from HAEDs.

I also received 3 HAED charts in the mail.
 HAED QS Night at the Pumpkin Patch- Ching-Chou Kuik
 Mini A Pale Comparison - Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Mini Village Bookstore - Randal Spangler

I have no idea when I will get to stitch these but I love the charts and collecting the HAED charts is addictive.  

I finished reading The Long Quich Goodbye by Avery Aames and it was a cute cozy mystery.

I am now reading The Gin and Chowder Club by Nan Rossiter and I am enjoying it.

I also have been cutting back on tv shows as I want to get back into watching movies. So I no longerDVR Live with Kelly & Michael, or Home & Family. If General Hospital keeps up with the vampire stories then I am done with that too. Don't get me worng I loved The Twilight series and I watch The Vampire Diaries, on Thursdays, on the CW. But not on my soaps. I also stopped watching Revenge and I am getting bored with Pretty Little Liars. Next season is the last for a couple of my shows, I believe.

Happy Stitching!


  1. love your new start and new stash!

  2. sweet new start and new stash..
    hugs x

  3. Lovely stitching. Great new stash.

  4. I love the Village Bookstore, it`s so Jessica Fletcher, lol! I`ve never tried stitching 1x1 on evenweave, is it hard? Do you need a magnifier? The ornie`ll be lovely too :)

  5. Always fun to start and stash - enjoy!

  6. Great new start and love your new charts:)

  7. You are making great progress on your new start...I totally understand about the Confetti Stitching...that is why I work on another project in the evenings.

  8. Nice progress, Shelleen.

    I watch Revenge, The Bachelor, Nashville, and Once Upon A Time. Other than those shows, I don't really care for what's on TV.

  9. I'm doing my first HAED too on 25 ct over one. At least you have a color variety. Mine is gray around the edges. I might have to try your grid pattern type next page. I'm experimenting with different ones to see if there's one I like over the others. With 25 some odd pages, that gives me a lot of time to experiment.

  10. Awesome HAED charts!! Literate dragon does look confetti heavy, but it looks amazing for that reason. Great start stunner!
    Alicia xo

  11. Great stitch for a break, I agree. Such wonderful new HAED designs. Love the house especially .

  12. Literate Dragon looks great Shelleen!

  13. Great progress on your HAED. The Christmas ornament will be so cute!