Tuesday, 27 May 2014

New Start - Mini One by Heaven and Earth Designs

Hi everyone! Long time no see!

This last ten hour stint has taken ages to complete as I had two weeks with no stitching at all. My fingers were itching but I was so tired in the evenings that I just couldn't concentrate. Hopefully I'll be back to regular stitching soon...

This is my latest new start - Mini One by Heaven and Earth Designs. She reminds me of my time spent in Swansea as a University student where I would regularly walk along or sit on the beach and watch the tide come in. I started in the top right and in ten hours have stitched just one colour using exactly one skein of thread. This is not boring at all as progress is fast and I can stitch without having to concentrate too much! I am going to work left and down, stitching the sky colour by colour before descending below the horizon.

Here's the first picture then:

Mini One by Heaven and Earth Designs
Stitched on 16ct Cream Aida 2 over 1
Stitch count 225 wide by 318 high
Started - 1st May 2014
Stitching hours to date - 10

I hate to admit it, but I have (not too badly as yet) been bitten by the "Crafty Princess" bug. For those of you who follow her blog you will know what I mean!! She is responsible for potentially throwing my "only ten WIPs" out of the window! You see, she very kindly RAKd me two charts from my wish list and I would consider myself very rude if I were not to start at least one of them in appreciation!! I love her philosophy on life about doing what makes you happy (i.e. collecting charts and starting new projects) but must remember the necessity of actually keeping this realistic for me (or am I already too late for that?)

My RAKd charts from Heaven and Earth Designs were:

Mini Space Traveler by David Hoffrichter
Stitch count 337 wide by 198 high

 Mini Waiting by Selina Fenech
Stitch count 229 wide by 325 high

I have been gathering the threads and fabric ready to start Mini Space Traveler but don't know quite when it will get its first outing. I should make myself finish a project (probably QS Hang in There) before starting this but whether temptation will get the better of me is another matter. Watch this space (no pun intended!)

And as HAED were having a 50% off sale, I also treated myself to:

Faces of Faery 117 by Jasmine Beckett-Griffith
Stitch count 200 wide by 198 high
Love the steampunk theme and gorgeous turquoise eyes.

Mini Storykeeper by Selena Fenech
Stitch count 300 wide by 433 high
My daughter is a budding author and is currently writing a rather gruesome book about a race whose children have long black hair. So this picture was calling me. However, when (if) I ever start this project it will get cropped to about 225 x 350.

So, that's my stitching news for the last three weeks. Not much to show but hopefully I will be back quicker next time with another progress report. Until then,

All the best and
Happy stitching :)
Rachel x


Pull the other thread said...

That is great progress in 10 hours, a whole skein, wow. Love your RAK'ed charts and the ones you bought yourself.

The Crafty Princess said...

Hey Rachel
Sorry for my absence from the blog world as well. I've been away for over a month housesitting and didn't have access to my computer. So I'm trying to catch up with everyone. I love the 2 HAED's you bought as well. Sorry to throw your rotation out but I'm glad you like the charts enough to start one. Have fun gorgeous xox Alicia

Anonymous said...

Really nice progress, I would love to see the end result !