Saturday, 6 October 2012


sorry i have not been on here in a while, life has been keeping me busy.I will try and get on here updated later tonight or tomorrow. I have a few new starts to show everyone.
Hope everyone is well xxx

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

haed considering closing :S

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Friday, 22 June 2012

First haed finish

Dragonflies is now finished .
started wed 13th june 12, finished fri 22nd june 12.
1 over 1 on 28 count hand dyed fabric "mermaid" from crafty kitten. stitched with hdf silks and petit treasure braid

Thursday, 7 June 2012

new pieces.

Well recently i decided to do some new pieces on hand dyed fabric and silk floss. Unfortunately the materials have yet to show up, but untill they do i will post what i do have ready for it.

First off the charts that i will be doing in silk - qs lady bug, qs seahorse, qs dragonflies, and qs butterfly two. I will also be getting some hand dyed fabby from crafty kitten to do -  orchid 2 qs, dragon sugilite, and possibly qs hummingbird and floating lights. (and lady bug/seahorse and dragonflies )

Below is pictures of 3 of the silk/hand dyed fabby charts, and how i will be stitching them.

Light by dahlig

the sky is actually b5200 (along with 2 other colours) if it looks slightly yellow to you, im afraid its probably due to the picture being took at night , rather than natural daylight.


I am sorry everyone for not updating this very often recently. Unfortunately my laptop went and so i was left with only my iphone.
I found using the iphone hard when it came to uploading on here,and so just left it to only updating facebook.

The good news is that i now have a new netbook, and apart from some problems getting used to this new keypad (which i am sure i will get used to in the next few days), i can update.

So hopefully later tonight you will see what little i have gotten upto, and keep watching over the next week, as i will be receiving 7 new pieces of material and for the first time ever i will be receiving and using silks.

I can't wait till i can get to use them and hope they do not take to much longer to arrive, as it has already been a week and a half, and i dont expect them till tuesday at the minimum.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

very late ihsw / week 1 on rio

28 count 2 over 1 tent stitch

sorry for the short post , not sure how long this laptop will hold out for
thanks for looking


Sunday, 29 April 2012


I sorry I still have not posted my ihsw Unfortunately my laptop broke and trying to put up pictures on here using my mobile has me stumped I will try and get some up tomorrow if my new cable arrives, hopefully you will like what I have done . If any of you ate on the haed face book then you will have already seen it Until tomorrow (hopefully) :) Eileen Ps thank you for all your lovely comments I love reading them and it helps me keep pushing on with my cross stitch So thank you again.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Friday, 13 April 2012

two weeks work

Thanks for the comments, the past two weeks i have stuck to the rotation, and i am intending to switch onto train of dreams after tomorrow. Here is my progress over the past two weeks

first was a new start gypsy firefly

then this weeks work on  dryad

i am looking forward to changing on sunday , but it will be a shame that i didn't finish the face in time

Wednesday, 28 March 2012


So i was sitting thinking and wondering what to do ( cross stitching wise ) and saw a post on facebook saying her she would be doing a certain chart as that is the one the randomizer chose. So i decided to do the same, and this is the order it came out in.

There were 10 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. gypsy firefly
  2. dryad
  3. train of dreams
  4. once was innocent
  5. teddie tree
  6. world of sea turtles
  7. flight of imagination
  8. siberian forest
  9. mini bed of clouds
  10. butterfly wood
This post is more for my info so i remember this is the order i am going to be working in. I am unsure yet wither it will be a weekly change, fortnightly, page by page?? i am not sure but this is the order i shall do them. Obviously i am working on dryad( well i might be - i have had pinsand needles in my hand constantly for the past few days and have done no stitching since sunday :S)  till friday. On friday this list will take affect.

We will see how long i can stick to it.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

liebster award

Life has yet again been hectic ( seems to have been this way for a couple of months now :S) , so it has taken a while to write this post and accept the award. In between that time and now , i have been given it a second time. So i am over the moon. First i received it from keebles ( on the 19th march) and then i also received it from pull the other thread. on the 22nd . Unfortunately i never noticed this untill today as i have had no time to get on my blog till now. So before i forget or life takes a hold again i thought i best pass this on to some other deserving people, and say a huge thank you to those who have gave me the award.

These are the details and the requirements that are attached to it:

Liebster is a German word, meaning favorite, dearest or beloved, and the Liebster is awarded by bloggers to other, newer bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers, to spread the word and help the new(er)bies gain wider recognition. The award comes with four conditions that each recipient must satisfy when accepting:

1. Choose five up-and-coming blogs (with fewer than 200 followers) to award the Liebster to.

2. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.

3. Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you are giving the award to with links to their sites. Leave comments on their blogs so they know about the award.

4. Share five random facts about yourself that people don't know about you.

1. Vani - my stitch diary - I love looking at all her work , it is superb.I can' wait to see more on her love blooms personal HAED design.

2.  maria 4 katter - I have only just found her work but it is lovely,and with the many giveaways and cat pictures, it is a joy to look through

3. Danielle - my cross stitch progress - danielle i met online.I messaged her after seeing some of her haed work on  the bb board, and saw we had some things in common, since then we have became good friends and i still love watching her progress,

4. kirjoja-ja-kasitoita - Another site that i recently found , and since finding i am sure i will visit many times to see the wonderful Haed's that is for show.I cant wait to watch them grow.

5.My last one goes to a long time friend ( i have knew her since primary school) She will be getting a boot up the bum as i have only just noticed she has not updated her blog, but i will make sure she does over the new few days when she has time.)  She only recently discovered HAED's and has only been cross stitching a couple of years now. Her work is coming along a treat, and im sure once i get her seen to you will all be able to enjoy it yourself. This is Kristie's site - my cross stitch projects :)

Now for the 5 facts about myself that people don't know:

1.  I started cross stitching when i was about 5. I used to sit and watch my gran and slowly picked it up.I finished my first small design ( mrs tittlemouse ) when i was about 7 , and my first large design (baby tiger - something special design) was started when i was 13 and completed when i was 15.

2. I do not drink alcohol, if i go out i have an orange and lemonade, and in the house my usual is volvic flavoured water

3. I have stayed in 6 different houses since leaving home 10 years ago.

4. My mood changes frequently, which is probably why i have so many WIP's, and different tastes.Not only in cross stitch but in tv , music etc. At the moment my tv programs are swamp people, 24, secret circle and unltimate force, but only a few months back it was house and greys anatomy.

5. The first time i ever went on a plane it was a month after my 15th birthday.Then i went on one again a month before my 16th. I never travelled again till i met my husband and then i went to 3 places within our first year of being together. Unfortunately i dont see us going abroad for a few years, but at least the wedding is out of the way , and the new car should be with us soon.

Ok my 5 points were somewhat lame, but i could not think on what to write about myself and hubby was useless at helping me. 

Take care


dryad week 9

so this is my progress over the past week, i hope you like  it . i am looking forward to finishing this row and getting onto the next so i can get to the arm.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012


WEll unfortunately all did not go to plan.
On friday i got my material cut, threads together and started a few stitches on So many books , so little time. On Saturday i did well over 1000 stitches on the piece.On sunday i did around 500 more, before disaster struck and  my fabric tore. On the right hand side a good inch or so into the fabric.
I tried to do a quick stitch over it just to hold it while trying to get it off my frame, but it did nothing and it continues to grow. I am not sure what i can do to fix it , and in a huff took it off flung it in my fabric stash and put dryad back on. I do not know wither i should post the little i done on dryad , and So little time, or to just wait till saturday and do the 9 week update.
Im so angry that the fabric tore, more so because it would have ment around 2000 stitches closer to completing the top row on dryad.

Friday, 16 March 2012

dryad week 8 update

a week done on dryad, not as much as i would like, but its progress

Friday, 24 February 2012

IHSW ( sorry im way late)

Life has been hectic this past week.My hubby's daughter moved into her first flat, so we have been around their painting and decorating, and then my son and now i have came down with a bug. HOpefully everything will be back on track over the past few days.It did mean however that i got little stitching done over the IHSW, and so i held off till my week3 update today.

Friday, 17 February 2012

week 2 progress update

So this is week 2 update. Im 2000 less than i hoped but its been a tough week.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

new start update

my new fabric..

this is my progress since 8.55pm on thursday night.Its not as much as i had hoped for , but their is alot of confetti in this design. (5396 done)

Thursday, 2 February 2012


Well today my opal sunlit water hand dyed fabric from crafty kitten has arrived, and i just have to start stitching on it.So train of dreams will no longer be finished by mAy 31, but hopefuly by the end of July i will have 2 HAED finishes. As for what my new start will be, you will just have to wait and find out.

Those who are impatient... either can go to the HAED board or as a clue.. I have already mentioned it on one of my previous posts. Will update with a picture on sunday.

Monday, 30 January 2012

another week on train of dreams

Well after another week on train of dreams i am now at 27.9% after doing over 4500 stitches this week.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Monday, 23 January 2012

IHSW and weekly update

Hi all so this is the first IHSW of the year. Unfortunately i never took a picture on thursday night to show what it was like, but i have included what it looked like last sunday(15th) before i started it, and what it looked like last night(22nd - sunday evening).
last week -

last night -

All in i have done 4881 this week , and 1925 of those were over the IHSW.

Thursday, 12 January 2012


So I have finally decided on my haed goals, it may not be a lot , but that is more due to me starting new projects.My unofficial goals are to complete these three pieces ( if i can resist some new starts - doubtful) the official goals are...

1. finish 2012 SAL (tent) - as it stands now

2. Finish 50% of train of dreams ( full x ) - as it stands now (just over 18%)

3. To finish 50% of mini - bed of clouds(tent) - as it stands from last night ( 10%)

here is hoping to a good year

Sunday, 8 January 2012

day 5 sal

so tonight see's the end of day 5 working on the 2012 sal. i am now 4919 stitches in (24%) after doing over 1100 stitches tonight.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

SAL update

well here my my sal update.

I have done 3811 (18.6%) of the total chart, and i am hoping to have page 1 complete that i have a new mobile i am hoping i will be able to update on here more often.