Friday, August 31

My Perfect Rotation System.. Maybe

The reasone I took time off from stitching last month was that I was stressed because I had too many projects started and too many that I wanted to start.
I kept feeling bad about the stitching I wasn't working on.

So the new rotation that I started is simple:
Only work on 2 projects at once.
Work on each project for 2 days before I switch back.

One will be a new design:

And one will be a WIP:

I will continue like this until all WIPS are completed.
I still have the PR Fairy Mystery SAL and I will catch up on all given clues everytime I finish a WIP. This way I should at least be finishing it in the given time.

And I am aware that there is blue marks on Summer Fairy. I seem to have bought a bad washable pen that went darker when wet instead of fading away.
Her wing will cover most of it and I will have to add a seashell or butterfly where it doesn't.

Wednesday, August 22

Table Numbers (Again)

Last year I made 36 of these;

My daughters school holds a annual October dance and they were used as table numbers.

Its now time for us commitee members to start organising things for the dance, and it was decided to use the numbers again.

One was taken home last year, and 4 new tables have been added.  So my last few days have been spent making these:

Tuesday, August 21

Blog Reading = Bad

Looking at ther peoples blogs are not good for me!

Just from todays browsing I want this



All this is a bit funny as I think its my inner child coming out because we don't celebrate Halloween here.  Now I'm going to spend the rest of my day hunting for a place that has all 3 designs (to save on shipping) and who will ship to me.

I want to say thank you for all the lovely responses to my last post.  I can not return the fabric as I already cut into it when I realised the size issue.  i wanted to start both my recent purchases from HAED and they are just too big.  I cannot go smaller than 18 count as my eyes will not handle the strain.

And thank you for the generous offer of sending me some 18 count and it warms my heart but I will decline the offer as I will not be ok with someone else putting themself out of pocket for me.

I have enough projects that I can do on 14 count and I'm sure I will survive not been able to stitch a HAED.

I think what bugs me is the fact that I have wasted money.  The charts I have purchased cannot be used by me but I cannot give them to someone else who would love to receive them.  they are now just going to look pretty on my pc.

Sunday, August 19


Gonna be a bit melodramatic here but I feel like me stitching a HAED is doomed.

I have purchased a few Designs and bought 28 count fabric because I find 25 count, only to find out my eyes just can't handle that size.

So I bought 2m 18 count fabric with birthday money and when I tried measuring and cutting for a new start I saw that the fabric measured 55cm/21.5" instead of the 75cm/29.5" that the website said it was.  i contacted the shop and it turns out it was an error on the site and that 55cm is all they sell it as.

Now 55cm is too small for most standard HAEDs and hubby won't let me order so soon again otherwise I might of tried purchasing a mini version of a design as I think those are small enough.

So as I can't get bigger fabric and I can't purchase any designs, I was thinking of adding two pieces of 18 count together to make a piece of fabric the size I need.

So has anyone ever done this and if so, can you please tell me how to go about doing it in a way that show in the end.

Saturday, August 18

TUSAL Update For August

Not much in my jar this time.

I was in a stitching slump and took some time to read a few books.  But now back and enjoying my stitching once again.

Tuesday, August 7

HAED Sale & Weather

We never get snow here so when it hailed, and it was slushy hail we pretended that it was snow.

Today is my 31st birthday and I was so pleased when I saw that HAED is having a 50% off.  So I told hubby that as its my birthday I wanted to treat myself.

It is so hard trying to choose only 2 designs but in the end I purchased:

All Hallows Eve