Wednesday, February 12

Need Your Votes In My Poll Please

Awhile ago I started a HAED design called Mini Ariadne:

The going has been very slow and I finally kicked myself in the butt and decided that she WILL!! be finished this year.  I worked out how many blocks I need to do every day to get her completed on the last day of the year.  It isn't that much actually, 3 blocks for the first 10 days of 2014 and then 2 blocks a day for the rest of the year... excluding 7 days, because we go away for a week every year, and I will not take such a big project along.

Unfortunately I am way behind, as I should be almost half way with the 2nd page by now, and I have actually not even finished page 1.  So it's playing catch up time for the next few days.

As an incentive I bought myself a few patterns at the last sale.  In no particular order:

Mini Umbrella Sky by Marta Dahlig

Mini Winter Rose by Rachel Anderson

The Witching Hour by Lisa Parker

Mermaid Ariel by Alena Lazarova

Bound By Love by J.M. Leotti
As fabric and threads are not cheap as they are "imports" I would like to be able to spend the year kitting up one of these designs so that it will be ready to start on the first day of 2015.  By kitting it up a little every month, the hubby won't have a heart attack:-)

The problem is that I really can't decide which one to be 2015 HAED project and so I need your help in deciding.  I have made a Poll and you will find it on the top right of my blog.  Please share which one is your favourite of these and the one with the most votes will be the one I choose.

P.S Can anyone help me with another thing?  I see on some blogs where they have thier photos with a white border around it and it actually has a caption at the bottom of the picture.  It kind of reminds me of what the old polaroids pics used to look like and I would really love to know how it is done.


Joysze said...

How about that 2015 start being a reward for finishing Ariadne? ;)

As for the border to your pics, that's usually template base and depending on how the HTML is coded.

You can access the caption beneath your pics by clicking on the pic in the edit window. A long tool bar should appear with an "add caption" option. When you click on it, you should be type whatever you need under your pic.

Hope that helps. :)

Mii Stitch said...

For the photo, go and have a look on picmonkey...I use it all the time!

Rai Rai's Stitches said...

My vote would be either for the Mermaid, Ariel or the Witching Hour. Both are stunningly beautiful!

Linda said...

Good luck with your schedule Monique. I have tried that so many times and it hasn't worked for me. Sure hope it works for you.


SoCal Debbie said...

What a great idea to calculate how many squares you need to stitch each day to finish by the end of the year! I might try that with one of my BAPs. I voted for the kitty!

Thoeria said...

You picked up quitea few incentives on the sale I see :D I'd go for witching hour.....that's because I love cats!

Annie said...

All the pattern are great, but my favorite is Mini Winter Rose.
Good luck with your stitching goals!

The Crafty Princess said...

Good luck with your stitching schedule. I hope you achieve it as it's a beautiful design. I love all your new charts so it was a difficult decision but Ariel got my vote.
Alicia xo

Jo said...

Good luck with your goal - great choice of incentives ;)

Spices up your Life said...

I think they look all lovely. I personally think Ariel mermaid stands out though :D

Stitching Noni said...

They are all beautiful but I would have to do Witching Hour as the kitty looks like my Felix :)