Tuesday, February 10

HAED Pure Nature Week 3

I must say that my rotation is really working out for me for the most part.  When I work on Cottage I really look forward to the following week when I get to work on Pure Nature.  I do tend to find that my first 2 days on Cottage takes me awhile to get into it.  I normally do the least stitching on the first 2 days.

Current progress:

This part is making me very nervous as that new bit under the flower is her face *gulp*.  I got so nervous I asked another lady on facebook, who had posted her 4 pages of progress of Pure Nature, because hers didn't look like this either.  But she assured me that she also got nervous at this part but the further along you go, the more it will blend in and won't look so yucky.  I really do hope so because I definitely don't want a face that looks like she has got a terrible sunburn:-)  But on the benefit of the face, I manged to get a whole column done in one day because there is only about 2 colours per 10x10 block and my stitching sped up considerably.

I am working on the last two columns of page 1, so that means by the end of next week I should have 1 page finished and the start of a new HAED called Scaredy Cats.

I was mad enough to join in the HAED 2015 Goals SAL on the yuku group and felt extremely ambitious enough to say the following year goals:

1.  3 pages of Pure Nature
2.  3 Pages of Scaredy Cats
3.  3 Pages of Midnight Vigil

I don't know if I mentioned that I did buy Midnight Vigil at the last sale and so I have been able to see that the first 3 pages are actually rather easy looking.  First two have a fair bit of colour in them but not confetti heavy and the third page is about 80% one colour and 20% a different colour.  Should make those 3 pages go quickly.

But I will use the first half of the year to determine how my current rotation is working towards those goals, and If I see that it won't work I will change it in June.

Tuesday, February 3

Quick Cut-Thru' Cottage Update

Just a quick post to show last weeks progress.

I have stayed up way too late working on Pure Nature.  My head feels like it's full of cotton wool and my eyes feel like sandpaper.  But I really wanted to finish the 4th column of my HAED which puts me now half way through page 1.

That means that the next column I start will be the beginning of her face.

I am really enjoying doing this.  By the time I started getting tired of the green of her hair, I hit the pink flower and now that the green and pinks are getting tiring I get to look forward to doing her face.

Okay off to bed now.

Happy stitching.