Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Life and Parking

So its Tuesday. Its 1 month ago since I got married.... (wha??) And real life is really starting to hit home. I just don't wanna be getting up at 5.45 am just to drive 26 miles in the pouring rain on the M4 and spend 8 hours trying desperately to get mywelf into my work. Meh.. If we had just won the lottery, I could be at home sleeping and stitching...
Ah well, guess there is no point dwelling too much. Besides, I probably have very few readers past this blog anyway without depressing them further!!!!
Yesterday I.... ah-hem.... bought the stash needed to start the HAED chart Blue Bird by Josephine Wall. I am quite excited actually. I might try tent stitching this time. There are 2 main advantages I can see for this. 1. being that its faster, 2. I can still use the loop method to start as I can do 2 theads on 28 ct (my so far fav fabric for HAEDs). I haven't mentioned it to Gareth yet. Not because he will be mad, he wont. But he will tease me about having far too much stitching to do and no where near finishing any of them Oh well :) Its a hobby, not an obligation! And a girl has gotta have something to do with the xmas holidays coming up!
In other stitching news I have nearly finished page 1 of Millennium Tree. I having been parking for most of the page and I have to say I love it! It did take a bit of getting used to and work out my own little method variation. Now I think I will be parking on all my BAPs. Now I just need to work out what method of gridding I prefer. I will post a photo of Millennium tree in the next couple of days when I have finished the page.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

HAED.... An obsession??

I have transferred by blog over to my new married name :) I got married just under a month ago and right now I must be the happiest girl in the world. The day itself was amazing. All our friends and family around us. Here is a piccie of us on our big day.

After the wedding we spend 10 nights in Canada for our honeymoon. We had the most amazing time and it was the best start to married life. We have now been back for about 1.5 weeks and I still think I am suffering from the jet lag.

Onto one of my other favourate topics... Cross stitch and HAED!!! I have bought a few more charts! In the last 10 days I have bought Blue bird by J. Wall, Euphoria by N. Thomas, Valkyrie by J. Galbreth and Butterfly Blue by L. Ravenscroft. Ooooooooops!!! They are all totally gorgeous. I now have 18 HAED charts and 1 GK chart with 2 HAEDs and the one GK as WIPS. If I was to live through 4 lifetimes I wouldnt have time to stitch all of these.... Nevermind! At least I can spend time drooling over them all :)

I am currently working on page 1 of millennium tree by J. Wall. The confetti is insane and it is taking me ages but I am loving how this is developing. I don't have a picture yet but I will take a picture when I finished page 1.

Queenie has had 4 pages complete and Tea Party has also had 4 pages complete althought the page format of the GK charts is much bigger. I can't decide which one to work on next. I will see which one shouts the loudest when I have completed page 1 of MT.