Saturday, January 17, 2009

HAED SAL 2

Well this week I had a much more normal HAED stitching day, as I couldn't stitch all day and all evening. I went with my children on a field trip to the Bureau of Printing and Engraving in Fort Worth where they make all our money...well the paper kind anyway. It was a fascinating trip, and we learned all kinds of things about how they make the greenbacks. The employees who actually run the printing presses work in fenced-in locked areas, kind of like cages, and they can only be involved in one part of the process and can never go into any of the other "cages". The security precautions are amazing. The most interesting part to me was the area where they showed how they "reclaimed" damaged money...money damaged by fire, flood and even explosives. I was surprised to find out how many people are storing stacks of bills in their homes. Unfortunately no cameras at all are allowed inside the Bureau, so I have no pictures to share.

And, I was gone most of the day, so I was only able to stitch in the evening. I got about 400 stitches done last night, and then I got another 200 stitches done this morning before everybody woke up. I just love those early morning hours when everything is quiet and peaceful.

Here is a picture of my progress on Santa's List:


I also did some stitching this week on Mon Beau Chalet, a design I am working on from the De Fil en Aiguille magazine. I finished my January goal for this WIP.


Here is a closeup picture of the motif that I stitched.



I have also been working on my Engelbreit, but I don't think I'll post a picture on that one again until I have it finished.

Have a great weekend everyone!

18 comments:

Brigitte said...

Nice progress on HAED.

Mon Beau Chalet is a beautiful project, I think I have this French magazine as well, I must go and have a look.

KarenV said...

I love your Mon Beau Chalet sampler, very pretty!

Susan said...

I love the Chalet piece - it's really pretty.

Congratulations on your progress on your HAED piece!

Karol said...

Your HAED is coming along beautifully. Your Mon Beau Chalet is also very pretty!!

Kathy A. said...

Love, love, love your Mon Beau Chalet. Have never seen one of those French magazines.
Congrats on progress on HAED

Cindy F. said...

Wow girl! Beautiful progress on HAED!! (oops, I forgot to post on update on my blog, but I did on Let's Stitch....oh well, I will later!)
I love your french sampler! Gorgeous!
Your BPE trip sounds fun!

staci said...

Very lovely progress on both projects! Keep up the great stitching!

Sally said...

Your HAED piece is looking lovely and I love Mon Beau Chalet. It is just so pretty.

Ranae said...

Haed is looking awesome.
And love the Mon Beau Chalet design.

Wendy said...

Hi, nice progress on your HAED ! I'm thinking of joining the HAED SAL too, I still have to buy a pattern. They all look so great. But since I read all those wonderfull blogs and about the HAED SAL, it is inspiring me to start one too.
Lots of stitching fun! And I will come back again to watch your progress on it!

Beatrice said...

Oh my that HAED looks wonderful.
Great stitching!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow your HEAD is going to be stunning. There are times I missed Texas. I spent 3 years in Allen just outside of the DFW area.

stitcherydoo said...

Wow, that HAED is looking good. I've had my eye on several patterns by them, so I can't wait to see this done.

Carolien said...

I love your chalet work!

Have a nice weekend & greetings,
Carolien

Kajsa said...

Your HAED is so pretty, can't wait to see more.

And MBC is looking great too.

Glenna said...

Such beautiful wintery pieces!

Michelle said...

Your Chalet sampler is beautiful! And you're making great progress on your HAED. I have one I need to pull back out one of these days!

Lynn said...

My favourite time to stitch is early morning when it's quiet. I get more accomplished then. I adore Mon Beau Chalet! Where can I get this French magazine. I'm really enjoy a lot of the French patterns.
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