Saturday, January 10, 2009

New HAED SAL

Last week I read about a new HAED SAL on Cindy's blog. They were going to work on their HAED projects on Fridays. I have a couple of HAED WIPs which had not been worked on in a long, long time, so I decided that this might be a great opportunity to work on one of them. So I joined the SAL, and yesterday, Santa's List by Ruth Sanderson came out for some attention. I got a tremendous amount done for me, and there is a reason. My husband and son left on Friday morning for a campout, and so I just stitched and stitched and stitched. My daughter and I went out to eat at Chili's last night and then we watched National Treasure II and I stitched some more into the night. It was very enjoyable to work on a HAED again, and I will hopefully be back to it next Friday.

Click here if you want to see what the design will look like when completed.
Then here is my before-SAL picture:

And here is the after-SAL picture:

I also wanted to explain a little bit about the LHN Dear Diary sampler that I am working on as well, because there were some questions regarding it. The patterns are each sold separately and they are not really intended to go together into a large sampler, but I saw a picture of a Neighborhood Round Robin project that was using the Dear Diary charts in two straight columns of four. I thought that it was beautiful. (sorry, I couldn't locate this picture online) Then I read that an informal SAL was being begun by Cheryl and Vonna as they were inspired by this same Round Robin. I played around with the patterns until I decided upon a layout that I liked, and the rest is history. It will make a large project completed (243 x 317 stitches), but it doesn't seem overwhelming because I think of each separate little chart as a finish. I am stitching it on a full yard of 32 count Lakeside maple sugar linen.

And, finally, here are some stitching posts from around the web that inspired me this week. The stitching web is abundantly full of new starts in honor of the new year this week, but I found a few lovely finishes to highlight.

Penelope in Italy finished this adorable hornbook. I am not familiar with the design, but I like it very much.

Silvia in Barcelona, Spain has finished a beautiful redwork Bienvenue
heart with roses.

And Loreta has a gorgeous wintry finish of CCN's Forest Snowfall.

Until next time....


15 comments:

KarenV said...

You made great progress on your HAED - I really love the wintery colours!

The Hornbook design you linked to is a CHS design, it's a lovely one and a great finish.

Cindy F. said...

Laura!!! WOW!!! Look at your progress girl!!! Beautiful job:)
I'm so proud of you and so happy you joined in on our Friday SAL!!
I believe the rules state, if you are going to miss a Friday, you have to have a dr's note:)...lol...

Your Dear Diary Sampler makes me want to make it exactly the way you have! I love how you planned it!

And thanks for sharing the wonderful links!!
Have a great week:) Can't wait to see more HAED progress!!

Danielle said...

The HAED is looking fantastic! Can't wait to see more.

Cindy said...

Wow! You really made great progress!

I think that I should start working on my HAED weekly :)

Kathy A. said...

I am very impressed You made tremendous progress on your HAED. You go girl!

Brigitte said...

What a progress picture, very impressive!! I love the links you are sharing, great blogs.

Sally said...

You have made lovely progress on your HAED Laura. I look forward to seeing your weekly progress on this one.

Thank you for the links. The hornbook one is so pretty.

Vonna said...

MY HEAVENS....you did a LOAD of stitching in one day! YOU ROCK!!! Looks great Laura :)

Stephanie said...

WOW Laura! You've made awesome progress on your HAED piece. This will be stunning when finished. You've been doing lots of stitching lately and have lots of great progress pics to share.

Cheryl said...

Wow thats a lot of progress! I admire all you HAED stitchers, dont think i'll ever attempt one LOL Looks great so far!

Shari said...

wow!!! You got a lot done on the HAED this week! Great job!!!! You all are making me look terrible

Sherry said...

Thank you so much for the information on your sampler! I promised my husband I would not start another project until I completed the 2 I am working on....but this is going to be added to my to-do pile. And I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on it.

Beatrice said...

WOW WOW WOW did you ever make good progress...gorgeous!
I finished the LK Spirit of Christmas just before the Christmas season. I love it...aren't the colours great!

Lynn said...

Wow, your work on your HAED is fantastic! I know I'm going to love this one.

Lynn B said...

Fantastic progress on your HAED!