HAED Rotation

Tuesday, April 21, 2020


I have been a real slacker when it comes to my blogging. I am going to try and do better. Hopefully I will post at least once a week.

I hope everyone is safe and keeping busy with your crafting during these trying times.

One thing it has taught me is that I would have no problem being a hermit. When this first started up the beginning of March my daughter grounded me. I have health issues so she wasn't taking any chances. I have always hated shopping so not a big issue for me to be in the house and my yard all day. I haven't been out since then. She does the grocery shopping and any other errands that need to be done outside the house. She also grounded my husband but he doesn't go out much anyway due to health issues. Our weather here in Montana has been a great help with social distancing because even though it is April we have been getting snow at least once a week and it has been COLD. They do say that this week and the foreseeable future should be warmer and just rain if any precipitation at all.

The upside is all the crafting time I want. I get up and do all my chores in the morning. Usually by 10am I can sit down to stitch or diamond paint.  For some reason my knitting and crocheting bugs have left the premises.

I had a bit of startitis earlier this month. I started 4 new HAED's. I have also resurrected a long ignored HAED.

All of my stitching are Randal Spangler art work. He is my favorite artist and his draglings are just SO CUTE. I am doing what I call #YearofSpangler. So far I have been able to stick to is as I have so many of his charts and most of my WIPs are his.

First new start is Midnight Stories. This one seems to be an obsession right now. I started it on 3/5/2020. On 4/7/2020 I had a page finish and I haven't slowed down since.

Then since when you are reading Midnight Stories you get the Midnight Munchies.

Then I Sailed Away.

Then it started snowing so I had to start this cutie.

This one was started but on the wrong piece of fabric so it is in time out.

This is a restart of a long ignored WIP. I didn't like how it looked so I turned the fabric and started again.

As if stitching isn't enough Diamond Art Club is now charting his art for Diamond Painting. This was started today and I am also working on the cross stitch one with it.

Well I've rambled on enough. See you soon.

Sunday, April 19, 2020


Well this month seems to be going faster than March did.

Since I have medical issues my daughter grounded me the beginning of March. I haven't been out of the house since then. One plus is lots and lots of stitching time.

As usual I can't stick to just one project. I am currently rotating 4. I stitch on each one for 2 days then rotate.

I have been making sure to stitch a lot on Midnight Stories which is still my focus piece for the SAL.

Here is where I was last time you saw it.


Since then I have had a page finish.

And here is where it is now.

I hope to keep this in the rotation for a long time..

Just to let everyone know I read all of your blogs but am unable to comment. Also for some reason Blogger has stopped notifying me when you comment on my posts. Sometimes it takes me a while to remember to check for comments. I really appreciate them even if I can't reply to them.

I am doing this SAL with a very talented group of stitchers. Please check out all of the wonderful projects they are working on. I also want to say welcome to Sherrie who is joining us and also welcome back to Linda.

Till next time stay safe and stitch on.

Sunday, March 29, 2020


Does anyone else think that this is the longest month EVER. LOL. Seems like it has been a whole year since February.

I do have something to show this month. I have settled on 2 projects for the time being. Both are HAED Randal Spangler because of #YearofSpangler2020 on my Instagram.

First up is Midnight Stories.

And what do you get when you are staying up and telling stories. You get the Midnight Munchies

Hopefully I will be able to stick with these two for awhile.

Please be sure to check out all the other talented stitchers that are also doing this SAL

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Mary Margaret, Renee, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie, AJ, Jenny, Laura, Cathie, Linda

Everyone please stay safe in these uncertain times and remember to STITCH ON.

Saturday, February 29, 2020


I have come to the conclusion that I am not a structured stitcher. The 24 hour rotation is no more. I will still be sticking to #YearofSpanger but I will be stitching or starting what I want when I want. I am not sorry. I cannot do challenges etc for the same reason. The only thing I can commit to is the SAL I am doing with a bunch of other stitchers. We stitch what we want and post on our blogs every 3 weeks. No pressure.
Here is my current stitch. 
Cruising the Information Highway. Started 2/28/2020

I will be stitching all the way across the bottom to make sure they cut my fabric correctly. 

Happy Stitching

Sunday, February 16, 2020


As you all know I have difficulty sticking to one project. I have found that the 24 hour rotation is working for me. So far I have worked on 4. One of them only for about 3 hours as it just wasn't holding my attention as it is smaller than the rest. I am calling this my #YearofSpangler.

So far I have done 24 hours on each of the following:

Midieval Shelf

Reading by Firefly Light

Mushroom Inn

Poor SK The History of Chocolate only got 3 hours

And finally the current project (hope you're not bored yet)

Computer Catastrophes

Till next time. Happy stitching and don't forget to check out what all the other talented people (who have a longer attention span than I do are working on.)

Tuesday, February 4, 2020


I have finished 24 hours on the 2nd project in my 24 hour rotation. I had randomly picked up Reading by Firefly Light. It was a lot of fun to stitch on this one. I had started it way back in 1/1/12. The last time I had worked on it was 7/30/17.

 I am pleased with my progress.

The next project to come out is Mushroom Inn. I didn't write down when I started this one so I have no idea how long it has been since I worked on it.

  I am doing cross country on this one.

I seem to be averaging 10 days on each project.

Till next time.

Happy stitching.

Sunday, January 26, 2020


As you all know I have way too many huge full coverage pieces on the go. This SAL is helping me stay focused for a short amount of time but I have decided that all of them need some time. I have instituted a 24 hour rotation to see if I can stitch on some of the long neglected Spangler's I have started. (see previous post for details.) What this means is that you will probably see a different piece each time we update. So far I have done 24 hours on my first piece.

Midieval Shelf was started way back in Oct of 2011 (I know right) and saw little love. I pulled it out and put in 24 hours and I am very pleased with my progress.

Starting point.

After 24 hours of stitching on it.

I will be choosing a new project today. No idea which on but it will be a Spangler.

Hopefully by the next update I will have another 24 hours in on a project. Maybe 2 projects.

There are a lot of talented stitchers in this SAL. Please go check out all of the wonderful projects they are working on. (They focus much better than I do LOL).