HAED Rotation

Sunday, April 7, 2019


Happy Sunday everyone. I am back to regularly posting my updates. Like Catherine I had to move so stitching was sporadic in February and March. Move has been successfully accomplished and I am now stitching on a daily basis again, (I love being retired.)

This being said the move seriously upset my rotation plans for 2019 so I am just stitching on whatever I want as the mood strikes.  I did join a 90 day challenge on FB so hoping to get a lot done on my current obsession Chocolate Chocolate and More Chocolate. We have to stitch on one project for 90 days starting on April 1 and going till the end of June. I'm hoping to make a significant progress. We'll see how it goes as you know how long my attention span is.

Enough blathering. Here is what you all came to see. Starting point on April 1.

Page finish.

And current progress and starting point for today. Just look at those eyes.

Well I'm off to do a couple of chores and then plan on stitching for the rest of the day.

Before you go though please check out the work of the other talented stitchers that I am doing this SAL with.

Sunday, February 24, 2019


Wow time is really flying. I have again switched projects. I was at a good stopping point on Play Ball so I switched to Computer Catastrophes.

Here is where I was last time on Play Ball.

      and here is where I stopped.
Isn't that the cutest face?

Computer Catastrophes is my March rotation piece. I started this way back 6/5/11. Last worked on 7/17/17 and then other things clamored to be stitched so it got put away.
Now time for some love.

 I am making pretty good progress.

I have more stitching time right now as we are in the midst of Snowmageddon.  We have received well over 20inches this month and the forecast is for 6-10 more inches by Wednesday. Also has been below 0F for most of the month.

Please make sure to check out the other members of this SAL. They are stitching some very nice projects. Also if you would like to join us please contact Avis for details.
We are also welcoming Sharon to the SAL.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019


I made good progress on my Hawk Run Hollow SAL. I am doing this SAL with friends at my LNS.
We meet every Tuesday from 12-3 to work on this. Some of us are doing Halloween and one girl is doing Map of HRH.

I'm pleased with today's progress.

Till next Tuesday. Happy Stitching

Sunday, February 3, 2019


I made some more progress on Sundae Delight. Here is last time and where I was when I put it away.

As I have stated before I switch projects every month. For February my project is an HAED that I am stitching for my son. He is a big baseball fan so this is appropriate for him.  This is Play Ball HAED. Artist is Randal Spangler.

Making pretty good progress.

Also I am participating in a SAL at my LNS. We are all stitching different Hawk Run Hollow charts. I am working on Halloween at Hawk Run Hollow. We meet every Tuesday from noon to 3pm so that is the only time I work on this one.

And finally nothing stitchy related but fabulous all the same. Keep in mind I live in town. This was my front yard this past week. Total of 7.

Also what is happening here today.

There are a lot of talented people who are contributors to this SAL. Please don't forget to check out their fabulous stitching. Also welcome to our 2 new members Carmela and Jocelyn.

Happy Stitching.

Sunday, January 13, 2019


I have been stitching a lot the past 3 weeks. I am still working on Sundae Delight which is my rotation piece for January. I got tired of the enormous banana on the bottom so I have been working my way up the left side. I usually do that first as I like to make sure my fabric is big enough before I stitch to much. Don't know why I didn't do it sooner. Looks like I'm okay though.

Here is where I was at the last update.  And where I am now.

For some reason blogger is being anal about letting me type under the photos so I will just have to do everything backwards.

I am doing this SAL with a lot of very talented stitchers. Please hop on over to their blogs to see the amazing projects they are doing. 

Also want to welcome Mary Margaret back from her hiatus and welcome to two new members Renee and Jenny.
Avis Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Helen, Steph, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Connie, Clare, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny

Till next update in 3 weeks Happy Stitching.

Sunday, December 23, 2018


Wow did this year go fast. Seems like it was just January a few days ago. I am prepared for 2019 I think:

I have decided on my 2019 rotation. I have 3 focus pieces that will be stitched on every other month as they are for my kids. The Universe in a Jar, Play Ball and Chocolate Chocolate & More Chocolate. Also every Saturday will be Hawk Run Hollow SAL we are doing at my LNS.
Jan: Sundae Delight.
Feb: Play Ball.
March: Computer Catastrophes.
April: Chocolate Chocolate & More Chocolate.
May: Afternoon Tea
June: The Universe in a Jar
July: Reading by Firefly Light.
August: Play Ball.
Sept: Boo
Oct: Chocolate Chocolate & More Chocolate.
Nov: Astronomer
Dec: The Universe in a Jar.

What is everyone else planning for stitching in 2019?

As for my SAL update. I got quite a bit of stitching done this month. I even had a page finish.

Last time we got together it looked like this.

Now it looks like this and is being put away because I'm tired of it for now so am starting my January piece a little early.

Next time we get together in January this is the piece you will see.
Sundae Delight  HAED. Randal Spangler.(I seem to be addicted to his art)

Please go to see what the other talented stitchers are doing for the SAL.

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Connie, Clare

Till next time


Sunday, December 2, 2018


Where does the time go. Now that I'm retired I am lucky to know what day of the week it is. These 3 week posts keep me in the loop as far as time is concerned.

I made good progress on Chocolate Chocolate and More Chocolate this time. Unfortunately it is December so the next project in the rotation came out yesterday.

Last time you saw CC&MC it looked like this.

When I put it away it looked like this.

Not the best angle but hopefully you can see the progress on the top of the top cupcake.

My December project is The Universe in a Jar. I really needed a change from all that brown. LOL.

Here is a full picture and then where I started on it yesterday.

Hopefully I will make more progress before the next update on Dec 23.

Please be sure to hop over and see what my fellow SAL mates are stitching. They are a very talented group of stitchers.

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Tony, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Connie, Clare

Also if you would like to join us here is info about the SAL

This SAL (Stitch Along) is slightly different to other SALs in that we don’t all stitch the same design at the same rate. We choose ONE unfinished project, or ONE new one, and show progress of its completion over a series of three weekly updates. There are no deadlines and no set amount to stitch. The result is that the space in our drawers full of WIPs (works in progress) is gradually being freed up to store lots of new crafty goodness. It’s surprising how much motivation I’ve gained from being in this SAL. If you’d like to finish a project you’ve left unfinished for a while, or start a new one with us, you can join us by contacting Avis fromSewing Beside the Sea.

See you all next time.