HAED Rotation

Monday, June 18, 2012

A Great Giveaway

If you would like to take part in a great giveaway you need to get over to Melissa's blog for her first giveaway.

You can find it at: http://stjohnsstitcher.blogspot.ca/2012/05/my-first-give-way.html


Beth Pearce from http://bethsblogger-beth.blogspot.com has tagged me in the getting to know you game.
 The rules are you answer the eleven questions asked you and then you tag eleven more bloggers and ask them eleven questions.  I am pretty sure I can answer the questions, and I can probably tag eleven other bloggers, but I will TRY to come up with eleven more questions to ask. So here goes...

1.)  Ice Cream, cake or cookies - which do you like best and why? I am a cake person because it has frosting.

2) When you stitch, do you sit at a table or on a recliner, or just where? I have a stitching chair in the living room. I also have a tv tray in front of it to hold my chart,markers etc while I stitch.

 3) Do you like to travel and if so by car, bus, train or plane? I used to like to travel but have health issues now that limit me. If we travel it is usually by car. Would love to travel by train also.

 4) Where would you like to visit the most? I would love to go to Australia & New Zealand.

5) If you have children, do they do any crafts and which ones? My oldest daughter is a cross stitcher & my youngest daughter likes to do beading.

6) What is your most favorite memory from childhood? Spending the summers at my aunt & uncles horse ranch.

 7) Do you have a dream goal?  Either in stitching or in life? I would love to finish one of my HAED's that I have in my rotation.

8) Do you have a group of friends that you stitch with and if so, how often? There is a group of us who meet at our LNS once a month. Every other month we do a 12 hour stitchin on a Saturday. The other month we do a Last Friday & meet after work.

9) Do you like music, and if so what is your favorite kind / musician? I like old time Rock & Roll. My favorites are Aerosmith, Elton John, & Billy Joel.

10) What is your favorite color, and do you wear it often? My favorite color is any shade of purple. No I don't wear it as often as I would like

11) What is your favorite season and why? Autumn is my favorite season. I love the crisp days & all of the wonderful colors that we get here in New England.

Okay. Now for my 11 bloggers.

Meari at http://meari.blogspot.com

Shelleen at  http://shelleensmusing.blogspot.com

Faith at  http://faithnchls.blogspot.com

Vicky at  Nutmegger's Stitching Works

Claudette at  BAP Attack

Jo at  Boos Mummy

Mel at  Epic Stitching

Lyn at  Lyns Creations

Ruth at  http://ruthsrunningstitch.blogspot.com/

Mouse at Tales Of A Stitching Mouse

 Vicky at Reading and Stitching

Now for the questions.

1. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
2. What is your favorite comfort food?
3. If married how long have you been married?
4. Are you a dog person or a cat person?
5. What is your favorite TV show?
6. Who is your favorite actor/actress?
7. What kind of movies to you enjoy (horror,romance,action)?
8.What do you do for a living?
9. Who is our favorite designer (you can only pick 1)?
10. What kind of books do you like to read?
11. Does your DH or SO have a hobby (if so what is it)?

There that isn't too hard. Can't wait to see your answers.


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Good morning,

The sun is shining & it is 60 degrees F here. Love this weather. We are supposed to be in the high 90's by Wednesday. Yuck. Don't like really hot.
I have made good progress on The Astronomer by Myles Pinkney. This piece is the one that started my obsession with HAED. I started the piece in Feb of 2010 & stitched on it exclusively for several months until I saw Train of Dreams by Randal Spangler & fell in love with the Draglets. Thus began my rotation. There are now 11 pieces(all HAED) in the rotation so work on The Astronomer really slowed down. BUT this week I had a first with any of my HAED's. I FINISHED AN ENTIRE FULL PAGE. YEAH ME. I have finished partial pages but never a full page. I had been procrastinating on this page finish because it was heavy confetti stitching This week I put on my big girl panties & finished Page 1.LOL. I will be continuing on with page 2 this coming week.
Jim has not been stitching this week. Another Star Fighter has been built instead.
Now for the pictures.



Of course it wouldn't be complete with out my stitching assistant. This stitching is exhausting you know

 And last but not least The Y-Wing Star Fighter
See you all next week.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Recovery & Progress

What a beautiful day today. After a week of gray skies & rain yesterday & today are beautiful. Bright sunshine & 80 degrees with a slight breeze. I spent most of the day yesterday on the front porch with my stitching. Love being able to sit outside & stitch. I made great progress on Midieval Shelf the past two weeks but now it is time to put it away & give some love to the piece that started my obsession with HAED.  I haven't touched The Astronomer by Myles Pinkney since Dec 10,2011. A whole 5 months. Shame on me. In my defense it is confetti heavy but for the next couple of weeks it will get my undivided attention.
I am beginning to feel better. Now I just need to build up my stamina. I am out of work for 2 more weeks so hope recovery continues.
Jim didn't stitch again this past week but he does have a finish. When our kids were small we had a Volkswagon camper van. Lego has come out with one so of course Jim had to build it. I am amazed at the detail in the piece.
This post is picture heavy so enjoy.

First up is Midieval Shelf 

Next is The Astronomer

Last but not least is the Lego Volkswagon Camper Van

Until next week Happy Stitching.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Virtual Stitchin & Progress

I am feeling better but the Dr is keeping me home until 6/25. Oh well I guess I'll just have to stitch to keep myself occupied. I had a lot of progress on Midieval Shelf by Randal Spangler this past week.
For the Virtual Stitchin on my ILCS group I did over 400 stitches yesterday. Hopefully I can keep this up & make some good progress.
Jim hasn't been stitching for the past couple of weeks but I have a picture of what has been occupying his time.

Midieval Shelf Before & After

Jim's Project

Till next time I will bid you adieu. I must get back to my stitching.

Friday, June 1, 2012

It's another BLOG HOP

Do you set stitching goals for yourself and how do you plan them out? (Weekly, monthly, annually?) What are your current stitching goals (if you don’t mind sharing)?
In addition to setting goals for yourself, do you have a special reward that you reserve for when you reach a stitching goal?

I don't really set stitching goals for myself as I am notoriously bad at meeting deadlines. This is also why I do not participate in exchanges and such. I do like to see progress on my stitching though so I will say to myself "Self, you need to finish this section today or you can take a break when this section is done."  That usually works for me. I stitch more for the pleasure of the journey & could really not care if I finish anything so goals are not a big deal to me.

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