Pearl Swirl Mermaid | HAED
I am so sorry it has been so long since my last post...
But, I am still enjoying my HAED adventure!
In my last post, I was happily stitching away on Voodoo
and had already planned my new start and rotation.
Well, going back to the last weekend of September,
I went away to our annual cross stitch retreat
(or weekend away, whatever you like to call it)
with my stitching buddy Justine, at our usual cottage The Dairy.
We had a lovely relaxing time doing nothing but stitch
(in between eating & drinking, that is!)
and I was eager to start on my new planned project
Pearl Swirl Mermaid
By Jasmine Becket-Griffith
This is what it will eventually look like when finished, one day
350 x 470 stitches
Stitched on 25 count magic evenweave
1 over 1 using the DMC recommended threads
Swapped Kreinic for DMC light effect
I soon realised my 2 weeks rotation was not going to work for me.
So, I'd decided to keep going on one project until I had a page finish.
And this is where I was last weekend, after my first page finish
The details are amazing and insane.
A few crosses in DMC light effect were used for the bubbles on the left,
but sadly we can't see anything on my photos.
Since our meet up,
we have gifted each other with a new HAED chart
(like we didn't have enough to keep us going! Those wish lists are banned from now on).
I was planning on starting my third (and last for now - promise!) new HAED project
during the Christmas break... but as I had finished a page on my mermaid,
I couldn't wait and decided to start on my new project earlier.
Farewell to Anger (Mini)
By Leonid Afremov
341 x 225 stitches
Started last weekend.
Worked on 16 count Aida fabric
2 over 1, using the recommended DMC threads.
I will post an update once my first page is finished...