I think I am addicted to HAED charts (that’s Heaven and Earth Designs). That’s not the confession though. The secret is that I keep buying them and have never even stitched a single one. I was so inspired by Nicki‘s beautiful stitching on Earth, that I bought all four of the elements. I started stitching on Water. I put in about 20 or so stitches and then decided it looked like crap. So, that was the end of that. Now, I have done over one stitching (evidenced) by my Booberry Lane piece referenced in a previous post. (And that was done on 32 ct. linen.) I think I may be intimidated by the charts, possibly. And yet, I keep buying them. Like I said, I have the four elements charts from Sara Butcher, I also have her Magic Witch ACEO, I have a couple of Selina Fenech designs including Dark Waters, Atlantis, etc. But for whatever reason, I just don’t stitch them. Well, in an effort to break myself of this habit, I have purchased special fabric just for my Water ACEO and I intend to give Nicki’s parking thread process a go. The fabric I bought for it is Silkweaver’s Iris Garden, which I think you can agree, is gorgeous.
So, I am going to give this one a try again (once I move a little farther ahead on some of my current WIPs). If a mermaid can’t get me over my fear of HAED charts, what can?! (Yes, I LOVE mermaids, in case you didn’t know!) So, the challenge has been given, what can I do but stitch it. On another stash acquisition note, I received my Silkweaver Fabric of the Month yesterday. I received another two gorgeous fabrics – Fern and Cameo. The Fern is soooo pretty. It is lighter than you see here in the pic and more mottled. The Cameo is exactly the color of a cameo – and will be fantastic for so many things. So, far I am loving the FOTM thing!
And finally, I also received (finally) my chart for La Marquoir de Justine. I saw this stitched up by someone over on the Legacy BB and fell in love with it. Unfortunately it took almost two months and having to file a complaint with Paypal to finally get the shop I purchased it from to ship it to me. They claimed they had misplaced my receipt; however, I can’t imagine that they misplaced the numerous emails I sent them inquiring about my order to which they never responded. But, anyway. I am thankful to have the chart and will not have to deal with that store again.
And, by the way – the cake was wonderful! Eric said it was pretty close to the cake he remembers, so that is a big compliment. I learned some things in making it this time, so I think I may make a few modifications next time. But, it was (and still is) great. So, I am off to have a piece of cake, watch Mutiny on the Bounty and stitch! Hope you’re all having a great weekend.
I am grateful for carrying myself with confidence and grace.