Monday, November 14, 2011

My Giveaway Update - New item added!

As promised.....  here's a snapshot of what I've added to my "prize loot" for my first contest:

Since I've had 16 new followers since my contest started, I'm adding some Anchor #8 Perle Cotton floss in Nutmeg and Spice colors.

Check out my prior posting here so you can see the rest of the giveaway items!  There is plenty of time to enter...just make sure to post your entry on that thread instead of this one.  :)

My first first HAED!!  I finally did a few stitches!  I've been so anxious to get one of my Heaven and Earth Designs started, so I put my Angel WIP down for a few moments to get this far on my Coral piece:

Here's a close up...the x's are so teeny tiny on 22 count!

I'm getting the hang of the thread gridding, I think.  It's so helpful and I haven't had to frog on it yet!! Maybe I'll have to change my frogger blog name!!  (I doubt it, I've already had to frog a bit on my Angel piece!)

So on a side note - I started a new diet today!  Yes, I know....just before the holidays!!  :)   I'm determined to see it through.  Hubby and I are on a 90 day challenge to lose the flab.   I should get much more stitching done during this hands will be less busy stuffing my face!

Anyhoooo.......  Thanks again to those of you that take a moment to read my posts and comment.  I love all the virtual friendships I'm developing!!

Have a great stitching week!!



Lesley said...

Good start. That's a few stitches less to do :) Looking forward to more.

Blu Stitcher said...

Congrats on your new start. I have a super hard project that I want to start soon and I am also going to trying the grid for the 1st time. I hope hope hope it will be a big help. I have never done a big project before. I can't wait to see more of your haed.

Kaisievic said...

Lesli, I love the nutmeg and spice colours - gorgeous. Also, your works in progress are looking great so far. I must admit that I haven't bothered gridding my fabric for my HAED but I have noticed that lots of other stitchers have. Do you think it is helpful? How do you do it so accurately?

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Kaisievic said...

P.S. Good luck with the diet.

lesli said...

I am completely in love with the gridlines! I found this site a while back, and I basically follow their directions on stitching the lines, I just use my own thread instead of theirs.
I know some stitchers also draw their lines on, using washable pens/pencils with stitching rulers that mark every 10th "hole" for 14 ct - 22 ct fabrics. I just worried about the lines not washing all of the way, so I chose the thread route.

I love how much easier it is to find the right spot to start a new color floss...I just find the same grid spot from my chart on my fabric and stitch away!

lesli said...

ugh..forgot to post the site I who's guide I followed :)

I blame my absentmindedness on my lack of calories!

Bekca said...

Ooh, that Perle cotton is perfect for the festive season. Whoever wins is going to be very lucky indeed.
I don't think I could cope with a HAED so I'm very much looking forward to seeing this one grow.
Good luck on the new diet!

TammyK said...

Congrats on starting your first HAED. Looking forward to following your progress :-)

SoCal Debbie said...

Hi Lesli, I also plan to start my very first HAED on January 1st. I see lots of stitchers using grid lines. Yours look so nice! Thank you for the link to the directions on how to grid. I will get my fabric ready before January. I have 25 and 22 ct, but haven't decided which to use yet. I also haven't decided if I will stitch tent stitches or full crosses.

♥ Nia said...

Congrats on your start!!
It's going to look fabulous :D

grannystitches said...

Congrats on your followers.

Patty C. said...

Lovely color Perle cotton - Nutmeg - Such a wonderful holiday addition to your Giveaway ;)