Saturday, January 3, 2009

Another SAL......

The last 3 years I have been doing a SAL.with a group of stitchers online. We pick one day a week that works for ourselves pressure
We set the date to start Jan first and here is the start of mine. I couldn't do too much because I had company New Years Day but it's a start...yippee [I love new Starts]
The first year I did the TW Castle
The seconds year...was the Moonlight Guardian by Dragon Dreams
This year it's White Christmas by Mirabilia
We are posting on the SAL blog

That is all the stitching I could do these last few days because I was called in to work 9 hrs at the shop I retired from last spring. They have some health issues so...I helped out for the day. It was fun but I'm glad that I didn't have to go in today....I'm tired... lol!

I have also [and my Mom] been wrapping thread onto bobbins for my HAED.
There are 90 colours and at least half of those require 2 or 3 skeins, the chart has 50 pages.
19" X 24" is the finished design.
p/s..... over 1 on 25ct Lugana.

Yup it's a biggie. I figure 10 years!

I don't have all of the thread yet....So...I can't start it yet, but it's fun to get it ready.

Have a good weekend and stitch with happy fingers!


Wendy said...

Great start on your new project! I'm sure you'll have it finished in time to show for next Christmas. Happy New Year!!

Ranae said...

nice start on the Mirabilia and love the HAED.
Happy HAED 2009!!

Becky K in OK said...

Wow, that HAED is quite the project. Have fun with it. And a Happy New Year stitching friend!

Brigitte said...

I agree, new starts are always such fun. And doing it together with others even more.

Wow, a HAED of 50 pages, now this is soemthing. Are you sure that 10 years will be enough? Just kidding, lol. I also have some BAP charts in my stash and I keep them for retirement.

Anonymous said...

Wow that is a biggie!

Lovely new start. I am so tempted to join you all with the Mira SAL. I have about 12 Mira charts and 2 or 3 already kitted up. It's just finding the time to stitch!!!

Will be watching your beautiful lady grown with interest. She certainly is gorgeous.

Nancy said...

Your new project looks like it is going well. Sound like you have a really bigggg project to do. Very beautiful.

Laura said...

Great start on White Christmas! It is always fun to stitch with a SAL... I find that they really help keep me motivated.

Chiloe said...

I love your new start !! New starts are exciting, aren't they? I love your choice;-)

HAED : good luck on that one !!!

Redwitch said...

Great new starts, wow that HAED is huge! Good luck with your 2009 stitching :)

Stitchingranny said...

Love both the new start and the anticipated new start Beatrice. I will enjoy watching both these projects as they grow.

May I take this opportunity of wishing both you and your family a Happy & Healthy New Year.

Kathy A. said...

Good start on White Christmas Beatrice. She is going to be lovely on that fabric.
HAED - what were we? I am sure you will start long before me!
many hugs my friend

Dani - tkdchick said...

Great new start Beatrice! Can't wait to see that HAED on the go!

Cindy F. said...

Beatrice, great start on Mirabilia!

AND WOW!! 50 pages on your HAED!
I just started my HAED, St. Nick in His Study...and it's only 29 pages and 90 colors! Good luck! It's a beautiful chart!

Carolien said...

Hello Beatrice,

My goodness, this is a big project! Good luck with your dragon (are you a dragon addict? :)
I am glad you liked my little gift, it was just a tiny thing really ...

Happy New Year to you and the ones you love!!!

Groetjes uit Nederland, Carolien

Bette said...

Wow! 50 pages?? I can't wait to see your progress on this one. And the Mirabilia looks like a beautiful one as well.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the Ott light info. I'm leaning towards the small portable one that I can put in my stitching bag too. I think that's going to be the easiest.
and WOW, a 50-page chart. I'd never even attempt that but I"m sure it will be beautiful once it's all stitched!
Keep us updated!

Joyus said...

Happy New Year to you. I love the HAED but you're braver than me taking on 50 pages!

Vonna said...

Both of your New Year Starts are FABULOUS choices! I can't wait to see you get started on the HAED :)
Kathy says she's not ready to start her's yet...I think she's chicken! LOL! :)
That's commendable that your wrapping all your floss before you start. I'm just pulling colors for each section as I go so that when I need a color I add it and when I run out I'll get .... that may change as I go, but so far its worked.

Cheryl said...

Im glad to have joined the mirabilia sal with you ladies! Your chosen piece is lovely, will enjoy watching her grow.
Wow, good luck with the HAED, those designs are so intimidating to me LOL

AnnMcD said...

I can hardly wait to see your progress on your HAED!
Dan says to tell you there is a colour deck here for you when you come to stitch on Thursday. Remind me to give it to you!

Sonda in OR said...

Boy, those will be wonderful when complete. I still haven't gotten hooked by a HAED design. Whew!

Suzanne said...

That's a great start on your Mirabilia piece, it's a great design.

That HAED piece is going to be a real challenge this year. It's a beautiful design.

Twana said...

Thank you Beatrice. I hope you have a very happy new year also.

Lynn said...

White Christmas is sure going to be lovely. I like your fabric choice. As for the HAED, WOW!! This one is really awesome....50 pages I can't imagine tackling anything that large. I'm going to enjoy watching your progress. Good luck!