Monday, December 21, 2009

I've been stitching..

As you can see I've been working on the HAED ...this has page 2 nearly done.
I was hoping to finish this page before the New Year but it took a back seat to some holiday stitching. I've also been stitching on my Mirabilia...It's so close I can taste it..I'll post a photo of it soon.

This ornament has a story.
At the fall retreat Clare (no Blog) had stitched a small ornie...just like this one. I fell in love with it and the next thing you know she gave me a piece of fabric and some thread ..also the pattern and I was on my way to making this sweet little thing.
It is on 40ct... YES 40....linen and the thread is DMC variegated.1 over 2. There are 160 beads, yup I counted them.
I gave it to a very good friend of mine for Christmas.
Thank you Clare for enabling me. I love it and am no longer afraid of any ct. If I can do 25ct 1over1 or 40 ct 1over2. I can pretty much stitch anything. I enjoyed the challenge.

Have a good day
Stitch with happy fingers.


Becky K in OK said...

Oh, I love the little Noel ornament. Great stitching.

Kathy A. said...

Pretty, pretty little ornament. I'm impressed - page 2 of your HAED and an almost finished Mirabilia. WAY TO GO GIRL

stitchinfiend said...

Your HAED is coming along beautifully. Good for you trying 40ct and it turned out beautiful and what patience you have with all those beads.

Carolien said...

Hello Beatrice!

How brave to stitch this HAED ... Your ornament looks lovely. Reminds me immediately of the ornament Ann sent me last year, do you remember? Also with beads and those tiny stitches. It's hanging on my 'magnifier lamp' (how do you call it?) at my desk and I can enjoy it everyday. It's so lovely!
Yours is very, very charming too ...
We had our first ice-skate tour yesterday, joehoe!

Have a nice day & groetjes uit Holland,

Mary Ann said...

I love the colors in your HAED WIP. And, the ornament is absolutely beautiful!!

Casa Pearl said...

Lovely ornament and congrats on the HAED progress. Good luck with completing your Mirabilia - a great feeling I'm sure.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful stitching, I really love the Noel ornament.

Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas and a safe and happy new year.

Kim B said...

Beautiful ornie Beatrice!!

Clare said...

OMG - I cannot believe I missed your NOEL orni till today - great work on the finishing. I'm glad I could enable you. Now I have to see what evil enabling ideas I can come with for the March retreat!
Nice progress on the HAED.