As part of a facebook group I am participating in a HAED stitch a long. I haven’t had any of my HAED’s out in quite awhile. While I was looking for them and deciding which one I am stitching on this year…… I thought maybe you all would like to see which ones I have.  I’ll spare you talk of the upteen hundred charts I have and just stick to the ones I have started.


 I thought I would start with my furthest along. This is Mistress of Wolves by Jessica Galbreth (retired pattern), 28ct, 1×1 full crosses.  I have 5 of 16 pages stitched. This was my first HAED. I did most of this stitching at a very dark time in my life. Since leaving that dark period I have lost all interest in stitching this. However I only have 4 1/2 full pages and the rest are partial pages. I may just finish the top half and not stitch the bottom. I haven’t decided.  

 This one is one of the 2 I may stitch on this year. I simply love the colors.  This is Robin Blue Mermaid by Nadia Tate. Sky Blue Jobelan, 25 ct. 2×1 tent stitch


 This is Visions. Also by Jessica Galbreth. I love this pattern.  It’s about 1/2 page worth. It’s 28 ct 2×1 tent stitch

This is what I will probably stitch. It’s Dragonflies Whisper by Ching Chou Kuik. I adore dragonflies and they remind me of someone no longer alive.  This is the only one that I have fully kitted as well. This is about 1/3 a page. It is stitched 2×1 on 22 ct.  Sorry about the photo quality. January in Ohio is not good for taking photos. 
So which is your favorite?  Of course like any HAED collector, I have a million other patterns to start as well as a large wishlist.  

What to pick up

I decided to put Mistress down for a bit.  I went through my stash and came up with a few.  Sadly I don’t have the colors for a lot of my new stash but that’s the way it is.

Here  is what I picked up-

Japanese Garden- Chatelaine- Martina Rosenberg

                                                           Current progress

When done.

Robin Blue Mermaid- HAED-Nadina Tate
When Done

Three Graces-Haed-Josephine Wall

This would be a new start-
Bringer of Light-HAED-Jasmine Beckett Griffith
Now I just have to decide which one.


I had a baby boy on February 15, he sure does keep me busy!

This is a small Lizzy Kate I have been working at on and off. It is a nice change from big projects.

Where I am currently on Mistress

This is canvaswork. I enjoy the change from cross-stitch.

I have been lately working on this Robin on and off. I love the springy colors.

I have worked not at all on Japanese Garden, but I do plan to get it out this week.

Last weeks Progress

I didn’t get a whole lot done since I wrote last- Here is what I did get done-

Robin Blue Mermaid- I got the leaf filled in a bit more. I love the colors on this.

Mistress- I got another row and a part done

This week I plan to stitch on Japanese Garden

1st Pic- Robiin Blue Mermaid

I have been working on Robin Blue Mermaid for 4 or so days now. Here is the first WIP. She is stitched 1 over 1 on 28 ct, hand-dyed bluebell Jobelyn

This week I will be working on Mistress again.

New Chart

So, I caved and bought a new chart. I was feeling down, and wanted something springy and colorful, when I came across this I fell in love. I love robins and the colors in this are gorgeous, don’t you think?

I have my fabby all picked out as well (scroll down for image) I got it shopping after christmas. It’s a gorgeous Hand-dyed Jobelyn 28 ct. Blue Bell. I’ve never used hand-dyed fabby before, so I’m off to see if I need to prepare it special.

I plan to start this today!