Saturday, October 27, 2012

A Stitching Update, One Last RAK, and a New Year SAL

Earlier this week I'd burned my finger when I over-filled my teapot with boiling water, so I didn't get quite as much stitching done as I wanted, but I did get some work done on HAED's Angel with Iris by Nadia Stelkina.  Now that I've got the Mark 2, I'll be working to keep the progress even across the piece, rather than working on the page that fits in an 11"x11" Q-Snap.  To that end, I'm working the tops of pages 10 and 11 right now, so here's where she stands.  As you can see by the threads, I'm working a lot of confetti!

HAED Angel with Iris by Nadia Stelkina
As for the HAED All Hallows Exchange, I did one final round and received Aimee Stewart's Past Present Future.  This is rather different from most pieces I've chosen, with bright color and an abstract design.  Yet I'd been drawn to it and added it to my wish list after seeing another stitcher's fabulous WIP of that design. 

HAED Past Present Future by Aimee Stewart
A new Facebook Group called The Stash, Stitch and Honking Rakateers Club has been set up to continue the fun started with the All Hallows Exchange.  A SAL is planned to begin January 1st with stitchers doing new starts of charts received via the All Hallows Exchange.  Though a final decision isn't needed until the end of the year, I will probably start this one.  It's the smallest of the new charts I've received this month and probably has the least amount of confetti, too. 

On a final note, I hope that anyone reading this who lives on the East Coast gets through Hurricane Sandy unscathed.  I used to live in New York and know how bad such storms can be.  My prayers are with you!


  1. She looks beautiful and I love your new chart:)

  2. Enjoy your new mark 2, awesome stitching as always.

  3. You are making wonderful progress on Angel with Iris =)
    I love the new chart you got and can't wait to see your start on it =)

  4. Love the Angel with Iris. Wow at the confetti but your progress looks wonderful.
    Your new chart is very interesting. I've never noticed it before but I think it will make an interesting stitch.
    It looks like the new stand is working out beautifully.

  5. Ouch! Boiling burns hurt soo much...they never stop burning! I hope your finger is healed now. Lovely progress on your HAED and beautiful new chart too!

  6. I like the bright abstract chart. Can't wait to see your progress.

    I like bright.

  7. Oh...your Strelkina piece is breath-taking!
    Love all the RAKs you received...all beautiful pieces!!

  8. I had to vote for confetti hell... although I do love Past Present Future ;)

  9. I vote for 'Foregone' it is such a stunning design. I am taking part in the SAL and will be doing Star-ship by Josephine Wall. I will be following your blog to see which you choice. Good Luck.

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  10. Wonderful stitching :) I really think they all look so lovely... can't decide.

    I've always wondered; how on earth do you keep up with what floss is which color when leaving the floss ends like you have in Angel with Iris... I really couldn't see myself stitching with the floss like this. I'm sure I'd get so mixed up that I'd throw myself all over the walls trying to figure out them.... LOL