Sunday, April 17, 2016

My First Unofficial Non-Stitchy IHSW Weekend

Since I really didn't do any stitching on my new HAED project I can't really post to Joyce's official stitch-along page.

What I did do was to start preparing for "A Stitch In Time".  I hunted around the internet and found the wholesale site to buy the fabric size I needed for the chart. Ivory Zweigart Hardanger 22ct. 36"x43" for $31.40us; that should be coming in the mail sometime next week.
Saturday I went hunting through my stitchery supplies and found a storage box to put the 237 plastic floss bobbins in it.  I discovered that Adobe Reader has the ability to select areas within a PDF page, so I printed out the symbols and DMC color numbers on Avery full sheet labels, cut them apart and stuck them on the floss bobbins.  I've only printed out 3 of the 6 pages of symbols/numbers so far and managed to cut apart and affix one page of them to bobbins.  I have a funny feeling I'm going to need a second or maybe third storage box.
I just hope that HAED has a mother's day sale so I can order my floss kit.  In the mean time I can keep myself busy with prepping the floss bobbins instead of driving myself crazy waiting for the next HAED sale.

Well that's all for this month.  Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Getting my STASH Together...

Well I finally took the plunge, not only did I start a new blog (am I crazy or what?) but I'm collecting the materials to start my first HAED BAP (Big A$$ Project). All I have left to get is the floss and the fabric.  I plan to get the max color kit from HAED's website, but since that will cost well over $200.00us I will have to wait until they have another 30% off or greater online sale.  In the mean time you can see what I've got so far.  If you're interested in the coffee mug or just about anything else with the "A Stitch In Time" logo on it check out Society 6's website.

I have no idea how soon I'll be posting again or how often.  Well.... since I have decided to devote at least one full weekend to the projects on this blog - i.e. IHSW SAL, I'll have at least one post a month. I haven't decided if I'm going to keep this blog strictly for HAED projects or add some non-HAED projects as well.

Well that's it for this first blog post. Thanks for stopping by and please follow me!!