Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Summer Fairy designed by Joan Elliott and HAED

Afternoon all!

How are you on the bright, sunny cold day?!!

I have a few hours before the kiddies are back from their long weekend with their father!  There is a big pot of Beef Stew and Dumplings in the slow cooker and my house smells good enough to eat lol

I have not done as much stitching as I thought I would because I decided whilst the kiddies were not here I would get a good spring clean done on the house!  I'm pooped now lol!  Carpets hovered, cleaned and then  hoovered again.  All the bedding washed and dried and beds made again.  Everywhere scrubbed and tidy now.  It made sense since all toys etc were away whilst the kiddies not here so that made everything so much better and easier.

I went shopping yesterday and got the girls some gorgeous clothes and the boys some tops and trousers.  The boys are really hard to guess the sizes with clothes so I normally take them with me!  The girls are easy ... would think it would be the other way around lol  Mind you its much cheaper not taking Katie clothes shopping as she is a real girlie girl and would be coming home with mountains of stuff lol  

So when I did manage to sit myself down and stitch rather than clean I did some on my HAED Fireside Fairytales which I have not touched for way too long!  I have been doing this one for years and really haven't got anywhere with it.  To be honest I'm getting bored with the browns and blacks in it.  Its so dark and 'boring' (oooo dare I say that?!!)  I'm loving the stitching but just not the shades.  I am wondering if I choose something else but then me being me would feel too guilty lol!!  

HAED Fireside Fairytales
as at 30 March 2013

I have had a few good stitching sessions on Summer Fairy and I will say I am loving it!!  

Summer Fairy as at 2nd April 2013

I must say I think she is beautiful and I cant wait to get more done on her.  I am planning finishing off the green ribbons today around her hands and arms then start on the blue ribbons in her hair then I can start on the wings :-)  That's the plan anyway so I had better get too it!!  

Have a good day all.

Lots of lovely stitching wishes sent your way


  1. Lovely progress on your projects. I have looked at your HAED and it doesn't look like it will be long before you get to some colour, it is a beautiful chart.

  2. Great progress on your projects & all your cleaning!!! I'm off work this week & except for all the washing, my house is a tip :P Tomorrow, I will clean & tidy up, promise :D Have a lovely day x

  3. Great progress. Just keep rotating and you will be up to the exciting stuff soon:)

  4. Very lovely stitching!! :)

  5. Will you come and clean mine for me please?

    Great progress on the stitching.

  6. I always thought it would be easier to shop for boys! hehehe
    Summer Fairy looks so pretty :)

  7. Stick with your HAED it will be worth it. Gat progress on your Summer Fairy she looks really pretty.

  8. gorgeous stitching :) I know randal spangler can have some dark colours but his pictures are so rich in colour when you can get to those points.