Wednesday, 20 March 2013


Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare went hopping in the spring.
Spring is when things start growing after winter.
They saw a tiny acorn growing.
'Someday it will be a tree,' said Big Nutbrown Hare.


The glimpse of sunshine this morning, daffodils, green grass and the lovely sound of birds chirping in the Holly Tree must mean, at long last, that Spring has finally arrived xx

I started a new stitch after my last post, one which I had every intention of starting last year but it got buried in the pile and forgotten for a little while . . .

Yes, it's another Shepherds Bush kit ~ 'Baby Bug Ball' ~ the thread colours are so pretty and the kit comes with gorgeous buttons and beads too

Off to a good start ~ this little child is all dressed and ready to go to the Ball as a bee

Now ready to fly with their wings and antennae with beads at the end of each

Pretty pastels for the next bug ~ not sure what bug it is but I think butterfly is most suitable

So flying along with this one, totally enjoying it and only one more child/bug to stitch on the right-hand side and then I can do the beading and add the buttons
What can go wrong?
I have been hit by March Madness perhaps, but have the sudden urge to have the challenge of a Heaven and Earth design!

I've been so tempted in the past but never plucked up the courage!  I don't think it's the size or the stitch count that's always put me off but more if I will stick with it!  HAED designs are meant to be a long-term project and I've always been a one-project girl so will I persevere with it or just get bored?  My family egged me on and when I looked again HAED were having a 25% Sale so that was that, ordered and downloaded within 24 hours!

'A Right Snow Job'
designed by Michele Sayetta with original Artwork by Jane Wooster Scott

I spent virtually a whole day researching what stitcher's preferences were with regard to fabric, fabric count and thread coverage and it seemed that 25-count Lugana was the favourite with a stitch coverage of 1 over 1

87 DMC thread colours
Stitch count: 450 wide x 378 high making a total of 170,100 stitches (feeling faint at the very thought of it!)

Only 40 pages to plough through!

And this is my progress so far ~ a mere 1,500 stitches and 1/80th complete!

If it turns out to be my only WIP then I hope you will all stick the journey out with me ~ we have a very long long way to go!

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