Saturday, August 11, 2007

Lots of pictures

I got my pieces back from the framers on Friday night. I stopped in on the way home. I put them all up right when I got home and I'm so happy with how they came out.


The Little Kate pieces got hung (obviously) in the bathroom. Sorry the picture is a little out of focus.



Celtic Heart got hung up in the living room. I'll have to see if I can get a pictures of the detail in the frame.

I did get to pick up Everyones Nook as the week went on. I thought I'd show you it on the fabric I originally started it on.


and the fabric that I decided to change it too. MMmm the fabric scanned more blue then green. I did make a mistake in the center of the flower on the top left side that I'm going to have to sit down today and see if I can figure it out. If not I'll leave it.

I've not started Scotland yet. I'm kind of embarrassed to admit that I'm kind of afraid to start a HAED. What If I can't do it? What if I make mistakes I can't fix? I see everyone working on them and they are so pretty that I wanted to be included in the fun. Maybe I'll try and pick it up while i watch the baseball.

22 comments:

Carol said...

Your framings are just beautiful. Now what do do you mean, what if I can't do it? Of course you can!!

Kathryn in NZ said...

Love the framed works - that heart is amazing!
As for the HAED - quite a few people on the Yahoo group I belong to are doing HAED's at the moment and their comments seem to be grid the fabric and tackle it page by page. Hey, it's like a small piece, you still have to do it stitch by stitch!!
So yes you CAN do this :)

Carla said...

Your framed pieces look great! Te one you chose for the heart looks stunning!!!

stitcherw said...

Your framed pieces turned out lovely, that must have been such fun to get them back and be able to hang them. Your new start Everyone's Nook is looking good too. As to Scotland, I think the first couple of stitches are the hardest. After you get up the nerve to start it, it really is done just one stitch at a time like other projects (it just takes more of them than most projects). Good luck in taking the first steps on starting it.
Sue

Myrna said...

Everything looks great!

Cindy said...

Your framed pieces are wonderful!

About the HAED...these are a bit overwhelming at first, but they are well worth the challenge! As Kathryn said, it really helps to take the time to grid the fabric first. If you work one 10x10 square at a time and mark off your pattern as you go (I highly recommend that!!) it is easy to keep track. They are truly amazing once you get a bit done and see it taking shape!

I would also recommend checking out the HAED bulletin board on EZBoard, if you haven't already. There are tons of great tips, SALs, etc.

Mindi said...

Celtic Heart looks great, and I love the frame you picked out for it. I just did their letter B as a gift for a friend, its at the framers now.

Jennifer said...

Your framed pieces all look lovely! I especially love Celtic Heart and its home on that pretty red wall!

Your new start is looking great as well!

Carolyn said...

Your framed Kate's are so pretty. I love your celtic heart as well. Nice stitching. Congrats on your finishes.

Heidi said...

Great job, the framers did good and I like the frames you picked out for them. I like the new fabric for your current WIP better than the original started one. :)

KaLu said...

I LOOOVEEE THE COLOR OF YOUR WALL IN THE LIVING ROOM! ALL YOUR FRAMED PICS LOOK GREAT,
I AM TO TERRIFIED TO START A HAED I HAVE A FEW IN MY STASH BUT I JUST STARE AT THE FRONT PIC. BUT I WAS SCARED OF STARTING MY XMAS VILLAGE AND I AM LOVING IT.
SO GRAB THAT NEEDLE AND THREAD AND GIVE IT A TRY YOU MIGHT END UP LOVING IT TOO!

Cheryl said...

Lovely framing. The celtic heart frame looks incredible and goes so well with the wall colour.
Good luck with the HAED, im sure you can do it! Never stitched one so no advice for you

Vonna said...

How lovely all your framed pieces are!!! I really, truly love that heart! Great job!!!
You can do a HAED, so don't you worry about it one more minute!

Annemarie said...

I Love your framed pieces, Jenn. Your Celtic Heart looks especially gorgeous.
Don't be afraid to start an intricate design such as a HAED, and don't be so afraid of making mistakes! I don't think there is a single piece of stitched work in this house that does not contain at least one mistake. I think mistakes are charming :o)

Lili said...

Love your framings! Of course, being a heart fanatic, I am especially fond of this Celtic heart...
This Everyone's Nook looks fine on the fabric; and like you, I tend to rip the mistaken stitches as I'm always afraid that they will make things tricky in the end...
Take care!
Lili

Beatrice said...

Your framed pieces are wonderful.
I've not done a HAED yet either .I wish you all the good fortune, Stitching while watching a baseball game is my favorite pass time so I think that will work just fine for you!
I'm doing the map of the Netherlands
Lots of fun.

Pumpkin said...

Awesome Jenn! Little Kate looks perfect in the bathroom and it's neat to know I did the French knots ;o)

Celtic Heart is amazing and what a beautiful frame as well!

I've seen a lot of people grid their fabric as Kathryn said. If you don't want to grid the whole thing, just do a section to get you started.

Mary said...

Oh Jenn!!!!!! Your stuff looks great in the frame. I love the Celtic Heart with the wall color. And the frame, I can pick out some of the details from the picture.

You can do the HAED. Granted I'm afraid to even consider buying one but I guess the best thing to do is to double count as you go along. I know you can do it though because you stitch great things!!! Join the crowd on this one. I think you will love it!!!!! and the feeling of accomplishment when it's finished with be awesome!!!

Mary

Aussie Stitcher said...

I love your framed pieces, they look great on your walls.

Joanne

Michelle said...

Your framed pieces are gorgeous! Congrats. Go for it on the HAED. You can do it. Just one stitch at a time. You can even make a working copy and only look at a small portion at a time to keep you from being overwhelmed.

Concetta said...

oh my gosh, your framed Celtic Heart is GORGEOUS! Love, love, love! I like the fabric you're doing Everyones Nook on - perfect!

tkdchick said...

Your framing is awesome... especially Celtic Heart what a great piece!