Thursday, January 19, 2012

I am nursing a "HAED" ache

My HAED has been giving me fits.  I have restarted about three different times on different fabric, using one or two threads.  Today I experimented with tent stitching using 2 threads over 1 on 25 count Lugana.  And I liked how it looked, but I was just frustrated with having started over so many times and stitched the same spot again and again and again.  So, I decided to peruse Google Reader, and I came upon the CCN Cottages stitch-a-long blog, and then I had a crazy thought. 

I could try the CCN Cottages all on one piece of 25 count Lugana, 2 over 1, and stitch them using tent stitch.  I have both of the January and February patterns, but now just need the floss and fabric.  So, a trip to The Stitching Post will be in order.  I am hoping this afternoon or tomorrow, as work permits.
 
So, I am giving this a try.  Wish me luck.  And stay tuned for pics.  I just realized I have not posted since January 4!!!

8 comments:

cucki said...

hope you find the floss and fabric..
sending you stithcy hugs
happy stitching xx

Beth Pearce said...

I have seen those cottages stitched that way, and they really look good! Good luck finding what you need! Does that mean HAED is heading toward "the pile"??

TammyK said...

Great idea to try it out on a smaller project. Good luck on finding ur supplies. I shop at a Stitching Post in Nasville, Tn :-)

pam said...

I think you should be commended just for trying one of those monster BAP's.

Rachel S-H said...

Hope everything works out for you.

Denise said...

That is frustrating when things don't work as you want. I just got back from Stitching Post! Went today since they are open late and I needed fabric for my February Cottage.

Joysze said...

Good luck, Danielle!! I'm looking forward to seeing the cottages. They're so darn cute. :D

Penny said...

Hope your HAED ache gets better and you find the right floss and fabric. :) I love the CCN cottages and look forward to seeing yours.