Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My First HAED - Home Sweet Home by Lierre Foest

I have finally found/made time to start my very first HAED. I have chosen Home Sweet Home because it's funky and the colours are just crazy! There are 11 shades of orange and 22 shades of green in this design. I love it!!

I've had the materials for this project kitted up since July (though I have changed fabrics three times in the interim) but I always had other, more pressing projects on the go.

I love the look of all the floss laid out, just waiting for me to start stitching.

And painstakingly wound on bobbins ...

I started to grid my fabric (25 ct antique white Lugana), but the tediousness of gridding wore down my limited amount of patience rather quickly. I gave up after gridding the outline of the first few pages (which took me the better part of two hours). I bet the gridding will be ripped out shortly once it gets on my nerves enough. The next photo shows how big the fabric is for this project. The Q-snap on it is an 8" x 8" one. The finished piece will be 16" W x 22 1/2" H, which is ridiculous really. It's going to take me years to finish this. :) (Sorry, the lighting is terrible.)

I managed to put in about 250 stitches so far, all of which are the most hideous colours. Ick! I can't wait to get into the richer oranges, blues, greens, and pinks!

And a close up of my stitching (sorry lighting is terrible ... again).

I can't wait to stitch some more tomorrow!!


  1. Hi :)
    This will look amazing when it's finished!
    Love the bright, bold colours. I want to start a HAED project but I'm finding it hard to choose which one. Very spoiled for choice.
    Keep up the good work. Can't wait to see more pics.

  2. Hi,
    I found your blog through the crossstitchforum. Your HAED-Design is very beautifull. I add your blog to my blog-list and will follow...

    Sorry for my terrible english. ;-)

    PS: The Ink Circle Mandala is very pretty. Thanks for the link...

  3. It will look amazing when it is done. I can't wait to see more of your progress on it. I just love the colors in this design

  4. Hi, I'm the artist who painted the original design. I'm glad you like it, and would love to see your finished work if you've completed it :) All the best, Lierre Kandel (prev Foest)