Sunday, May 12, 2013

Holy guacamole! First 200 stitches :)

It has felt so good being in the cave today behind some needle and fabric!  I got the first 200 stitches put in my very first HAED…”Fright Night”.  I LOVE IT!!


25 ct. Pewter Lugana.  I’m doing 2 threads over 1.  But man, those are some super teeny tiny little x’s.  And my back is not only a super hot mess, it is a HARD mess making it hard to get the needle through sometimes.  I’m also still trying to figure out how I want to handle the needles.  I’ve got a box with all the threads in it.  From there I pull out what is in the boxes I’ll be working on that day and put them in the lamp stand.  Today, I used the needle minder and did the whole symbol/number thing on it (for today’s threads only).  That makes it quicker to switch through I think, but I’m not sure how it will work in the long run.  I’m supposed to be looking through the bottom of the bi-focals to do this, and I actually go back and forth.  Either way it’s still tough on the eyes.  Any suggestions on how to organize, stitch, etc?  All HAED pointers I am fully open to!!


  1. Nice start! I've got my threads and fabric to start a smaller HAED and I've been trying to figure out the best way to do it too. Have you tried it with one thread, does it cover it enough?

  2. Hi Shanda!! I've started my first Haed and had to change the fabric to aida as I really didn't like how it came out! Using 2 threads so it's all fine. I have also just about started an other one & it's on evenweave. I'm doing full cross stitch but 1 over 1. It covers well and most of the colours are dark blue... so yep as I do cross country it leaves tiny tiny little holes for me to change the colours, hard work.... Such fun! :D

  3. Hiya, great progress! I am about 75% through my first HAED and I started by using the parking method like you and found that 1 it was hard to keep up where the threads/colours all were and 2 my back was messy! I changed then to one colour at a time and concentrating on one page at a time also, i found that this has made it a heck of a lot quicker for me :)