Here it is.....Friends by Vals Stitching Stuff.....minus the whiskers :) Doesn't really look too bad whiskerless...but how on earth could I have forgotten the whiskers?
Right moving on.......
I have set myself a challenge. My daughter was watching over my shoulder one day when I was looking through the designs on the Heaven and Earth website. She was ooohing and aahhhing over various ones I was looking at. A few years ago I had stitched Cottage Garden Fairy by Mirabillia for her, and it hangs on her bedroom wall. Feeling generous I asked if she would like me to stitch a HAED for her. It had to be a quick stitch mind. I said she could choose a design and I would stitch it for her. Adding it could take a few years to complete.
I left her to it, and a while later came back and she had narrowed the choice to 16. This was going to take forever...I helped her to decide and 1/2 hour later we were down to 5. Finally she chose the design she wants, I paid online and had it downloaded within a few minutes.
She has chosen...Heart on her Sleeve.
I have brought some extra black thread in preparation to begin. It takes 5 skeins. I think I might do all the black outlines first. Because I like to take the easy way out, I have chosen 18 count aida to stitch it on. And I have start to grid the fabric to keep some semblance of order about the whole ordeal.
Excuse the ridiculous photo - It is intended to show the grid lines - you have to click on the photo to actually see them.
Wish me luck with this - I am going to need it. I have joined the HAED forum to assist me along the way.