12 Nov 2010 8 Comments
It has been quite some time since the blog was updated and I wanted to let everyone know that you will find an update here each every day from now on. We are trying to keep our customers better informed and also offer some insights to who is behind HAED and daily activities.
As of 11/12/2010 HAED has signed M.C. Escher and we are very proud to finally obtain the artwork of this much sought after artist. Here are some examples of his work:
We are hoping to have the first charts available by the end of the year, again this is a very difficult artist to license and we hope that you enjoy our interpretations of his work to the needle.
On a personal note, the HAED Team has been working diligently on trying to make some changes to the site to allow for better sorting and finding various charts by different search types. You will notice some gradual changes to the website over the next 6 months.
As Winter draws in we are expecting our first snow Saturday and I am very much looking forward to the white landscape which always makes the horses happy and Bob especially happy when he can finally pull out the snowmobile and take the girls for a ride. Me? I will be on horseback, I much prefer the quiet breaths of my stead to the loud engine that reflects the power of what I can ride without gas 🙂
There has been alot of changes on the home front here and the lives of our closest family members has been put to the test. I have my son (who is 28) now living with us and the 3 grand babies along with our other Son (1 Grand child here but part time) who moved back home in order to make some life changes of his own.
This means that we house and feed a total of 10 people which makes for some very lively dinners and some rather stressful moments but we are delighted to have family so close and to be able to offer the help when they need it.
The lives of so many have changed in this economy and we must always know that change is good, we often are given the opportunity to analyze where we are in life and re-evaluate what is most important to us. Change can be very scary and I am dealing with my own changes with loss of personal space each evening but that is quickly replaced with the giggles and laughter of 6 children ranging in ages from 9 months so 10 years that surround me and fill my soul and make me proud to say that I am a parent and a Grand Parent to these delightful little people.
I have been finding that it has taken me several weeks to find that peace in my soul again by doing the mundane things that I used to do, such as replacing coffee with tea to ease my nerves, gathering everyone at the dinner table at one time where possible, to allow myself to not feel guilty for stealing a moment of quiet wherever and whenever I can. Finding that special time with our four legged friends that always buoy’s me up in a low time.
Most of all I am finding the need to allow our friends and customers (meant to be read as one in the same) a little view in the life of the people behind HAED. Please feel free to comment with any questions that you may have and we wish everyone a fabulous weekend filled with laughter, joy and quiet moments.
Michele and Bob
09 Apr 2009 1 Comment
Welcome to this weeks HAED update,
Easter Sale is now on..
There is currently 25% off all charts on the HAED website, this live until Midnight Tuesday the 14th of April
there are lots of new charts to choose from , as well as a good chance to clear some of the charts off your wishlist and into your stitching stash
New Collection of StoryKeeps Available…
HAED has released some new Storykeeps, after many stitchers have been asking for them, as they are perfect for gifts or a introduction to the joy of haed stitching
New Storykeeps include…
Welcome to new artist Howard David Johnson
As mentioned a few weeks ago Howard David Johnson has joined the HAED community
this week HAED released five charts showcasing his work
You can check out his five charts HERE
Remember to always click on the New Charts link on the website when you visit ,
some of the newest releases are
Bridal … Sandra Kuck
Easter Blessings … Koukiotis
Potential … Law
PAB Mysterian left… Marie
Qs calla Lillies .. Kuik ( keep an eye out for wip pics of this one in the coming weeks)
Motherhood Colour… Fenech
Qs two Fluffy Kitties .. JBG
QS Easter Bunny Mermaid … Cox
Looking for something new for your stitching, check out Michele’s Etsy store for
lovely Beaded Needle threaders , they have been selling fast
Only time for one finished Picture this week ( sorry i promise more stitchy pictures next blog entry)
Mad Hatters Tea Party … art by Scott Gustafson
27 Mar 2009 4 Comments
Just a few quick notes about what is happening at HAED right now..
Please make sure you have a current subscription to the HAED newsletter, if you believe you are signed up and did not get a newsletter on the 26th/27th ( depending on where you live in the world) titled take 2 you need to go to the HAED website , and log in to your account.
Then scroll down the left hand side or look across the top and click the newsletter subscription link…. fill in the details using the same email address as for your HAED account .. if you are subscribed it will tell you , if you are not it will process the details ..
IF it says you are subscribed and you did not get the newsletter… contact HAED using the contact form on the website and explain the problem .
Another new artist at HAED..
Michele and Bob would like to welcome Giovanna Adams to the stitching community you can find the first of Giovanna’s charts HERE which display some of her reknowned Fairies of Colour Series and also contains a link to her website.
More Lovely Work In Progress Pictures … and a Finish
Just after the last Blog Update i recieved three wip pictures from stitchers, as well as a new finish, so i thought i would share them here, they are not even on the website at the time of typing this…
And a finish.. stitched by an amazing lady from New Zealand whose HAED count has now reached the amazing 15 completed!!
24 Mar 2009 2 Comments
New Artists to watch out for in coming weeks
First is a new up and coming Melbourne ( australia) artist Bec Winnel, known as My Charlie Girl on Etsy
Her ethereal , fragile faces done in pencil, pastels etc will be stunning in cross stitch!
Next is an artist who has been on the HAED wishlist for years, Howard David Johnson ( site has music if you want to turn the sound off) Haed is hoping to release the first of his charts in the next few weeks
There are some lovely new charts on the website ( aren’t there always!!) as usual you can check the full list HERE , but here are a few of the highlights
The Quilts of Cape Cod … Wooster Scott
Woodpecker Tapestry … Morris
Strawberry Thief … Morris
Qs Yesterday’s Gone … Kuik
Qs Trisha … Disney
The Wind in the Stone … Craft
Qs Elfland Sleeping Fairy … Craft
And a new collection.. Face Montages
the first being Kuik Face Montage 1
This weeks stitchers Gallery is for Wonderful Wips, i hope you enjoy these lovely works in progress by stitchers on the Heaven and Earth Designs Bulletin Board
Priestess of Quetzsalcoatl stitched by Nancy
Qs Butterfly 2 stitched by Ineke
Three Graces Stitched by Jan
Angel of Mine .. stitched by Blanca on 28 ct
04 Mar 2009 Leave a comment
Welcome to another Heaven and Earth Designs update
A Sneak Peak ….
As hinted at in the newsletter published in the last blog update Michele has been working on some new samplers..
here is a sneak peak at the newest of the HAED orignals being charted…
the scan is a little pale, the colours are a lot more vibrant IRL
New Releases for this week
More of the Wonderful New Celtic pieces from Jessica Galbreth have been released this week , along with charts from several popular artists..
Angels ( Sandra Kuck)
Watching Over Us ( Dona Gelsinger)
The Morrigan Tapestry (Jess Galbreth)
Classic Literary Cats ( Carrie Hawks)
Catch A Falling Star ( Julie Fain)
To see all the latest releases, click HERE
25 Feb 2009 3 Comments
Hopefully someone is reading this and you have not all given up on the blog!!
I have made it my resolution for the year to regularly post updates about the HAED website and images of advanced wips and finishes
For this first blog entry of 2009 i would like to share with you the recent HAED online newsletter, as i know not everyone subscribes to it.
to subscribe you can click on the link on the HAED website which can be found on the left hand side under information…
Feb 24th Heaven and Earth Designs Online Newsletter
Hi Everyone~ It has been quite a long time since I posted a newsletter and there has been alot going on with HAED recently and we wanted to share in the exciting news.
First of all, we have been working diligently on a new line of designs that are Christmas stockings and we will be featuring the Christmas artwork of Donna Gelsinger, Scott Gustafson, Ruth Sanderson and several others. These designs will be in the shape of a stocking and will feature some of our most popular Christmas designs. The average size of these stockings will be approximately 16 inches long and 13 inches wide. We are currently working on a group of 6 and should have the first releases out by May/June 09. Stay tuned for some sneak peeks as we get more of the charting completed.
In April, we will be featuring the artwork of Lisa Steinke and wait until you see her new artwork, gorgeous! This program allows you the stitcher to understand a little more about what goes on behind the scenes of the artist and what inspires them etc.
We will also be setting chat sessions that are limited to 25 people but there will be 4 sessions to that everyone has an opportunity to join in and so that we can meet the needs of everyone globally. We have tried this in the past with some success and there will be some very clear guidelines posted to help things run a little smoother.
Some exciting new releases are in the works and first up is 2 new Kinuko Craft designs (The Bell at Sealy Head and Scent of Magic) which are scheduled for release mid March and mid April. Jane Wooster Scott is next up with quite a few that we are working on as well.
Some of you have been wondering about the future releases of the Filigree series and we will be releasing Dutch Filigree by February 27th 2009 and then shortly after that will be Grecian Filigree and we are very excited about these new releases. Michele has been charting Dutch pretty much non stop the past week or so.
We are also working on new Peek-A-Boo’s and Tiny Treasures and that pretty much fills up our plates.
We hope that everyone is staying warm and we are indeed looking forward to the warming of the air and color green after these long Winter Months.
Happy stitching to all, Michele, Bob, Tom and Jessica
So there is some interesting and exciting news there for most HAED stitchers in relation to releases, and they have kept a few surprises up their sleeve too…
New Heaven and Earth Designs Charts
This week has seen the release of charts form two very popular HAED designers, Jessica Galbreth and Kinuko Y Craft, in the finishes section of this posting you can see examples of Crafts work stitched…
Other recent new releases which caught my eye were…
Qs Moonflower CCKuik
Rosey Bubble Amy Brown
QS Cat Nip Lil Valentine Love ( C Hawks)
Puggle Jo Lynch ( check out a completed lynch piece below)
Qs Ladybug Love Hannah Disney
You can check out all new releases HERE
There ae many new finishes since the last blog entry. Over coming weeks i will try and share as many with you as possible. Please remember if you want your piece featured you need to send it to me .. leave a note in the comments section, or email to HAED asking them to pass it on to me ( fudgey) If sending images in please include the count of the fabric, whether you did 1×1, 2×2, 1×2 etc and whether it is tent stitched or full crosses
The first three piece are finishes of Kinuko Y crafts work
Wildwood Dancer stitched by Henk in Aida