This week we are really honoured to have Michiko from Japan as our spotlight stitcher.
Michiko has been delighting Michele and Bob as well as all the stitchers on the HAED BB with her amazing stitching and remarkable speed for over a year now, her work is beautiful.
Psyches Dream (Wall) stitched 1×1 on 25ct
I’m by nature fond of doing handicraft. And I was doing needle work, such as patchwork and quilting before I encountered cross stitch. Seeing the charts (non-HAED) on the internet led me to stitch. I was interested in it, so I ordered a simple chart, and then I began to stitch.
One day, I saw the blog of a HAED stitcher and found the HAED web site. I was absolutely fascinated by the wonderful charts, especially Fantasies of the Seas by James C Christensen. But I didn’t have confidence since I had finished the only small charts, so I decided to stitch smallish Sleeping Beauty Stairs by Ruth Sanderson first.
Though it was hard for me to stitch it, I got used to stitching it gradually and enjoyed seeing a girl having a lamp appear.I was sure I could stitch Fantasy of the seas and started it. I finished beautiful mermaids, jellyfish and so on, I saw under the sea world spread. I was thrilled when I was stitching.
At the time, I posted WIP on the Bulletin Board.It’s nice to share the same pleasure with people of different countries in the same place.
I’m motivated more by receiving a lot of kind words.
Now I’m working on Psyche’s Dreams by Josephine wall.The Colour gradation and detail of Psyche’s Dreams are so gorgeous that I chose it. I also chose this chart because I wanted to have a change of colours in my stitching as I had used many ocean colours in Fantasy of The Sea.
Although the many colour changes in Psyche’s Dreams take me much time, it looks so real and wonderful. I think no other charting is as fantastic as HAED’s. I love HAED heartily.
There are many charts that I want to stitch and I waver whenever I decide a chart. Some people stitch many charts at a time, but I’m a one project at a time person. I’ll continue to stitch HAED. My pleasure is to communicate everyone who enjoys HAED. Bob, Michele and Fudgey gave me this pleasure. I thank them.
Beauty on the Stairs (Sanderson) stitched 2×1 on 25ct
Fantasies of the Seas (Christensen) stitched 1×1 on 25 ct
I would like to thank Michiko for writing this and doing such a lovely job as English is her second language, and i think she did a wonderful job (hugs)