Welcome back to the HAED Blog

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

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sreevani Katna
    Nov 12, 2010 @ 13:00:17

    So nice to hear what’s going on with HAED, I am a huge fan, thanks for letting us be a part of your family!

  2. Ladyhawke
    Nov 12, 2010 @ 16:12:02

    Nice to see that the blog has been started again. Family can be one of the most rewarding things that we have.

    I also love the Esher drawings and look forward to seeing what you give us by year end.

    Have a great weekend

  3. Lena
    Nov 13, 2010 @ 06:15:49

    The skin on the blog is really neat. And cool to hear about your kids living with you. From the little time I’ve spent with my little cousins at their Mimi’s house (too many different people being called grandma these days :)) life got pretty hectic. So much energy they have! Hope everyone has some good snowball fights, pending nice packing snow of course. No snow for me in California, but I am glad I don’t have to traverse campus on foot in a Michigan winter either!

  4. Judyjo
    Nov 13, 2010 @ 11:00:49

    This is just so exciting to me: I can’t seem to get my fill of HAED and the Board members who all help to make it THE place to be, at least IMHO! The Escher coup is wonderful, and I just have a feeling that many members will be so anxious to get one of them started. I am somewhat envious of your filled household, Michelle, as my three daughters and three grandchildren are scattered from Florida to Seattle. Oh, to have that camaraderie again! Enjoy it all while you can! And especially love those moments when you can have peace with yourself. Board member, Judyjo

  5. Astrid
    Nov 13, 2010 @ 13:11:49

    I love Escher, my father made Castrovalva and is hangin in my livin room.
    Great Blog !!!

  6. CaspaiC
    Nov 14, 2010 @ 07:56:13

    When DD was born, DH and I ended up living with his parents for a couple of years. It can be a very challenging thing for everyone involved, but you know, living under the same roof, DD gained a closeness with her grandparents that never would have been if we hadn’t lived with them. Even with all of the stress involved, I believe that DD gained something that made it worth it, in the end. You will all come through this and have treasured memories from it.

    Thank you for all of the work you put in to licensing Escher. He was my mother’s favorite artist. If some of her favorite pieces get charted, I will stitch them up and think of her every time I see them.

  7. Patty
    Nov 14, 2010 @ 12:43:13

    Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your family. I’m from a large family and as the holidays, or any other family gathering come around, we always say ‘The more the merrier’. A major thank you for all the hard work you do for us in getting fantastic pieces to stitch.
    Board member, P154

  8. DianaG
    Nov 14, 2010 @ 16:30:04

    Love your blog! I am excited about your Escher signing. How exciting for HAED.

    I love hearing about the snow. I live in Florida and grew up in New England. I miss snow and love to read about how magical the first snow is.

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