I have seen quite a few stitchers working on the HAED (Heaven and Earth Designs) projects and truly admire them. I cannot imagine beginning a project that is 250 x 300 stitches or more and then stitch it OVER ONE on 25 count fabric. Ouch. What patience they must have. Suffering from BAOLP (being afraid of large projects) syndrom, I knew this was not for me.
Or at least I though so until a couple of weeks ago. Turned out that HAED had transferred some paintings by Jane Wooster Scott and it happens that I really, really like her paintings. Now it would definitely be much quicker, much cheaper and much, much faster to get me a neat reproduction and put it up the wall in my livingroom. No question about it.
But would it be as much fun? I am not sure abou that yet. I am not 100% convinced that stitching a HAED is a blissfull experience. Mind you, that has nothing to do with their designs, it has to do with my BAOLP syndrom. Consdering there are still 2 Large Projects safely hidden away, I shouldn’t even consider taking this one into my home. However, I gave in and ordered the chart. I figured I would first see what the chart looked like, how many colors were used, how big it was going to be before I would decide on the possibility that I would ever stitch this.
And in case you are wondering which chart I ordered, this is the one: Wintery Heirloom. Gorgeous don’t you think!