Tuesday, February 11, 2014

First HAED start Mom and Baby Turtle

One of my crafty goals for 2013 was to start a HAED or Heaven and Earth Designs piece.  A few months back I had purchased two charts from two very beautiful pieces of art by the artist Annya Kai.  I was able to meet my goal and start this piece "Mom and Baby Turtle" on January 30th, 2013.
This is what the finished piece is supposed to look like...
Mom and Baby Turtle
Please excuse the poor quality and color due to taking these late at night and with the camera on my phone but here are some progress pics of the first tiny page of the design.
I decided to stitch it on Dark Seagreen Hand Dyed 16 count Aida that I purchased from Stitchnmomma back over the Christmas holiday in 2012.  The details are a bit fuzzy since a month has passed now but for this first page it only took me about a week to complete!  I decided to use this as a reward stitch and finish up or work on a few other projects before I get back to this one. 
I rather enjoyed stitching the "confetti" stitches but we'll see how I feel after I work on a much larger page with more stitching on it. 
Until then... Happy Stitching!


  1. What a beautiful start on such a sweet pattern. Looking forward to seeing more progress on this.

  2. Excellent start! It's such a pretty design :D

  3. I really love this chart, it is on my wish list, so I will enjoy watching you work on this! :D

    1. I kept waiting for it to be released in cross stich form with HAED. This was one of my first pieces of Annya Kai's art that I fell in love with.

  4. Very cute design !!:) I still need to get my first HAED. I am a first timer to your blog. You have lovely cross stitching finishes