How many of you ladies have stitched a Heaven and Earth Design? I ask this because I'm about to embark on a journey that I have no idea how it will end. LOL I bought the above pattern because I just fell in love with her face, mainly because she looks like my grand daughter Peyton, but I have never stitched an HAED pattern. This is one of their small ones but it is still very intimidating to me. I have stitched many Lavender and Lace designs and those are quite large also, but for some reason these really play head games with me.
I am debating on just stitching the girl and the moon behind her on a hand dyed linen and leaving the remaining part unstitched. Do you think this will be viable? Are there any tips that you ladies could give me before starting? I know that most people stitch these designs on a small count over one thread but because this one is a smaller design, I'm gonna stitch her on a 20 ct evenweave ..... that is if I stitch in the background. If I don't stitch it in, then I will have to try and find a hand dyed 20ct. Jobelan and I'm not sure if anyone even dyes this count.
I am almost finished with Rhonda's birthday present.....another day or two should be all I need and then I can start the above pattern. Wish me luck!!
Blessings as always,