Ok, I look at them a lot, but I have only ever posted on the HAED forums twice. Both posts consisted of a request for a cross stitch pattern to be made of Jasmine Becket-Griffith's Strangely Lonely, which I absolutely adore (and to this day, my requests have gone unnoticed). But when her newest in the Alice series came out, I was practically jumping up and down and having kittens! No, I'm definitely not an Alice In Wonderland fan (it's a bit like Pink Floyd to me, it really only makes sense if you're under the influence of some sort of substance - which is probably why I don't get it. But then again, next time I have a headache and have to hit the Stadol, maybe I should watch Alice...I might end up loving it!). I'm digressing.
For those that don't know, Jasmine is the artist behind my little Highland girl (and a very large chuck of my HAED stash). Jasmine is no stranger to Disney, she lives in Celebration, Florida (the town that Disney built - and then sold in defeat), she displays at the Art Gallery at Downtown Disney all the time, and she's even done some commissioned pieces directly for Disney. HAED has translated some of her Disney-inspired works to stitch in the past, but none of them really hit home like her newest works. So, hoping that third times the charm, I posted another request and I got half my wish (which I purchased this morning), Alice And The Bouguereau Princesses!! All my favorite Disney princesses in one place in Jasmine's style! Heaven!
It's really making me rethink my next "post Highland girl" project.
Now, if they would do The Princess And The Pea, I could go on without ever buying stash again (OK, so THAT's a bold face lie!). It's a running joke in my family that I have Princess and the Pea disease, since even a speck of lint in my bed can drive me batty (which is somewhat complicated with a dog who likes to hide his crunchy food in the bed). I really wanted Pea more than the Bouguereau's, but I guess beggers can't be choosers, and maybe someday Pea will make an appearance (yep, that was a blatent attempt at getting Pea turned to stitch, so if anyone out there has an "in" with the HAED people, help a sister out, will ya?).