Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Do you use a stand when you stitch? If so, tell us about it and share pictures if you’ve got them. If not, would you like to try using a stand? Do you have any tips or tricks around using a stand versus not using a stand?
Do you use a stitching stand? I sure do. In fact, I've used one for the last 25 years. I have a beautiful floor stand which frankly I hardly ever use. It's to be used with a recliner but quite frankly, it just seems too unstable for me.
I think it's called an Ergo but I'm not sure of that.
My favorite stand are my lap stands from K's Creation's. I have all three of the sizes of the original frames but my favorite one to use is their Z Frame. I'm still using the original one that they came out with probably about 15 years ago. I love it!! It can be positioned any way you like and it can hold scroll frames, q-snaps, or stretcher bars. It's just a wonderful frame. The only problem we have found at the store is that their customer service has really deteriorated since Kay died. And that's so sad cause they have a wonderful product.
Another advantage I've found with using a stand is that you can teach yourself to stitch two-handed. It took me a little while to learn the technique but it was so worth it in the end. Takes the strain off of one hand and allows you to stitch so much faster.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
I saw this on another blog and decided to participate. It's a blog hop where everyone blogs on the same topic. This first time it's the stitching blahs.
Have you ever had a case of the “stitching blahs” where you just didn’t want to stitch? Or maybe it was more like you didn’t get to stitch because you were busy and that created a chain reaction sense of the “blahs” and led to even less stitching…. sort of like a case of “the Mondays” that we are all familiar with. How do you handle your stitching blahs and get back into stitching mode?
The last time I had the stitching blahs was when I had my dad living with us. I spent so much time taking care of his needs that stitching went by the wayside. I have no regrets taking care of him but it wasn't easy. After he passed on, I really didn't stitch for about 2 years. What got me back into stitching was blogging. I figured if I was going to blog about something, I'd better be doing it. I started out slowly and then worked up to where I was stitching every day. I'm still not finishing as much as I was before he lived in with us but I'm stitching what I like And having fun. And please forgive the change in the font here. I just had eye surgery yesterday and having a little bit of difficulty seeing the keyboard.
Be sure and check out all of these wonderful blogs which answer the question of what do you do when the stitching blahs hit.