I changed it up a bit and added my own wallpaper. I think it looks a lot better.
So, like every stitcher out there, I have slowly collected "things" over the years that make my stitching easier, organized and overall, more enjoyable.
Here are some of mine!
Q-snaps, in my opinion, are much easier to use. They are a bit heavier than a ring, but they hold the fabric much tighter.
When it comes to being organized about my stitching supplies, I can be a touch ... um ... anal, I guess the apt description could be. But trust me, it's the only thing in my house that is well organized. I wish some of this deep down need for organization would transfer to other areas, like my fridge, and my pantry, but apparently it stops at stitching. Much to the chagrin of my husband.
Speaking of highlighters, I used to use a mechanical pencil to color in my chart as I followed it. Now there is an erasable highlighter! Yes, you heard me right! It's a highlighter - THAT ERASES! It's soooo much faster than a pencil, and it doesn't bleed on to your fabric if you accidentally lay your fabric down onto your pattern.
I also have a big floor stand magnifier. I love that light, and would be hard pressed if I had to choose between it or my husband. My husband would only slightly edge it out, and only because he cooks. But trust me, it would not be an easy decision to make.
One of my pets is a cockatoo, who loves to sit on my knee and look at me through the magnifier, line her eye up with the super powerful extra magnifier, then growl at me. Normally I wouldn't flood this blog with pet pictures, but this is pretty funny, and kinda, sorta on topic.
Now for the latest project!!!!! I started a Christmas stocking for the son of a very good friend of mine. It's the "Treasure Dragon" by Myles Pinkey.
Here's the progress so far....
And I'm also stitching it on "Magic Fabric". It comes with the grid stamped on. OMG, love, love, LOVE IT! I had to purchase from a lady in the UK because I'm not sure if you can get it in the States or Canada. But my cross stitch supplier is looking to see if she can carry it.
Anyway, I hope you have enjoyed my weekly post. I'll see you all next Sunday with a project update.