Finishing this page, I got to learn first hand the TRUE meaning of frustration. I was probably within 100 stitches of a page finish with no work scheduled for a week, and then I got called in. (I work 12 hour shifts, so when I'm working, my life consists of working, eating and sleeping, and no stitching time whatsoever). So I got called in to work a shift.. then another... and another. Being so close to a page finish and having to wait 4 days before I could pick it up again! TORTURE!
Anybody following this blog work with stands? I got a little bit of money for Christmas, and bought one, that I don't know the name of. It's not like the standard Hearthside stands that we usually see. This one looks more industrial, with a metal base (which is what I needed above all, because I have a wood loving Cockatoo, who would have made short work of my new expensive stand)
It's hard to describe, so here is a photo of it. I prefer to work with Q-Snaps, so this fits perfectly into the frame, and holds nice and snug while I learn how to stitch with both hands (omg, so much faster)
It took me a few days to get used to it, and at first I thought I'd made a huge mistake and that it was more awkward and uncomfortable, but then I spent some time adjusting to my comfort level and really giving it a chance, and now I'm convinced it was the best purchase I've ever made.
Hopefully I should have a nice page of Winter Hat Owl to show off in a few weeks, this time with Owl!
Happy stitching, everyone!