Saturday, 31 December 2016
My Last Update of 2016. Page 33 of Adrift.
Back on planet reality, I ended up going to Sew and Sew Uk and just buying a Lowry. I have to say, it was a pretty good price, too! I was expecting to really pay through the nose, but they were having a Christmas sale, and because I was a brand new customer, I got another discount. So I ended up paying 77 pound sterling for the frame AND shipping, which, translated to Canadian funds, is $127. Not too shabby! My current stand, a K's Creation, the owner has offered to replace the broken piece if I send it back, or just buy a new piece for $50 usd plus shipping. I might still do that, and have a second frame on standby in case something happens to the Lowry. Like me stripping the screw.
It will also be a frame that I can loan to guests who come and stitch.
Now, back to Adrift, in the bottom picture, that line you see is just from the Q-Snap, it won't be permanent. I hurriedly took a photo as soon as I was done because I was boiling from Hot Cross Stitch Yoga, and dead tired. So I took a photo, packed it away and went to bed. I know many people are worried that Q-Snaps will damage their work, but it won't. Not permanently.
So, I think we can all agree that 2016 was a pretty crappy year, the one thing that I did get done was a mountain of stitching. On this, the last day of the year my stitch tally stands as such:
Adrift: 13 page finishes
Snow Stocking: 8 page finishes
Winter Hat Owl: 6 page finishes.
Giving me a grand total of 27 HaED Finishes. Then there was the little Thing 1 and Thing 2 bibs that I made for my co-worker. She had boys, by the way.
So even though 2016 was not the year we will look back on with "undiluted pleasure" to quote the Queen, I can at least look at this year and think to myself that I will never beat this record. So the year isn't a complete loss.
I wish all of my kindreds who read this little blog a Happy New Year. May your needles stay shiny and sharp, may your scissors never be confiscated by security at the airport, and may you stitch, stitch, stitch.
I'll see you all in 2017, or at Hot Cross Stitch Yoga.