For the first time we had all of our TW Stitchers in the Hangout on the same day!! Sadly, not the same time, but Krystal and I were there to meet the girls as they came and went throughout the day. How wonderful was it? AWESOME! As per usual, conversations were informative, deep and outrageous....but that is why we are clumped together in our little group, we respect and appreciate each other.
I have to say, Krystal and I did some power stitching and I can't wait for her to update with her stitching from this weekend. She hammered through some sections while I struggled with every other stitch on Skull. Naughty Nancy finally paid attention to Cindy, we were able to see the "secret project" Magical was working on and Leonore is almost done with her mermaid!
Yes, Krystal, I figured out an easier way to crop my skull into a circle...be proud of me!! It will take some practice to get it down right every time, but I'm thinking it went well. The way I am doing it is far easier than anything you and I found online for directions!! Layers my buttocks!!
My splurge for the $100 Stitch from Stash was only $39 which included a set of 30" rods for my scroll frame to work the BAPs (ECS being the biggie here) and a little one of a kind threader from HAED.
As usual, my girls allowed me to prove to them once again that high IQ or not, I'm still dumb as a post and needed to read the directions on how to use the pretty threader. I have a sneaking suspicion they are still laughing at me, but that's fine...I AM here for your amusement.
Just so you know, this is a one of a kind as are all the threaders on HAED. Also expensive, but for the price and being one of a kind and hand made and all mine forever....it was worth the splurge. I would not have done it if we hadn't been allowed, so a great treat indeed.
Yes, 30" rods. It took all four of the snaps from my largest Q-snap to do this properly! Two per rod, end to end. I like it and will enjoy the challenge of learning to stitch with this. Yes, it is attached to a lap stand which will not be in my lap but on my table as that is the perfect height for stitching. Once I get over the awkward part of stitching with this, it should be smooth sailing.
After all of the fun with the girls, I thought I was going to just go to bed, but really felt over tired. What did I do? Yes, I bowled five strikes in a row on Wii Bowling and made it to pro so now I have a sparkly ball to bowl with and not a silly melon! THEN I went to bed.
I really hope that you all had as much fun this weekend as I did, and for my girls...let's try the same time at the same time next time? I know it's hard with time zones, but it really is wonderful when we are all there the same time during the same time, ha, ha!
Until next time...happy stitching!