YAY! It's that time again! Still have Cead Mile Failte sitting there but I'm almost done with some little things so I can get back to work on that.
There is an orange hoop back there with black fabric in it that is face down on purpose. That one is a surprise. The Welcome sign was discussed in the IHSW blog which is almost done AND I'm finally using the yarn that my friend Cyndy had given me for my birthday last year for a contest on dA, It's going to be an infinity scarf but I think I need another ball (oh darn I have to buy another ball of yarn he he) as the pattern I'm using calls for three. Those are my present WIPs at this moment.
March question is: Do you use hoops, stretcher bars, lap stands or Q snap frames and why?
Well, I used to be a scroll bar snob......UNTIL a friend of mine had told us all about the no slip hoops she purchased at Micheal's with the gift card her husband had given her. She was so thrilled with them I asked a friend of mine to pick up the 11 pack when she went to Florida. $20 later, I had my first pack. That's right, $20. Then I started using them and was so in love with them I had to have my friend who introduced them to me get MORE to give as prizes for the Stitching Pirates contest that was on at the time.
I have tried Q-snaps. For me the answer is NO. I only use stretcher bars when I'm doing sequins and beads patterns. I have a lap stand (without hoop) that I picked up for the English Cottage Sampler by TW since that scroll frame is GIGANTIC but have not used it yet....more on that subject when I get to it.
Okay so why? Well, like I said I used to be a scroll frame snob. I felt scroll frames kept things taught...which they did. Now I have the no slip hoops and cannot use the scroll frames much due to weight issues on my wrists. The smaller scroll frames still work great, but those no slip hoops are the bees knees! My step-mom sent up another set for me after I introduced her to cross stitch but I fear I may need more and more and more....I think I love them so much!
I hope your March has been so very good to you :-D
Until next time.....KEEP ON STITCHIN'!