So... to be completely honest ~ I've had the stitchy blues the last week or so, which is a first for me, ever! I'd become forlorn about my stitches being crushed by my hoop on my La D Da WIP, sniff~sniff:(
With a helping hand from Nicole of Nicole's Needlework HERE , I decided to try a scroll frame for the first time. Nicole's stitches are always so very pristine that it's hard to believe a human hand laid them. I hoped there was a better way for me to tackle this new stitchy hurdle, but felt completely lost on how to proceed. As Nicole suggested, I used a 40% off coupon off at Michaels, brought this scroll frame home and loaded her up. As you can see, this project is near completion, and I now have more confidence to happily anticipate my next few projects. I think I'll even name my new frame *Fanny*, cause the rods and side rails have little slits in them ~ LOL! Plus, I always fancied the name Fanny:) If you're reading this Nicole, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for your kindness!
La D Da Quaker Alphabet
WDW 35 ct. linen ~ Straw
WDW Palomino, 2 over 2
Another dear blogger Barbara in Orlando HERE RAOK little old me with beautiful floss I've never tried. We both have an uncontrollable and unexplainable penchant for red, every red, all the reds, LOVE THE REDS!!! A lovely skein of DMC Floche (new to me), it's very very silky. The Mandarin Bamboo floss I've seen but was afraid to touch/try, it's oh so soft and vewy vewy tempting. It's a miracle we stitchers ever get anything done with so many wonderful fiber choices. Barbara, your gracious generosity exceeds your fine needle and finishing skills, your gift of friendship couldn't have come at a better time to lift me from the stitchy blues ~ THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
So there we have it, two examples of gracious and advanced stitchers who may not even realize that they're mentors to some of the rest of us...
There, I feel better now, think I'll go make a cheesecake, baking always soothes my rattled nerves:)
If you've ever had the stitchy blues, do share ~ why and what brought you out of your funk?