Sunday, January 21, 2018

SUNDAY'S ARE SUPPOSE TO BE--

Quite relaxing time--
but--
Not today for me--
I was kinda stressed--
as I did not get any counted cross stitching done this week--
so today I wanted to at least get the house in--
which after some froggin along the way--
I did get it done--
so I do have some progress for --
And Kathy also gave us a challenge this week-
in the photography area--
with--
what kinds of hoops or frames do we use for our stitching--
Welll--
I tried all kinds of single hoops--plastic, wood, round, oval--
and I tried--
this style years ago--
but--
then I spent good money and bought this one--
and yes it does have a quilt  on it--
but--
it did not stay on it long--
nor did I quilt this one on it--
or any on it--though I tried and tried--

When Sue first opened her quilt shop--
one similar to this one was a big seller--
so I bought one--
my cats loved it--as soon as I got it on my lap--they crawled under it and took a nap on the base--
Ahhh--you can't quilt then--
and it just didn't work for me either--

so this is my hoop--
My hands--
I just need to gap it and hold on to it and away my needle flies!!!
and this is my story--soooo!!!!!
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and now for this weeks report on time--

                                      Days stitched this week---7 days
                                     Days stitched this month--20 days
                                   Total Days stitched this year--20 days
                                  Total hours stitched this week--6.5 hours
                                 Total hours stitched this year--15.75 hours--
And remember this is just for Hand Quilting totals--

So now I think all this work and reporting means--
it is time for--
some nice sweet dark chocolate--


I hope everyone had a great week--
and you all will have an even better one this coming week--
Just remember--
"there is always Chocolate"!!!

7 comments:

  1. Well done Di. You've had a busy week hand stitching. Go girl.

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  2. Good job finding the solution that works for you! Enjoy the stitching. I am a rebel and don't use a thimble =).

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  3. What a sweet little cross stitch! Do you use a hoop for it?

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  4. I prefer to quilt in hand too. I do like those colorful plastic hoops for embroidery work. I've always thought I wanted a floor frame for quilting but I've come to realize it probably wouldn't get used. It does take up a lot of real estate in the craft room and I'm pretty sure my cats would want to sleep on whatever quilt is on the frame. I have a wooden lap stand that I like to use for some cross stitch projects. Too many tools.

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  5. Last year I handquilted a quilt (which I don't do very often!) and your method of holding it in your hand worked for me, too! I saw Jen Kingwell on a youTube video quilting that way so decided to try it.

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  6. I started hand quilting a wallhanging.. and it became a ufo.. don't know why, probably moving house too many times... Love that quilt you have in the big frame! xx

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  7. Very fun "hoop" tale! You've definitely been getting in the stitching time this month. Happy stitching this week!

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