It's time to go to the Hop!
Loretta's question for this round of the Blog Hop is...
Do you use a stand when you stitch? If so, tell us about it and share pictures if you’ve got them. If not, would you like to try using a stand? Do you have any tips or tricks around using a stand versus not using a stand?When I first discovered the Stitching World on the internet I saw that people had these wonderful stands that could hold their project while they stitched on them. What a great idea I thought; no more holding my piece while stitched on it. How cool especially since I have arthritis and tendinitis this would be such a relief to my hands and arms while I stitch. OH I COULDN’T WAIT TO GET ONE. So I put it on my list of things I would like for my birthday and my kids bought it for me. They affectionately named it Johnny 5 (must have been watching Short Circuit around that time) and I happily put it in front of my stitchy space and put my piece on it. Started stitching away and I am thinking…what the heck; this is terrible! I cannot stitch like this! It was just toooo uncomfortable for me. I tried and tried and just couldn’t get the hang of it. So I ended up trading it away to another stitcher for some fabric. . .oh well I tried.
Fast forward to a couple of months ago when my tendinitis was really acting up and it wouldn’t let up no matter what I did. So I thought let me get a stitching stand and see if it will help me. Again I just couldn’t use it – darn. I just can’t get the hang of this thing, it is like a mental block with me. So it is hanging out in the garage all lonely and forlorn looking.
But now I am thinking…due to some unfortunate events that happened in the last couple of weeks; I am home all day. I may just get it out and give it another try! What have I got to lose??
Wish me luck...and check back later to see what the results are. To stand or not to stand J
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