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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Time to Blog Hop

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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Meari said...


I have a floor stand that I couldn't get the hang of either. I also have two stands that you sit on... didn't like them either. The lapstands, I really-really like.

Good luck on finding the stand that works for you.

Anonymous said...

I have a floorstand that I never use because it's so uncomfortable.

Hope you find one that works for you.

Vicky L said...

I hope you find a stand that works soon. I wish I can give you ideas but I never had a stand before. I am thinking getting one at the end of the year.

Loretta said...

If you were trying out floor stands before I would say try a lap stand this time. They're less expensive and I think a little easier to adjust to. The very first stand I used was a floor stand and I had a difficult time using one too. It was all the rage that year to get one, but I just could not get comfortable with the darn thing and I traded mine away too.

Handmade Redhead said...

I hope you can figure out how to come to peace with your stand. I have to just not stitch when my tendinitis acts up. I cant see spending the cash on a stand I wont like.