Hi all. Hope your weekend has been enjoyable. This is the final mention of the two new boards I am so happy with and I'm sure you're happy you won't hear the word Magma anymore. Last time! I'm just so pleased with the portability and feel comfortable taking a project with me now, instead of worrying about loss or leaving something behind.
The Magma went with me to a doctor's office along with a project I am stitching for someone. In a very large comfortable chair, I opened, laid the chart side on my lap, pocket side hanging on my crossed leg, and everything was right there. SO nice. My floss would sometimes catch on the Velcro because I didn't have it bagged.
When I returned home, I sat outside and did the same, and found the Magma works just as well with the pocket hanging to the side. Or with the strap snapped fully open, perched on my legs when they are elevated. The magnets that came with it (I already lost one) are very strong and my scissor snips are very secure. Of all the pretty scissors, my arthritic fingers love these best. I want to buy the small version for small charts, but I also have a plan to sew a few.
Lisa from The Inspired Stticher commented about turning the large LoRan upside down if the lip is bothering me. I told her it was paint fumes that caused that mental blackout. So I turned it upside down, added a strip of fabric secured with magnets to the back, and it's held on the stand perfectly. Still may use the cookbook holder because it's wider and more stable. Check out Lisa's Snooty Parrot progress. First time I saw the parrot close and it's a great sampler.
These magnet clips are in Staples and Walmart's office section. I love them too for the double duty.
So that's the end of my yakking about my new helpers. I haven't started - what's her name? - yet because I need to finish this other project which should be done tonight. I can picture the new sampler, but can't remember her name. Or where I put her. The heart design I asked about in a prior post is older and from Nash's From Me to Thee book. Thanks for your help!!
We put a lot of white knuckle miles on to see countertop stone. We walked in, saw the soapstone, and if I didn't melt from the hot flash the soapstone would have done it. I had no idea that it looked that much better in person. Leathered/antiqued/flamed finish on black granite is very nice too, but I can't get an apron sink. Decisions decisions. Chocolate chocolate.
Have a good one!
Thanks for visiting.
p.s. Am I the only one who found 90% of comments in the Junk email folder? I don't know if that is Blogger or my mail program but it's very annoying.