Jul 15, 2015

A wing and a nut

Hiya.  Middle of July.  Seems like only yesterday I was complaining of it being July 1. 
Well, I ordered my hoop stand.  Decided on the Lacis since it has a larger base to sit on and that's the direction my thighs are going.  Also because of the flip.  I never thought about the ease of flipping the hoop over to run the end of threads through or start a new one.  Holding the extra fabric in hand may be difficult but turning those wingnuts isn't fun either.  Painful!  I don't want to loosen them to enable the hoop to flip to the back side and then tighten again for every thread, so I think this is the best fit for me.  I'll wait until it comes in to try out before ordering the larger hoop.  Small projects will still be hand held and the hoop will only be for larger projects or any with too much fabric. 
While looking for that old thick wooden hoop, I came across the number of scroll frames that I inherited.  This one from K's creations is great but I doubt I will ever use it. 
What I will use, is what I found in the accessory bag.  This patented simple and ingenious wingnut tightener.  What a blessing to use - so much easier.  I tried it on large and small nuts and it fits all sizes. 
Until the hoop comes to help with Sally Fiske, I started this little primitive piece.  Ruth's Sampler from Goode Huswife.  Because of its early look, I chose a burlap looking 28 count and will age it when I'm done.  Should be a quick and easy project, no border, large spaces, easy error hiding if need be.
My foot is still swelling bad enough that I still can't get a shoe on, only adjustable strap sandals.  The compression slip on that the doc gave me is gone.  How is that possible?  I only took it off to wash it, sleep, or shower.  It was clean and the last I remember was two days ago removing it in the bathroom before the shower.  It's gone.  We tore the house apart, even looked in the attic stairs, it's gone.  This happens way too often and it ticks me off.  I will stop tomorrow and see if I can bribe them for another one.  Until then, I need the waist high which is really hot.
I hope your week is going well and it continues through the weekend.
Take care and stay safe!!


Cricket-bug Corner said...

The new sampler has great colors! Wing but tightened -brilliant! I hate misplacing things grrrrr

Cricket-bug Corner said...

I said but. Doh.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

The new sampler has great colors! Wing but tightened -brilliant! I hate misplacing things grrrrr

Mary said...

I now stitch on a " lazy M needlework Stand" three different size hoops too! I found it on eBay last year . I love it, no more holding fabric. I can stitch much faster, one hand under work less arm strain. I found another also on eBay a few weeks ago ....now I have two. I am really in stitcher heaven, you will love it.

Robin said...

Lovely start on your new little prim piece; I like the colors you have stitched so far. Hope you find the missing object!

Robin in Virginia

diamondc said...

Lovely sampler, that wing nut thingy looks so strange, I have misplaced so many things and then they show up, by the way what is a compression slip? I do hope you foot start to get back to normal.
I used to do the sewing stitch but found I did not like the way the threads laid, it works for some but not me.
I hope you and Carole are doing well.


Margaret said...

Hope you find that missing compression slip. I hate when that happens, and it happens way too often these days to me. Hope that new hoop comes quickly. I like your new project too.

C. M. Designs said...

I hope your new hoop and everything that goes with it will be just what you've needed. Also hope it will be easier on your hands and help you to enjoy stitching more.
Don't like to hear about your leg swelling.. I know that's not comfortable and is worrisome.
I, like, you love stitching the alphabet.. Your new piece of stitching is sweet.
Enjoy the remainder of this week and the weekend.. Not much of July left..
Charlotte in Va.

Anonymous said...

Hello Marly, We enjoyed reading your post. Hope the swelling is contained soon. Wishing you a pleasant and restful weekend. SAH

Frances N said...

I hope your new hoop will be just what you need!
Losing the compression slip on is definitely a mystery.....I hope your foot will just stop swelling!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Lovin' you new little sampler!
Hugs :)

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

I am not as experienced as you, but I did use a hoop on my last x-stitch due to its size and the linen was always getting in the way. I liked it and may try again with a small just to see if I can go faster ... ha!
Get well, hate to see you agonizing.
Thanks for visiting and commenting on my Blog. I always enjoy hearing from you.

Take care with Peace & Blessings, always,

Jackie said...

Sometimes my cats steal things just to mess with me! Did you check the dirty clothes hamper?

Maggee said...

I look forward to seeing your new stand and accessories. I have the same K's Creations stand... And the same attachment, but with another thing on the end--maybe a wrench? I had a bigger one but sold it. And I have a 'sit upon' one from years ago... And Q-Snaps... But I DO love stitching with both hands... I mostly stitch in hand now... lots of smalls of late! I wonder if one of the critters took the shoe? weird but could it be? Let's just pray for healing, the heck with contraptions! Big Hugs!

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