Hi y’all. A quick post as I’ve been dilligently working on the tween’s teacher gift. Here’s what I’ve gotten done so far:
I just finished backstitching the Marauder’s map:
I bought a Morgan lap stand (made in the USA) to try because I started having aches from holding the hoop and stitching:
There are different sized hoops that come in the set. I chose the 7″ & 10″.
- The first photo shows you how I’m now able to use my magnifying, LED lamp. I clamp it where the 10″ hoop screws together. I like having the lamp this way. I was clamping it onto the end table next to the couch, but the reach is only so far and I would have to move it up and down whenever I got up from the sofa. I would recommend this light but I would say think of how you would be using it and if the reach is long enough for you.
- The second picture shows you the structure of this lap stand. There are three, support rods that go into the hoops. The manufacturer suggested putting in felt in the lower hoop so that when it sits on your lap, it will be soft and comfortable; I used flannel from my stash because it was large enough to fit the 10″ hoop. I like this set up way more and would recommend it.
Okay, I must go. I’ve gotten smart and have stopped watching The Great British Baking Show while I stitch so I’ll get more done. I’ve got Celine Dion playing on Spotify after seeing her Youtube carpool karoke with James Corden. Have a good Thursday and TTYS.