Stitching Bloggers Blog Hop #2: Using a Cross Stitch Stand

The first round of Stitching Bloggers blog hopping was a success! I loved reading all the posts and comments that everyone left around the blogosphere and I want to personally thank all of you for participating.

This month we’ve been talking a lot about using a stand while cross stitching, whether it’s a lap stand or a floor stand, and it seems to be a particularly hot topic so I thought we’d expand on that in the second round of blog hopping.

Here’s the blogging prompt for this hop:

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?

How To Participate

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Bent Creek Quaker Star is Chart of the Week

Bent Creek Quaker StarAs summer approaches I like to stitch on at least one patriotic work-in-progress.

This summer we have some traveling to do and I actually need to pick up a few small pieces to stitch on and I can’t decide…

This is Quaker Star from Bent Creek.

The model in the picture is stitched on 28 count Linen with [Read more...]

Laurel’s Blackwork Ornament

Laurel is really on top of stitching up her ornaments for the 2012 Ornament Club! (To be completely honest, she’s ahead of me on these! Especially after my recent stitching slump.)

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Finished Stitching The Raven!

YAY! I’m very excited to have a stitching finish this week. (Here’s my previous progress on this project.)

I finished the border on The Raven Sunday night and here it is:
Finished Stitching The Raven by La D Da

I hope you can see the sparkly effect from the opalescent fabric in the picture, [Read more...]

Mirabilia Mother’s Arms is Chart of the Week

mothers-arms-cross-stitch-mirabilia-designsWith Mother’s Day coming up this weekend I’ve got “mother” themed things on the brain.

This is Mother’s Arms from Mirabilia Designs. I will throw a confession in here, I was actually surprised to see that this was a Mirabilia leaflet, it seems different than their usual releases – but, in a good way.

When I think of Mirabilia I usually think of fancy ladies sitting on invisible stools or of colorful mermaids swimming through imaginary waters. I love the colors and the symbols of motherhood [Read more...]

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