Hello my stitching friends!
It's been so long since I updated this blog. I have been stitching away on the Hermit and have an update for you! You can see The Hermit's ear now!!!
Working with a piece of fabric this big has had its challenges. I used a Q-snap for a long time and then switched to the O-ring. When I started work on the new page (bottom middle) about a month ago, I started having some issues with numbness in the last two fingers of my right hand. I deduced that my ulnar nerve was being irritated from having my elbow bent for long periods of time - some nights, I could be stitching for 2-3 hours. I concluded that I needed a new system for holding my fabric that saved my hand from going numb, so I bought a lap stand.
It has been a Godsend. The only criticism I have is that the screws don't stay tight on the scroll bar so that the scroll will swivel when I don't want it to. It's not a big deal and my husband actually added a washer which has helped keep the screws tight.
I am starting to see the end is in sight for The Hermit. I have about 5 pages left to stitch. It will probably take me the rest of this year to finish. I can hardly wait!