Friday, 26 February 2016

Long overdue update!

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!

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