Wednesday, 4 June 2014

A little gift for myself

I stitch in the hoop using one of these lap stands (below)  that comes with 3 different size hoops. I like the fact hoops seem to keep my work that little bit tighter than a scroll frame. I have used scroll frames in the past but prefer hoops. The lap style means I can still stitch two handed and not have to hold on to a hoop with one hand.

However I have a rather long list of designs on my to do list that require beading and hoops and beads don't really go that well together. I'm so very worried about crushing the beads so I decided after much consideration and google searches and going back and forth etc to buy myself something to hold a scroll frame. I ended up splashing out and buying myself the K Creations large adjustable lap frame base.

I have not had a chance to try it out yet but the first design to go on with will be Taj Mahal Garden Mandala this weekend coming can't wait!

Happy stitching everyone


  1. So, let's see a pic of Taj all laced on. You've had a whole long weekend. You must be nearly finished! (as Caterina would say. :-)

    1. LOL Well Taj went on to the scroll and onto the base on Saturday morning and when I can in between housework and house painting I have put some stitches in. Took a while to get used to the base but I love it. Will take a photo and upload it to show you tomorrow.