Monday, March 16, 2009

My best friend...


Good morning everybody !


Monday...the beginning of a new week, full of promises... I'm hopeful that everyone will find moments for slaking his thirst of stitching...

Today I want to show you my precious workmate...
For my HAED journey, I needed something solid, practical and easy to handle. I didn't want to use a hoop, because I was afraid of the marks that it would have left on my work. So, during many days, I have searched in stores and then on the web some solution on my problem. I found nothing in France. Out of spite, I was roaming on the web until...by chance... I saw exactly what I was looking for ! But I noted that the artisan was in Canada. Hum.. I don't know why, but I thought it was over for me. Nevertheless, I finally try my luck by sending them an e-mail and explaining how much I was interested. I had the good surprise to have the possibility to order and receive it at home ! This is what I did. It is called a "Lap Stand", and for me, it is my best friend... Here is a picture of it :




I found this marvelous creation by Hearthside Craftworks. And in addition, I met two hopeful and nice people who are Helen and John, the makers and the owners of this firm. When I stitch on my lap stand, I often think of them.

As I wrote it, the lap stand took a very important part in my HAED journey. That's why I wanted to share it with you all.
Now, the only thing I have to tell you is : HAPPY STITCHING !!

Thank you everybody !

12 comments:

stitchinfiend said...

Marie what a beautiful lap frame. I love stitching with a frame. Over the years I have accumulated 1 floor stand and 2 lap frames. I love them all. It makes stitching so much easier.

INGRID said...

Congratulations on your purchase. This looks so handy out, I have yet seen in any store, no wonder that the search was!

Gabi said...

Beautiful frame. I have also a lap and a floor stand and love them dearly. And isn't it great when you come across very good customer service?

Wendy said...

That is a nice lap stand. I have a floor stand and it is very useful for me too. I can't miss either.

Cindy F. said...

Marie, that is wonderful news! I'm so happy to hear you were able to get this beautiful lap stand and in the process, 2 new friends!
As I was reading your post, I was wondering why I'm not using my lap or floor stand...lol!! Since we moved last June, I have forgotten about them. Think I'll dig mine out! Thanks for sharing this wonderful post with us:) I know you'll enjoy your new stitching friend!

Astrid said...

It is indeed a important item to stitch on. good looking to. Happy stitching to you to.

Patchesmany said...

what a nice stand.

Maxine said...

So glad to hear you found something to help with your stitching :)

Sabine S. said...

Congrats on your beautiful new lap stand! I can see how it will be helpful for the fullsize HAEDs. I hope you are very comfortable using it.
Sabine

Dragonflymystic said...

I am an in hand stitcher, BUT your stand is gorgeous :)
Laura

Terri said...

Hello Marie. I am glad you are enjoying your Lap Stand. I have the lapstand and the Mark 2 and now the Stitchers Chest. I have known Helen and John for about 3 years now and they are wonderful People. I was just visiting Helen on Sunday :)I am very fortunate that I don't live to far from them.

Carolyn NC said...

Nice lapstand!