I am fairly happy with last months progress, so here we go:
My first WIP is QS Paddys Luck, finally with a picture involving the missing colors.
Last time you saw him:
I also worked on Kreimhilds Revenge by Howard David Johnson. Finally, more of my actual Kriemhild is appearing!
Last time you saw her:
Last but not least, I have been working on Supersized Iris Keeper by Josephine Wall.
Last time you saw Iris:
The new stats for her are:
Total stitches: 301 698
Total stitches done: 12 800
Stitches in 2016: 3 600
Stitching days in 2016: 5
Average stitches per day: 720
Stitches left: 288 898
Days left to stitch: 402
Aas for this months WIPocalypse question:
Do you use hoops, stretchers bars, lap stands or Qsnap frames and why?
I use different types for different projects.
For my regular sized and supersized Haed patterns I use my Millennium frame with the matching floor stand.
I love that I can roll up the fabric on the scroll rods, so it is not in the way when I am stitching. I also love to stitch with two hands, which doesn't really work for me when using a Qsnap. I have 6 different sizes of scroll rods and I love them all. Since the frames are quite big, there is enough room to place the pattern and all the colors I need besides my stitching, so I don't need an additional pattern holder. I can't imagine my stitching life without my scroll frames anymore!
I also have some non Haeds I stitch with those frame, mostly because I want to stitch two handed (or use my laying tool when stitching with more than one strand).
My smaller Haeds (Quick stitches or Storykeeps) I usually stitch with a Qsnap. There is not so much fabric that can get in the way and from time to time I just like to stitch with a frame I can hold in hand. I have 3 different Qsnap sizes, depending on the project size.
The Qsnaps are easy to set up, they are not that heavy and I love the tension I get with them. My first frame actually was a Qsnap, I never felt the desire to buy and try a hoop. I have seen a lot of pictures showing hoop marks and never had such extreme marks with my Qsnaps and after all - don't change a working system, right?
Sometimes I also feel like stitching something in hand, it can be a nice change ;-)
I think that's all I can say about frames. I haven't tried all types of frames so far, but I am completely happy with my scroll rods and my Qsnaps. So I don't really feel the urge to try something else ;-)
Happy stitching =)