Thursday, February 11, 2010

Be My Valentine~

Thank you for all your warm birthday greetings~~~~ I appreciate each and every one of them!!!

I bought myself a birthday gift last week. I have been thinking about getting a stitching stand for a while, and was hesitant to buy one because of the cost and not being able to see one in person. I don’t want to spend a whole lot of money and ended up with something I don’t like. Then I saw this stand in Michaels. It was only $50. With the 50% off coupon, it will only cost me $25 to get it. I thought to myself, I’ll give it a try. If I really don’t like it, it wouldn’t cost me that much anyway.

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I really didn’t have high expectation for it. But to my very surprise, I absolutely LOVE it!!!!! It is very easy to use and adjust, and now I’m hooked~ If I have to pick on it, the only thing I would say is the clamp can be a bit difficult to release. It might be a result of my putting a towel between the clamp and my frame to protect my stitching. But I do not need to release the clamp very often, so it doesn’t bother me that much. So if you are looking for an inexpensive stand to start with, I would recommend this one~

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With this stand, I’m learning to stitch with both hands. It’s not easy, I would often forget and find myself stitching with one hand again… I hope I’ll be able to get use to using both hands.

As for my stitching, I’m still working on the Friendship Sampler. I’m only done with the lower half of the border and will soon move onto the final block. At this rate, I just might be able to finish it before February ends~

I also received a surprise present yesterday. When I saw the package, I thought it was the one I was expecting from my sister.  But when I opened it, these cute little things popped out of the box!!! It is a Valentine gift from my DH!!! I was super surprised, cause he is usually not a romantic~ Aren’t these hugging giraffes cute? I love it!!!!

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It seemed that everywhere besides CA has been hit by big snow storms, one after another, especially in the East coast. I hope everyone is staying safe and warm.

I know I’m a bit early, but I would like to wish you all a very happy Valentine’s Day~~~

p.s.: I just realized this is my 100th post!!!!


  1. Happy Birthday and happy Valentine's day! Your giraffes are so cute. I'll look forward to hearing what you think about the stand as you continue to use it. I've thought of getting one, and would if I thought it'd speed up my stitching a bit.

  2. That is a cute present from your sweetie!

    I love my scroll frame and stitching with both hands is now the 'norm'. Have fun with yours!

    Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Chinese New Year too!!!

  3. What a great birthday gift! Glad you are enjoying it. Happy Valentine's day...happy stitching.

  4. Theresa, I love the floor frame and thank you for the review of it. I am thinking of one also so I will check this out. also, I just had my 100th post too; congrats on yours!!!

  5. Glad to hear that the scroll frame is working out for you! Looks like a great setup. I love your hugging giraffes!

  6. Cute giraffes ! Your stand looks very similar to one I got years ago. I don't use mine very often, but when I do I love it.

  7. I love your stand. Glad it turned out to be such a good buy for you.

    Those giraffes are adorable!

  8. You'll never go back now Theresa :)
    I hate to stitch without my stand since I've had one. The learning to stitch with both hands comes naturally after a few days :)

  9. I'm glad you're enjoying your new stand, Theresa. I've debated about buying one myself, but I can see how handy they would be for larger projects.

    Love your hugging giraffes! Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day :)

  10. I'm glad you're loving the floor stand. I wouldn't be able to utilize one myself, as I need my stitching close to my eyes.

    What a sweet DH to send you those adorable giraffes!!!

  11. Well done on your stitching frame. Sounds like you got it for a great price too.

    Happy Valentines Day and happy birthday too! We share the same birthday month. :) Nice to get surprises and your dh exceeded all expectations.

  12. Enjoy your new frame, Theresa! What a sweet gift from your sweetie. :)


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