Decided to check out a little local shop. Called Get Stitchin’.
They are mainly a yarn shop for crochet and knitting. Lots of amazing yarns and tools. Saw some really nice crochet needles and even a line counter ring. *forgot to take pics*
But I was there mainly to see cross stitch stuff. They had quite a few patterns.
I saw these two that I really loved but ended up not buying, I may head back when I have more time to go through stuff. They were beautiful patterns but weren’t what I was really looking for.
I ended up not buying any patterns but did pick up a really pretty half yard length of osnaburg fabric.
I really love the natural look of this fabric. I was originally wanting to find a nice chocolate colored fabric but ended up not liking the two they had there. One was almost kind of a reddish and the other was really stiff, like aida, and just wasn’t something I wanted to stitch on.
I hope to go back soon and hopefully buy more stuff when I have more time to hang out and really go through all the patterns they have available.
Super excited, I’ve been using a lapstand for a year or so but had been wanting to upgrade.
My lapstand, which I love, was from Hearthside so when I decided to upgrade I contacted them again.
I did ask for a few changes. First I asked for a longer cross bar because the standard size was too small for the rods I already have. My rods are 40″ and the ones that normally come with the stand are 30″. Second I asked to swap out the pattern holder and get a second acessory tray, which they did at no charge. I did also add an attachment so I can use a lamp with a clamp.
I was worried it wouldn’t be tall enough but it is easily adjustable and I have it on the lower end of the middle setting. It has wheels which makes it easy to roll around, even on carpet, but it’s surprisingly light, so I actually just pick it up and move it most of the time. It is really sturdy even though it is very light. It has withstood multiple hits and bumps from my dogs.
It was super easy to put together, the instructions weren’t even necessary. The only thing I’ve found is the acorn nuts *I think that’s what they’re called* can become loose and need tightening every once in a while, but that could be because of how I move it.
It has the flip frame part so getting to the back of your work is easy and doesn’t require adjusting or removing anything.
I definitely recommend Hearthside Craftworks. They are in Canada so that does need to be taken into consideration, but because of how our money converts they are really fair prices for how high the quality is.
You can see them here:
*I purchased the stand myself at full price. I was not given anything to write about it. I just like it and wanted to talk about it!*
I just wanted to welcome you to my little spot on the internet. In an attempt to keep from spamming my friends with constant pictures and posts about projects and purchases, I decided to start a blog where I can post all that stuff.