Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Habits of the Modern Stitcher

I haven't been stitching a lot lately, but unpacking my completed, framed pieces and finding homes for them in the new house has me thinking about it. So, here's a meme I found on V's blog.

Habits of the Modern Stitcher

1.How do you hold your fabric?
I stitch in-hand (no hoops or frames) so I just hold the fabric in my left hand, rolled up if it's a large piece.

2.Floss licker?
Sometimes

3.How do you thread your needle?
I pinch the end of the floss between the thumb and forefinger of my left hand and kind of squeeze it into the eye of the needle.

4.What needle do you like best?
For the fabrics I use most often, a 26.

5.Are you a needle loser?
No.

6.What fabric do you prefer to stitch on?
Linen, 32 ct or higher.

7.Bobbins or floss bags?
I use the DMC stitchbows.

8.Are you a scissors collector?
Not really. I have maybe three pairs of embroidery scissors and none are anything amazing.

9.Do you do your own framing, and if so, do you lace or pin?
Yes. I usually lace. I used to pin.

10.Are you a floss floozy?
What did you call me? :p I do have a lot of floss.

11.Silk?
Yes. But I have my preferences. A good cotton can have as much sheen and smoothness as a rough silk.

12.Railroader?
Not usually.

13.Are you a pattern or designer snob?
No. But I do have my preferences, of course.

14.Do you get antsy when you give someone a stitched gift?
Rarely. I only stitch for people who I know will love it.

15.Have you reached S.A.B.L.E.?
Does it really matter?

16.Do you wash your projects?
Yes.

3 comments:

~V said...

Hey Lara!!! Been missing you!

Stefaneener said...

Oh, I would love to see some pictures of what you've done. Somewhere I have a half-completed piece I always thought I'd give to a friend. It's now almost 20 years old. . .

Karen said...

What is a railroader? And SABLE??? Wow... a whole other language it seems... LOL!

I know that when we moved,the piece you did for us, was the first thing to be hung... in our dining room, because it looks perfect there. And when we have people over that's the room everyone hangs out in... ;)