Saturday, June 23, 2007

My new toy...

Yesterday hubby bought me a stitcher's wonder floor stand from Michael's, with our 50% off coupon it wasn't that bad of a deal. So yeah, he came home with it and i was super excited, and then i went and started to stitch on it and...dissapointed!!! It was frustrating! Honestly, i thought it meant to rotate 360 degrees as in the whole scroll, but it gets caught with that U shape thing and no it doesn't rotate, it stops halfway which makes it very hard to access the back, and then hubby explained that the 360 degree rotation must mean the base of it's neck..Oh duh!! Now i need to keep pushing it upwards to do just that!!!


Today, hubby dragged the whole family to home depot, he went and picked up some wood, sandpaper, a saw and a new drill, then when we came home he made me just what i wanted, a new scroll holder!!! Or better yet...i would call it an upgrade! I am so happy, it is so much better, and he made sure it is big enough so i can fit even a bigger size fabric without a struggle. I love what he made, it's so comfy and it cost us very little! He also did an excellent job, it almost looked like one you can buy from the store.


Here is my new stand..
I love it! What you see here is also my progress on Under the Frienship Tree. There isn't really much to see yet as i had very little time to stitch recently. But I am super excited about my new stand I just had to tell you all...It was a lovely surprise from hubby, especially that there is a part in there that he made by himself. I just love him to pieces!!! *^-^*

7 comments:

Juls said...

What a wonderful husband!!! I love the new and improved frame! I can see you stitching like crazy now!!!!!You gave me an idea to get longer dowels from Home Depot for my lap stand!!! Thank you!!! Can't wait to see more of UTFT!!!!

stitcherw said...

How smart of your DH to be able to adapt the stand to be just what you need. It looks like he did a wonderful job on it. I think it looks even better than what you would get from a store, the finishing is fine and it does what you need (which the store one didn't). Enjoy your new stand, it should make working on the larger projects so much easier, and everytime you use it you can see how sweet your DH was to take the time and make it just perfect for you.
Sue

Itching To Stitch said...

Great job on your hubby's part. The frame looks great ;)

Cheryl said...

What a talented hubby you have! i might show my DH this post LOL

Joei said...

You have a wonderful hubby. The new stand is much much better than the 1st one, kuddos on your hubby's craftmanship. Enjoy stitching UTFT!

Cindy said...
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Cindy said...

Sorry..error in the earlier post. Here it is: I think the stand that your husband has made for you looks much better. He really did a wonderful job. Lucky you. :)