I can't recall if I've mentioned it here, but over the last few months I've suffered a string of failures with my stitching equipment. First to go was my stitching lamp. Pete bought it for me last Christmas, but when we unpacked it and plugged it in, it blew every fuse in the house and has refused to work ever since. Although technically it was still under guarantee, he bought it in the UK and as we're now in Australia the guarantee is pretty much worthless. I've been managing with a cheapie halogen desk lamp. Next up was my Lowery stand. One night it suddenly refused to tighten enough to hold a frame, and when Pete took a look at it he said the tightening screw had worn and it would be a major undertaking to try and fix it, because of the way it's all welded together. I've got so used to having both hands free to stitch that it's been a total PITA not having it. Well, last night he finally presented me with my Lowery stand - all fixed - after a lot of effort and a certain amount of ingenuity on his part. And at this moment he's down in the garage working on my lamp - he reckons he can get it going again. Hooray for Pete - what a top bloke!!
In stitching news, I have to hang my head and confess to another new start, despite my best intentions of killing a few WIPs first. I'm so weak! LOL That's what happens when I start perusing my stash, see. This is a HAED Quick Stitch, Purple Dragon Fae. Quick being a relative term of course as the stitch count of this is still 100 x 104 of solid stitching! I think I'm getting back into a HAED groove, as I'm getting the urge to stitch on my full sized HAED again - Book of Ladies, which has been sadly neglected since we arrived in Oz. Actually, I have a few neglected WIPs which I'm starting to feel awfully guilty about. I think I'm going to have to get some kind of rotation going to deal with them all.
Oh, and I almost forgot to mention...what's the deal with Beta Blogger? I've tried to comment on a few blogs that have gone Beta, and it won't let me! So if you're on Beta, I'm not ignoring you - honest!