Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Perils of Stitching in Bad Light

As I have previously mentioned, Needle Nicely is stitching three belt canvases for a customer.  I haven't been able to do much stitching at the shop, so I brought one home.  I slowly discovered that the floor lamp beside me wasn't up to the task of lighting my work.  I've never done so many straight up or across stitches in my life!   And, I managed to use my left thumb as a pin cushion.
Thank goodness, a solution was not far away.  It's a bit cumbersome, but I folded the belt with a clothes pin and then clamped my Jansjo lamp onto the bottom left edge.  Works like a dream!  Though it isn't exactly the perfect stitching motion!
On another note--Earthlink email (which Needle Nicely has had for over 25 years in various guises) has been down since about 4pm Monday.  They totally were off-line for hours on Tuesday--no response.  Nada.  I finally reached them Tuesday about 6pm and received a munificent $5 credit for 3 days of no email, though they say it will only be 2 days.  Time will tell.   Amazing how our lives have changed that it is so frustrating to not be able to send and receive email.  Mary to the world--I do not need any more aggravation at this moment in my life!!

1 comment:

  1. What would we do without an internet-connected world?!