Thursday, 27 August 2009

No home should be without one ... or how to...

...stop White Nights becoming a UFO!

Let me explain. This week it was back to White Nights. Now I am almost at the stage where my 12" hoop Will be too small so I decided to use the clip frame borrowed from my Mum to stretch it. Well the frame was not big enough. I had to turn under about 4" on each side. So the work was taught on the edges but like a very old, saggy mattress in the middle, now I can't and never have been able to do saggy in the stitching department or the mattress department, for that matter. I once had a boyfriend who's mattress was so saggy you could lie in the bed, in not on, it was that bad, and it would look like a normal bed with no one in it. Does that make sense? Anyway, that was back in the dark ages and my Mum reads this blog. Due to sag White Nights was in danger of becoming a UFO!

So I hit the Internet and ordered an 'Elbesee Deluxe Style B Floor Frame' with 36" scroll bars. That means it will actually take a piece of fabric 36" wide, not the actual length of the bars. I ordered it on Monday evening and it arrived yesterday. This is what it looks like.


I am REALLY pleased with it. The only downside is that The Other Half cannot easily sit next to me on the sofa. Can I also say a big thank you to the man from Parcel Force. Now I know they get a lot of bad press. I was able to track my parcel online. It was dispatched from Sew and So at three thirty on Tuesday afternoon. Was sent out for delivery from the Preston depot at four thirty on Wednesday morning, Preston is only twenty minutes away from me. I stayed in all day. Well, by three thirty I had given up hope of it arriving and was ranting about the incompetence of Parcel Force. I mean, I could have picked it up from Preston myself in that time. At six o'clock there was a knock on the door. It was the Parcel Force man. I turned out that he was the only driver that day for the whole of the Preston area.

So here is this week's progress on White Nights.


I'm off to set the Sky box to record Wuthering Heights before I forget.

'Heathcliff it's me, oh Kathy, I've come home now. So co o o old, let me in at your wind o o o ow'. My Grandad didn't like that Kate Bush song at all.

10 comments:

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Looks great! Enjoy your new toy!

Sea said...

I have a large floor frame, only used it a couple of time, for tapestry...but it does speed the whole process up, and unlike circular frames, you don't have to take it off when you have finished for the day, and re fit before starting again.
Do Tapestry SAL count on the ..I've started so I'll finsh blog?

Lise said...

OMG... so glad I read this today, I need to sky+ Wuthering Heights too.

Oh yeah & the frame looks fab for White Nights, I look forward to seeing it progress :-)

Mel said...

That is an awesome looking frame! Glad it will help your stitching.

Carolyn NC said...

Love the frame and your WN looks great!

grannyanne said...

Love the White Nights. I wish I could stitch as quickly and it look as good.
As an aged grandmother I could not possibly comment on the bed. I hope your Mum is not too shocked by your revelations.

dianemi said...

Woo hoo Jen! I'm so glad you have this floor stand. White Nights is just too gorgeous to become a UFO. Looking forward to your progress pics.

Siobhan said...

Love the new frame, and if it'll help you make more progress on White Nights, I say go for it. WN looks fabulous, btw! Love your blog.

Flo said...

Your frame looks great. Shame the other half can't share the seat though. Talking about mattresses- we were weren't we? My sister and I shared a bed when staying at our grans and we had to hang onto the sides of the mattress to try and stop ourselves rolling into the middle, mind you when we were asleep obviously our grips went and we rolled to the middle and kept each other warm- this was of course in the dark ages when all windows had icicles on the on the INSIDE.

Adee aka kiwigirl42 said...

the story about your frame made me and DH both laugh out loud. I've just had the exact same thing happen to me with Oriental Harem Garden. After a few false starts (inlcluding saggy mattress) I ended up with a 40" slate frame off ebay and are really happy with it. It hasn't got a stand which is what I wanted as our sofa is too deep to use one on a stand
Cat is also happy as he is only other thing in house that can share sofa when its in use.

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