Tuesday, July 17, 2012

My Corner of the Stitching Universe

Blog 6 from Stitching the Night Away

Some of us have a favorite chair that we sit in to stitch, others prefer to enjoy a steaming mug of tea while they stitch. Maybe you need to get comfortable and put on your pajamas before you pick up your needle or you simply must rearrange all the sofa pillows before you sit down. Sometimes the ritual is in the clean up when we’re done and everything must go in a certain place. What sort of stitching rituals do you have when you sit down to work on your projects?

I don't know that I can really expound any more than what others have so eloquently stated.  It is amazing how similar we all are.   

I don't know that I would call them rituals.  I do have a favorite chair.  It would be my lazy boy.  I need to have my light on the left side since I'm right handed which, got my chair positioned directly infront of the TV.

 The table on my left has my thread catching things.  The one with the pens in it started out life for ORTS but, since my husband has started Sudokos, it has ended up with pens and pencils.
 My favorite pair of stork scissors he got me for my first birthday together.  I think it is the best gift he ever got me because he knew how much I love cross stitch.
This is the table to the right of my chair.  I usually leave my stitching on this when I walk away.  It becomes a catch all for a lot of things.  I'm not that obsessed as I should be with protecting my work.
Sometimes I have to share the table with Buster.  This is one of his favorite perches to guard the neighborhood.  
Inside the table is a Longerberger picnic basket.  It is great for holding the tools I use occasionally.  Things like thread cards, hole punch to punch a ring hole in overdyes, and rings.  There are lots of other things in there too.  One thing I always do as I get ready for a project is if I'm using DMC, I get a thread card ready with the number and the pattern symbol on it.  If I'm using overdyes, I just put them on a ring and re-loop the thread on the original card.  
My SIL is a Longerberger rep, so I have had to buy a few over the years.  I just have bought ones I knew I had a use for.  This is the magazine basket and it holds projects really well once they have been kitted up and in the queue.  
My space doesn't deviate too much.  Maybe that in itself is my rituals.  
Thanks for stopping.  Keep on stitching.  

 Check out the other blogs at Stitching the Night Away Blog 6.  For the life of my I can never get this to do the same thing every posting.


  1. Hey Monica! I thought that was really neat to share where you stitch. I should do something like that too. :) What kind of dog is Buster?

  2. Buster is a Shih Tzu. He is 14 pounds of attitude but, a very good dog. He is grey and very wooly. Not at all silky.

  3. Last night, I set up a new stitching area with my light on the left side. I'm used to having it over my right shoulder and it's taking a bit of getting used to having it to my left (I'm right handed, too).

  4. My husband gets his hand smacked when he puts things in my ort jar -lol- I'm mean, I'd make him get his own pen jar even though I actually have a pen in my ort jar!

  5. The more I read these blogs, the more I am convinced I do need a stitching area, or at the very least a good chair for stitching with a good light.

    Love your pup

  6. Your chair looks very comfy. I keep my light to the left as well.



  7. I have been connected to stna for about a year but have never participated until tonight. My spot is at the kitchen table. My computer and printer is here and it is where I watch TV (on the puter). It is also where I have my stitching lamp for when I want to stitch. Reading all the blogs has made me want to jump in to stitching again. Sherrieberry

  8. Everything looks wonderful!! I love the pictures you added!