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Stitching Blogger’s Question of the Week – August 31, 2005

  • Posted on August 31, 2005 at 2:44 pm

Today’s “Stitching Blogger’s Question” was suggested by Kim and is:

What do you use to hold your fabric while you stitch? A hoop, a
Q-Snap, a scroll frame, something else, or do you stitch in hand? Have
you always used just the one thing or have you tried one or more of
the others? Which do you like best? Why?

All of the above! I use scroll frames on most of my projects, as long as the fabric is long enough to fit (my smallest sets are 12″ rods with 6″ cross bars). I use Q-Snaps for small projects (I have a 6″ set and a 7 or 8″ set). I still use hoops every once in a while when I have a small project and am desperate. 😆 I also stitch some small projects in hand, particularly charity quilt squares stitched on aida, since the fabric is usually stiff enough to not require a lot of tension.

My favorites are the scroll frames. I like to mount them on a lap stand so that I can use both hands, if the project is wide enough. I like how easy it is to release the tension in between stitching periods. I like the tension you can achieve … for the most part. It’s not perfect, but for my larger projects, it’s my weapon of choice. Otherwise, I like the Q-Snaps for smaller projects.

Who Has the Better Fish?

  • Posted on August 31, 2005 at 2:43 pm

Burger King or McDonald’s?

Well, I figured this one out for myself today. I’ve been craving a McDonald’s Filet-o-Fish for a couple of days, so we decided to go out and grab some fast food for lunch. Terry wanted an angus burger from Burger King, so I thought I would try their BK Big Fish sandwich.

And the answer is? Well, the Big Fish sandwich was much larger than the McDonalds sandwich for the same amount of money. This was a plus. And it had lettuce and onion and other sandwich-y stuff. Plus. But the tartar sauce had this vague aftertaste of mint or something to it. Minus. And there was no cheese. BIG minus.

All and all, I’ll be sticking to my tried and true McDonald’s Filet-o-Fish in the future. Maybe it has something to do with having worked at McDonald’s for a couple of summers many years ago. Or maybe not. But, for me, it all comes down to the tartar sauce. Make or break. And I like McDonald’s tartar sauce FAR better than Burger King’s.

Sorry, but when it comes to fish, the King is dead. 😉

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