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SBQ: I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

  • Posted on November 2, 2007 at 1:56 pm

Do you railroad?

Yes, err… sort of. Not in the traditional sense, but I try to be aware of how my threads are laying when I am stitching. I can’t explain it, but I make sure that the threads are laying side-by-side without having to railroad or use a laying tool. It’s a technique that doesn’t produce 100% perfect results, but it doesn’t interrupt the flow of my stitching or take me any longer to stitch (not that I notice, at least; I’m already a slow stitcher), so it works for me. 🙂

SBQ: Master and Commander

  • Posted on November 2, 2007 at 1:54 pm

This SBQ was suggested by Ternezia and is:

What for you means to achieve mastery as a stitcher?

This is an interesting question and I’ve read a lot of intriguing answers. This is a tough one for me to answer because I never thought about it. Stitching is supposed to be relaxing, but I guess there is some sense of mastery when you’ve been stitching for a long time.

Not to sound egotistical or anything, but I do consider myself to be somewhat of a master. I model stitch for a prominent designer, I can pick up speciality stitches with no problem, my backs are neat and I have no problem modifying colors or a design itself. That has to get me at least close to mastery.

SBQ: Favorite ONS

  • Posted on November 2, 2007 at 1:54 pm

This SBQ was suggested by Jennifer and is:

What are your favorite online stitching supply sources?

I am my own favorite ONS, thanks to this year’s business venture, One Star’s Light Needlework Supplies.

Other favorites in the past have been The Silver Needle and Stitching Bits & Bobs. However, I vastly prefer my own customer service. 😉


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