Hi Tami and thanks for your reply. I did actually get that photo off your photobucket page (it was another one which was missing) and it helped enormously, thank you so much!
Well, it was absolutely great fun! We didn't get anywhere near finished in just one weekend (are you SURE you did this all by yourself in just one afternoon???) but we did get all the wood measured and cut and sanded down and we've got all the pieces ready to go. We just need to order some parts (the knobs, some brass rod and some thick dowel) and then next time I go down to their place we should get it all finished! Hooray! It was so exciting to be working on it, I couldn't believe I was actually going to finally have my dream stand! We're going to make the scroll frame too (which is why we need the dowel), so it's going to be one complete package! How exciting!
One thing that bothers me about the design though is that the legs are straight so if you're stitching on the couch (which I will be doing WHEN I get my couch!) the legs will stop it from coming all the way to you if you're sitting with your butt right back in the crook of the couch, if you see what I mean. You'll have to sit forward in order to reach the stand and then nothing will be supporting your back. Do you find that with yours, Tami? Maybe I could put a hinge or something in the legs so that the top half can bend down to you or something. Hmmmm.
Anyway, thanks for the brilliant idea, Tami, I would never have thought it possible until you said so. I'll definitely post a picture when it's finished!
1. Have 3 cushions propping me forward or
2. Have a yoga bolster (long cylindrical cushion) for the small of my back and have the three cushions propped on that to support my upper back with the frame as close to the sofa (if you have one yet ) as you can.
You can keep going for hours and hours ... and hours without backache.
You won't regret the effort in getting the frame made.
One last thing which I have found really useful when using a frame is to get/make a scroll frame cover. It consists of two sections: Both pieces are elasticated so they fit width-wise over the frame, the bottom piece is narrow/shallow (25% of the whole) and the top cover is deeper (80% of the whole) so that when you put it on, it overlaps the bottom piece.
The bottom piece stays on pretty much permanently so that you keep the stitched fabric clean while you work on the rest of the material.
When I finish for the day, I pop the top cover back on and leave the scroll on the frame, all nicely protected from dust and spills.
quote:Originally posted by Divecat Arrgh: I've taken some pictures but how on earth do you get them to show on line? Can I email them to you instead?
Well, Christine I had the same problem and then fellow SQ fanatic Angela gave me the following advice on how to add a photo to your post:
"Posting an image is easy! First, you post your jpeg to a webhost - I use Photobucket at the moment. It's free, and pretty simple to upload a pic there. Then, you'll notice that there's three lines of code beneath the uploaded image in your album. Just copy the IMG code into your Scarlet Quince post and that's it."
If however, all that becomes too tricky you can just email it to me. I'll send you my email address.
Excellent work, Christine! Thanks for the photos and the idea
We went down to my parents-in-law's place again this weekend and did some more work on the stand, but we only really got some of the wooden knobs done. It's pretty tricky work turning those things! We got 12 out of 18 done this time so next time we'll carry on with that and hopefully start work on the scroll frame as well. Really, I just don't know how you got everything done in a single afternoon, Tami!