Wow that is pretty neat..what are the chances of knowing someone who was also at Clovis...yes there is definitly not much to do here...It may be a little more built up from what you remember but im sure not that much. People still go to Lubbock and Amarillo and ABQ to do stuff. I am an aircraft maintenance guy myself. worked on the f-16s and now moving over to special ops. I have been here about 2 and a half years and ready to move on...i was stationed in germany before this at spangdhalem AFB. As far as placing progress pics i wouldnt know where to go or how to begin..i mean i can take the pictures and get them on my computer but as far as posting them on here im not sure how to go about that..in fact i dont even know if im replying to this post right or not...if you have some ideas let me know...well talk to you later...and thanks for the welcome..
Yep, fondly remember a couple of trips to Amarillo for a bookstore and a frosty I always preferred Amarillo because it is set up similar to Dayton, OH, where I'm from. But having been in the greater Atlanta area now for going on 14 years, I would so welcome that smaller town atmosphere. My boys would probably hate it as much as I did the small town I grew up in, because they would be way more isolated there than they are in our current small town, but it would be ever so much better for them. Oh well, I'll get back out there some day....
As to pictures, I have two places that I put pictures. The first is a photo hosting site, Webshots. You set up a free account, and upload your pics, then you can come here and paste the links to them in a post for all of us to see!! But I also have a blog that has a huge photo capacity - Multiply. It's nice because you can kind of restrict who can access and comment, but also because you can blog, journal - whatever you want to call it. I also have a Blogger blog, but it's mostly my political and youth-athletics rant place - not as photo-friendly as Multiply.
Several folks I know also use photo hosting at Photobucket or Picturetrail; again, you set up a free account, upload your pics, and post the links to either the albums or individual pics.
Check 'em out - if you have any questions or help, by all means, let me know
Yes...trips to amarillo to barnes and nobles and to get starbucks...a must at least three times a month..yes the small town atmosphere is nice and quiet thats for sure but i still miss not having more stuff around...but what can you do..you go where the military wants you..so you make the best of it...well i will definitely try to put pictures up as i go along with my project...thanks for the advice...i appreciate it...everyone is so helpful around here and im sure i will be having more questions down the road...now i just need to get a stand so i can start..i have all the materials...ready to go..but im not doing this project with out a stand..i refuse to..lol...well talk to you later..gary
quote:Originally posted by Trudie I use the universal myself Gary its basic . I have read fav comments on the gazelle . Do your research well. Its a costly business when you end up not liking it.
I dont know the loc scroll but have you tried Qsnaps they are very light and I find I dont get tired of holding them at all.
I use a the Lok scroll ..I have found that it is the one I like the most....Iam looking to get a stand because im tired of always holding it in my hand..possibly the gazelle from artisan designs...but im still doing some research...any suggestions...
Yes i have tried the Q-snaps before and they are okay for smaller projects but i dont like them when it comes to bigger projects because if you have to move the fabric around then the stiches may end up underneath the clamps and get squashed and i really dont like the crease that the clamps put in the fabric..yes im definitely doing my research because your right stands are indeed expensive...well talk to you later..Gary
That is a beautiful FS Gary . Go for it Mate . You could be stitching allready !
Wow...you actually built that yourself..that is pretty nice...I have been doing alot of research on stands and such and the best one i have come up with is the stitchmate...it is on the websit www.cozycottage.com if you want to check it out...i actually know the lady who runs the site and have seen the stand in action so i know its nice...of course i really do like the one you built to...hmmm decisions ..decisions...lol...well i have to decide something soon because i have all my materials together to start stiching the accolade..i just need a stand...talk to you later..Gary[/quote]
Thank you Gary....I saw that one too...probably all of them out there...lol....but if it helps my decision was made when I found out it would take about 50.00 to make the one I did ...or spend 300.00+...lol...I really liked the one from cozycottage...and love the idea that they have lay-away...and love that it will swivel out of the way....but the pieces I will be working on will b, in my opinion too large for the one armed frame...and the ones here at SQ are and can be pretty large...just a little food for thought...I am by no means trying to get you to do the one I did...but that may be something to think about...there is another one you may want to look at by K's creation and Needlework System ....they both are pricy but seem to do the job...here's the site where you can see both and I believe they may be the cheapest ...at least that I found....if not plz let him know...
Gary I totally agree with Tami that it may not be suitable as a one arm. I have a one arm as well as the univeral and the one arm is wonky with big pieces.
Your going to find too that once you have done a large SQ you will be doing BIG from than on ! If you are good with tools and have them ? I would be inclined to go with the Tami design . Also its $250 left to spend on charts material and floss !
Iam glad its not a decision I have to make . Here is the univeral I use. I believe they are cheap in the states and from Wallmart ?? WWW.thefoxcollection.com.au
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Tami is layaway where you pay it off in intallments or they put it away for you and you make a payment each week and than pick it up ?????
We dont have that here is that pretty common in needle work shops the layaway ?
Crickey you girls are so lucky with your needle work choices !
Trudie Its 37 here and I will be under the fan stitching !
quote:Originally posted by tdobbs Thank you Gary....I saw that one too...probably all of them out there...lol....but if it helps my decision was made when I found out it would take about 50.00 to make the one I did ...or spend 300.00+...lol...I really liked the one from cozycottage...and love the idea that they have lay-away...and love that it will swivel out of the way....but the pieces I will be working on will b, in my opinion too large for the one armed frame...and the ones here at SQ are and can be pretty large...just a little food for thought...I am by no means trying to get you to do the one I did...but that may be something to think about...there is another one you may want to look at by K's creation and Needlework System ....they both are pricy but seem to do the job...here's the site where you can see both and I believe they may be the cheapest ...at least that I found....if not plz let him know...
That sound great Tami no wonder you American girls are all so well set up with your Xstitch . Yor email address is not working by the way. I tried to send you one yest but it keeps on coming back ! Where would Gary go now for a universal ?
I think Karen said she paid $25 us for it 2 years ago. I love mine now that its taller
quote:Originally posted by tdobbs Yes Trudie lay-away is where you can make payments and when you get done ...they will send it to you..Walmart doesn't sell fame and cross stitch supplies anymore...boooo....