Worcester Art Museum
The Porcupine Collection
35 ct. Unbleached linen
Really slow going on this sampler. Thought I'd be well in to something else already and I'm still not to the bottom of the chart.
I think what is taking so long, is there is just a lot of fill in of straight cross stitch. There's not a whole lot of empty spaces between motifs like some of the samplers I've stitched.
I have stitched so much, that I actually put a hole in my finger from pushing the needle through. I tried a band aid. That didn't work! Kept catching the thread. Tried some various forms of thimbles I already had. The metal ones made my finger sweat and kept sliding off. I tried some other form of thimble and though my finger didn't sweat it continued to slide off or get caught.
So I bought this little gadget at a quilt shop. Seems to work okay. At least my needle isn't sliding into the hole on my finger. It feels like it's going to fall off, even though it hasn't. And I have taken it off and put it back on at least 3 times, and it's still holding.
I've ordered some sticker type thimbles. When they arrive, I'll let you know which one I like better. Anything to save my finger!
Speaking of ordering. It surprises me the lack of customer service some of these LNS show to their customers. Or maybe it's only me. Within the last month I have ordered things from LNS which I located via the web to purchase something I wanted.
In two instances, after waiting more than 10 days, I inquired about the status of my order. In both instances, the LNS was out of what I wanted, and instead of notifying me, to give me a chance to shop elsewhere, or just simply letting me know my order would be delayed because they didn't have it. The both waited for me to inquire. If you wonder why some of these companies don't make it, perhaps this is just a little of the reason.
Well that's about all for this week. Happy Stitching!