Part 2 of HDYGG is done. This part had the most annoying stitch for me to do, the Queen Stitch. I've decided this is the most annoying specialty stitch for me. Somehow it just doesn't sit well for me. After some frogging, part 2 is finally done. I had to use the magnifying glass as well in this part. I'm getting old. LOL
While doing this, specially with all the specialty stitches particularly on those QS. I found it quite difficult to hold or rest my q-snap. I need it to 'float' firmly to free up both my hands to stitch. I have been considering this for some time. The solution - get another lap frame. My stitching stand is good for the big scroll frame but not for the small 11 inch q-snap. So I searched and looked at various stands available and decided to create one. Then follow by a brief visit to Bunning (the hardware store) and one hour or so later in the garage. Voila, here is my new toy/tool
Well, I didn't make the whole lap frame, just the parts which hold the q-snap. They are attached to my old lap stand. But the spacer in the middle is too big for 11 inch q-snap but a 14 inch fits ok like this
I was able to finish this Part 2 much quicker and easier on it. The cost of this clamps - about A$12 for the woods, screws, springs and bolts. Pretty cheap and works too. Now I need to make another smaller base which can hold 11 inch q-snap. And it can be very mobile that I can take it when travelling.