Friday, October 19, 2012

A Finish! Woohoo! And a Survey...

Hello All!  I stayed up super late last night so I could finish up my RR block.  Super happy to say that Winter Queen is done!


And here is a picture of the whole Round Robin before it was mailed off to the last stitcher:


I have some threads for Buttercup on order so I've decided to start on the Pirate Treasures Map for The Husband.  Here is the floss toss with the fabric I dyed for it. 


I know some of the colors blend but I think it will be ok anyway.  I'm going to start it this weekend.

And now for a survey.  Please answer in the comments.  I'll post the results in my next post.  I'm hoping to get 100 answers so we have a really good sample!

1.  What type of needles do you like using the most?
2.  Q-snaps, scroll rods, hoops, or in hand?
3.  What are your favorite scissors?
4.  Do you save your orts?  If yes, in what type of container?
5.  What type of needle threader do you use if you use one?
6.  Do you use a pin cushion?
7.  Do you have a favorite special tool?
8.  Do you use highlighters to highlight your chart?  Something different?  Nothing at all?
9.  Do you use a special type of light?
10.  Is there anything special you HAVE to have with you or near you when you stitch?  Something you can't stitch without?


Thank you so much for participating in the survey! 

I'm organizing a retreat for fans of Mirabilia Designs.  If you love Mirabilia/ Nora Corbett, please check out the Mira Minions Retreat Webpage.

TTFN!
 

45 comments:

  1. 1. Bohin #26
    2. Q-snaps or in-hand
    3. Dovo or anything sharp!
    4. No
    5. Spit and fold ;)
    6. If it's handy
    7. I loved my dololly until it accidentally went thru the washing machine...
    8. Depends on the chart. With Chatelaines, I use the color version so marking off is not as critical. With charts that have lots of confetti stitches (like HAEDs), absolutely!
    9. I have both a magnifying daylight floor lamp (Mighty Brite) and a $10 gooseneck LED light from IKEA
    10. Nothing I have to have but it seems I cannot stitch without a cat watching me

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  2. 1.What type of needles do you like using the most?
    JJ Petits 28
    2. Q-snaps, scroll rods, hoops, or in hand?
    I prefer in hand ..but some fabrics are too soft I need some qsnaps
    3. What are your favorite scissors?
    Any as long as they work
    4. Do you save your orts? If yes, in what type of container?
    Yes ! I'm part of the TUSAL ...but always forget to post the pic of my jar
    5. What type of needle threader do you use if you use one?
    None
    6. Do you use a pin cushion?
    I don't
    7. Do you have a favorite special tool?
    Nope
    8. Do you use highlighters to highlight your chart? Something different? Nothing at all?
    I use paper mate fine tip permanent markers ...because I use tape all over my working copies
    9. Do you use a special type of light?
    No
    10. Is there anything special you HAVE to have with you or near you when you stitch? Something you can't stitch without?
    A good comfy pillow for my back :)

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  3. 1. DMC #28
    2. Q-snaps and scroll rods
    3. The cheap ones at the fabric store, lol.
    4. Yes, in an old pickle jar
    5. No needle threader, I am a floss licker (except for metallics, then I use a tiny folded piece of paper.)
    6. Nope
    7. Not really
    8. Yup, I use highlighters on my working copies
    9. I have a floor Ottlite and a smaller rechargable one for camp
    10. Well, I HAVE to have the TV on (unless I'm at camp where there is no TV), I need the phone, my glass of water (on the opposite side of where my threads are), the TV remote, and almost always a cat on my lap (sometimes a big doggie who thinks he's a lap dog).

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  4. 1. Size 28 Bohin needles.
    2. In hand most time. Sometimes SNap.
    3. Gingher stork.
    4. Yes. Pretty glass jar with lid.
    5. Do not use one, unless you count licking floss.
    6. No pin cushion. Don't have one. I should get one!
    7. My needle finder.
    8. Twistable color pencils.
    9. Want an OUT light.
    10. My magnifying glasses.

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  5. 1. I've been using Piecemakers size 26 tapestry needles
    2. Hoop or scroll rods depending on the size of the project
    3. No favorites
    4. No
    5. Don't use one
    6. No
    7. My Star DeTailer (lovingly called my dolally)
    8. Sometimes depending on how detailed and large the pattern is
    9. Not yet though I've thought about it
    10. Not really but I do like to have a movie or music in the background

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  6. 1. What type of needles do you like using the most? - 28 JJ Petites

    2. Q-snaps, scroll rods, hoops, or in hand? - in hand

    3. What are your favorite scissors? - I will use anything that cuts tread (I have no special scissors)

    4. Do you save your orts? If yes, in what type of container? NO!

    5. What type of needle threader do you use if you use one? None

    6. Do you use a pin cushion? no

    7. Do you have a favorite special tool? no

    8. Do you use highlighters to highlight your chart? Something different? Nothing at all? Highlighters on a working copy

    9. Do you use a special type of light? no

    10. Is there anything special you HAVE to have with you or near you when you stitch? Something you can't stitch without? Nope - anytime, anywhere, anyplace, any circumstances - I will stitch



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  7. 1. What type of needles do you like using the most?
    John James size 28 petite (I tried bohin and they are smoother and that is nice but it makes my thread not stay in place).
    2. Q-snaps, scroll rods, hoops, or in hand?
    Scroll rods
    3. What are your favorite scissors?
    any small ones that cut good (I use the same pair I have had for years and though I have a few other pairs, I don't collect them or spend very much on buying them).
    4. Do you save your orts? If yes, in what type of container?
    Nope. I put them in a small cardboard box while I am stitching but throw them out regularly
    5. What type of needle threader do you use if you use one?
    to thread Kreiniks, I use the blue dmc one.
    6. Do you use a pin cushion?
    no, I keep the needles in a magnetic case
    7. Do you have a favorite special tool?
    just my lap stand
    8. Do you use highlighters to highlight your chart? Something different? Nothing at all?
    Absolutely, I highlight in yellow what I am about to stitch and then go over it in orange, pink or blue once it is stitched. I rarely ever have to frog stitches.
    9. Do you use a special type of light?
    I use an ott light (I have 3, 2 are not ott light brand but does the same thing)
    10. Is there anything special you HAVE to have with you or near you when you stitch? Something you can't stitch without?
    no, just the supplies (I never have food or drink anywhere near my stitching).

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  8. 1. Bohin #28
    2. Q-Snap and Leslie-made covers
    3. Dovo or nail scissors
    4. the little clear box my iPod came in
    5. just spit
    6. Yes, a super awesome one from my favorite Leslie-poo
    7. I'm partial to my homemade mousepad/pencilcase needle-parking device. I also like my current index card box/zip-baggie system for threads (thanks again, Leslie!)
    8. Do you use highlighters to highlight your chart? Something different? Nothing at all?
    9. 40$ awesomeness from walmart
    10. TV remote and/or iPod and chapstick

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    1. Woops! 8. should read: yes! preferably from the dollar store.

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  9. 1. Any size 28.
    2. Mostly I stitch in a mat. If the project is too big for a mat I'll use scroll rods.
    3. I have KAI embroidery scissors.
    4. No. They go on the arm of the chair and are discarded at the end of the day.
    5. I don't use one.
    6. I usually use a strong magnet.
    7. No.
    8. No. I grid my fabric instead.
    9. I have a floor lamp with three bulbs. Two are curly fluorescent and one is LED.
    10. Always: my reading glasses. Frequently: a sunny window.

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  10. 1. What type of needles do you like using the most? John James platinum, but I'm trying Piecemakers and bohins right now. so far I really like the PM ones. usually in sizes 24/26 :D

    2. Q-snaps, scroll rods, hoops, or in hand? I use Qsnaps and hoops, both plastic and Hardewicke Manor wood hoops. I really love my HM hoops, but will still use Qsnaps and plastic hoops for some projects.

    3. What are your favorite scissors? My Tessa ginghers, but I have a small collection of scissors so I tend to switch between them.

    4. Do you save your orts? If yes, in what type of container? I have a jar shaped like an orange tabby cat that I use for my orts. :)

    5. What type of needle threader do you use if you use one? I don't use one.

    6. Do you use a pin cushion? I don't use one, but I do use magnetic needle minders

    7. Do you have a favorite special tool? Not really.

    8. Do you use highlighters to highlight your chart? Something different? Nothing at all? I highlight the chart if it's huge and if it's a working copy. otherwise I use magnet strips to keep my place in the chart (on a magnet board.)

    9. Do you use a special type of light? I exclusively use Ott-Lites to see my work.

    10. Is there anything special you HAVE to have with you or near you when you stitch? Something you can't stitch without? My cat, Weezi, seems to always have to be on top of my lap getting his hair weaved into my stitches. :)

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  11. You most definitely couldn't call me a snobby stitcher, pretty much anything goes!

    1. What type of needles do you like using the most?
    Any old needles - although gold plated do feel nice to work with

    2. Q-snaps, scroll rods, hoops, or in hand?
    Q-snaps all the way

    3. What are your favorite scissors?
    Again any old ones, but small, cute ones are easy to store and pretty to the eye.

    4. Do you save your orts? If yes, in what type of container?
    Nope, they are rubbish.

    5. What type of needle threader do you use if you use one?
    My eyes :-)

    6. Do you use a pin cushion?
    No

    7. Do you have a favorite special tool?
    Probably a magnetic board for holding my pattern, if you could call that "specialty"

    8. Do you use highlighters to highlight your chart? Something different? Nothing at all?
    Highlighters

    9. Do you use a special type of light?
    No

    10. Is there anything special you HAVE to have with you or near you when you stitch? Something you can't stitch without?
    No, I just need the chart on my magnetic board, my stitching in q-snaps, a needle, threads and scissors. Pretty basic.

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  12. 1. Needles are Bohin! 2. Mainly q-snaps but I do have several projects on scroll rods. 3. Do not have a favorite scissors. As long as they are sharp I am happy. 4. I have a glass canning jar for my orts. I use a Loran Needle Threader. 6. I use magnets to hold my needles. 7. Favorite tool would be my Lowry Floor Stand. It holds everything I throw at it. 8. I use highlighters. I try to switch colors for each day to see the progress. 9. I have a Visual Mate 2 that I use around my neck in the living room or I use my dazor in the craft room. 10. I guess I would say I have to have something to drink but other than that - nope nothing special. Chele

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  13. 1. Doesn't matter to me.
    2. Q-snaps
    3. Doesn't matter as long as they work.
    4. No
    5. Just the cheapies.
    6. No.
    7. No
    8. Yes, on the working copy.
    9. I have a floor Ort light with magnifier attachment.
    10. I use a typing paper holder (not sure of the exact name of it).

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  14. 1. I actually like Permin needles, size 26 or 28.
    2. I prefer scroll rods, in hand for small projects and, every once in a while, Q-snaps.
    3. I'm not picky. If they are sharp and cut well all the way to the tip, I'm happy.
    4. Yes. I have a pretty glass container I picked up at Michaels that I use for mine.
    5. I don't use one.
    6. Yes. I use a biscornu I made years ago for stabbing my needles into between stitching sessions.
    7. Nope.
    8. Sometimes. I don't stitch a lot of big designs, but the larger ones I'm doing now, I am highlighting some of the working copies, but not all.
    9. Ott-Lites.
    10. No, not really. Just needle, thread, chart, project and scissors. I will stitch anywhere, including the car!

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  15. 1. Love the John James, Gold 28.
    2. Always stitch 'In hand.'
    3. Four inch ones, that are very sharp.
    4. I do, in a large old fashioned Lollie jar.
    5. Not really.
    6. Sometimes, also a tiny marmalade jar.
    7. Guess the Hussif, to keep it all together.
    8. Only on complicated designs, on a working copy.
    9. A Day Light, magnifyer & tray. Round the neck if not at home.
    10. My silver thimble.

    HTH,
    Kay.

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  16. 1. Bohin
    2. Q Snaps
    3. I have a pair of Ginghers I've had for years.
    4. Yes, I use a 1/2 pint canning jar
    5. I'm a licker, no threader
    6. No pin cushion
    7. I love my magnetic needle minders
    8. I try not to mark my pattern but if I have to I use a pink marker
    9. Ott Lite on a stand
    10. I don't need anything particular to stitch.

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  17. 1. I just discovered Piecemakers =)
    2. I have all of them, but I prefer in hand
    3. Currently a pair of angel scissors
    4. No
    5. Lo-Ran when I need to use one
    6. No- I have one of those magnet thingies
    7. Not really
    8. Yes, I highlight...
    9. I have a daylight lamp & I love it!
    10. A bottle of water... boring, I know...

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  18. 1. Brand doesn't really matter but I like size 26.
    2. Hoop or in hand.
    3. Four inch ones that are good and sharp.
    4. A tall narrow vase.
    5. I lick. No threader.
    6. I use a pin cushion filled with crushed walnut shells.
    7. Yes. I love my reading glasses!
    8. Usually a pencil so I can erase when I'm done and give the
    chart away.
    9. No, but do have two lamps that I have with bright bulbs.
    10. Yes. I have to have my book that I keep my time in. I love
    knowing how much time I put into each piece.

    LindaLee from Cross’N My Stitches

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  19. 1. Brand doesn't really matter but I like size 26.
    2. Hoop or in hand.
    3. Four inch ones that are good and sharp.
    4. A tall narrow vase.
    5. I lick. No threader.
    6. I use a pin cushion filled with crushed walnut shells.
    7. Yes. I love my reading glasses!
    8. Usually a pencil so I can erase when I'm done and give the
    chart away.
    9. No, but do have two lamps that I have with bright bulbs.
    10. Yes. I have to have my book that I keep my time in. I love
    knowing how much time I put into each piece.

    LindaLee from Cross’N My Stitches

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  20. 1. John James regular for stitching, John James Petites (size 28) for beading
    2. Scroll Rods
    3. Dovos
    4. Yes. I use an old pickle jar. (been run through the dishwasher to get rid of the smell!)
    5. LoRan
    6. Yes
    7. A magnifier
    8. If the chart is B&W, I use Crayola Twistables to mark what I've stitched.
    9. Ott Light
    10. Favorite pen and lined notebook.

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  21. 1. What type of needles do you like using the most? not sure of the brand, as I got them in Europe, but they have a small ball on the end - love them!
    2. Q-snaps, scroll rods, hoops, or in hand? qsnaps, scroll rods for canvas projects
    3. What are your favorite scissors? any that catch my fancy but they have to be 3 1/2 inches (I have about 7 in my collection now)
    4. Do you save your orts? If yes, in what type of container? yes for the tusal and in a ball canning jar next to my spot
    5. What type of needle threader do you use if you use one? don't use one, I'm a floss licker
    6. Do you use a pin cushion? yes and no... yes for the extra pins for holdin the extra fabric but for my stitching needle usually my needer minder on my project
    7. Do you have a favorite special tool? no
    8. Do you use highlighters to highlight your chart? Something different? Nothing at all? yes I highlight/colour my chart - coloured mechancial pencils - they are eraseable if needed
    9. Do you use a special type of light? just my light from ikea
    10. Is there anything special you HAVE to have with you or near you when you stitch? Something you can't stitch without? Can't stitch without my qsnaps or my lap stand, as I can't stitch in hand anymore.several magnets, to hold my pattern on my project so it sits right in front of me while I stitch and a drink

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  22. 1. What type of needles do you like using the most? Piecemakers Tapestry 26 or 28. Depends on the fabric I'm stitching.
    2. Q-snaps, scroll rods, hoops, or in hand? Q-snaps, Scroll Rods and Hoops if a very small project. I put them all in my Lowery Workstand so I can stitch 2 handed.
    3. What are your favorite scissors? No preference. Just have to be nice and sharp.
    4. Do you save your orts? If yes, in what type of container? Nope. I tried for a while but thought it a waste of time in the end. ;o)
    5. What type of needle threader do you use if you use one? Don't use one.
    6. Do you use a pin cushion? I store some needles in a pincushion but don't use one when work on my projects. I tend to weave the needle into a corner or use my Kelmscott Needle Minder. I have the blue cat.
    7. Do you have a favorite special tool? Nope. Oh, maybe my Lowery Workstand.
    8. Do you use highlighters to highlight your chart? Something different? Nothing at all? I highlight areas I have stitched as I go.
    9. Do you use a special type of light? I have a Daylight Lamp.
    10. Is there anything special you HAVE to have with you or near you when you stitch? Something you can't stitch without? No not really.

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  23. 1. What type of needles do you like using the most?
    Tapestry #26 or #28
    2. Q-snaps, scroll rods, hoops, or in hand?
    Q-snaps
    3. What are your favorite scissors?
    No preferences
    4. Do you save your orts? If yes, in what type of container?
    Yes. I use a glass jar once was a spaghetti sauce jar
    5. What type of needle threader do you use if you use one?
    I don't use one for cross stitching
    6. Do you use a pin cushion?
    No
    7. Do you have a favorite special tool?
    No
    8. Do you use highlighters to highlight your chart? Something different? Nothing at all?
    No
    9. Do you use a special type of light?
    I'd love to, but can't afford a good one. Mine is IKEA led floor lamp. I have OTT lite task lamp but I have no where to put it on when I am stitching in the lounge room, so hardly use it.
    10. Is there anything special you HAVE to have with you or near you when you stitch? Something you can't stitch without?
    I grid, I feel very slow and lost without them

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  24. 1. JJ Petites so far (not sure of the size)
    2. Q-snaps & scroll rods
    3. Whatever I have on hand.
    4. Sometimes. I have a cute bright green plastic pineapple jar I got from the Dollar store and they fit perfectly in it.
    5. One of those really cheap ones.
    6. Fingers, toes, and tush (not in that order) :)
    7. Clip-on magnifier eye-glass thingy.
    8. Rarely if ever.
    9. I would love to but not in the budget right now.
    10. Nothing too special.

    Fun survey!

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  25. 1. Bohin #28.
    2. Scroll rods now that I have a Mark 2 floor frame.
    3. I use my Cotton Candy scissors all the time.
    4. I save my orts in a glass jar.
    5. I use the metal LoRan needle threader.
    6. I do not use a pin cushion.
    7. My favorite special tool is my trolley needle for laying stitches.
    8. I do use a highlighter on the working copy of my charts.
    9. I don't use a special light.
    10. I generally have a pot of freshly brewed tea.

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  26. 1. What type of needles do you like using the most?

    -Bohin #28
    2. Q-snaps, scroll rods, hoops, or in hand?
    --Hoops for Cross stitch, slate frame for all else

    3. What are your favorite scissors?

    ---Dovo

    4. Do you save your orts? If yes, in what type of container?

    ---Save in Cherry jar then toss when full

    5. What type of needle threader do you use if you use one?

    --Nope, no threader.

    6. Do you use a pin cushion?

    ----Nope, no pin cushion, unless the arm of my sofa counts.

    7. Do you have a favorite special tool?

    --My Goldwork tweezers, when cross stitching, I borrow them to pull cat hairs out of my projects. :)

    8. Do you use highlighters to highlight your chart? Something different? Nothing at all?

    -----Yes ! Highlighter, yellow

    9. Do you use a special type of light?

    --Daylight Company Floor standing light

    10. Is there anything special you HAVE to have with you or near you when you stitch? Something you can't stitch without?

    ----Nope, can stitch any where any time.

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  27. 1. What type of needles do you like using the most? Whatever I have on hand. Never had any special needles.
    2. Q-snaps, scroll rods, hoops, or in hand? I have used all of these. I think I prefer in hand though.
    3. What are your favorite scissors? never had any special scissors either. :(
    4. Do you save your orts? just started If yes, in what type of container? use a plastic cookie container that I stitched the lid for.
    5. What type of needle threader do you use if you use one? I have tried using one but they always break on me.
    6. Do you use a pin cushion? no but I do have a few I made
    7. Do you have a favorite special tool? my angel needle minder unfortunately it is broke.
    8. Do you use highlighters to highlight your chart? highlight working copy. Something different? Nothing at all?
    9. Do you use a special type of light? no
    10. Is there anything special you HAVE to have with you or near you when you stitch? no Something you can't stitch without? no

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  28. 1. Bohin #28
    2. In hand
    3. Hoffritz stork scissors my husband bought me as a gift our first year of marriage...going on 25 years
    4. I save offs for daffy cats TUSAL eventually I throw them out or in the Spring put them out for the birds.
    5. I have a Mardina needle threader just incase but, don't really use it.
    6. Yes I do
    7. My dololly to work in thread ends
    8. I just highlight the center lines
    9. I do use a special light
    10. Special tools- my magnetic board from LoRan to keep tracked of where I am if the pattern is complicated.

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  29. 1. Normally John James size 28 but If I run out I use birch
    2. Q-snaps.
    3. My ginghers, using Alicia's at the moment
    4. I do, they are in a Lindt tin.
    5. I don't use one
    6. Yes
    7. Not really, well not yet.
    8. I use highlighters
    9. I have a daylight lamp
    10. It's weird, but my horseshoe pillow :) Whether its behind my back or just next to me I find I've always got to have it near me when I am stitching

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  30. 1. my favorite needles are from Europe (as Kati's we get them at the same place)
    2. Q-Snaps for sure
    3. sissors; not to fussed about this one, as long as their pointy and sharp. I have started collecting them.
    4. Orts; I do save them in a canning jar.
    5. Threader; don't use, I eye ball it. LOL!
    6. I do have a pin cushion but that is only to hold my decrotive pins. I weave it in the fabric.
    7. favorite tools; a couple my magnifier light, foot stand and my floor stand.
    8. I use erasable coloured mechanical pencils.
    9. magnifier light and light from IKEA
    10. a cup of tea, and pillow for my back.

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  31. Hi Leslie,
    Love the fabric you chose for your map!

    1. What type of needles do you like using the most?
    I like size 28 tapestry needles, preferably piecemakers or John James petites.

    2. Q-snaps, scroll rods, hoops, or in hand?
    Q-snaps!!!!

    3. What are your favorite scissors?
    I've been using my same pair of scissors for 20 years now! They are a small pair I got at WalMart in the late 80's that just say Country Colors USA on them and they are pink. :)

    4. Do you save your orts? If yes, in what type of container?
    Yes, I put them in a small see through canning jar.

    5. What type of needle threader do you use if you use one?
    I don't usually use one. When I do it is the cheap one you get in the sewing aisle that falls apart if you try to use it with metallic braid, lol.

    6. Do you use a pin cushion?
    No, but I really should as I lose needles in my chair all the time.

    7. Do you have a favorite special tool? Not really.

    8. Do you use highlighters to highlight your chart? Something different? Nothing at all?
    Yes, I use highlighters to mark my chart. If I can't find one because the kids took them I will use colored pencil.

    9. Do you use a special type of light?
    I have a standing Ott light I use.

    10. Is there anything special you HAVE to have with you or near you when you stitch? Something you can't stitch without? Does coffee count? I always have to have a cup of coffee or tea near me because when I get stitching I get so involved I sometimes forget to eat.
    Diana

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  32. 1. What type of needles do you like using the most? No specific brand, just size 26 or 28 petites.
    2. Q-snaps, scroll rods, hoops, or in hand? Mostly in hand, occasionally in Q-snaps.
    3. What are your favorite scissors? Don't really have one favorite pair.
    4. Do you save your orts? If yes, in what type of container? Nope.
    5. What type of needle threader do you use if you use one? I don't use one.
    6. Do you use a pin cushion? No.
    7. Do you have a favorite special tool? No.
    8. Do you use highlighters to highlight your chart? Something different? Nothing at all? I don't highlight.
    9. Do you use a special type of light? I have an OTT light.
    10. Is there anything special you HAVE to have with you or near you when you stitch? Something you can't stitch without? TV and a Coke.

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  33. OMG!! I am love with this RR. It is just beautiful! Great work :)


    1. What type of needles do you like using the most? John James 28

    2. Q-snaps, scroll rods, hoops, or in hand? I perfere in hand but if it is a larger project Q-sanps with my lap frame

    3. What are your favorite scissors? my one and only pair of Gingher Scissors :) They cut like a dream and are so pretty

    4. Do you save your orts? If yes, in what type of container?I do not. I throw them out each night

    5. What type of needle threader do you use if you use one? I don't use one

    6. Do you use a pin cushion? I do and sometimes the arm of my couch which is not good if you forget your needles there which I have dont countless times HeHe

    7. Do you have a favorite special tool? No, I am a pretty basic stitcher I don't have a lot of doo-dads, I'd probably lose them along the way LOL

    8. Do you use highlighters to highlight your chart? Something different? Nothing at all? I'll admit sometimes I don't make a working copy and have to make on the original, in that case I use a pencil. But mostly I use highlighters

    9. Do you use a special type of light? My OTT light, best investment I've made

    10. Is there anything special you HAVE to have with you or near you when you stitch? Something you can't stitch without? No but I do usually have one of the two dogs competing for space against my stitching stuff but other than that nothing special. I sound pretty boring haha

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  34. 1. What type of needles do you like using the most?
    A: Bohin #28
    2. Q-snaps, scroll rods, hoops, or in hand?
    A: Depends on the project but I do love the Q-Snaps. I do Hardanger in hand though.
    3. What are your favorite scissors?
    A: Fiskars
    4. Do you save your orts? If yes, in what type of container?
    A: Yes I do save them! I use a mason jar and when it gets full I transfer them to a grocery bag. I put them out in the garden in the spring and watch the birds use the threads for nesting material.
    5. What type of needle threader do you use if you use one?
    A: I use a flat metal disk type that has two different sizes on each side.
    6. Do you use a pin cushion?
    A: Ever size I discovered Biscornu's I have made me several pin cushions! I use them all.
    7. Do you have a favorite special tool?
    A: My star detailor is my favorite (so far) used for running short threads under stitching.
    8. Do you use highlighters to highlight your chart? Something different? Nothing at all?
    A: I use several different colored highlighters and also pencil.
    9. Do you use a special type of light?
    A: Dazor lamp with a daylight bulb plus a daylight bulb in my lamp next to my chair.
    10. Is there anything special you HAVE to have with you or near you when you stitch? Something you can't stitch without?
    A: Magnification of some kind and good lighting.

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  35. 1. What type of needles do you like using the most? Depends on what count fabric and the threads I'm using. Most commonly 26 or 28 on 40ct and always Piecemakers or Bohin.
    2. Q-snaps, scroll rods, hoops, or in hand? Again, depends. If it'll fit my Millenium Frame, that's what I use. If not, I'll use Q-snaps.
    3. What are your favorite scissors? None in particular.
    4. Do you save your orts? If yes, in what type of container? No
    5. What type of needle threader do you use if you use one? None
    6. Do you use a pin cushion? No, I use a needle minder instead.
    7. Do you have a favorite special tool? Nothing comes to mind.
    8. Do you use highlighters to highlight your chart? Something different? Nothing at all? Nothing usually, except on HAEDs, then I will use a highligher.
    9. Do you use a special type of light? Just a plain old floor lamp, but I do use a special daylight bulb.
    10. Is there anything special you HAVE to have with you or near you when you stitch? Something you can't stitch without? Cannot stitch without my Lowery Workstand, though I'd like to investigate a lapstand for travelling. I need both my hands free for stitching.

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  36. 1. NEEDLES = John James #28 Chenille
    2. Scroll rods in a frame or Q-snaps in a frame
    3. SCISSORS = Sharp ones! ha,ha! (seriously, I have about 20 Ginghers so I guess I'd say them)
    4. ORTS = save them for the birds in the Spring to make their nests
    5. No needle threader
    6. PIN CUSHION = I use magnets
    7. SPECIAL TOOL = very fine tweezers
    8. HIGHLIGHTERS = Le Pen fine-point markers in approx 16 colors
    9. LIGHT - OTT lights or a cheap-o extender arm light, depends on where I'm stitching
    10. NEAR ME = TV remote and chocolate

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  37. Woot! Thank you so much... It looks great :D

    Anyway, my answers:
    1. John James Petites 28
    2. Q-snaps
    3. Gingher
    4. Small Jar
    5. I don't use any
    6. Sometimes
    7. Rainbow Gallery's Magnetic Needle Tugger
    8. Nothing at all
    9. No
    10. My computer

    Hugs,
    Veronica.

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  38. 1. Gold Anchor needles because I take the finish off of a regular needle and I can see when the gold is gone to replace it.
    2. Hoop or Q-snaps
    3. Gingher, but have lots of cheaper brands I do use.
    4. Yes, I put them in a old Ball jar with an attached lid.
    5. Dont know who makes it but is metal and slender and has a small hook on one end and and larger hook on the other.
    6. I use a Biscornu for my pin cushion.
    7 Just my magnet board.
    8. Sometimes when the chart is very hard due to blended colors.
    9. Light is OTT Daylight and I couldn't stitch without it.
    10. Light, light, light it really makes a difference and T. V.
    Thanks ~ Lenna

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  39. 1. What type of needles do you like using the most? 28PETITE

    2. Q-snaps, scroll rods, hoops, or in hand? QSNAPS

    3. What are your favorite scissors? FISKARS 4"

    4. Do you save your orts? If yes, in what type of container? NO DON'T SAVE THEM

    5. What type of needle threader do you use if you use one? DON'T USE

    6. Do you use a pin cushion? NOPE

    7. Do you have a favorite special tool? HMMM....NOT REALLY

    8. Do you use highlighters to highlight your chart? Something different? Nothing at all? HIGHLIGHTERS

    9. Do you use a special type of light? OTT LIGHT!

    10. Is there anything special you HAVE to have with you or near you when you stitch? Something you can't stitch without? JUST MY OTT LIGHT!

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    1. 1. What type of needles do you like using the most?
      John James 28 petite gold or bohin 26
      2. Q-snaps, scroll rods, hoops, or in hand?
      Scroll rods & Q-snaps
      3. What are your favorite scissors?
      Dovo
      4. Do you save your orts? If yes, in what type of container?
      Glass canning jar
      5. What type of needle threader do you use if you use one?
      I don't usually
      6. Do you use a pin cushion?
      No I do use a needle minder
      7. Do you have a favorite special tool?
      A carved laying tool
      8. Do you use highlighters to highlight your chart? Yes, i love the new Frixion erasable highlighters Something different? Nothing at all?
      9. Do you use a special type of light?
      Daylight magnifier
      10. Is there anything special you HAVE to have with you or near you when you stitch? Something you can't stitch without?
      My glasses

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  40. 1. Bohin 28s
    2. In hand but do use Qsnaps or hoops now and then
    3. Dovo
    4. Yes, a glass from The House of Blues in Las Vegas
    5. None
    6. Yes
    7. Magnetic needleminders - great for not losing my needles!
    8. Twistable Colored Pencils - awesome things!
    9. Ott light
    10. Needle? Scissors? Something to stitch on? :)

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  41. Here's my answers to your survey:
    1. Bohin 28 petites
    2. In hand
    3. My Mundials are my favorite scissirs
    4. No
    5. Clover needle-threader when I need to
    6. Yes
    7. No special tool
    8. No
    9. I use a Daylight
    10. My reading glasses

    Marilyn

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