I moved some furniture around in my living room last weekend in a effort to make myself a comfortable place to stitch. Since I moved into my house almost five years ago, I just haven't been able to find a place to sit and stitch that is just right. I think I finally found it. I have a large chair that seems to be working out well and I've been able to set up my frame holder and magnifying light in a workable position in view of the TV. While I don't need the stand and extra lights for cross stitch, I really need it for my crewel work and stumpwork. And I think my lack of a "correct" place has hindered me with my progress on some of my projects. Only time will tell of course, but it's nice to have a stitching corner again with all my tools in arms reach and a light when I need it and where I can glance up at TV now and again.
Thanks for all the kind words and emails about my Clancy. It really warms my heart. The nights are the hardest - the two of us had an evening routine that started when he was a puppy and because it's no longer there, I get sad every night I go to bed. I would call Clancy to bed (not that I had too really) and he would wait for me at the foot of the bed to get into my place. Then he would come up next to my head and make his bed for the night next to my pillow. I would pet him for a little every night. I always found it relaxing. I still call him up at night and tell him I miss him. I'm not sure I'll ever be able to stop. :-(