Jul 31, 2018


Today I am trying something new.

I promised myself that I would ignore the clock, the to do lists, and the internets and just...be. I'm going to eat when I'm hungry, sleep when I'm sleepy, and stitch when I'm stitchy. No rules, schedules, or shoulds...just me...a portly spinster floating her way through a non-d-chair Tuesday.

My lap stand arrived yesterday, and I am already quite smitten with it!

I had it put together within minutes, and after filling up my sippy cup and cueing up The West Wing, I managed to stitch for quite some time!

It was exactly what I needed to alleviate the problems with my left arm. With this stand, I don't have to hold my project, and I was even able to rest my arm comfortably next to me with an ice pack!

I completed the bottom curve during last night's session:

When idle, I can plop my project bag on top to protect the stitches....perfect!

I can't wait to try this out tomorrow. I'm sure it will look like I'm moving in when I tote a small suitcase in with me, but five hours is five hours, kids!  And, as my techs have learned...a quiet spinster is a happy spinster, and a happy spinster means a good run on the machine!

I purchased my stand from Miss Bonnie and her husband Mr. Mike...thanks to Miss Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher Her Very Self. I saw Vonna using this type of stand in a Flosstube video and knew it would be just the perfect solution! (Besides...I would do just about anything to be more like Miss Vonna...so this was a good first step!)

You can get more info from Bonnie at: bbagley41@bellsouth.net.

So that's the plan and the news for a No Clock Tuesday, Dearies! I hope that your little corner of the world is wonderfully swell today, and that you will get to do everything your heart desires! Come tell me all about it!


  1. Just what I need but was unable to reach the source for information you mentioned. Enjoy your blog and do wish you success with treatment and your new lap stand.

  2. Conni,
    HAve the Tee shirts been mailed out yet? I have been looking for mine everyday.

  3. I know the new stand will be an excellent investment for your stitch happiness. Thanks for the information and the contact link! Enjoy your no-clock day, Coni!

  4. Love your no clock day idea.....except for tending to Cooper, the spoiled Yorkie...I would love to try a day without all the extra baggage of clock-watching and to-do's....The height of practical wisdom, your No-Clock
    Tuesday for self-preservation... How is it working out?

  5. Mike thanks you for the great review. He really enjoys making them. You can reach me at the email address Coni posted ir or PM me on Facbook. Bonnie Hope

  6. I can't wait to hear how the stand and treatment work together!!!

  7. I hope the lap stand makes your hours in the chair fly by. Please let us know how you make out with it. I’ve thought of getting one, but wonder of it would stay still enough on my lap, or move too much with my stitching movements, as it would be sitting on some of my softer, jiggly bits, of which I have plenty. Good luck Connie.

  8. I'm so glad you found something that will work for chair time!! Red Velvet looks wonderful! And Vonna is a treasure isn't she!