I started a new feature here on the blog called Jo’s Favorite Finds. In these posts, I’m going to share some things I’ve discovered. You might already know about them…and some you might not. Here are today’s featured items.
I wanted to show you something I bought. As I have more cross-stitch projects going, I needed a few more scissors to put into the bags with my projects. If I didn’t have grandkids around all the time, I’d likely keep scissors and a pincushion out near my stitching spot but being they are here, I’ve opted to keep a scissors in each individual project bag. I am out of scissors. So I went on Amazon to see what they had. I found these.
There were 10 for $20 or I could have gotten 6 for $15. I figured that was too good to be true. Seriously these would easily be $7 each at a needlework store. I figured they were probably cheapies but I decided to order them and if they were cheapies, I’d return them. I really didn’t need 10 but the price break was so much better so I bought the ten.
They came. I opened the box feeling sure that I was going to have to return them, but I ended up really liking them and I’m keeping them. I love the different colors. They aren’t cheapies. They work perfectly for cutting floss. You can find them HERE on Amazon.
I am set for scissors now!!
I love all colors! In a couple of my cross-stitch bags, I had kids’ school scissors and they aren’t my favorite at all. I’ve pulled them out and replaced them with these cute scissors. I’ve never bought the expensive scissors that many cross stitchers collect and honestly, I doubt I ever will. I prefer these and having money to spend on charts instead. Charts are the place where I spend too much money.
I’m currently working on a craft idea that uses these scissors. Hopefully, I can share it with you soon. It might be a bit though as you know me, I have too many irons in the fire.
Another Favorite Find I want to share with you is…two new floss tube channels I’ve been watching.
It seems like many cross-stitchers put in a New Year’s resolution to start a floss tube channel. I love it and hope they can stitch with it.
The one I really loved was Lauren, The New Hampshire Stitcher. Here is a view of her first Floss Tube. She did a WIP parade and in her second video, she did a finish parade. So fun to watch. She stitches the same kind of projects I like. I was so fun to watch. If you are into floss tube, please check her out and subscribe to her channel. It will give her lots of encouragement to keep filming.
If you want to find her channel on Youtube. It is HERE.
I discovered another new floss tube. These ladies are named Antique Needleworkers. They did a first video introducing themselves and showing projects they are working on. Again, they are stitching projects that I would love to stitch. You can find them HERE.
I enjoyed watching them very much. They were a lot of fun.
If you’ve found any you are watching, please share them in the comment section. I love finding new flosstubers to watch.
A very simple Favor Find I discovered was moving my furniture around. I know it’s a simple and easy thing but my couch, even though it was a name brand and only 4 years old, has a saggy cushion. It’s in the spot that EVERYONE sits including me when I cross stitch.
You can see that the spot on the left has changed and sags towards the center.
It’s even worse if the feet are out.
I ended up moving the couch and loveseat around. The loveseat has had very little use since we purchased it. It’s where I am sitting now to stitch. I’m so glad I changed it up. I think it likely saved me from buying new furniture for now. I do believe that I will need to buy something before long especially if I keep having back troubles.
Can anyone recommend some good furniture with back support? As I said this is likely a temporary fix but it’s working for now. I’d like to have some idea of what I’d like next just in case.
The other favorite find has to do with my back too. I’ve been to the chiropractor three times in the last week. I’ve been a mess. What happens is my hip goes out. She puts in back in and then I am so stiff and sore. I think I do things to try to get my back loose and then screw up my hip.
On Saturday morning it hit me. I have a tens unit. Do you know what they are? I sure didn’t until I had trouble with my shoulder. It is a really simple machine. You can find it HERE on Amazon. They are only $33…cheaper than a chiropractor or massage appointment.
To use it you put the patches on your body in an area where your muscles are tense. You turn it on and pick the mode you like…turn it on and it “massages” and relaxes the muscles in that area.
I upgraded and bought the larger pads so it covers a larger area. You can find those HERE.
So far, this has been working great on my back and giving me a lot of relief. Hopefully, it all continues along that way. I’m ready for a pain-free back.
I can’t believe I forgot that I have this and how good it feels on muscle issues.
That’s all I have for you today. If you have some favorite finds please leave them in the comment section.