Last week I mentioned I had problems with how to manage the paper for the Christmas mobile I am stitching. Thank you for your suggestions.
In the end I got my inspiration from the sandbags that I have seen at Sue Hawkin's stand at FOQ in Birmingham. Her upholstery frames and sandbags are such a good idea and I have been drooling over the beautiful selection several times. Due to lack of space in my luggage I have yet to get a set.
Anyway I thought I would use her 'sandbag' method and pulled out two heavy books from the shelf to place as a counter weight on the paper that I had extending from the table top.
Isn't the weight of a good book (or two) great?!
I have added more embroidery on the border:
Upper stem: Scroll Stitch #63
Lower stem: Cretan Stitch #4
Upper stem: Feather Stitch #3
Lower stem: Couching #9
Leaves: Fly Stitch #1 and Chain Stitch #8
Upper stem: Knotted Cable Chain #48
Lower stem: Buttonhole Stitch #2
It is such a lovely stitch, both to work and to look at, don't you agree?