In November, I ordered a couple of frames over the internet. As you know, taking stitched pieces to a framer’s is an expensive business and I was looking for a cheaper alternative. So, I found a couple of framers online that are prepared to mitre cut the moulding to customer specifications. No problem, I thought! Except no one told me how difficult it is to select a colour, size and style of moulding that will actually suit the stitched piece when all you’ve got to work with is an online photo of the moulding 😯 I tried and have had some success and some not so good result. Check them out…
Frame No. 1 …
Rustic look, dark wood with fine black edging. Love the finished effect!
Frame No. 2 …
Beautiful frame, but not wide enough me thinks 😕 Or is my perfectionisim showing here?
All in all, I’m rapt that I can buy pre-cut moulding and frame myself. Both frames cost me a total of about $Aust 45.00 including postage, which means more $$ available for stash acquistion 😉 I’ll gettter with practice. My lesson here is not to be afraid to buy a wide frame!
It’s been scorching here in Perth; we’ve had a couple of days over 4o°C and a couple of others over 35 °C over the last week or so. I’m afraid my roses are not too happy with that kind of hot, so they’re not looking so elegant. My pot of pizza thyme, on the other hand, is thriving on the patio
On the stitching front , these are the WIPS I have going at the moment …
Birthday exchange stitching for Patti ( just started) – Birthday exchange for Gaby left Australia last week 🙂
Primitive Needle’s Earth Sampler
Primitive Needle’s Of Female Arts
Drawn Thread’s Marriage of the Minds – you can follow my progress on the 2010 Weekly SAL
Until next time,
Happy Stitching 😉