Friday, February 24, 2012

FRAMING DAY

 I decided today I needed to frame some stitching. I have had this Lizzie Kate kit stitched since it came out years ago. I think it is a chart now,  but, anyhow.... It needs to be framed. I decided it needed framed while in Wally World this morning.. I found this:
 Wall Mirror on clearance for $2.50. Idea Bulb appeared over my head!! Don't you just love those moments! Hey!! It is square! Hard to find square frames.. and it is made by Better Homes and Gardens.
Idea was to take the mirror out, slap in cross stitch... That was the idea....
 Here I have already rip the back off. I thought just pull those thingies upward holding the mirror in and out she will come! NOT..
They have hot glued the mirror in! What? That just says it is made better than I thought. Maybe in the USA? I didn't see where it was made... I had to slice through glue with slicer dicer knife thingie.
It worked... If you don't worry about 7 years Bad Luck.. Yep.. I broke that mirror.. Then I had to get my leather work gloves out and pry that mirror out!  I WON the battle! I now have a great frame for my Lizzie Kate - Secret Garden!
I have not laced it yet.. I just wanted ya'll to get a look at it!!  I may head back to Wally World and get the other one in the bronze color. Can't beat $2.50 for a frame, but do I want 14 years Bad Luck? lol
Now to lace and find a place to put it!  Hmmmmmm
Have a great weekend everyone!!

20 comments:

Mouse said...

just catching up on blogs and coooo love that square frame :) hope you don't get the bad luck .... i've got that all kitted up and I bought it as a chart :)
and shame on Brenda with the chocolates tooo ... love mouse xxxx

Nancy said...

Don't you just love those lightbulb moments!?! That is a very pretty frame and your stitchery is so pretty too!

pam said...

It just looks so good! I recall that chart from years ago too:)

dixiesamplar said...

Gorgeous frame for an equally gorgeous finish, April! sure hope that "7 years of bad luck" thing is just a myth, LOL!

Patty C. said...

It looks perfect!

carol fun said...

It looks great! And the price is right - I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for one or two of these. Square frames aren't easy to find. This frame looks like it was a custom job -- good work!

basketsnprims said...

great finish and great frame,
April. Go ahead and get another and break the mirror, it will cancel out the first 7 yrs. haha.
hugs,
pam

Karen said...

Looks great! Your hard work paid off... who cares about a little bit of luck :)

happy stitching...

Lynn said...

Wow, you can't beat that price! It looks great with the stitching. Superstitions be darned! I'd be going back for the other one for sure.

vivian said...

lovely work! everything always looks better when its framed doesnt it?
have a great weekend
xo
vivian

Catherine said...

It looks great!! Maybe you should go with the 7 years bad luck only being if you break a mirror you are intending to use as a mirror!

Deborah said...

Beautiful frame. It was worth the work.

Jennifer said...

This is so beautiful! I have this pattern and have always loved it . Great job!

Penny said...

What a great idea! Perfect for your finished piece.

blue star stitcher said...

I have never seen that Lizzie Kate design before, but love it in that frame, and what a great price!

Glenna said...

You crack me up with your 14 years of bad luck. You are clever and resourceful!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Such a lovely stitched piece! Great price for the frame, even at the risk of bad luck!

Michelle May said...

Woo hoo! Good job girlfriend!

crossedyarns said...

So worth the 7 years (maybe) bad luck! Beautiful finish

TinaTx said...

Perfect frame - and perfect price! Too bad about the mirror. Depending on what kind of glue was used, sometimes you can heat it with a blow dryer and get it to let go. Just info to file away until next time. :)
I have that pattern in my stash - one day I might actually stitch it.