Thursday, March 7, 2013

STITCHING AWAY....

I'm back to stitching on Pineberry Lane's Pet Companion Memorial Sampler. I am stitching it on Heritage Linen. With the called for colors. Those little scrolls below the A - G line were over one. I went ahead and stitched A-G and then stitched H-N, so that I could keep up with the counting better. Make sure it all matched to the letters. It came out great. The verse under the last line is over one too. 
I had a shock this week. I had found a frame for my dad's memorial sampler at Hobby Lobby. I didn't know it would fit at the time. I seen it in the 90% off section. It was marked down to $18.10. Wide scroll and decorative frame. I didn't know if it would fit. I measured the size and went home. It would fit!  I didn't go back that night and guess what?  Yep!  Next day I head back to Hobby Lobby. No Frame!! Gone!!  I was so heartbroken.. I knew I should have gotten it that day.. I decided to get the sampler framed anyway. It is a off size of 13 3/4 X 12 1/2. I looked over in their custom frames. Didn't see any I liked. I went to Michaels to see what they may have. I found the perfect molding. Of course, I have that Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget lifestyle!  lol I had my little coupon for 55% off.
Y'all remind me if I ever say I am going to get something framed. Yell Regular Glass Only!  I didn't pay attention and got home and discovered that I had paid nearly 30.00 for  a piece of 14 X 18 masterpiece glass!  Now my design is only 13 3/4 X 12 1/2. Can I get the piece they cut off to use in my other small frames?  lol  I know I am cheap.. or thrifty as I like to call myself...
Plus I don't think I will need the Museum glass. My house is dark and the wall where the sampler will go is dark, no sun ever hits it.
I told Mom, I will chalk it up to a lesson learned in glass. She did the same thing with one she had framed at Hobby Lobby. They don't ask. Oh.. This is also without a mat.I was reading over receipt. It said I saved $ 215.95 with my coupon. So I would have paid close to $ 370.00 for a nearly 14 X 13 frame!  I think, they make you think, you are getting a deal...
I may get the next one done at a framing shop I used to use. I will see how that works out... It has been about 7 years since I had anything framed. Sorry for fussing... I am really excited about getting it back, and I did love the molding for it! I will post pictures when they call!
PS... I have been ordering stuff from market!  I can't ever have enough stuff to stitch!  It is a Disease!
Till Later........


 

5 comments:

thesimplethyme said...

framing is so costly..

stitching definitely is a disease, at least I know I'll be happy if it kills me..lol.

blessings,
~Ronda

xstitchatoz said...

There`s nothing wrong with thrifty - I should know, I live in Scotland! :) Why would you pay extortionate prices for custom made frames if you can get the right size from the shop?
I`m loving this sampler you`re working on. Have you been anywhere on your scooter lately?

pam said...

Glad to see your are working on a project for yourself. There is a godd framer near me but they are SO SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

If I have something framed it's at my LNS, and she said customers have told her that HL is as much or more than hers with the coupon.

That's a neat WIP, too.

Sharon said...

This looks lovely!