Two items framed

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This afternoon I got two more projects framed – or nearly completely framed.  They are attached to the foam core board but I’m waiting for a point driver gun to come, which should arrive tomorrow to completely finish them off.   Once the stitching is on the foam core, you use glazier points to hold them in the frame.  I have a really hard time using those and getting them pushed in place – some of the wood on the frames is just too hard and trying to slide them in place with a screw driver pushing them and having to pull against the opposite side of the frame to get leverage – well it just wasn’t working and I could just see the screwdriver slipping out of the list notch and gouging a hole in my hand/arm — nope that would not be a good thing.

So the point driver gun is sort of like a staple gun.  It inserts those little back kind of points that you get on a lot of store brought picture fames – the flexible ones that you can bend up to change what’s in the frame and then bend back down to hold it in place again – and it will also do the rigid kind that don’t bend.

These photos are not great since it’s now raining and I had to take them inside (and I took them on top of a dark surface) so they aren’t showing the true frame colors but  I will take final photos once the points and the dust cover is attached to the back.

VF frame 

These photos are not great since it’s now raining and I had to take them inside (and I took them on top of a dark surface) so they aren’t showing the true frame colors but  I will take final photos once the points and the dust cover is attached to the back.

 

I may need to go see what else is in the “to be framed” pile since these two went pretty quickly.

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to my Dad! Since I showed a past birthday wall hanging I had made him, here’s one of the Father’s Day gifts I made him in the past- one of my favorites called Heads or Tails.

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I won’t show you another progress photo of my current cross stitch project – if you scroll down to the past several posts you can see it and I have finished the large middle flower (after ripping out one group  of flowers on a stem because I had them placed wrong).  I’ll wait to show it when it’s done.    I am already planning my next stitch of course.  Leading contenders are the  Coming to America Women of the Mayflower chart that friend Judy enabled me to buy.  It’s been  sitting next to my stitching chair and it is calling to me.  But Little Deeds is also a possibility.  Also Peace Be To This House – I love the colors used in this little design.  And it is little – charted for 14 ct and it’s small on that size.  If I do it on 18ct, the stitched area would only be 3″ x 3.5″ – very petite.  But I have a few days before I have to decide what’s next because when I get done with the current stitch, I will stitch on the next block for Farmhouse Christmas.

Yesterday I put together two of the frames I had ordered from Custom Frame Solutions that didn’t come preassembled.  Easy to assemble and I had them done in no time.   One of them was the frame I had ordered for Vintage Flowers.  I had previously showed a frame with that design that I had ordered for a different project but they sent me the wrong size – not the size I ordered (they are letting me keep the wrong size frame free of charge and sending me the correct size I ordered).   Anyway both frames look good but I think I am going to go with my original plan – the top photo.  The bottom photo is the free frame – that’s the style frame I will be using on my Farmhouse Christmas.   Now I just need to remember what I ordered the other little frame I put together for ….

vintage flowers frame

VF frame

It’s chart adoption day and last week’s chart to be adopted, Easter Peeps Parade, goes to Karen Seitz.
block6This week’s chart up for adoption is  Pinewood Farm – one of the Farmhouse Christmas block charts.  If you are interested in adopting it, leave a comment with the word Farm in it.  Remember, you must have a US address and you must check back next Sunday to see if you were chosen and, if so, send me a private email with your mailing address (do not post your address in the comments section).  My email address can be found in the blog sidebar under my photo.