I’ve been watching the sales at Michael’ and Hobby Lobby for frames on sale. I’ve found some nice ones and it’s fairly easy to do a little space adjusting on cross stitch projects if I know ahead what frame I want to use. Storing a bunch of frames ends up taking up space though so I don’t want to go overboard.
There are a couple of antique stores/flea markets here that Vince likes walking through and I’ll sometimes go and look for frames. I saw one the other day that I didn’t get but it was a wide (or long. . depending on how you turn it) framed mirror. I’m thinking it was probably at least 36″ wide and about 10″ long and the whole thing was $10. I stood there and looked at it and talked myself out of getting it because it was an odd size but the more I think about it, the more I think I might ought to see if it’s still there and get it. There have been a couple of long, narrow charts lately that have caught my eye.
This is a framed piece I bought there for $8. Vince said “Oh, I like that! Where will we hang it?” I said “I’m buying it for the frame. I’m not hanging the picture” – though I do like it a bit. He kept saying . . I hate to just throw out the picture. I told him that we’ll leave the picture in it til I come up with the perfect cross stitch piece and then we’ll dismantle it and take the picture out and he can decide what he wants to do with it. The inside of the frame, edge to edge is about 23.25″ so it’s not really huge. Someday I might stitch something that will fit in that spot and then I’d be really happy with my $8 frame.