Some of the booths at the flea market yesterday had sales so some of the prices I paid were ridiculously low. These frames are not fancy. Some are downright cheap but I like them all and with the right cross stitched piece in them, they’ll look like a million dollars.
And, these photos were all taken in the back of my car because I don’t have a place to store these frames. I have an idea about how to hang them so I can see them and know the measurements but in order for that idea to happen, I need Vince’s help. I figure I’ll leave the frames in the back of my car. It will be at least two weeks before we use my car again so when he says “Are you going to get those frames out of the car?”, I’ll say “Oh! I need your help with this idea!” I won’t look him in the eye because I know I will not want to see his expression but I think he’ll eventually think my idea is a good one.
Some of these frames I really like and am not going to try to cut them down, at least not any time soon. There’s an old guy across from us who used to own a framing shop in town and he told me he’d help me if I had any questions but that was back when I was asking about lacing. Now that I’m talking about actually doing hard and scary stuff, I’m not so sure he’d want to help me. He’s a bit grumpy and I’d rather not have to ask him but I keep thinking . . he knows so much and I know so little, it seems a shame not to ask. The worst thing he can do is say no . . go away! So, I’ll probably try cutting down a few myself and if that doesn’t go well, I’ll seek his advice.
This one was in a box with about 8 identical frames . . $1 each. I got this for Addie’s school picture. Nicole got me an 8 x 10 and I think one will be great with her picture.
This frame was $2 and I think it would be great to maybe distress and use some colored wax or glaze. It’s wood so I can play with it a bit.
This isn’t a bad frame. I have several charts that are long and skinny or short and wide, depending on what goes in them and how they are turned. This may work for some of those or it has plenty of inches so I can cut it down for practicing. I think it was $4.00.
This one looks scratched at the bottom but it isn’t. It’s a leaf or something in the car. I like this frame too but it also is big enough that it could be a candidate for being cut down.
Sam as above. I could cut this one down if I had something smalelr or I like it as it is.
This was one of my favorites. I might spray paint it or I might rub some glaze or wax on it and just hit the high spots. It was $3.
This one was $1. Frame and cross stitched piece for $1. I love that saying. Whoever came up with that saying, a wife no doubt, was so right! The cross stitching is perfect. It isn’t on Aida but it doesn’t look a lower thread count linen. I don’t think things would be so large if it was a 36 or 40 count linen but I didn’t pay a lot of attention. I’ll look at it more when I get it out of the car. I think I’m going to leave that one in the frame, as is and hang it in our bedroom – just to remind myself . . twice as much husband; half as much money!