Sometimes, I have to sit down and laugh at myself! Back in July , 2021, I ordered 7 picture frames. These blog posts show what I ordered. Part One and Part Two. Of those seven frames ordered five months ago, only one piece has been stitched. One frame is for A Changed World which is at least started. I don’t think the other five projects are started and some of those are rather . . not difficult but it’s just “x’s” but they will take a lot of time.
Anyway, Veterans Day at Twin Gables has been finished since July 21, 2021, which is probably what prompted me to order all those frames. There’s free shipping if I spend $250 or more. Otherwise, shipping is about $12 or more per frame so . . free shippping vs. $84 . . so I ordered frames for a bunch of things not even started. Probably not the best cost savings idea I’ve ever had but certainly not the worst either.
At least since about mid-September, I’ve been trying to find the frame for the Veteran’s Day project. I knew they all arrived. There some (I know now there are four) wrapped in sheets under our bed. I’ve gotten them out and unwrapped them at least four times to make sure I didn’t accidentally stick the frame for Veterans’ Day under there. I’ve gone back to those two blog posts linked above a dozen times to make sure I really did order more frames. Where on earth were they?
I thought I had searched every square inch of this house. I knew they were heavy enough they couldn’t have been tossed out accidentally. Last night, I walked into Addie’s room and there, big as Texas, sitting next to her dresser, was this box. I thought . . what’s in that box. I looked at the return address. Custom Frames! I opened it and there were the three remaining frames.
I have gone through everything in Addie’s closet, everything under her bed (where she seems to think is the best place to throw things she doesn’t want to pick up which we will discuss next time she’s here!). There’s an entertainment center in her room and we keep a lot of the art supplies and drawing supplies for her in there, as well as some of my things. I have walked by that box at least 100 times while I’ve been looking for these frames.
I walked into the living room with the frame for Veterans’ Day and Vince said “You finally opened that box?” He knew it was in there all the time. I never told him I couldn’t find it because he halfway didn’t want me to order frames for things not finished and if I mentioned that I was looking for it, I figured he would say “You lost them! You spent all that money and you lost them?” So, I just kept searching quietly.
The entire time I was looking for those frames, I was thinking about the cookie molds that were lost for years!
Anyway, here’s the Veteran’s Day piece just popped into the frame.
Today I’m hoping to get it laced and permanently in the frame, along with at least one more, maybe two more. I’ll get Vince to put the hanging thing on the back and put some I think I can use one of the Command type hangers on the wall. The last one and one I want to do today have such tiny frames that I either have to put the wires across the back or just hang them on tiny nails in the wall. Otherwise, the hardware shows above the frame.
That piece looks great.
I have just about decided I should keep a notebook with info on where I have put things (especially those in a safe place). But then I would misplace the notebook.
I have an air fryer and hot plate on the missing list. Maybe soon they will appear.
Why do husbands have a knack for sayings “oh finally are you going to use , or wear that” grrrrr
I misplaced my platinum wedding ring. I knew it wasn’t lost , you name it I looked multiple times down the sides of chairs , sofas, boxes, drawers under sink and beds!!!! To my dismay it wasn’t going to show itself. Go forward 15 months! And my gasp of surprise was loud enough to make my husband look up. There on the window sill was my ring? Now I know it had’ not been there all this time. Only for husband to say that he thought it was a curtain ring! He found it down the side of his chair when he retrieved his Ipad pen. I was so happy, he said he thought I was wearing my Clogau gold diamond band just for a change! NO, I love my plain band.
Cindy F says
Looks great in the frame and glad you found it! For me it’s always hard finding something I put in a safe place…lol I am trying to start putting things where they should go but there are so many landing areas things can be put upon for just a minute. 🙂
You love spreadsheets. Why don’t you start a spreadsheet to put items you buy in advance of using (or anything, really) and where you put it? Of course, you would have to keep it up if you move things but at least if you don’t do that, the original place you put something might trigger your mind to remembering where you moved it to. I am going through cabinets and cupboards over the winter and if I don’t give it away or sell it, but keep it for future use (oh how I wish I could knock myself up the side of the head and say that I haven’t used it in X number of years, I should give it away…but that is another story), I will put it on a spreadsheet of where I put it. I will add a value also, because my son would have no idea how much a vase is worth and would most likely give it away, even though it is $$$.
It looks great!! Frame is perfect.
Nelle Coursey says
We always use wires on our frames. I do all the framing and they are very easy to hang. You can use a fork tines up, and slip the frame wire behind the frame and the wire goes right on the hanger. You measure the nail or hanger before you put the wire on or pull the wire taught. You can also put those little discs on the back side of the frame to keep it away from your wall or wallpaper. We never use the sawtooth hangers because it is so hard to get it level and with the wire it is easy.
I use wires on the larger frames but some of these are so small, the sawtooth hangers are easier for me. If I ever finish anything larger than 2″ x 3″ (Vince’s words), I’ll use the wire. Thanks.