Some day I want to go into Hobby Lobby by myself — without Vince, without Addie — and spend as long as I’d like to spend. There’s so much to see in there and so many ways I could use some of the things for cross stitching if I just had a bit of time to look and think and go back to the same things when I have another idea. Vince would be saying “You’ve already looked at that! If you can’t decide if you need it . . you don’t need it!” Ok!! Let’s leave here and go to Harbor Freight and look at stuff we don’t need! 🙂
Today Vince had to go to town to get an oil filter and oil for the mower. He wanted to order something from Harbor Freight and he could only do that inside the store but when he went in, the line was too long and he left so I guess we get to do that another day. I wanted to go to Hobby Lobby so I told him I’d go with him if we could go by there. I also wanted to stop at Natural Grocer and see what kind of sweet potatoes they had so I can try to grow different varieties.
I was looking for candle stands because they’re used a lot with cross stitching and they were on sale this week. I found these.
I see that I have one of them upside down. I guess I was planning on using that one like a drinking glass! 🙂
I walked to the framing department to ask them how much they would charge to make a frame for me. I was thinking I could choose the frame, give them the dimensions and get a price, then compare that to the price for a similar design, same size at the place I order my frames. If Hobby Lobby would make the frame, then I could lace the piece and get it in the frame but no one ever came out from the work area to talk to me so I was looking while waiting and found some “custom” frames marked way down. I’m not sure if these were frames they ordered for people who didn’t like them or never came back but I was happy to find them.
This is a very pretty frame and it looks like good quality. It’s 9″ x 20.5″. The original price was $112 and it was marked down to $28. I seriously question whether it was $112 but at $28, it’s a decent deal and I think I have a project not yet stitched that will fit in here.
I found this frame at Custom Frame Solutions, which is where I order my frames. The picture makes this one look wider but it’s 1-3/8″, which is very close to the one from Hobby Lobby. At Custom Frame Solutions, this frame would have been $94 so maybe Hobby Lobby’s price isn’t too far off. $28 was great!
Custom Frame Solutions does have good sales and they have a wholesale club for an annual membership fee that I think is worth the membership fee if you order several frames per year.
Back to the Hobby Lobby frames . .
I love this color green! This one is 4.5″ x 6.4″ and it was $4.99.
This one is 7.25″ x 9.5″ and it was $6.10.
When I find a frame that is close but not exactly the right size, I can usually leave out a row or add a row if it’s too tall or too short. I can add something or leave off something if it’s too wide or too narrow . . just so I know the size I need it to be before I start stitching.
It was a productive day. Too bad I haven’t had time to stitch yet.