That mood never seems to strike me! I have so many projects that are in desperate need of being framed!
I like the sampler at the top.Do you frame these yourself or have them done for you?Is there any special way you 'frame' your work? How is it done?
Lor, I frame them myself because I can't afford professional framing. While stitching a specific project I start looking for a frame that would work that is on sale or I can use a coupon to purchase. If the frame comes with glass, I cover it with quilt batting and place the piece around it, insert it in the frame, pull tight, and tape down like a wrapped package. I use foam board if there is no glass.
So you don't hide your samplers behind glass? Is there a reason for that?I have an oil painting that my grandmother painted, and I have been told to never put it behind glass, but leave it out to the air.
There are two schools of thought about glass. I prefer no glass. If you do choose glass, you're supposed to have a mat that keeps it from touching the stitching by raising it up a bit. I don't think I've ever seen an oil painting under glass so you probably got good advice about your grandmother's painting. That must be a wonderful thing to have!
Thank you, it is very nice to have one of her works of art. She painted a lot, but most of the paintings were kept by the executor of the 'estate' (not that she had much of anything). I do have pictures of many of her paintings.