I love the frame and although I only wanted a 1/4" showing all around we had to go with a larger amount to get frame made for it.
So if you can enlarge the photo you can see that to the left of the Autumn basket on the edge of the fabric there's a stain. Yes a stain! Wasn't there when I dropped it off and it wasn't there 2 weeks ago When I picked the picture up yesterday evening there wasn't a stain on it. By the time we got home (it was 3 hours later) and I took the brown paper off of it a stain started to show. This morning the stain which I'm sure is some kind of oil was twice as big. So I went off to Burlington to show them what had happened since picking it up. I talked with the store's assistant manager and the guy who did the finishing. He told me the stain was on it when he started framing it but it didn't show when he put the picture together. I really like to give everyone the benefit of the doubt but someone in the store got oil on it. Anyway they took the backing off and the stitching out. They told me that there was no way that it could have come off the frame and that there wasn't any kind of "stuff" back in the work area that could have done it. It amazes me that they framed 2 things for me in less than 6 months and screwed both of them up. The assistant manager asked what she could do to make me happy. I wasn't happy and I wasn't willing to put an even larger frame on it to add a mat and wait another 3 to 7 weeks to get it back again. So I took my money back. I have the frame and everything and will be taking the pins off the foam core and try to get the stain out. If that doesn't work it could turn into a quilted wall hanging or if all else fails I could re-stitch the piece. I never do anything more than once. Well I have made 2 different quilts 2 times (they were lap size except for one which was a twin) but that is all. I don't like to re-stitch charts over. When I'm finished I'm finished no matter what it is.
We haven't made any plans for the Memorial Day weekend other than:
1. Go to the dump.
2. Paint one of the guest rooms.
3. BBQ baby back ribs
4. Go on a bike ride everyday (weather permitting).
5. Go to the Farmer's Market tomorrow morning for scones and fresh veggies.
6. Stitch on my UFO from 1995
7. Monday I will stitch the day away on my 6 Fat Men SAL.
The weather is suppose to be nice again tomorrow but they are predicting rain for Sunday and Monday. I just hate the gloom that is ever present in Western Washington. I suffer from SAD
and its really hard to get out of bed on those mornings.
I hope you all have a safe and fun holiday!