Hello! My frame for Eunice came in on time. I had the sampler here and took it to Hobby Lobby to have them assemble the work. This is my first piece of Museum glass and the clarity is amazing! But. It has the same glare as the other glass at certain angles.
I hung her where it is the worst to see if there would be any difference. No. Worth almost 3x the cost of regular glass? There is a huge difference in your work's appearance, but not in reflections so for me, no. The cost for this glass in Lucy's frame would be $124. Mark said for everything Lucy put me through, I should get it! I'm not.
This 2" wide pumpkin colored frame was not first choice since I always go for a dark wood, but the more I thought about it ...... so I changed the order. I question and doubt everything, wondering if it's another quirk of menopause or was I always like this. I can't remember. So for those of you interested in how they did, the frame is perfect. As for mounting the work itself, I can't comment since I did my own. Staples were used and he didn't shoot them into the linen. I noticed a tiny piece of something on the light linen that should have been blown off and as soon as we got in the car, Mark said, "you're taking it apart aren't you", to which I replied with a look he clearly understands after 42 years. Museum glass is very tricky and the interior side's coating can scratch, or leave fingerprints so I won't touch it. The price for the 9" x 9 1/2" frame and Museum glass was $69 - $45.90 frame, $4.50 for spacers, $3 for acid free back board, $15 for Museum glass with coupon or $5 for regular. I also bought a large piece of acid free foam board with 40% off. A similar frame for a smaller 5 x 7 piece at my local shop will be close to that. I found several online framers that are reasonable and may take a chance ordering a few that way.
I've read articles on using stainless steel pins for mounting and how the magnets we use to find dropped pins, do not work on stainless. Well, looky here. Every pin in this new box jumped on to the magnet, which is a strong one, but they also stuck to a fridge magnet. Yes there is a magnetic stainless which I thought was only used in specific industrial applications. My few older pins are not magnetic, neither are the ones in men's new dress shirt collars, and why would framers mention the lack of magnetic properties? It states stainless on the package and I wrote to them but haven't heard back.
I'm sure you're all familiar with the greatest curtain catalog, Country Curtains, and when I received my latest issue I found sheers in a gingham check (which mom would have loved) and these Parisian Note panels and valances. Neat! Not for me, but neat! They have the nicest selection and quality materials.
I mentioned that I should be offering a thank you gift for reaching 400 followers and haven't made a decision on that yet but will soon. There's that word again - decision. You have no idea how many days I've wasted on the $#%@ kitchen. I need a pill!!! That's it. I can't believe it's Labor Day. NOOO!!!! I don't want summer to end but I can see the dying flowers and leaves cluttering the yard. Cool nights. Darkness coming earlier each week. Say it ain't so.
Thanks for visiting. Enjoy the week - talk to you soon!