~ and my timing is L.O.U.S.Y!!! I know real estate values are down just about everywhere and I live in an especially depressed area, or at least it seems that way to me. Most major industries (shipyards, auto plant, etc.) left years ago and what was once a booming downtown is now nearly a ghost town. We have a beautiful lakefront, but no one seems to look to the lake. Every six years the State of Ohio mandates that each county have a general reappraisal of every piece of real estate. I just listed my mom's house last week and this week the reappraisals are out. The house has lost an additional 19+% of its appraised value. Maybe good for a buyer, but not a seller :(
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On a positive note, I have finished my Deanne Fitzpatrick rug, Poppies on the Edge of Town. I guess I'm okay with it but not too happy with my windows. I won't say I'll never hook DF style again (NEVER say never!), but I probably won't in the near future :)
I took the easy way out and finished it "Deanne style" ~ no binding just turning the linen over and stitching it down.
Thanks to everyone who suggested where I might find some inexpensive frames. I do not have good luck at the thrift stores, so I don't go often, and since I don't go often, I normally don't find anything. It's a vicious cycle . . . lol! I have on occasion found a frame or two at a thrift store or antique show, but not smaller square ones. I did find a site on Etsy that sounds promising and one person left a comment saying they are a good source so I will have to give them a try.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Pug hugs :)
Pug hugs :)