Yesterday morning I put the last stitches in Christmas Tree by Primitive Hare. After all the thoughts on how to finish this design I thought it so lovely that it must be framed. I stopped in at the frame shop yesterday morning while out running errands. After trying several frames it was narrowed down to the two you see in these pictures. They are very different looks and each have their own appeal. One definitely represented more of the look I was going for so it is the one I chose. Can you guess which one?! You will have to excuse the bad photos at the frame shop - don't know why it looks like there is white line on the fabric as there is not.
I have to share my find while walking through the office supply store yesterday. I happened upon these wonderful highlighters that are retractable with a click just like ink pens. I love that the tip is a nice small size as well. I think these will become my new best friends.
Lastly I have to share that I really am enjoying getting some of my stash stitched up by not adding any new designs to it. I will admit that it isn't always easy as every so often I see something I would like to have. I'm being very disciplined and writing them down in my book by my computer on a "Wish List". I will say that I did take a moment to look at that wish list today and crossed three of them off the list. I do find that if I give myself a couple of weeks and then go back and look at the design I sometimes find myself saying "what did I find so appealing about that design". If I find myself saying that, off it comes. However, it I take another look at it and my feeling is "oooh I just have to have that" it remains on my wish list. My friend, Harriet, suggested that I put a spot on my blog for a wish list so that family and friends who might like to give me a gift for a special occasion could. I think that is a lovely idea and will work on that - must be sure that the only items that go on it are those "oooh I have to have it" ones.