Thanks to everyone who had great ideas for how I can get going on my scrapbook, both here and on Facebook. Those were some wonderful suggestions that make total sense to me. I'm going to set some time aside for working on it.
This hasn't been the biggest stitching week for me. I've been a little tired and instead of taking out my stitching in the evening to do while watching TV (pretty impressive multitasking, huh?), I've tended to veg out in front of the TV. But I recently framed up three projects myself, which is quite an accomplishment. Stitchers often have a dilemma of what to do with finished projects. Let's see, you can have them framed, make a pillow, craft it into a bellpull or wall hanging, or sew a pin cushion. I know that there are other extremely creative things that people do with their finished cross stitch. The dilemma comes when we want to frame our finishes. Framing can be very costly and the more you stitch, the more $$$ you will part with.
American Frame, I am now a pretty good framer. American Frame is a good source for custom frames, mats and foam core. Plus, they'll cut a piece of plexiglass for you if you want. They include all of the finishing hardware too. The good part is that you can get a good result for a fraction of what the framing places cost, all for a little time and do-it-yourself work! Now, if I ever finish my giant UFO or do any other large project, it will go to the professionals. But for small stuff like what you see here, framing it myself just makes perfect sense.
From left to right: Snow White by Little House Needleworks; Joyful Summer by Country Cottage Needleworks; and I don't know what the one on the right is. I stitched this one in 1988, first time stitching on linen. I thought it was about time it was framed.