What do you do with old/retired/no longer wanted framed cross stitch?
I know as time passes on so does our liking of different styles, different designers, color and perhaps the fabric chose. Myself I have experienced my growth of being a cross stitcher with many changes and likings. Today, there are so many new designers and choices of hand-dyed floss.
Myself when I decide to no longer display my framed cross stitched work I normally put it away in tissue paper and a nice sealed container. There are many reasons I decide to no longer display my framed work. Most of the time my framed cross stitch is seasonal and I am into another season. Lucky for me..not a life changing situation!
Today, I visited a Goodwill Store only to find personalized framed cross stitch. I caught myself thinking as I inspected the framed piece. Who is Chris and Kris? Their date of marriage!! What happened to these people? Divorce? Or just no longer wanted their personalized framed cross stitch? I even thought...perhaps they died? Couldn't imagine that being the case as the fabric was too new looking, 14Ct Ivory Aida. Still thinking hmmmm... only to find another framed cross stitch, this time...married to my best friend!! Really? Talk about put on the shelf!!
I don't know about any other cross stitchers out here in blogland but speaking for myself I never plan on anyone seeing my finished framed cross stitch for sale in a Goodwill Store!!!!!
If I should die, then it is up to those left living to do as they feel. Trust me, there will be my instructions on what to do or not do!
I hope they will never donate anything of my cross stitch work to a Goodwill Store!
My conclusion is that "married to best friend" lying on the Goodwill Store shelf had to be a divorce!
But just a piece of advice to all cross stitchers...if you are ever in this situation in life...have a celebration and burn it!!!!!!
So as life goes...perhaps Chris & Kris had a change of heart and the love for their framed cross stitch!!
And I walked out of the Goodwill Store thinking to myself...do I ever want to stitch a personalize pattern, if so I sure hope it never ends up on a Goodwill Store shelf!!
And no I didn't buy the frame for future framing either!! I am just trying to forget seeing this very nice personalized cross stitch for sale in Goodwill!!!
Wishing Chris & Kris the best!!
Until We Meet Again...
CROSS STITCH WOMAN