Really and truly folks, I thought we'd come to an arrangement with the Framer From Hell. He was going to unframe Beatrix, I was going to fix the beads, and he was going to reframe her without the damn padding.
Today, he contends that there is no way to frame her without the padding. And that since I "insist" on this "change" I need to sing a waiver saying I will not expect him to reframe her when she slumps in the frame.
How, gentle (laughing --- because I can tell you are) reader, I am NOT a happy stitcher. First off, Mr. A@@ should have told me this was his belief BEFORE he framed her in the first place. Second, there is no reason she can't be mounted to the board without the padding. He says he staples the pieces to the board. If he can staple her down with padding, he can staple her down without it.
Say, anyone know how long the hand gun waiting period is?