Ok here are the pics... not so great, sorry.... to continue the saga of my idiot framer. I have to say up front though that the overall look of the piece is nice so I'm pleased with my choices, just not with how big a moron he is.
If you ignore the blur, you should be able to pick up the indention of the beads.
I thank you all for your commiseration. I knew I wasn't alone in suffering indignities when framing, but it is heartening to see the evidence nonetheless.
And, no, my backs aren't that nice looking. He's just-- say it with me -- an idiot. The funniest part on The Backwards Duck piece, came when my friend picked it up from the shop for me. When she collected me from work later, I could see something was wrong through the plastic wrap he seals the pieces in and her car window. So I say to my dear friend "hey, what do you think of how the duck turned out?" "Oh," she promptly replies, "it looks great." I, of course, bust out laughing and call her a liar. Seems she never even bothered to look at it. She just assumed it would look good. The shop owner, when I returned it for reframing, said she thought it was odd, but figured I was being nice and framing a child's stitching.
Happy stitching to all and to all GOOD FRAMING!