It was a really straight-forward job. All he had to do was stretch the piece, cut the mat, insert the plexiglass, and stick it in the frame. But could Mr. Custom Framer do that? Nooooo. He padded Beatrix, then matted and framed her. One of the key reasons for the flipping matting was to protect the hundreds of beads on the piece. That is completely negated by PADDING THE DANG stitching.
I apologize, there are actually pictures of the debacle, but I was too annoyed to download them this weekend. Probably tomorrow -- If I'm not out slapping him around for being a moron.
So Beatrix is going back to him with the exact same CLEAR instructions he had the first time -- with the addition that I expect him to unflatten all the beads that are now laying on their sides.
Damn fool ruined my weekend. I should have learned when he framed one of my pieces with the back of the stitching out instead of the front. Sigh
So, in the sisterhood of stitcher annoyance -- Hove you ever had a framing boondoggle?