My scroll rod sets arrived yesterday! And I promptly put Tree of Life between these 28-inch bad boys.
So if you'll forgive me while I gush a little bit...
First of all, I ordered it from Stitches N Things and talk about fast?? I ordered this on Saturday and had it by Tuesday. That's a mail order record, for real. Shipping costs were very reasonable for a package as unwieldy as this. So I'm very happy with this shop.
As for the scroll frame, I found this HandiClamp product to be very user friendly. I easily snapped the plastic clamps onto the wooden scroll bars, added a little strip of quilt batting to guard against deep wrinkles, and I was good to go very quickly. I think they're quite affordable. They cost less than many other scroll frames. Although they're more expensive than the bare-bones sets that you can find at JoAnns or Michaels, it's a much better product and well worth the extra money.
I have to expand on that: I'm glad that I tried the bare bones set from JoAnns, because it gave me an idea of what using a scroll frame was like, and then it helped me to know what I was looking for in a good scroll frame. I don't regret that purchase at all, because I think that the little bit of money I spent on that frame actually saved me a lot of money in the long run.
And now to follow up on the Soon to Be College Girl. This morning I mailed off the enrollment deposit for......the College of Wooster! The long process is finally over, and I think that she's found a gem of a school. After our visit this past Monday, we discovered that it has everything that she needs and then some. Great academic atmosphere in a solid liberal arts school. Nice town. Friendly students. A running program that she'll fit right into and a coach that I found to be very impressive. She warmed up to him right away. Generous scholarship offer that will made it affordable. And last but not least, really good food, including great vegetarian choices. I think she's going to have a very happy four years.
But it feels so far away. Barb, can I move in with you? I promise to make my bed everyday and not mess up the bathroom too much.
Oh - and go to my left sidebar and click on the new Gaelic Storm song that I've just added as a widget. Love it!