Wednesday, December 16, 2015


Translation ~~ Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas to me!!!  The great gift to myself arrived today, the Acadian Rug Hooking Frame.  Help me open my present, will you?  The frame was sent Priority Mail and definitely marked as 'fragile'.
The frame parts (not including Ben's nose, paws and his toy) were nicely wrapped......
....and protected even more inside the box with paper, air bubble bags, bubble wrap and foam peanuts.
Below shows a partial unwrapping of the gift and you can see the assembly instructions tied and hanging in the middle of the frame top yoke section.
Okay, now for a very pleasant surprise to me.  With my other swivel frames I've often wondered which part was up and would it make a difference if the bolts went thru the holes okay anyway.  HA!  With this frame there is no wondering.  You see that little dot (a small drilled hole 'beauty mark' to me but they call it a "Registration Mark (hole)".  That hole is drilled on the top and in the yoke below that to be sure they are assembled properly if you disassemble your frame when taking it to a class as long as those tiny holes are on the same side you are fine.  How dang smart!!!!!!  That way you can be sure that the frame swivels correctly and a 'sweet spot' made with each revolution your frame makes.
Below is a picture of the frame assembled, included with the purchase came the gripper cover (oops, the instructions laying on the floor still). You can also see my project on the other frame and now I'm anxious to pull some loops with my new gift.
I totally forgot to take a picture of the Ball/dowel being too excited about assembling the frame.  So know there is the ball and dowel which goes inside that wooden post and the frame does have a height adjustment.  I'll take more pictures later but am really really anxious to go play and pull loops for a while.




  1. Hi Saundra,
    Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas!!! Looks like you treated yourself very well and you certainly deserve it!!! The frame looks amazing and am anxious to hear your review!! I'm sure it will be a winner!!!
    Happy Hooking, my friend!
    Christmas Hugs~

  2. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Saundra, happy birthday to you, and merry Christmas too.

  3. Happy Birthday Saundra! Enjoy your new frame!! xox :)

  4. Happy birthday!
    Merry Christmas!
    You must have been a VERY good girl.
    Hugs :)

  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Saundra, what a beautiful gift to yourself. it will bring you lots of joy and hooking fun so it's a great investment. Like Julie said you deserve it.
    Merry Christmas.
    Big warm hugs.

  6. Ohh that's a dandy frame. Happy Birthday sweet friend. Cheers too

  7. That is a beautiful frame, the perfect gift for you and i know it will get a lot of use.


  8. Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas that looks so great! enjoy enjoy

  9. Happy Birthday! Great frame! I'm sure you will have this beauty broken in in no time!

  10. I can feel your excitement, Saundra !
    Enjoy !!

  11. Happy Birthday! Let us know how you like it!

  12. So anxious to hear how you like it. Is this the cherry one? Beautiful. Merry Christmas, and Happy Birthday! You deserve it!!


  13. Yay! Enjoy your new gift - it looks like a great frame!


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