Yesterday I picked up my cross stitch project from the frame shop.
They did a great job, and it has already found a home in the nursery.
I have finished a handful of counted cross stitch projects over the last 16 years - and framed them myself. But this project needed not only a custom mat but a custom frame/glass. Adding the cost of labor for them to frame it was not that much more, and well worth it, in my opinion.
Now that these are finished, I'm looking for a new counted cross stitch pattern!