I spread out my 3 stitcheries on the frame table and generally make a mess, pulling lots of mouldings off the displays and trying lots of options. Debbie helps me with measuring (I used to do this myself - she is much better). After we select the frames (frequently consulting other employees and whoever is around), I contact the frame companies directly and they send me the frames at no charge. In return, I list them on the publishing as the supplier and mail them a copy after it is published. It's a good deal for both of us!
Here are Debbie and Carol behind the checkout counter - a beautiful old wood and glass display case. Behind them is the business office - conveniently located in the center of the store with windows to look into the shop on 3 sides. It's hard for Debbie to hide when I come in to mess up her frame table!
Here is the L*K area of the store where lots of L*K models and charts hang out, hoping for someone to give them a nice home. Newer L*K models and merchandise usually stay on the "What's New" table with new releases from other designers. Alot of my models spend their time touring the country in my 2 trunk shows. When models are tired from their travels, I sell them at market (very cheaply) to needlework shops so they can spend their retirement being admired, rather than spending time in my attic!
Now it's time for me to email the frame company to order the 3 frames, so I'll update this process as soon as the frames arrive. Back to designing NEW STUFF...I need something to stitch! Multi-tasking abounds!