Monday, September 28, 2009

The Best Friends

Is this crazy or what?? Deliciously decadent!!
These are the best friends a gal could have!! I was so very glad they shared the day with me opening all my fun, fun, fun stitching treasures.

From left to right Lesley, Jayne, Sue (sitting on chair), Cherie, Jean, Vicki (sitting on chair), Barb (standing), Kathy and Joan. Jayne is my next door neighbor... how cool is that and Lesley lives in my neighborhood too. Barb is my daughter-in-law and great Mom to two of my grand-daughters, Corinne and Carly. I met Joan at a sock knitting class in 2006 right after I retired. When the sock class was over I was sad because I didn't know when I would ever see her again. Low and behold, we had a common friend who got us together in a stitching group. Now I work in that yarn store one day a week!! Vicki is Joan's sister. Jean used to work in our LNS until it closed. I met Cherie stitching at our library stitch. She keeps all of us in STITCHES laughing. And, Kathy's son Matt goes to school with Corinne in Chicago. It's a small world.

These talented women are wonderful friends and the finest needlewomen around. I value their friendship and hold each of them dear to my heart.

LIFE IS GOOD

25 comments:

Deanna said...

Oh, MY!!!!!! Looks like Christmas!!! Beautiful work, beautiful work. LOVE the stitching AND the frame jobs! :)

Nina said...

OMG! How many wonderful samplers!! Really looks like Christmas, as Deanna said :) Wonderful framed works!

Siobhan said...

Oh. My. Gosh. Cari, wow. Wow wow wow, a thousand times wow. I couldn't wait to get onto the Internet this morning to see if you'd posted your pictures and wow, they are to DIE for!!! They are all absolutely stunning, but I think my favorites are Union Forever and Ida Mae. But they're all fabulous. Wow wow wow. I had decided I might not stitch the BBD mystery piece, even though I have all the supplies for it, but now I'm rethinking that. Wow. Did I say that yet? Wow. ;)

Katrina said...

Cari, what a special group of ladies. I can't imagine more fun or a better day than opening Jill's boxes with dear friends!

Margaret said...

That's so cool about your friends. My next door neighbor is one of my stitching friends too! Isn't it great? I'm so glad you all had a great time together. It's so wonderful having friends to enjoy stitching and gabbing and stashing with!

Glenna said...

Union Forever is my very favorite project, and Ida Mae is a close second. Mind-blowing, eye-popping, amazing. So beautiful! I have a couple of these pieces in my stash, one started, and your pictures make me want to finish, finish, finish. Jill Rensel's framing is beyond belief. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures. And your friends are wonderful too.

Cathy Lloyd said...

Oh I soooo would have LOVED being there! They are all so awesomely fantabulous! XOXO

Cathy Lloyd said...

Not sure which one is my favorite...just when I think one is the favorite, I look at another one! To darn fun!

Julie M said...

Oh Cari! What a beautiful collection of art and friends! Stitching friends are the best! Love all the pieces and am wondering where in the world you will hang them all! I can't pick a fave myself but do you have one?

Deb said...

Oh my goodness - what great pictures of friends and finishes! What could be better than that!!! I'm totally blown away by all your fantastic pieces!!

woolwoman said...

Cari - what a fun day you had - I bet your friends had as much fun as you did. They are ALL so beautiful but that BBD Mystery is my personal fave - awesome every one but that one is my cup of tea! Another excellent framing job by Jill Rensel. Enjoy! Mel

Michelle said...

How gorgeous! What a fabulous mail day. All of your framed pieces are just amazing.

rita said...

what a wonderful time you all must have had. enjoy all your pieces.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Pick me up off the floor, will ya? OMG, gorgeous, I can't believe you got all of these at once. I am just so happy for you - they are all wonderful - absolutely beautiful. What a fun time you must have had. Have you decided where you'll hang them? Post those pics too, okay?

Yeah for you!!!

Christy said...

Way fun! I love all of them! You are sooo talented!

Loraine said...

So much fun to see your awesome framing pictures! Christmas could not be better.

Mos Los Vagabondos said...

What a wonderful day! Fabulous finishes and friends. You out did yourself on the beautiful stitching and Jill out did herself too! How fun to see your pictures.

Love to Stitch said...

OUTSTANDING pictures!! Your work is gorgeous, the frames are fabulous and the best part is, you shared your fun with all of your friends!! Truly the best are friends, glad they could all be there to share in your excitement!! Each one is better then the next! I love Ida Mae too :)

Nicole said...

Wow Cari!! They are all beautiful! Jill did an amazing job! You must be in heaven with all those beautiful pieces for your walls!! :)

Loraine said...

Cari, you are so sweet. Your note to me made me smile. Just wanted to let you know how dear you are to me. Have a great day!

JOLENE said...

I'm speechless!!! So many beautiful pieces of eye candy. What an absolutely beautiful collection of stunning handwork. You should be so proud, Cari. Look at all your wonderful friends, including the two cats!!! I love how Jill framed all your pieces, especially the one with the cut out leaves, to die for girlfriend, love it!!! Where are you going to display all your art work??

Lee Family said...

Wow are those all your? That is amazing they are simply beautiful. You so such a Great job. xoxo

Dawn said...

Hi Cari
Wowsa girl, that does indeed look like Christmas or a great heist anyway, LOL. Your finishes are wonderful and beautifully done. The icing on the pieces is Jill's lovely matting and framing. How great to have all your friends there to share with you indeed. A girl can't have enough of those !! Thanks too by the way for your comment on my little guy Kyle ~ he is just the cats meow for me <3 hugs to you missy

Ellen,With My Needle said...

Cari.

WOW!! WOW!!

I am speechless seeing all your wonderful pieces!!!

I love the way you had your friends over for the great unwrapping, but how could you stand waiting? And did any of your friends want to take home the piece they unwrapped?

Alison said...

Fabulous fabulous fabulous! Did I say fabulous?? LOL. All your pieces are just gorgeous. That Jill does a fine job, gf.

You are so lucky to have such a great bunch of stitching friends. Hugs.