Sunday, December 5, 2010

AN EARLY CHRISTMAS



Look what arrived from Jill Rensel !!!  The 'HV' on the cartons means HEAVY ....  and they were.
 I couldn't wait to open them.  I wished I could take better pic's.  Here is Charlotte Clayton.  The next pic is a close up of the frame that Jill special ordered for me.  Is this a beautiful piece or WHAT????

Earth Gatherer from Shepherd's Bush

Winter Cardinal

Cranberry Tea from Plum Street Samplers

And Wash Day from Carriage House Samplings....thanks Deb!!

La-D-Da  Rejoice, Always Rejoice using Shepherd's Bush thread and fabric color changes.

Shepherd's Bush Finch Song

Carriage House Samplings A Stitchers Prayer.  This frame is just PERFECT !!  It really brings out the colors of the piece.

And June Morning from the Goode Huswife using Belle Soie thread conversion provided by Jean at Attic Needlework.  Thanks Jean....I love this piece and Jill did a wonderful job of framing and matting....look at the flower and strawberry cutouts Jill made...AWESOME.



Blackbird Designs from their book Joyeux Noel, Tis The Season.  The frame and the mats that Jill painted are OVER THE TOP !!  Look at the snowflakes, and holly and berries.  Wonderful !!!  It makes me smile every time I look at it.

Jill's work is stunning.  I just send the stitched pieces to her and she does her MAGIC.  I am so thrilled.  I wish each and every one who visits my blog could see these works of art in person...  Well actually you can....if you come to Florida for a visit!  These will be up on the wall(s) soon!!

Thanks for stopping by.  

36 comments:

Deanna said...

I am in love with the 'rejoice, always rejoice"...and I remember Grandma Johnson being fond of red cardinals. :) BEAUTIFUL stitching and finishing. :)

Alison said...

OMG, they are all DIVINE! Your credit card must be smoking. LOL.

Tammy said...

How wonderful!! So many treasures. Each one is beautiful.

Glenna said...

Oh, so lovely, I just wanted to reach through the screen and turn them this way and that to soak up all of Jill's inspiration. And your stitching--what beautiful works of art they all are! Can't wait to see which 15 new starts you do!

Deborah said...

Absolutely Beautiful! Each and everyone of them. Jill did a wonderful job.

Jan said...

They certainly fit beautifully in your fabulous world, Miss Cari!! Love each and every one of them. Know how thrilled you must be to have them back!

Have a most wonderful week! xoxo

Melissa said...

OMG, Cari, these are absolutely gorgeous! Jill did some amazing mats to enhance your lovely stitching. You must be still flying high from all that gorgeous-ness! Congratulations!

valerie said...

OMGosh...I'm drooling all over my keyboard. Jill did a fantastic job! I really love what she did with June Morning and Tis the Season. Simply stunning...

Margaret said...

OMG!!!! They're all wonderful!!! I know where Jill special ordered that frame from. Perfect! They're all perfect! I'm just gobsmacked! What fun that must have been, opening those packages! Thanks for sharing with us -- I feel so inspired now! Hugs to you, my friend!

Love to Stitch said...

WOW!!! Christmas came early for you!! How gorgeous each and every piece is. Your wall is going to be even more outstanding with these additions :) I love the GH and BBD with the fancy mattes, what an wonderful extra. Would love to see them in person for sure!!!! Your stitching is amazing, keep it up!!

Katrina said...

I LOVE YOUR FRAMING!!! (yes I am shouting, LOL). Really, really gorgeous. I have to get June Morning out :-). I know you are thrilled!!!!

Kelly said...

Your framer did a wonderful job highlighting all your hard work. Congratulations on all the beautiful pieces.

Ranae said...

Absolutely gorgeous every single one of them. Very nice framing jobs on all.
I finally have Villages at the framers, I will be posting that soon, I can't wait to see it now, seeing your beauties

Kim said...

GAH!!!!! Cari!!!! BEAUTIMUS!!!! WOW! I would just be sitting and staring at them all day long! Just gorgeous!!! I love that frame she picked for A Stitchers Prayer...the color is PERFECTO!!! Enjoy your beautiful pieces!

Claudia said...

I am wordless... stitched pieces are stunning: they are all beautiful and so well done! And frames... oh that frames are terrific!!!! How I would have the chance to have one of my stitched pieces framed by Jill Rensell!!!! But I live too far... :(

Michelle said...

OMG - they are all amazing! Such a lucky lady you are! I'd love to see your Joyeux Noel piece completely. The little bit you showed is fabulous!

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Sherry :o) said...

Beautiful! My favs are the La-D-Da and the BBD! Enjoy them on the wall - such eye-candy to look at!

Anonymous said...

Each one is a beautiful work of art! Enjoy all that gorgeousness.
Lancy

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh. That's all that can be said--oh my gosh. You must be absolutely OVER THE MOON with everything!! I can't choose a favorite because they're all amazing. And now I need to rethink my January challenge to include some of those charts! Thanks for sharing the eye candy.

Carol said...

Oh, Cari, I don't think I've eer seen such beautifully framed pieces! I adore the Cardinal, and the Cranberry Tea, and the Wash Day, and, well, every single one! What a delightful early Christmas present :)

KAREN said...

OK I will be there in Jan to see EVERYTHING in person!! We WILL talk. Just got Garden Glade and still missing pieces (silk). At least I can get started. Have a wonderful holiday. Tell everyone HI. All your pieces look wonderful.

Cathy Lloyd said...

SPEECHLESS DEAR SISTER! XOXO

Blu said...

WOW! What incredibly framed pieces! Especially Earth Gatherer, June Morning and Joyeux Noel!

Brigitte said...

Beautiful, so beautiful. All of them. Real treasures. Enjoy them!!!!

BrendaS said...

OMG! They are all simply GORGEOUS!
I'm sure you are very anxious to get them on your walls:)))

Thanks for sharing.

Giovanna said...

I'm drooling all over my keyboard... what a wonderful, wonderful show! Congratulations on all these beauties!

woolwoman said...

Cari - OH MY OH MY - I am in love with your framed pieces - the ones with the special painted mats are just so gorgeous and creative. What a way to start the holiday season! thanks for sharing them pronto! made me drool but oh well ! it was worth it ! Hugs Mel

Daffycat said...

Oh my, they are all stunning, Cari!

I've been thinking about using her to frame some things for me...but I've never known how to contact her. Share?

Ellen said...

Wow, Cari!!! Absolutely incredible work by you and by Jill! Like others your photos left me drooling!

Maybe I need to swing by your place the next time I'm back in Florida.

Paulette said...

OH. MY. GOSH. WHAT. HAVE. YOU. DONE. TO. ME?

CARIIIII!!!! They are allll amazing!!!!!!

Paueltte

Jo Ann said...

what a fantastic early Christmas present. Sure does inspire me to do the 15 new start challenge. Could I count each motif on the Charlotte Clayton sampler as one start ? Ha ! Ha! How inspiring and how absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas! Jo Ann

Natalia said...

Oh my gosh !!! These are absolutely beautiful. It is amazing how frames and matting make everything even more beautiful... Enjoy them !!!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Hi Cari, Santa must have thought you've been a very good girl, your finishes are gorgeous! Nice to see Rejoice framed, I'm about 3/4 done, have been for the last two years lol:) Enjoyed having a peek around your blog. Happy Holidays and many blissful stitches to you in 2011.

Berit said...

Oh, gosh! You must've been good this year--Santa sure brought you a haul! ;)

Mary said...

OH MY !!!!! What a magnificent array of stitching and framing. They are all so beautiful but the one that brought tears to my eyes was "Tis the Season" it is so amazing. I have just received mine from the framer and was very unhappy with it - more so now. Thanks for sharing your lovely work.
Mary