Saturday, October 1, 2011

OK OK OK

I've been busy...I've been sick...I've been depressed...I've been cleaning...I've been working in the yard...I've been doing laundry....I've been playing Words With Friends...I've been entertaining...b blah, blah, blah....blah...    AND I've been stitching !!!

Here is Soar, designed by Brenda Gervais from With Thy Needle and Thread, framed by Jill Rensel.  It's just to die for.  The red frame is under the glass.


Garden Glade, designed by Carriage House Samplings using Jean Lea's  - The Attic Needlework fiber adaptation, framed by Jill Rensel.  AMAZING !!  You can find Jill's fabulous work and more pics on her blog here.
I've finished stitching these pieces and they'll be on their way to Jill next week.  This one is Spring Greetings by Blackbird Designs using colors of my choice...actually leftovers from other projects.
 Here We Go a Haunting by Shepherd's Bush.  This piece came in a cute wooden box.  I got tired of looking at the Halloween box on the 4th of July so I decided to stitch the piece!!
 Birds of a Feather Mystery Sampler by Brenda Gervais using a silk adaptation by Jean Lea of Attic Needlework.  (Yes...I am a silk SNOB)
 Ah, Tis Spring by Notforgotten Farm using MY PERSONAL SILK SNOB adaptation!!
The next four pieces are by Shepherd's Bush.  They're to put in top of the round wooden boxes.  They were so much fun to stitch.  This one is called Take Joy.
 Warm Heart
 Hold Hope
 And Keep Love for my granddaughters Corinne, Taylor and Carly.  See...I'm ahead for Valentines Day.
 This design is from Chessie & Me.  It will be made into a pin cushion and scissor fob.  The initial 'B' is for my pretty Belle.  This stitch looks just like her (except her tail is shorter...don't tell her).
 And from Blackbird Designs the Partridge Sewing Box (top).  My stitching posse will be over for a  box paint day in the very near future!!
Chessie & Me Hillside Sheep Needlebook.  A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E
 When I saw the black specs on the pattern I though...geeze...this copy is messed up.  DUH  Then I realized these were the bees!!
 Inside....
And the rest of my Blackbird Designs stockings.  I finished stitching them earlier this year and finally sewed them up.  I took them to our Library stitch yesterday and got them trimmed and turned.  I'll finish the bead hangers this weekend watching FOOTBALL !!!


Phew...so finally the blog is updated.  I have more to show...of course I do but I'll save that for another day.  And I promise...it will be sooner than 4 months !!

Hugs and Happy Stitching ...

31 comments:

Siobhan said...

OH MY GOSH. I don't know where to start!!! Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh. If I stop blogging for a few months will I have as many finishes as you did? ;) Everything is stunning, Cari, from the ornaments to the stockings to the framing and everything in between. WOW!!! Beautiful work. It's so good to see a post from you and catch up with all of your stunning stitching.

Nancy said...

Cari, YOU ROCK!! All of your stitching is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Really love the framing on the SOAR Sampler, red frame under glass..what a great idea...really sets the sampler off! Your CHS piece is beautiful, love the colors! So good to see you post again, thanks for sharing all of those beautiful finishes!

Jackie said...

You sure have been busy! One picture after another of beauties! I think I need to get sick, do laundry, etc so I can be more productive!

I do hope you're feeling better though...

Deb said...

Good grief woman! I don't know where to start! The framing is oh, so fantastic!!!! And all those ornaments - be still my heart. I want to be like you when I grow up! LOL You need to teach me what it's like to stitch on a smaller item. I always pick up the biggies.

You have some wonderful things in progress too. Be still my heart!!

Cathy Lloyd said...

You, my dear sweet sister, are an
OVERACHIEVER! I knew you were quietly stitching! When you are quiet, there is something "simply fabuous" in the works! OMG!!
XOXO...I♥U!

Mereknits said...

You have been very, very busy with all of your beautiful projects....any knitting?????? Just asking.
A big hug for you,
Meredith

Paulette said...

Wow, everything is GORGEOUS! My gosh, at the stitching you get done! And Jill's work... outstanding!

Paulette

Diane (di) said...

Oh. my. goodness. That *thud* you heard is my jaw hitting the floor. All of your stitching is just beautiful!! Love, love the red frame under glass and those stockings. Simply stunning. Congratulations on some truly beautiful finishes!

Tammy said...

Wow!! What truly beautiful work! This post was such
a feast for the eyes. Thank you! Can't wait until the next post.

Terri said...

Holy cow! You've been a busy girl! I love looking at all those cute stockings!

Kim said...

CARI! I seriously gasped at the sight of your Garden Glade! Just beautiful! You've been very busy! That's a good thing though...keeps you out of trouble! ;o)

Glenna said...

Oh, that was YOUR Garden Glade I saw on Jill's site! So wonderful! As are all your beautifully stitched (with SILK--I also am a silke snobbe) projects. I love love love the little sheep needlebook (now I want one) and I'm seriously thinking of getting my hands on the charts for those stockings! Glad to see your post!

Katrina said...

Wow, wow, and wow again!!!! You really are fabulous :-). Soar is so pretty. Jill framed my BBD Where My Heart Blooms with a double molding. I love it!!!! Garden Glade is gorgeous too. And your needles are flying!!! Everything is wonderful, it makes me want to stitch, stitch, stitch and I can't wait to see more!!!

Alison said...

You've been really busy...can you send that gene over here? All your stitching is beautiful but I especially love that Chessie piece and those stockings are just darling!

Margaret said...

My dear Cari. You are amazing!!!! Wow! OMG! Everything is just gorgeous, amazing, beautiful! That Garden Glade -- it's got to be my favorite thing ever that I've seen Jill frame. The combination of your beautiful stitching and Jill's genius framing -- amazing! I love all the framed pieces, but that one is a standout for sure. And your stockings! Wow! And all the other finishes! Talk about eye candy! It was worth the wait for you to post. You are so inspiring! I hope the sickness and depression are gone now. Neither one is fun. You take care of yourself. Hugs to you.

Deborah said...

My Goodness, have you been busy! The framed pieces are really beautiful. The others are all fabulous. I need to put in some serious stitching so i can catch with you.

Dona said...

What a beautiful post! All of your stitched projects are lovely and the framing turned out great. The Attic's GG conversion and your Soar conversion are both so pretty.

Carol said...

Oh, I don't think I've ever seen any post so filled with stitching goodies!! AMAZING!! I love each and everyone, but seeing those darling stockings all laid out is so impressive. Beautiful work, Cari!

JOLENE said...

Wow...wow...wow! Cari has been a busy queen bee! I don't know where to start. I love what Jill did with the leaves, what a great idea! And that beautiful bird is simply to die for. Everything is eye candy! Congrats on some outstanding handiwork. Smiles...

Kathy Ellen said...

My goodness! It is no small wonder that you haven't been able to blog much for a while. You have been stitching up a storm! I can't get over all that you have stitched!

Everything is gorgeous. Among my favorites are "Garden Glade", framed by Jill in a perfectly matched frame! Love Chessie & Me pincusion and needle fob almost finished, and "Hillside Sheep" needlebook is so adorable with those sweet little goats and sheep!

I could go on and on, but will just say that I think your accomplishments, these past months, is simply amazing and everything so beautiful!

















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Giovanna said...

What an amazing show... wow! Everything's gorgeous, congratulations!

Nicole said...

Wow Cari!! Everything is amazing!! I can't wait until I can join you on those stitch days and see it all in person!!! Hopefully, it's not too much longer! Congrats on all the wonderful finishes! :)

Blu said...

Holy smokes! Someone's been busy!
Incredible stitching. You've got so many gorgeous finishes!

Michelle said...

Your framing is all amazing!!!! And I am dying over the stockings. They are all so pretty. I need to get mine out and get on it!! You've been one busy lady!

Littlebit said...

OMG!!! Did I even see "sleep" on that list?? Cari..oh my..everything is absolutely stunning!!!!!

valerie said...

You've gotten so much done while you were gone. So many wonderful finishes and framing. I am in awe of all your little stockings!

Sharon said...

Some amazing work there! Congrats on all your fabulous finishes!

mdgtjulie said...

Amazing how much you've gotten accomplished. Grats on all the finishes!! Jill Rensel is wonderful.

Veronica said...

Whoa! Your needle sure has been smoking. Gorgeous finish. All of them. Jill Rensel's framing is to die for. I recognized her style even without mats before you mentioned it. I especially love all your SB pieces. Sigh! So pretty.

Sherry :o) said...

Wow - lots of stuff (even if it was 4 months since last post) LOL!! Absolutely stunning!!

I love the snowman's hair. And I agree - I like silks too. I really like working with overdyed cotton too...

Keep stitching :o)

Brigitte said...

Wow, what an update. And welcome back to the blogging world. So much great stitching. And I'm absolutely blown away by the many BBD stockings that you stitched and have nearly finished. This post is a real dream.