Monday, April 18, 2016

I've been so fortunate in my life to have had very few experiences with mortality.  Other than a couple of ex-boyfriends and a dozen or so beloved pets, I haven't lost anyone near and dear to me.  The last few months, however, have made me very conscious of the circle of life.  This week, I learned that this world lost an amazing, unbelievably generous, creative, talented, spirited woman who I was fortunate enough to call my friend.  As I try to come to terms with the loss of such a young vibrant woman, I would like to show you some of the work that I had the joy of framing for her and she had the joy of stitching.  Patricia Boggs, I love your guts.

Jill













Monday, March 21, 2016

Spring, BEAUTIFUL spring

First off - this is Amber. I need to thank all of you for your good thoughts, prayers, kind words, and support.  It means the world to me and it keeps me motivated.  I still don't feel so good - I had a laparoscopy the first part of February and the surgeon didn't find any new cancerous growth, so that's good.....I think....I hate the 'watch and wait' business.  Jill hasn't updated recently because she doesn't know what to say.  So, in the meantime we're making pretty things and we want to share a few of them with all of you. :)









Wednesday, March 9, 2016

New from the Shepherd's Bush

The ladies over at the Bush have been hard at work for the Nashville market-  Here are the coordinating frame and mat sets we've prepared to compliment their glorious labors.

All Is Well: $56.00 Mats Only, $136.00 Full Set

Alphabet Basket:  $46 Mats Only, $132.00 Full Set

Slate Snowman:  $40.00 Mats Only, $108.00 Full Set


Love Box (Love is in the Air):  $22.00 Mats Only, $59.00 Full Set


Easter Box (Get Eggs):  $22.00 Mats Only, $52.00 Full Set

Spring Sheep:  $26.50 Mats Only, $63.50 Full Set


Long May Ewe Wave:  $36.00 Mats Only, $80.00 Full Set


Let Love Grow:  $55.00 Frame only

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The year of being grown-up.

I have a lovely friend who told me years ago, "You don't have to grow up."  Up until now I've thought that was very good advice.  Well, in the face of all the responsibilities the universe is sending my way, I've decided to just go ahead and do it.  This is my year of being a grown-up.  To be directly followed by a year of being a self-absorbed adolescent.  Every day of 2016 I will do something responsible, or important, or good for me.  By the end of the year, I will have earned a little time off.

I woke up Monday morning thinking "I can't handle one more thing."  Sure enough, my studio phone line went down.  Turns out, I could handle one more thing.  I don't know when it'll be fixed, but we're forwarding the calls to my cell phone.  If you can't reach me, please try again.

As well as the grown-up chores, we pulled off some good, creative fun last week.
I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Jill



 

















Thursday, December 31, 2015

Turning trepidation to anticipation

I've sent the crew home to enjoy a long weekend before hitting 2016 a fresh outlook.  I'm sitting here waiting for a Fedex delivery (that probably won't be here until Monday) and I'm finding a coveted quiet moment in which to reflect on the past year and ponder the year to come.  It's chilly today.  I can see the breath of the passers-by as I look out the window to enjoy the sunshine and blue sky.  The fur babies are snuggled into their favorite places. Eddie in his chair, Gidget has found a spot in which she can worship the sun, and Midge has kicked them both out of the kennel.







I am filled with gratitude for all of the blessings the universe has brought to me and my peeps, and am filled with hope that 2016 will bring all of us some measure of comfort and joy.
Jill

Here's a piece I haven't shown you yet.  I'm incredibly proud of this one, as is Sharon, the amazing woman who stitched it.







We finished up some beauties this week.  So, rather than pulling random photos from my archives, I'll show you what we accomplished.