Sunday, September 9, 2012

Breaking My Own Rules

It's been a while since I started this blog.  As the weeks pass, you're all getting to know me a little better.  Some of you have surmised (correctly) that I am an intensely private person.  So much so, that I am a self-proclaimed cave woman.  (It's a really, really pleasant cave, but it is somewhat isolated from the real world.) 
For many years I  tried to never  put anything personal on the internet at all.  No photos, no personal information, nothing.  Then, I broke down and started showing my work on a regular basis but still, I've tried to never post anything that reveals much about me.  As I have experienced more of the blogosphere,  I now have a very different opinion of the internet.  You all have enveloped me in such a loving embrace that today I am breaking my own rule.  Here is the first photo that I've ever posted of myself.  Yes, there are a few others out there, but this is the first one I've put there on purpose.
Thank you all for bringing me out of my cave.

Many of you will be coming to the Shepherd's Bush retreat in a couple of weeks.  If you've never been to one, you're really missing out.  We really have a great time.

Because we will have so many visitors, and it is really the only opportunity I have to meet my wonderful stitching friends in person, I won't be doing any designing the whole last week of September.  I know that some of you will be disappointed, but, as I am not very stress-skilled, I have to set some limits.  Feel free to drop by for a visit, and you're welcome to leave pieces that we can design together via e-mail.  You can even browse through my drawers of mouldings and give me an idea of your preferences.

Once in a while I get to see a particular framing project in it's home environment.  I thought you'd enjoy seeing where the blue fairy lives.  I can't say I blame her for wanting to rest there a while!  It's a lovely little nook.  Thanks, Tracey.

And while I'm at it, here's where the Plum Street Samplers' "Beans, Beans" piece lives.
What a Great spot to grab a quick pick-me-up!
Thanks Kay!

This week someone asked me not to post their piece to the blog because it was a gift, and I got interrupted before I made a note in their file.  I can't for the life of me remember who it was, so if you're reading this, please let me know before I make a mistake!

And now, more fun stuff.


Cathy Lloyd said...

You are beautiful Jill! ♥

Cari said...

Love, love, love seeing you peeking out from behind your sweet girls!! Hugs dear friend.

diane said...

What a lovely lady to go with your beautiful work! I'm so happy to see where the fairy lives. I fell in love with her.

Shaunterria Owens said...

All wonderfully done, Jill. Your artistry is a real gift to those who create. Thank you for sharing these!

Anonymous said...

Well, hello there, Jill! It's so nice to meet you (see you) in person. You're just as lovely as I knew you'd be, and when I called my husband and daughter in to see the lovely lady who frames for us, David said, "She looks like one of your friends." I couldn't agree more heartily!
Hugs to you, Jill,

TheDailyMel said...

How wonderful to see your lovely face!! Thanks for sharing your photo with us. :)

Kasey said...

Yay!! It's great to "see" you now!! Thank you for sharing yourself and your gift!!

LauraNorthernCA said...

So nice to see a picture of you! Thanks for posting it. Love the simple framing on Mary Ann Blackburn and the Ten Virgins pieces!

Rita said...

So nice to see you, Jill!

MysteryKnitter said...

Nice picture of you.
I like the samplers and the painted flowers in the blue vase.