Friday, October 20, 2017

Back in the saddle

Well, we never really left the saddle, we've just had a bumpy ride this summer.
The last few months have been ROUGH, but I think we've made it back to smoother waters.   We've been working as much as possible however it never seems to be quite enough.

 Here are some recent beauties:  Each and every one of these is a masterpiece in it's own right.

First, I need to say, "Hey, Jodi, leave some ribbons for someone else, will ya?"  Seriously, though.  She is a testament to the power of positive thinking.  She asked me to frame her blue ribbon winning piece, and sure enough, it won the blue ribbons! 

This delicate and detailed fairy garden needed some delicious embellishment by Miss Amber.  I could just cuddle those bumblebees!

 This is one of those times that the frame just seemed to be made for the piece.  An extraordinary frame for an extraordinary needlework for an extraordinary lady!

 Oh, Enchanted Aurora, how you shimmer!

 The happiest pumpkin patch on earth.

A beautiful Aphrodite with lots of Renaissance styled embellishment!

Over the top Glendon Place Jack O Lantern Moon

And a gorgeous witch - for good measure.



Cathy Lloyd said...

Beautiful work Jill! Happy to see you back!! Hugs!💕

Vickie said...

Phenomenal work!!

Christine Slaughter said...

I'm sorry for the rough few months. I just received my Sleepy Hollow last week, and I am absolutely over the moon with your work. Thank you so much for taking my piece and bringing it next level.. No, epic level! Your work is amazing, and I appreciate the time and effort you put into my piece!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

That's a definite advantage having a Jill Rensel frame job in a competition! These are all gorgeous; the stitching, the mounts and the frames.
Thanks for sharing.

Lynn said...

Each one unique and amazing!

Jennifer Davis said...

As usual I am just speechless by your work Jill and Amber!! Awesome.

Kimberly Ronketty said...

I am working on Thea Gouverner's St. Petersburg. I can't wait to send it to you, for your matting and framing stylish and artistic touches!!