Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fun to see my designs pop up...

on Jill Rensel's Blog. You can find her at RenselStudio.blogspot.com. She has been doing framing and hand-painted custom mats for Shepherd's Bush for YEARS (in fact, I have to admit that there are a few Shepherd's Bush pieces I stitched JUST for the matting!!!) I have a whole wall of them here at my shop.

But you might not know that Jill does custom framing of LOTS of needlework, and, if you ask her, she'll do custom framing for pieces with hand-painted mats just like she does for Shepherd's Bush. Recently, she started blogging, posting pictures of framing she has done for other needleworkers. I check in from time-to-time, and was tickled to find two of my designs.

This is my Magic Garden design (via Shakespeare's Peddler.) I released it last year, and it's been very popular, but I REALLY REALLY UBER-LOVE this with the matting Jill did. When I called her to ask if I could post the picture on my blog, she said she had no idea I was designing and said she loves Jenny Bean and had a lot of fun doing these mats.

By the way, I have plans for a Winter Garden piece to mimic this one...but more of a "sleeping winter garden" theme to it.

This is a piece I designed back in Fargo for Raise the Roof Designs called "Peter's Cotton Knits." I love how the stitcher used a sky-type hand-dyed fabric, and aren't those little cut-out painted eggs on the matting so cute? Jill is such an artist, and she could not be one ounce nicer.

But you don't have to live in Utah to have Jill frame your needlework. You can call her at 801.627.3594 or e-mail her at jrensel@xmission.com to see if she can do some framing for you. You can send her your needlework, and she'll send it back to you framed amazingly!

11 comments:

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

WOW and CONGRATULATIONS.
How exciting that must be for you.
Be always in stitches

Sandye said...

These are great! By the way, do you have a brick and mortar store? I will be near Hattiesburg next March and would love to plan a stop.

Theresa said...

Hey Sandye, yes, I do have an actual shop. But I'm a one-man show, so before you make a special trip, call to make sure I'll be in when you're coming by. If I have market or need to go teach somewhere, the shop is closed.

Kristen said...

I saw this post on Jill's blog yesterday! Magic Garden couldn't have looked cuter! Reminds me that I have this chart and have to stitch it!!

By the way, I have plans for a Winter Garden piece to mimic this one...but more of a "sleeping winter garden" theme to it.

YES, please!!!!! :D

Sherry :o) said...

This is awesome - really showcases your designs. I have been stitching on Elizabeth Mary Gandey and recently posted my progress. I am LOVING this one...and Ann Dale may be next! Keep up the beautiful and fabulous designs and reproductions!!

Sandye said...

Thanks for the info. I'll check back with you in March!

MoonBeam said...

Some day I will have to splurge and order some of Jill's matts. I love how your Magic Garden turned out. Even though I don't garden, I love that pattern and bought it when it came out. Must get that on my stitch list!

Bobbi

Bon said...

I've ordered the Shepherd's Bush mats from Jill for several of their designs I've stitched. I've also sent her a few other pieces to frame...she is amazing!

April Mechelle said...

Beautiful Mats!! Thanks for sharing her blog ! I am now a follower. lol

Karen said...

Gorgeous job on yours!!! Jill did my Medieval Town Mandala - it's just the most amazing thing I have hanging in my house (until I get Tuscany done, anyway). I have a couple of SB kits in the drawer - one of these days...

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

very beautiful ...

marylin France