Friday, October 19, 2012

More Jill Rensel studio pics

I'm hoping that I can get it right this time.  Not too sure why the pics won't post as I'm resizing them all to post on here.

This was a chart that was sold in SB shop but we didn't know the name of it and Jill couldn't think of it at the time.  Thankfully I had taken a picture of it and we all went back to SB for Beth and I to buy this chart.  She and I just loved it!

SB Busy Sheep kit

In this picture L to R, Debra, Angelica, Jill, and Brenda.

Jill and Brenda with her wonderful Christmas table all laid out behind us.

Another framed picture ......

That is all I can get to post today.  I have 2 more pictures remaining that I really hope to show you that I took in Jill's studio.  I've been resizing them all down quite a bit but the last 2 are giving me fits about posting them.  I will keep working on it though and hopefully will find a solution to the right size for posting them.

Until then....Happy Stitching.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Jill Rensel Studio visit and pics.....

Ok....continuing on with my visit to UT for the Shepherd's Bush retreat last month, we visited Jill Rensel's Studio that Monday when we arrived in Ogden. was my idea because I had 2 pieces I needed her to frame up for me....for my xmas present this year from my husband.  That's what I wanted.  My xstitch pieces framed and what better way to pick out frames and mats than just visit Jill's studio and talk with her in person. 

Our little group went there after our visit to SB first and purchased a few little things before the SB Birthday party on Tues.  I was having Jill to frame up my SB Sail Away that I had taken a class from them in 2007 at the very first Dyeing To Stitch retreat in VA Beach.  Yes....I sometimes take years to get my pieces framed. don't want me to keep talking as I know you want to see the pics I took of Jill, her studio, her framed pieces there and then more pics of us.  I just took random pictures around her studio this day and another day that we went back.  I'm including all the pics of Jill's studio here .... for my sanity sake.  I'm sure I missed SOMETHING framed up gorgeous there so .... again.... that's the next trip to the SB retreat.

Well for some reason, my other pics are NOT wanting to post.  My apologies.  I don't know why because I've already copied and resized them to fit.  Maybe the computer is having issues for right now so I will continue posting the pics tomorrow. 

I'm off to xstitch some now on Ted's project....MBT The Lord's Prayer. 

Happy Stitching.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

More retreat pics day 2 - picture heavy

Here are some more pics of our day 2 of our week long trip.  We had left on Sun Sept 23 and our little group of 4 did a lot of things that week. 

We made our way up to Ogden, UT where Shepherd's Bush shop was located.  We stayed at the Marriott right across the road from SB shop.  It was sooooooo convenient to walk to and get there quickly esp when we may have forgotten to buy something. 

I will be posting a few pictures each day of our week.  On that Monday, we HAD to visit Shepherd's Bush shop first as we knew it would be crowded yet fun!  Ok fun for me but not fun for those people who do not like big crowds! 

The following pics are just ones I snapped throughout SB wonderfully decorated walls!!!  And to have those gorgeous painted cabinets to store my stash in........well maybe one day when we settle down and don't move every 2 years.


I hope you enjoyed my "tour" of the shop with all the pictures I've posted today.  I am POSITIVE that I did not get all that is there but.....that will be another trip one day!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Shepherd's Bush Retreat pics.....

I recently went to the Shepherd's Bush Retreat in Park City, UT with several of my friends from Sept 23 - 30, 2012.  However.....we made a week of it away from our normal routines of work, housework, chores, errands and all those other things that keep us busy.  I look forward to my week away but I also miss my family a great deal.

We started off our trip in Salt Lake City, UT and visited Temple Square that Sunday when we first arrived.  But we had to get there first and fitting 4 women's suitcases into a medium sized car can sometimes be somewhat challenging as you can see here.  We took a pic just in case we forgot what went where to make it all fit.

I will just post some pics a little each day so the blog posts don't become too boring with just pics constantly.  After getting all our luggage in the trunk, we headed off to do some sight seeing and visit SLC Genealogy building and then Temple Square.  I had never been to either and was fascinated with visiting both.  I did a little research at the Genealogy Center on my family history.  After going there, we walked over to Temple Square.  It was sooo beautiful to see up close.

This first picture is the information desk when entering the Genealogical Center.

Temple Square

Left to right in the following pic:  Angelica, Brenda, Beth and Debra

The first picture is where the Boys Tabernacle Choir practice and a model of the Temple Square of what it looks like inside.  Both are simply gorgeous.

That is all I'm going to post from my trip for today as I'm going to get some xstitching in tonight while we are still on Fall Break for my kid's school. 

Happy Stitching.