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Sunday, August 4, 2013

retired, reinvented....


I am fortunate to have made a lasting impression with a wonderful group of stitching friends.  All over the country!

In the spring of 1994 we moved from the Boston area to Huntsville, Alabama.  Another Yankee moving south, many thought I'd be lost.

Ha!  NOT!  I was directed to join a guild there and as soon as the boxes were unpacked, that was exactly what I did.  

I met the most lovely group of women and to this day and two big moves later, we are still in touch.  Of course, the internet has played a part in keeping us connected.  During a recent 'convo' on FB, I mentioned a desire to be back out there teaching.  Freudian slip or not, the conversation grew and in October of this year I'll be back at my old stomping ground teaching a specially designed Biscornu just for them.  

While I lived there they urged me to design a teaching piece for a guild seminar being held in town.  The piece was 'Mothers' Rocker'. 


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"Mothers' Rocker"
a Kimberly design©

Sadly, this piece, frame and all was stolen.  I've not had the heart to re-stitch it.  I did pull a different color way thinking I would in the near future try to accomplish this feat but so far, no.  Just not happening.  

Never fear, the story continues.  I have, however, taken many elements from the piece to design Mothers' Rocker Biscornu.  The colors are similar but more vibrant and the fibers...mostly silks with a shiny Japan Gold to make all sparkle.  Below is just the beginnings.  Can't wait to design the fabric backing.  


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Mothers' Rocker Biscornu
a Kimberly design©
especially designed for
the lovely ladies in Huntsville, Alabama!

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Just a glimpse!

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  1. And the ladies of Huntsville love and approve with much kudos!!! We can't wait!

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    1. I'll be there before you know it! Can you believe it is August!!?

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    2. When will you be in Huntsville? I might have to come. I've been thinking about going back to EGA and ANG.

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  3. Beautiful!!! Can't wait to have you here and stitch this piece. Mother's Rocker is hanging in my entry way and gets many wonderful compliments from those who see it. Sure wish we could snap our fingers and have your original reappear for you. I changed the colors in mine, but it's still Mother's Rocker. See you soon. The stitching adventure continues!

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    1. I remember your colorway, stunning. So glad it still has a place of honor.
      Thank you!

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  4. It's a beauty. I know this will be a special class for all.

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    1. Thank you Sarah, it is going to be a very special class.

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  5. Kimberly, loving your beautiful design !
    hugs
    Chris Richards
    xxx

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    1. Thank you Chris! I'm having a great time stitching it up. I'll post more of it shortly.

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  6. Kim, you know I love everything you design. There are always lots of "ooohs" when I'm visiting here. How awful that your lovely framed piece was stolen. :( I do love how you took a bit of it's design for your new biscornu. It's looking beautiful already! xoxo Paulette :)

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    1. Hi Paulette!
      How is everything in your world? Thank you for stopping by to say hello! Can't wait to see more of your creativity soon too!

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Have a great day,
Kimberly