Saturday, June 29, 2013

Last TaDa!

For the Biscornu Series, anyway.  
There will always be TaDa!s in my life.  
That's the way my mind works.
Provence Biscornu...just says HAPPY to me!
a Kimberly design©2013
Bright, fun, lots of texture.
Provence Biscornu
a Kimberly design
This was a wonderful adventure.
Merci Bien to all who joined the club through
 The Needle Works in Austin, Texas!
Provence Biscornu, seven of seven in a series by
a Kimberly design

Saturday, June 22, 2013


Such an adventure this has been for me.  Designing, stitching, painting, assembling with my own fabric and I've loved every minute.  Even when my hands ached after hours of painting, I loved it.  

All things come to an end at some point and Provence is the last of this series for The Needle Works in Austin, Texas.
Last steps in the painting process,
Provence Biscornu
a Kimberly design ©2013
Lots of texture...just the background to finish.
Provence Biscornu
a Kimberly design ©2013
Loving the fabric for this one.
Of course, I think I've loved them all.

Provence Biscornu
a Kimberly design ©2013
Background and beads today.
Provence Biscornu
a Kimberly design ©2013
I'll post pictures of it all 'dressed up' soon.  Have a lovely weekend. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


I could easily become obsessed with these flowers!  

My neighbor handed me this beautiful bloom today.  What a treasure, just look at all that color!

Funny story behind this...
a Frangipani Tree.
This spring I attended a Flower Fair held in the park downtown.  In one booth this guy had buckets filled with [my point of view] dead sticks.  Each stick had a blob of paint either yellow, white, or pink.  When questioned he told me that these 'sticks' became the trees that grew the flowers that make the floral leis in Hawaii.  So of course, I had to have one!  Mine looked like a divining rod sticking out of my market bag and I received several strange looks.  Mostly from my Mother.  
When we arrived home, I pulled it out of my bag and shoved it into the birdbath bed with my Pentas.  Still there and blooming it's little heart out.  
I find these Orchids to be so amazing.
These delicate looking flowers bloomed over a month ago!  Last count was around sixteen blooms.  Incredible!
[They'll be a glimpse of the next biscornu for you...hopefully in a post tomorrow.]
  Have a great night all.