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Thursday, July 21, 2016

smalls ...


I do stitch large pieces ....
sometimes ....
but most often, I prefer to work small'ish'.
.... and of course, I like to play with these smallish pieces.
Often, I get carried away and fly with an idea, 
creating more and more!

My wonderful daughter took all of these group shots
of my eight Biscornu designs.

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Biscornu is French for ...
what else would you associate with moi ...
quirky odd shape.
While I don't claim to be oddly shaped,
I have definitely been labeled 'quirky'!
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A jumble of color and texture!
[Center is Provence, across bottom is Lily Pond,
Swirling Hearts & Mardi Gras]
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Probably my two favorites,
Provence and Knot Garden.
I loved the fabric I created for Knot Garden so much,
I painted a version of it on artist canvas.
See upper left corner of blog home page.

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I designed matching fabric for each canvas.
Included with the stitch guide and any odd beads
for finishing.
Available through
Bedecked and Beadazzled 
Shops order through 
TisTheSeason.org
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Front and center, Butterfly Biscornu,
Paisley, Provence, Mothers' Rocker,
Lily Pond, Knot Garden, Swirling Hearts,
& Mardi Gras
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Provence Biscornu is loaded with gobs of color!
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Swirling Hearts Biscornu shimmers!

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Mardi Gras ... proves you can do a lot with 
just three colors!

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Mothers' Rocker Biscornu
This was a special request from the first
embroiderers guild I joined.
For this sweet group of women who encouraged me to
"get out there".  They even drove through a blizzard to get me
to Nashville, where I met my first distributor!
Journeys!
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As I mentioned above, I think this one will
remain my favorite.
Knot Garden
it's one of the pieces in my life that the stitches
seemed to flow out of my hands and onto the canvas.
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Butterfly Biscornu
This was the first, inspiration was from a pashmina
I was given from Egypt.
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Lily Pond Biscornu, color and calm all in one!                             akimberlydesign.blogspot.com

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

journeys...

... life is a journey ...
This phrase has been repeating 
through my brain today.

I've been lucky to have many.
They started at the tender age of two.


One month from now will find me here.
I've no idea who took this picture ...
but I thank you.
These mountains, the valley, the river that flows through ...
this is my home and holds my heart.

I can't believe I left 40 years ago!
So many journeys I've had since.

This morning found me wondering 
when I might come upon a clearing 
on my path where my brain and heart say ...
this is it, this is the place you'll stay.

Until then ... this is where I am today.
Starting a new piece and dreaming up new.

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"Curly Flower"©
is next in The Nine series for
The Black Sheep Shop
class time is 
September 10th & 11th, 2016
Hope you can join us for a weekend of FUN stitching!
Click the link or call to sign up!
407 . 894 . 0444

Check back for updates on my adventures!
... of course, you'll want to see what I come
up with for this crazy flower!