Thursday, December 20, 2012

Decking the halls....

glimpses of a few treasures and some 'finished' stitching.  Always a good thing.  

I designed the 2 sided ornament for Rainbow Gallery several years ago, still a favorite.  The coral & turquoise I painted but never figured out how to put a hanger it gets  'displayed'

The Collection of Designs Santa stand up Mom stitched a good while ago too.  Fun discovering treasures when you get the Christmas boxes down.

My Mom is a huge fan of anything red, white, & blue!
She stitched her stocking and I painted the tassel for her.  I'd forgotten about the tassel.  

Sunday, December 16, 2012

day to day...

Since I last blogged, so much has happened in the world.  My heart is a whirl of hurt but ever hopeful for a brighter future.  It's like being on a teeter totter ... remember when some kid would inevitably jump off while you were 'up'.  Most of us never let that happen twice.  Then you become an adult and the world throws you a curve that makes your stomach drop.  I hear in my head ... just keep going ... smile, breath ... breath deeply.

In my own little part of this world much has happened that's made my heart soar.  I decided to leave Texas ... just like that ... I had a talk with myself and for once, my head and my heart were telling me the same thing.  I wanted to be closer to family, as in parents/brother/extended.  My kids are exploring all sorts of options out there...daughter and son in law are looking forward to his next assignment in the Army.  My son will soon have all his certifications for welding and has already spoken with recruiters.  Both will not be in Texas soon.  

So here I am, new place, new roads to travel.  Many of you know I have been planning to get myself back out there in the needlepoint design industry.  My first foray is the Biscornu Club through The Needle Works in Austin, Texas.  So far so great!  

Painted 'Butterfly Biscornu' canvas, bead kit, fabric, stitch guide....
check! check! check! check!
Ready to ship in January!

The farewell to all in Texas was not an easy one.  I had an amazing job at The Needle Works.  I worked with incredibly talented women/true friends and the customers...sweet, gentle, kind, loving, caring, many of whom became great friends to me.  I've been afforded the opportunity to work with some of the most creative stitchers out there.  I've been very blessed in so many ways.  I'll keep all of this in my heart, these are gifts to treasure forever.  

My gift to 'the girls' & 'the boss' at my last Christmas party.  Ask me if that felt weird after seven years!?

'Rudolph' a Kimberly design copyright 2012