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


  1. I know the Texas girls will miss you. Welcome to the next adventure!

  2. Happy to know you're settled enough to update your blog. Good luck with the club! I'll see you on fb. Keep in touch, OK?

  3. Happy to know you're settled enough to find the time to update the blog. Good luck with the club. What an adventure your life is! Take care and keep in touch.

  4. Miss you here in this big state and glad for your next adventure. I know it's right! And I want to buy one of those reindeer canvases! I love it! And I can't wait for my first boscornu to arrive!! Xoxo

  5. What a great way to start the week off. I'll have to blog more often on Sunday nights. Everyone has been so understanding and encouraging.
    I miss everyone back in Texas! Acclimating here, meeting new people, living the life. It's all good.

  6. So glad to know you're getting settled in! I love your reindeer canvas, and want one, too! Can't wait to see more designs from you.

  7. So great to hear that you're getting settled in! Love your reindeer, and I want him, too! Looking forward to more designs from you!

  8. Hi Kimberly,
    So sorry I didn't get to say goodbye.
    Glad to hear Florida is working out for you. I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas.

  9. I understand the importance of family. I live in Texas part of the year to be close to my Mom and my Siblings. I am grateful to my Sister Pat for introducing me to you and your talent. I did not know you very long but felt a friendship nonetheless. Pat and I will think of you as we work on the Biscornu series. Best wishes designing this new blank canvas of your life!

  10. Oh, Kimberly, I'm so out of touch. I had no idea! Sounds like you feel good about this change. Will keep up with you through this blog. I'll miss seeing you at NW. All the best for this new venture........Hugs ~ Sarah

  11. Thank you all for the warm wishes. I"m settling in nicely and the art is happening!

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