Friday, July 26, 2013


Whoa!  It was a cute toadstool yesterday morning, 
today, looks like an alien landing!  
Which reminded me of stitching I need to address.
So the neighbors are thinking....
this woman is a tad quirky....
why is she lying in the yard taking a picture of ??
When you dig, not shrooms, in drawers,
you find cool pieces...

that you need to work on!
Clouds & Sky mini sock
a Kimberly design©
Can't wait to show you what I come up with for this!
Guess that sort of commits me...
Clouds & Sky mini sock
a Kimberly design©

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Stumbled on...

treasures.  Found a bowl of these at a flea market.  Wishing I'd brought them all home with me.
Buttonhole twist silk, nothing holds color like this!
Displayed for now in a pottery bowl I painted forever ago.
Called 'Percy's Bowl' as my big silver Persian named 'Percival' would sleep in it at night.
Crazy cats.

Thursday, July 18, 2013


My head is so full of images I want to paint on canvas, I'm overwhelmed.  Just a little....and loving it. There are odd flowers, peacocks, dragonflies, swirls, dots, to list just a few of them.  So no post of new needlework this week.  Just picture me happily at my desk with brush in hand and paint flowing onto the canvas.
a Kimberly design©

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Moving forward...

my small treat piece is finished.  Time to get to work on projects that have been waiting in the wings.

Very soon there will be new pieces to post!
Sir Chancelot all in paisley.
collaboration of a Kimberly design© & Karen Grant
aka 'Paisley Pup'
a Kimberly design© & Karen Grant
If you saw the earlier post of the beginnings...he had a white canvas background.  After completing the stitching I realized the white was too stark.  So I went the other way and painted it in with the magenta, then worked a simple open stitch to fill.  He still pops and the background is fun...may grow up to be a pillow soon.  

Thursday, July 4, 2013


to relax....
...dogs know how to relax
My break piece, I've been holding this out as a carrot until all the biscornu were finished. Totally enjoying the basketweave in different threads and such fun colors.
Paisley Pup©2012
collaboration between a Kimberly design & Karen Grant
 I've no pictures of little point and click doesn't capture those well enough.  Below are what I would call natures fireworks.  Captured at Bok Tower Gardens this past week.  Enjoy!
Bok Tower Gardens 2013
Bok Tower Gardens 2013
Bok Tower Gardens 2013
Bok Tower Gardens 2013
Bok Tower Gardens 2013
Bok Tower Gardens 2013

Have a Happy Fourth of July everyone!