Sunday, October 27, 2013

Textural design...

More glimpses of what is keeping me busy ... besides travel, teaching, life ..
Beads, gold picots, couched wire, eyelets...
Circular Jessica's, beads & crystals, beautiful braid...
Beautiful gold & silk String Art...

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Class time...

I think everyone had a super time.  I was amazed at how much they accomplished the very first day.  Around 3:30/4:00 I looked at the next few steps...looked at all the ladies...looked back down at the page and decided...definitely tomorrow.  There was no way they were going to continue with all the counting to occur on the next page.  All were quite happy to keep stitching bits of the border until the end of class.

The next day refreshed, we were 'needles up' and stitching!  The finishing of the Biscornu was demonstrated during class time and the 'tada' was quite fun.
Fini !
Still attached by a thread to be woven into the cushion.
Organized chaos, just having too much fun
...if that's possible :-)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

no fun at all...

Dear friend Peggy picked me up at the airport on Thursday...the laughter and good times rolled from that point forward.  Note...not wise to give an IPhone to someone who is extremely good with a 'real camera' but has no idea how to use a point and press.  She pressed and pressed and pressed and 30 or so shots later we had a movie!
Notice how Peggy tried to hold a pose while I totally lost it!
More fun pictures to come from this wonderful workshop in Huntsville, Alabama with the Big Spring ANG chapter.  

Monday, October 14, 2013

and away we go!

I'll be in Huntsville, Alabama this coming weekend to teach a fun filled workshop!
Painted canvas, check,
Fabric, check,
Bead kits, check,
Stitch guide, check,
Stitched model, YES!
What's taking up space on my paint table now???
'Flying Jewels'
a new painted canvas design by me!
a Kimberly design©2013
I think Dragonflies are fascinating.  They come in so many colors! I've been visited often of late by some with magenta bodies that glisten in the sun ... like flying jewels !  I finally snapped a picture but only had my phone and it's a bit blurred.  Hopefully, one will pose for me again soon & I'll be more prepared.

Availability of the above will be announced very soon, get ready for it!  Keeping secrets is sooooo difficult!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

where does a tiny gecko sleep...

enveloped in the leaf of a Dessert Rose, of course.
This was not an easy shot to's watching me very closely.
 It's dark, I'm balanced on a footstool!
One night I went out and there were tails hanging from at least four leaves.
Cuter from the side with tail hanging down.
Ready to launch from this hammock.
Bothersome human!