Monday, March 31, 2014

did you ever get your needle stuck...

Odd thing for one in the needle work industry to ask ... but I get these ideas and I can't let them go until I fully vet them out!  For two days I've been scouring the internet and bugging locals shops for copper screen. Actually, I found it immediately but I don't happen to need yards nor do I wish to spend a minimum of $75.  

See ... and I'm determined.  I know it's out there and I'm positive some one sells it in smaller portions. Problem is I don't move forward in the interim ... I basketweave instead!  

And watch reruns of silly movies, last night was Captain America 'The First Avenger', yes, loved it.  Thought it a riot that Agent Smith from the Matrix played Schmidt aka Red Skull ... seems he's been typecast although he was pretty amazing as Elrond the Elf King in the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit trilogy.  His real name is Hugo Weaving ... so I watch 'Weaving' while basketweaving .... very big grin here.
Love a messy pile of thread to play with ...
actually, it's not as messy as it looks,
none of it is tangled together.
 Watching the negative shapes play across the emerging design is a lot of fun.  Lets face it, I'm easily entertained most of the time ... especially when it comes to color.  For a while it looked like T Rex repeats across the canvas in coral.  Then little birds.
Once upon a time a comment was made.  
'I'd love this design as a belt, Kimberly.'
'Mondays' Belt©
I do listen and retain great ideas
that are often just idle comments thrown out there.
Thank you Carol Eix !
So happy to have fresh spearmint from
the Farmers Market for my tea once again.
Great way to start my day.


  1. Stopping by to say, "Hi, Kim." Looks like you are having fun.

  2. Hi Kimberly--Several years ago I was looking for copper screening, and found packages of it at Michael's. Maybe 18" square, 2-3 sheets per package, at a reasonable price. I bought it, stashed it away, and have since forgotten what I wanted it for. I'll remember eventually.

    You might want to check there, or a Joann's, if you have one nearby. I don't remember what section of the store they were in, other than it wasn't the needlework section.

    1. Hi Carol,
      I strolled every isle of Micheal's and then called the others. I know of what you speak as I've bought copper sheets like that, came in a flat package.
      Eventually, I'll find it.
      Thank you for the suggestions, have a great day,

  3. Your design is coming along just beautifully, Kim...and I love the colors! Hope you can find a little bit of that screen you're searching for. Happy spring!

    1. Hi Paulette! I was thinking about you the other day and wondered how you are these days? I was surfing Pinterest where I came upon little beaded up felt pieces, truly not as detailed as your beautiful work but it made me think of you.
      Happy Spring to you too! Bet you're getting all your sweet bunny pieces out to display :-)


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