Thursday, March 7, 2013

I've been busy....'s great to be busy.  Really, it is.  There are times when I'd like to collapse into a beach chair, preferably at the beach.  Some sand, some surf, a warm breeze, ahh just a day dream for the moment but it will happen!

For now, thought you'd like to see a different slant on what to do with a small square of finished needlepoint. I'd had this piece for 'awhile'.

"Little Something" a Kimberly design 
I stitched this from one of my own free handouts I designed forever ago.  It's worked all in Soie Perlee silk with the edges beaded.  [I'm presently hunting for a copy to offer here for you but can not locate it just yet.]

"Little Something" mounted on sliding top wooden box.
Embellished further with fun line art.
Inside this wooden box in an endless supply of cards with my art on them.  This was my Christmas gift to my Mom this year.  It was prompted after several different trips to every store that was offering BOGO's for greeting cards.  While I was in a fit of giggles over the many trips, this was serious business to Mom.  

Now she need not ever worry as every time she uses a card another magically appears inside her card box.  

'Melissa Shirley Design'

Isn't he wonderful!?!  I finished stitching him a month or two ago.  He's off to the finisher tomorrow with this fabulous Kaffe Fassett fabric and some fun bullion cord I made.  Can't wait to see him all 'done up'.  


  1. That design in very pretty. Please find a copy! (I'd be happy to buy it, because it looks like fun)

  2. Kim, you are so clever! Can't wait to see that elephant all finished. Love the Kaffe Fassett fabric.

  3. Can't wait to see the elephant finished but then I think anything you do is wonderful. BTW, where did you find your mother's cool box...and I bet the color and designs are yours?

  4. Hi, I may have to just rechart which shouldn't take too long :-)
    It is fun to stitch, small & quick to make it even more fun. Sue, the box is one of those unfinished pieces that either of the 'big chain' hobby stores sell. When I think of it, I buy one with a 40% coupon!
    Have a great weekend!

  5. In making sure to answer questions...forgot to say
    Thank you!


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