Monday, June 23, 2014


Since I know, positively, that I am not alone in this obsessiveness about stitching...I know many of you will understand why I'm falling asleep sitting up in my chair at 3 in the afternoon!  
I simply had to finish this border last night!
Bottom border of 'Flying Jewels'© FINI !
Just the center focal point to get creative with...
waiting for new toys to play with.
Lined up for take off.
'Flying Jewels'©2014
a Kimberly design©

I know a lot of you post these great shots of your toes with the ocean or a sparkling pool as a back drop. I have a puppy for a back drop here...and the foot is badly bruised.  

Did you ever do something fairly foolish and decide to share it with the world in hopes that no one repeats your wonderful experience??!  

Long favorite way to stitch is on my lap with one of my two favorite frames from Kay's Creations. I have a Petite Z Frame and then a larger one. [About two years ago they came out with one that does it all.]  

Kay actually plunked the petite frame down in front of me at a summer market, smiled ever so sweetly and told me to try it out. There was always method to her booth was across the isle from another frame rep :-)  I can't tell you how many frames 'we' sold at that market and to this day, it is still my favorite.  

So, here I am working on my large dragonfly design in the larger Z Frame.  I continually need something that is not within reach, so up I get and off I go to dig/search/retrieve said item. However, the other day I only took hold of the stretcher bars...I had been flipping back and forth, universal clamp was not fully tightened and landed on my second toe!  One or two choice words followed as the pain reached my brain, weird how that takes a beat to get from foot to brain.  I also heard Kay in my head 'well twit, what did you expect'.  Miss her.  

Heed my warning...
Universal is fully tightened!
Firm believer in Arnica Montana.
Bruising could have been a lot worse.
Chance is the best footrest one could ask for.
Have a fabulous week!


  1. I love your border! But ouch! I made a similar mistake moving my Lowery floor stand without having made sure the screw was tightened. Fortunately, the base didn't have far to fall, but a few choice words did escape my mouth.

    1. Thank you, think most are getting to know how much fun I have with borders. Sorry my warning came too late for you!

  2. Ow! Ow! Ow! I don't know why toes hurt more than other body parts. I love Kay's frames, too. My baby Z has been my go-to for travel, etc for many years.

    Glad Chance is 'helping'. He is such a love.

    1. Hi Kathy!
      Foot is feeling much better, good thing as I've plans for my weekend!
      New toys arrived for the above piece, stitching away my day.
      Happy Fourth!


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