How could it not be? It was designed by kimberly! This is the seventh in kimberly’s series of 5″ x 5″ squares. Each one is packed full of fun techniques, color and charm. I love all the colors. Super happy! If you would like a kit, simply click here and we’ll do the rest. Or […]
Elsie the Elephant!
Darling! That’s the only way to describe Elsie the elephant. This is the start of a new series from kimberly and it’s so darn cute!!! Look, it has dots! I really am dotty. This will be our next mystery class starting in June. Join us as we stitch this canvas in sections either in person […]
Cap ‘N Curls
It’s time to showcase another of Kimberly’s series of nine squares. I love these little canvases. They are so beautiful to look at while being great learning tools. There are so many fun techniques packed into this small space. Learn a lot and finish a beautiful design. What’s not to love? And check out […]
It’s time to showcase another of Kimberly’s series of nine squares. I love these little canvases. They are so beautiful to look at while being great learning tools. There are so many fun techniques packed into this small space. Learn a lot and finish a beautiful design. What’s not to love. Look at […]
One of Nine
Kimberly has created the sweetest most spectacular group of mini canvases. Stitch one, or stitch them all and showcase them together. Each is only 5″ x 5″ handpainted on 18ct and complete with stitchguide. They really are a tour de force of techniques and fun. The first is Yes, I’m Special, and yes it is! […]
Flying Jewels – Cyber Class
Flying Jewels is one of Kimberly’s most exciting pieces. Yes, I love them all but this one is really, really special. We offered it as a class two years ago in the shop and now we are offering it as a cyber class! The more people who can share in the opportunity to stitch this […]
New, new, new
We are getting ready for the Dallas tradeshow in a few weeks which means its the perfect time to showcase some of our newest canvases. Everything is in stock now ready to wing its way to you. I have lots of new Christmas canvases…. You can see them all here. And a […]
A big wonderful dragon. Oh my!
I’ve been meaning to post about this for awhile. Today is the day! Kimberly Smith stitched her dragon canvas and it is magnificent! Kimberly truly looks at a canvas differently than the rest of us. She play with textures and stitches and creates a special magic that is perfect for this dragon. The canvas is […]
What a difference a color makes
Emma’s Darling Bird by Kimberly Smith was really one of the most fun canvases to stitch! All sorts of little gems to bring to life. I loved every inch of it. Perfect size. Lots of color. Fun Stitches. It was one of our mystery classes last year. Here’s three different interpretations of the finishing. What […]
What a Silly Bird!
Featured in the current issue of Needlepoint Now you will find Kimberly Smith’s Silly Bird. It’s a quick little project with lots of fun threads. You know we love Kimberly’s canvases and this one doesn’t disappoint. Dawna Freeland selected the stitches for this canvas and it’s charming! So many different threads, beads, crystals and […]
New from Kimberly
New designs from Kimberly are now available! Love them all. Kimberly’s designs are always fresh and fun. With so many little gems of areas to stitch. You can see all the new designs here. More new stuff coming soon! xo ruth
Such a pretty bird
Emma’s Darling Bird is such a darling bird and so much fun to stitch. How can you resist? Today was the second class of the Emma’s Darling Bird Mystery Class. We stitched not only the bird but the purple scrolls and a bit of the left border!! I love all the little details. Adding to […]
Biscornu and More
Kimberly has created a wonderful grouping of biscornu. Small projects designed for stitching fun. What exactly is a biscornu? According to Wikipedia, a biscornu (bee-ss-corn-uh) is a small, 8-sided, stuffed ornamental pincushion. Embroidery is used to decorate the top and bottom of the cushion. A button is typically secured in the center of the cushion to give a small depression on the […]
It’s All About The Big Bug
This weekend was a fabulously fun weekend with a very old friend. Kimberly Smith and I go back a long time in this crazy industry. To the early 90’s. We both got our start in counted canvas work and have been evolving ever since. Kimberly arrived Friday to teach her spectacular Flying Jewels canvas. It’s […]
As only Kimberly could say…. Fini!
We’ve been keeping this project under wraps for a very long time. The latest masterwork from Kimberly Smith. I’m totally smitten with it. Gorgeous colors! Great stitches. And check out these dragonfly wings…. Super cool copper mesh. And the borders!! Oh my! Only Kimberly can design borders like this. Truly, this is part of her […]
Color Makes Me Happy
Few do color as well as Kimberly Smith. Newest of the new canvases just arrived! All are painted on 18ct and are approximately 6 x 9. Not too big, not too small. Just right. You can see all of Kimberly’s hand painted canvases here.
What’s a Little Counting Between Friends
How about a fun little counted project just in time for the holidays? Looking for a stocking stuffer for a needlepoint friend. This could be just the ticket. Kimberly Smith designed this quirky counted canvas piece to showcase Vineyard Silk and Vineyard Merino Wool both in the same color. It’s called Texture and Shine, such […]
Kimberly Smith (aka Kimberly Crum) and I go back a million years. Back in the day we were both designing counted canvas work and being distributed by the same company. Counted Canvaswork started to wane in popularity. Time marched on, I started designing painted canvases, she moved a few times. We always stayed in touch. […]