Wednesday, November 21, 2012


To all of my friends, family, followers, fellow bloggers,

I wanted to take a minute to say how thankful I am for each of you and all of your support through all of my art posts and this new adventure in cross stitch world! I am truly grateful and could not have gotten where I am without each of you.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family.

I will leave you with a pic of me and a very special bunny- no real reason, except that Binx is so darn cute!



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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Searching for kits

If you choose to go to the Keepsake Needle arts website, you should search for Kimberly Becker to find my kits!


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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Making something with your hands is healthy....

I have been saying this for a long time now. When I need to decompress, I stitch. Stitching, for me, is a form of meditation. I am not good at rhythmic breathing, "om"ing, or clearing my mind on queue, but I can lose myself in my stitching. Martha Stewart Living has an article in this month's issue (November 2012) about just this.

In the article, they interview a psychologist- Robert Reiner, and I quote him here- "Crafting can decrease your heart rate and blood pressure and even improve sleep. Your breathing takes on a regular pattern, which shuts down the body's anxiety producing fight-or-flight response."

I totally agree! The article goes on to talk about how crafting keeps you present, and in the moment so you can't worry about the future.

I highly recommend picking up this issue and reading the article!

Happy stitching!


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Monday, November 12, 2012

Back in the studio!

Hello everyone!

I am back in the studio after a break for politics (I am never very creative when I am stressed!) and also some focused attention on my cross stitch business- Nine Stones Needlework.

To warm up, I am painting Orchids!  Most new work i am posting will be for sale with a PayPal button to simplify things.  Remember, the watercolors come unframed, so if you are thinking holiday gift, leave time for framing!