I've just met Kimberly Servello through Stitchin Fingers. I've met lots of wonderful historical embroiders through the Elizabethan/Jacobean and Stumpwork groups on S.F. :-) as well as received wonderful, specialised, technical embroidery advice in some great discussions we've had. There are some very knowledgeable people in those groups that are most happy to chat.
Kimberly's blog seems outstanding to me, because she is very talented at design, has a wide knowledge of Elizabethan stitches, and makes beautiful pieces. Her blog entires show photos of various motifs, close up, with comments on their stitching.
She also includes quotes from literature of the period, as relevant to, or being inspiration for her work. She has few or no comments on her entries, and I personally think that is a great great pity, which is why I'm "advertising" her blog now. It's well worth the trip!
For some reason, both a general link to Kimberly's blog is having trouble (thankyou Lakshmi for pointing it out) and a specific link to her latest entry. You can still get to the blog from the "page not found" page Blogger brings up, but I don't know if this will work for everyone.
Links to try :
or Google "BaroqueEmbellishments embroidery blog" (http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=baroqueembellishments+embroidery+blog ) and will show you various entries to get you in.
(I wonder what's wrong with my linking ?!?)