Saturday, March 14, 2015

Carriage House Samplings


My sister built a new website!
A beautiful, fantastic new website!!
Marty has amazing talents on computers I can never hope to have.

The photographs are beautiful,
the attention to detail is amazing,
it's an easy-to-use work of art!

Go check it out!!


and tell everyone that Spot the Horse is still available!!
Sunday, March 8, 2015

My Jewelry Bench


I woke up this morning dying to make jewelry,


took one look at my bench and KNEW it had to be cleaned.

Can't imagine why I thought that!!


I have a collection of antique velvet boxes and thought they would look much better on my bench than a bunch of little dishes holding stuff.


Two hours later.....



I celebrated with a fresh piece of black velvet which serves as my work surface.


Tools of the trade - flush cutters, round nose and two flat nose pliers.


And my favorite velvet box, all ready to go!
Thursday, March 5, 2015

Terrarium


Remember this?  I showed it to you before Christmas.


I decided it needed a new look.


A spring look!


It may be snowing outside, but a touch of spring inside sure can't hurt!


March certainly came in like a lion this year, so my fingers are crossed it goes out like a lamb!
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

I forgot.....


I forgot to tell you I listed my new sampler designs in my sampler Etsy Shop.

You can find all the pertinent details there as well - like stitch counts, fabrics and threads used.

My energy is back!  I've been working like crazy all day long!  
Tonight and tomorrow we are supposed to get ten inches of snow,
so I will be home working away.
I hate the snow, but will be happy to be home working!
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Market


Market was SOOOOO much fun!!!  


There is not a thing I would have changed....from the moment Carol and I hit the road to the moment I got home, everything was absolutely perfect!


It was wonderful to see my old friends - both designers and shop owners - and to meet shop owners and designers I hadn't met before.


The feeling in the air was totally positive.

(Beth's gorgeous display.)

I came home feeling happy and inspired.

(More of Beth's display.)

Not to mention worn out!!






It cannot be argued that Market is a TON of work - before, during and after.
But it is worth every bit of effort.


I was SO happy to meet Beth Wiksen, stitcher extraordinaire!

And Beth Twist, the best suite-mate imaginable!

Carol Sims, who worked so hard and supports me every step of the way.

Beth and her sister, Poodle, the closest sisters imaginable.


I took three (yes, THREE!!) naps today, so I'm  feeling rested up and ready to get to work again tomorrow. 

Can't wait to see what happens!!
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

My Bags are Packed....


I'm ready to go!!

I spent today doing the following:
Left at 6:00 AM for the laundromat.  YUCK
Left, there and headed east about 20 miles to pick up my folding tables which were in Liz's stepmom's garage,
Stopped at the grocery store on my way home.
Came home and filled a couple of orders,
packed my suitcase,
cut up a ton of cardboard boxes for recycling,
gathered up all the last minute odds and ends needed for Market.


Went to the post office,
stopped and vacuumed out my suv,
went through the car wash,
went home.



Loaded up my suv with every single box, bag, table and dress form.
It is FULL!


Cleaned my apartment, top to bottom (or I guess side to side),
because my brother will be staying here with my dogs while I'm gone,
put out the trash because tonight is trash night.


It's 5:00 PM and I am DONE!!!

I won't be doing much of anything at all tonight!
I'll set my alarm for 4:00 AM, load my suitcase in my suv and drive down to Carol's.  Then we'll take everything out of my suv and put it all in her suv (I think she hates my driving THAT much!),
and to Nashville we will go.  Yay!

Oh!  And I updated my blog with full photos of my new designs.
Hope you like them!

I'll be back soon with photos from Market.  I'm so very excited.  There are two Beth's I cannot wait to meet in person and one Poodle. Four whole days to hang out with my friends, play, shop and sell charts!  Life doesn't get much better!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

New Designs for Nashville


Here we go!  Sneak peeks of all five of my new designs for Nashville!

Above is Bird's Eye View


This one (above) is called Three Snakes in Paradise.

And, Little Lamb (a Christmas sampler).

This one is called Good Intentions.  It is my Nashville Market exclusive design.

And, last, but not least:

Autumn on Lazy Bear Mountain.

There you have them!  I hope you find one or two to your liking! I'll be back next Thursday with full sized images.

Shopowners, if you'd like pricing information, please feel free to email me at kathybarrick@gmail.com.

Thank you!

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Autumn on Lazy Bear Mountain

Autumn on Lazy Bear Mountain
Autumn on Lazy Bear Mountain

Bird's Eye View

Bird's Eye View
Bird's Eye View

Little Lamb

Little Lamb
Little Lamb

Three Snakes in Paradise

Three Snakes in Paradise
Three Snakes in Paradise

Susanna Folley, Tombstone Angel

Susanna Folley, Tombstone Angel
Susanna Folley, Tombstone Angel

Girls...

Girls...
Girls...

Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell
Liberty Bell

Bird Study

Bird Study
Bird Study

A Halloween Birthday

A Halloween Birthday
A Hallowe'en Birthday

The Village

The Village
The Village

Rodney

Rodney
Rodney

Mary Cotton

Mary Cotton
Mary Cotton

Pennsylvania Fraktur

Pennsylvania Fraktur
Pennsylvania Fraktur

Rebecca

Rebecca
Rebecca

Gregory in the Garden

Gregory in the Garden
Gregory in the Garden

Blue Spruce

Blue Spruce
Blue Spruce

Reindeer Games

Reindeer Games
Reindeer Games

Anna's Bird

Anna's Bird
Anna's Bird

A Multiplying Bird

A Multiplying Bird
A Multiplying Bird

Winter Swan

Good & Proper

Into the Manor Born

Adam & Eve Revisited

Adam & Eve Revisited
Adam & Eve Revisited

Black Heart

Black Heart
Black Heart

Riley Harbor

Riley Harbor
Riley Harbor

Bee Study

Bee Study
Bee Study

A Fine Farm House

A Fine Farm House
A Fine Farm House

Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark
Noah's Ark

Grace

Grace
Grace

Strawberry Town

Strawberry Bird

October 31st

Moon Dance

Miss Martha's Potting Shed

Joyoux Noel

Deer Heart

Crowned Heart

Christmas Day, 1826

Cat & Mouse

Adam & Eve

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