Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Village is Ready...and More!


Picked up the charts from the printer's today, so The Village is ready to roll!  I'll be putting it in my Etsy Shop in just a couple of minutes.  My distributors will receive this chart in time for the St. Charles Needlework Market in mid-August.  I wish I could be there, but at least my model and charts will be!  I'll also be releasing another new design in St. Charles.  It's a Hallowe'en design which is all stitched and waiting for a frame.

I've received a few photos from stitchers in response to my last blog post.  Yay!!  

First up, is Deer Heart, stitched by Natalia Dmitrieva, with a frame made by a friend from Russia.  It's gorgeous!


Next, is another version of Deer Heart, this one done in punch needle!!  How clever is that??!!  This was done by Myra Lewis and Myra sent me a photo of another of my designs she punched.


What gorgeous work!!  Her colors are fabulous and so is her frame!

Kathy Herring from Ohio sent me two photos of my CHS designs all finished and framed.  The first one is Houses of Hawk Run Hollow:


and, here is the second photo Kathy sent me:

Frederick and Frederika!

Thank you to all who sent me photos!  You make my heart swell with pride!!

Ok, I'm off to Etsy to load up The Village.  Have a great evening everyone!


Friday, July 18, 2014

Notes (Edited - Three Times!)


Just a few notes for you today!

First, here is the lowdown on The Village:
NPI silks used:  205, 244, 312, 313, 316, 331, 479, 696, 721, 863, 912, 957, 964, 965, 966, 967, 973, 988, 993.  As always, a conversion to DMC is provided.

I used 40-Count Vintage Examplar from Lakeside Linens.

Stitch Count:  248 wide by 160 high.

The frame is from Valley House Primitives.

And,

I've been getting a bunch of requests about doing more Hawk Run Hollow designs.  When my sister, Marty, took over Carriage House Samplings a few years ago, she then owned the intellectual rights to the Hawk Run Hollow series and the stocking series.  There will be no Hawk Run Hollow designs coming from me.  But, while driving home from the printer's today in PA, I had an idea for another series I'd like to do.  Kind of similar to the Hawk Run series, but not.  I'll keep you posted.  And I'm thinking of a Nashville, 2015 release.

And, 

How I would love to see (and post on my blog) your photos of my designs you've stitched! 
(Kathy Barrick designs, not CHS designs!)
 Please send me some!  My email is kathybarrick@gmail.com.

And,

Shopowners:  I now have 31 models and would love to schedule trunk shows!

And

Cece from The Thread Gatherer has an Etsy shop and she has kindly listed the over-dyed silk I used in Rebecca and Rodney if you are having trouble finding it elsewhere.

And,

The printers say The Village charts will be ready early next week.  I'll keep you posted on that too!

And,

I'll be taking my trunk show to Valley Needleworks in Middletown, VA on Saturday, August 2nd and staying to meet customers.  If you're in the area, come see me!  I'll be there at 10:00 AM.

And,

I'll be teaching my journal class for the Virginia Guild of Needlewomen on October 18th in Richmond.  You can contact them for more information.

And,

I think that's it!  Have a great weekend!
Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Village


Here is The Village all framed and ready to go!
It's been framed and photographed; the chart layouts are done, and tomorrow I'll bring everything to the printer.  I LOVE progress!

Isn't the frame gorgeous?!  It's the work of Janet from Valley House Primitives.  Janet makes the BEST frames!

And, of course, Carol Sims deserves a thousand thanks for all her hours of stitching.  Perfect stitching.  Speedy stitching.  I'm so grateful!

I do hope you like it!


And, Rodney is finally framed!  Yay!


All in all, it's been a very productive day!
Hope you had one too!
Sunday, July 13, 2014

A Multitude of Houses

I've a new design coming soon!

It's called "The Village"

It has thirteen houses...

And, thankfully, Carol Sims stitched each one!

It has other stuff too...

But mostly it has thirteen houses.

I'm just waiting for the frame to arrive...

So I can stretch it, frame it, photograph it....

Do the layout, get the charts printed and get it out!

The above photo is to prove it has more than just houses!
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Rodney is Ready!


Rodney is READY!!  Just picked him up from the printer's this morning.  I'll be putting charts together this afternoon.

In the meantime, here's the lowdown:

Rodney was stitched on 40-Count Maritime White from Lakeside Linens using one strand of both Needlepoint Silk and The Thread Gatherer's Silk 'N Colors over two threads of linen.  Cross stitch is used throughout.  Rodney's stitch count is 131 wide by 174 high (a bit bigger than Rebecca) and Rodney uses one color that was not used in Rebecca's design.  I've added NPS 863/DMC 921 because you certainly need orange for carrots!

NPS Colors used are:  342, 346, 693, 993, 863.  Thread Gatherer Colors used are Captain's Sea Chest and Worn Brick Path.

You'll find Rodney available in my ETSY SHOP today and I'll be sending charts to my distributors in a week or so.

Thank you!
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

New Design!

Rodney!

The frame I ordered for Rodney does not fit, so he remains frameless at this point.  Will re-photograph when the correct size frame arrives.

A HUGE thanks to Beth Wiksen for all her tiny, perfect stitches.

Hope you like him.  He's off to the printer's and will be available very soon!
Saturday, June 21, 2014

Update


Well, it's 2:00 PM and so far today I've made a necklace, a pair of earrings, and, sadly, that's about it.  No one bit of cleaning has been done.  I'm thinking of a nap.  

My one and only excuse is that I got SO much done yesterday, I think I wore myself out.  This is what I did yesterday:  went to A.C. Moore to pick up a frame, went to Office Max, the bank, and the post office.  Went to Beaver Creek (the antique mall) to bring a few things in and pick up my check, went back to the bank, filled up my car with gas, took the dogs to the groomers, got my oil changed, picked up the dogs from the groomers and designed a sampler.  Then last night I went out with friends for dinner and music.

Edited to add:  Oh!  I also went to the laundry mat at 6:00 AM!!

I'm tired!!

But my fingers are crossed for SOME progress!

Pinterest

Visit Liz!

Google+ Followers

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

Search

Loading...

About Me

News from the Raven's Bench

subscribe!
* indicates required

Followers