Thursday, September 22, 2016

Happy Autumn!!


It's a most wonderful time of the year!!!

(I've designed another Halloween sampler.  I mailed it to Beth for stitching and finishing today.  Beth is amazingly fast, thank goodness!  Look for it as soon as I can possibly get it out!!)
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

New Designs!


All of my new designs are in my Etsy Shop ready to go!


Have a great Wednesday!
Sunday, September 18, 2016

I've Been Jewelling!


Saturday, September 17, 2016

A Contest!!! A Hawk Run Hollow Contest!!!



I'm guessing by now you've seen my sister's new Hawk Run Hollow Design - A Year at Hawk Run Hollow.  Marty did a fantastic job with this piece!!  It's the ninth Hawk Run Hollow design.  Who would have thought?!!  I have so many memories of designing the Hawk Run Hollow pieces I did.  I remember how some blocks came so easily and some were such a struggle.  I remember trying so hard to get the perspective right in the mill block on the Villages.  I never quite got it right, but it ended up looking kind of "folk-y" so it was ok.  I remember cringing in doubt and fear when I introduced the first "people" with the carolers in Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow.  I even remember riding in Anne Brown's (The Goode Huswife) car while we went antiquing and we were brain storming names of towns after I designed the first piece - Houses of Hawk Run Hollow.  That was quite a few years ago!

So, Marty had a great idea - she thought we should design the 10th Hawk Run Hollow piece together.  I LOVE it!!!  

And, we need your help!  We need a theme!  After Houses, Village, Shores, Christmas, Autumn, Spring, Farms, Map and Year, what could possibly be left??  (And yes, I came up with all of those from memory and didn't have to go look at Marty's website!)

Send us your ideas!!  Here's your chance to have your vision designed!  Email your ideas to Marty (CHSamplings@gmail.com) and to me (KathyBarrick@gmail.com).  If your idea is chosen, you'll get a free copy of the chart and you'll be given credit on the chart.  Yep, your name in print!

I have faith in you.  I KNOW you can come up with some super creative ideas...ideas that will make us think "of course!!" or ideas that will make us say "oh I can't wait to work on that!!"

Thank you all!


Thursday, September 8, 2016

New Designs!

Tonight is Halloween

The Fall Harvest Market Hop opens today and I wanted to give you a preview of my new designs.  I'm so happy to be back in the designing game again!  

I'll post the photos first, then below I'll give you the low down on each design.

Halloween Stocking
(This is a teaching piece I'm releasing) 


Miss Elizabeth Perkins


Time Enough


Ann Smith, A Quaker Reproduction Sampler


And the low down.....

 Tonight is Halloween
Stitched on 40-Count Ale from Picture This Plus using DMC threads.  Stitch Count is 245 wide by 127 high.

Halloween Stocking
Stitched on 36-Count "Linen" from Weeks Dye Works using Needlepoint Silks in:  
302, 555, 607, 764, 863, 867, 993.  As always, a conversion to DMC is provided.  You will also need small ball trim in black from Dames of the Needle, From the Cauldron.  Stitch Count is 78 wide by 144 high.

Miss Elizabeth Perkins
Stitched on 40-Count Doubloon from Picture This Plus using DMC threads.  Stitch Count is 141 wide by 222 high.

Time Enough
Stitched on 40-Count Gingerbread from Picture This Plus using DMC threads.  Stitch count is 114 wide by 120 high.

Ann Smith, Quaker Reproduction Sampler
Recommended linen is 35 or 36 Count Mocha from Weeks Dye Works.  (NOTE:  the chart lists Weeks' "Linen" as the recommended fabric and this is NOT correct.)  The antique sampler is stitched with silk threads and I've listed Needlepoint Silks, plus DMC, and Gentle Art Sampler Threads as options.  The stitch count is 217 wide by 274 high.

There you have them!  I hope you find one or two that tickle your fancy!
Monday, July 18, 2016

Finally!!


I've been away for so very long.  This doesn't mean I haven't been working, just that I've neglected my blog terribly.

And while I have new sampler designs in the works, none are quite ready to show you.
So, I'll show your jewelry photos!!

This post is very photo-heavy, so be prepared!!





















Have a great Monday everyone!!


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Jewelry


I've been a jewelry-making girl these days!  


In fact, it's been kind of hard to stay out of my studio.


And that's a good thing!




And, I've two more pieces I will finish up this morning and list in my Etsy Shop.

Wishing you all a fab Tuesday!

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Tonight is Halloween

Tonight is Halloween
Tonight is Halloween

Miss Elizabeth Perkins

Miss Elizabeth Perkins
Miss Elizabeth Perkins

Halloween Stocking

Halloween Stocking
Halloween Stocking

Ann Smith, Reproduction Sampler

Ann Smith, Reproduction Sampler
Ann Smith, Reproduction Sampler

Time Enough

Time Enough
Time Enough

London Zoo

London Zoo
London Zoo

Dearie and Darling

Dearie and Darling
Dearie and Darling

Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth
Peace on Earth

And Heaven and Nature Sing

And Heaven and Nature Sing
And Heaven and Nature Sing

Home in My Heart

Home in My Heart
Home in My Heart

Painted Wings

Painted Wings
Painted Wings

My Day Complete

My Day Complete
My Day Complete

Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone
Daniel Boone

This Little Gift

This Little Gift
This Little Gift

Good Intentions

Good Intentions
Good Intentions

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

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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

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Moon Dance

Miss Martha's Potting Shed

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