Thursday, December 14, 2017

Goode Huswife Update

Good News!

We now have an Etsy Shop where we will be selling all of Anne's reprints as they become available.

Here is the link:


The Book of Spells is the only pattern listed now, but we are working on getting others ready.  In fact, I can tell you that we've chosen the next two designs and are working on getting them ready to print now.  They are.....

Ida Mae Crow

and

Ira Ray Crow

Yay!!

Please continue to look here on my blog for updates.

Thank you!

Happy Thursday!
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Goode Huswife (again)!

We've run into a glitch with eBay.  They have temporarily removed our listing for The Book of Spells, but it should be back within 24-72 hours.  Evidently some well-meaning soul thought Anne wasn't the real Anne and reported the listing as fraudulent.  We will get it straightened out very soon!

Thank you for your patience!
Friday, December 8, 2017

The Goode Huswife



I have VERY exciting news for you!  Anne Brown, The Goode Huswife (pronounced The Good Housewife) has decided to re-release her old designs.  And she has enlisted my help.  In the days, weeks and months to come, you will find her old designs in MY Etsy Shop (www.KathyBarrick.Etsy.com), Anne's Etsy Shop (GoodeHuswife.Etsy.com), and on Ebay under Anne's seller name:  AviothFR15.

Actually her first re-release is already on eBay.  It is The Book of Spells and here is the link:

 https://www.ebay.com/itm/162795050300?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

This is going to be quite a process!  There is a lot of work to be done.  Please be patient as we work through the nuts and bolts of having her designs reprinted.

What prompted this decision?  Anne was recently made aware of some of her old designs being sold on eBay that were obvious illegal copies, for outrageous amounts of money.  She hates the thought of stitchers being ripped off for her old designs.  The only way we knew we could stop this was to re-publish her designs ourselves.

In the meantime, please refrain from purchasing Anne's old designs at severely marked up prices on eBay.  Anne's legitimate reprints are on their way.  

If you have requests for certain designs, please feel free to email me kathybarrick@gmail.com or convo me on Etsy.  I may not be able to respond to each email or convo, but will start a list of your requests.
Monday, October 9, 2017

REPEAT THE SOUNDING JOY


Repeat the Sounding Joy is ready to go!!  This is the companion piece to my design And Heaven & Nature Sing.

The model is stitched on 40-Count Fossil from Picture This Plus and is stitched with Needlepoint Silks in:  122, 225, 403, 512, 544, 563, 972, 973, 991B and 993.  (Two skeins of 993 will be needed.)

Here are some close ups:















This design is all ready for you in my Etsy Shop!
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

ANOTHER NEW DESIGN!!


Just picked up my new charts from the printer this morning!  Meet Maddie!  She is already in my Etsy shop:  www.kathybarrick.etsy.com

Charts will be going out to shops on my auto and to my distributors very, very soon.

Beth Wiksen stitched the model and mounted it onto an antique butter paddle.  Love how it turned out!  She has reproduction butter paddles available   You can contact Beth on Facebook @ Beth Limb Wiksen for details.

I still have one more new design coming out in the next week or so.  It's a follow-up piece to And Heaven & Nature Sing and it's called "Repeat the Sounding Joy."  Can't wait to show it to you!!

Have a great week!
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

New Designs!


First things first!!  Halloween at Hawk Run Hollow
Marty and I had such fun collaborating on this piece!  It was a total labor of love with hundreds of emails being passed back and forth.  Marty finished her blocks first while I was still working on Nashville orders.  Beth Wiksen, stitcher extraordinaire, was actually stitching Marty's blocks while I was still designing.  Marty was thoroughly determined to keep the number of colors used down to a reasonable amount and I continually exasperated her by adding more colors!  She did a great job of reining me in!  Can you tell who designed each block?  (Sounds like a contest in the making!)

Here's the lowdown:  The model was stitched on 40-Count Legacy Linen from Picture This Plus using DMC threads.  A conversion to Needlepoint Silks is provided.  The stitch count is 371 wide by 278 high.  (The stitch count for each block is 92 by 92.)  The gorgeous frame was provided by Valley House Primitives. 


Halloween Greetings   Jean Hohulin stitched this model for me in about five days flat!  My daughter Liz inspired this piece.  The model is stitched on 36-Count Doubloon from Picture This Plus using Needlepoint Silks in: 181, 203, 313, 316, 475, 533, 558, 695, 842, 863, 864, 961, 963, 965, 976, 991B, and 993.  A conversion to DMC is provided.  The stitch count is 232 wide by 87 high.


Pretty as a Peacock   My thanks to Carol Sims for stitching this model.  We've used 36-Count Cyprium Linen from Picture This Plus with Needlepoint Silks in:  132, 156, 355, 555 and 998.  A conversion to DMC is provided.  The stitch count is 96 wide by 103 high.


Minerva   Inspired by my daughter Liz, stitched by the super speedy and immensely talented Rindy Richards and finished by my sweet friend Carmen Sutton.  Minerva was stitched on 40-Count Ancient from Picture This Plus using Needlepoint Silks in:  523, 524, 525, 623, 645, 695, 764, 862, 991BB, and 993.  Finished into a wonderful purse by the oh-so-creative Carmen Sutton!  The stitch count is 103 wide by 99 high.


The Tea Keeper   This design was an exclusive club piece for Tomorrow's Heirlooms back in 2015.  The model is stitched on 32-Count Legacy Linen from Picture This Plus using Gentle Art Sampler Threads in:  Barn Grey, Black Crow, Copper, Oatmeal, Picnic Basket, Slate, Tin Bucket and Toffee.  A conversion to DMC is provided.  The stitch count is 61 wide by 79 high.


Crowned Owls  This is another club design for Tomorrow's Heirlooms.  The model was stitched on 36-Count Beige Linen from Weeks Dye Works using Gentle Art Sampler Threads in:  Buttermilk, Cidermill Brown, Dark Chocolate, Endive, Flax, Mulberry and Tarnished Gold.  A conversion to DMC is provided.  The stitch count is 79 wide by 75 high.


A Miniature Quaker Sampler  This is the third piece I designed for Tomorrow's Heirlooms' club.  The motifs of this design were taken from an antique sampler and "tweaked" to my liking.  The same colors were used as in the original and I used a very similar border design.  The model is stitched on 36-Count Mocha from Weeks Dye Works using Gentle Art Sampler Threads in:  Apple Cider, Blue Spruce, Brandy, Caramel Corn, Dark Chocolate, Forest Glade and Lexington Green.  A conversion to DMC is provided.  The stitch count is 69 wide by 113 high.

Autumn Harvest   I designed this piece for A Simple Life magazine back in 2015.  The model was stitched on 36-Count Mocha Linen from Weeks Dye Works using Gentle Art Sampler Threads in:  Acorn, Autumn Leaves, Burnt Orange, Cidermill Brown, Corn Husk, Flax, Forest Glade, Gingersnap, Gold Leaf, Maple Syrup, Raven and Straw Bonnet.  A conversion to DMC is provided.  The stitch count is 108 wide by 116 high.

That's it!  
I've got another Halloween design coming soon and a Christmas design as well!  Wishing you all a happy autumn - it's a wonderful time of the year!


Friday, September 1, 2017

Coming Soon!


I've got new designs coming very soon!
They will be released on September 6th at the Fall Market Hop online show.

Thought it was time I gave you some sneak peeks!





I do hope you like Halloween designs!

I'll have three new designs for this show.  PLUS the new Hawk Run Hollow design I collaborated on with my sister, Marty.  Can't wait for you to see that one!

I'll also be releasing three designs I did for Tomorrow's Heirloom's Club in 2015.

Lots to look for!

Have a great long weekend everyone!

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