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!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

These Days


I've been a busy girl these days.  Getting ready for Market is a ton of work, but oh so much fun to do.  I spent all day making jewelry today.  I want to bring tons of it with me to Nashville, so I'm only listing the piece above in my Etsy Shop.

All my chart assembly work is done now - until I go pick up the rest of my charts from the printer tomorrow.  I'll have a few days to get 1600 charts assembled and packed up for the trip to Nashville.

Tomorrow or Friday I'll be listing sneak peeks of all five of my new designs here on my blog.  

And, the name of The Beast is.....

are you ready....

Autumn on Lazy Bear Mountain

My thanks to Koala for suggesting the name!  I'll be sending you a copy of the chart as soon as I return from Nashville.  Please either email me your mailing address or put it in a comment on this blog post.

I keep running to my windows to check for snow.  We're supposed to have snow squalls this afternoon and evening with complete white-out conditions.  It's bitterly cold outside.  The dogs keep going out and I keep getting them back in the house because it's just too cold.  

It's back to the jewelry bench for me!  Hope you're all having a good one and keeping warm!
Saturday, February 14, 2015

Exciting News!


Now that Beth Twist has posted this news on her blog, I guess I can post it here too....


Beth will be exhibiting at Market this year.....


And she'll be exhibiting in my room!!


Beth and I have been friends for years and years, but have never met.


I cannot wait to meet her!


She's such a fabulous designer, I know she will have an amazing market and I know there will be many, many people (besides me) excited to meet her.

And, I can hardly wait to see the sampler-that-used-to-be-mine reproduced.  It's an amazing sampler and I can only imagine how wonderful Beth's reproduction will be!

And, in case you're wondering, the photos above are your first sneak peeks of The Beast!!

It has been named, but my lips are sealed!  
But you will be the first to know!


In between all the sampler designing, framing, photographing, jewelry making, chart lay-outs, chart stuffing I've been doing, I've been playing around in my kitchen will an old hotel key board I found at Beaver Creek.  Actually, I traded a piece for it, so it didn't cost me a cent, and it's been so much fun adding little treasures to it!

Below the key board is my growing collection of antique mercury glass.  Liz has me totally hooked on it!  When it was made, it was known as "poor man's silver" and I can see why.  It's so fun to collect antiques that are inexpensive - especially after years and years of collecting the expensive stuff.  I guess my new kind of antiques could be called "poor girl's treasures"!!

Hope you're having a great weekend!

And Happy Valentine's Day!
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Same Day, Second Post!

 

I need your help again, please.

I'm driving Carol Sims absolutely insane with name ideas for The Beast.

I think I have it narrowed down a little bit, but I would like your input.

Given these choices, which is your favorite?

Autumn in Bucks County

Autumn in Plymouth County

Autumn in Mineral County

Autumn in Boone County

Autumn in Big Horn County

Autumn in Walton County

Autumn in Cherokee County

Autumn in Crook County
(love the name, but I got a speeding ticket there!)

Autumn in Sweetwater County

Thank you for your help!  And I will try to quit bugging you with sampler names for a while!

Updates


Thought I'd pop in and give you an update on the latest.


Not that I have that much news, but the sun is shining and I'm very happy about that!


We were spared the huge amounts of snow the North East is getting, thank goodness.


Our snow can be measured in inches, rather than feet!


The most exciting news is that Beth has finished the BEAST!!!


How I wish I could show it to you!!!


In fact, I've been so housebound recently that absolutely no one besides me (and Beth of course) has seen it.

And it's KILLING me!!!!


So far, I have four finished sampler for Market and a fifth is being stitched.  But if it's not done it time, that's fine.  I'll release it afterwards.


I've been making jewelry!!!  That is always fun!


And I've been listing more antiques in my Vintage Etsy shop.

And now, I'm going to go dig my car out of the snow and get OUT of this house a little bit!  Even the dogs are sick of me!

Hope you all have a good one!



Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Thank You!!


Thank you all so very much for all of your fabulous ideas for my new sampler!  You guys have gone above and beyond the call of duty on this one!  


I THINK I've made a decision on the name, but am still mulling it over in my head....


Since Beth is still stitching night and day and day and night and week after week and month after month and awake and asleep on this design, I have a little while until I have to decide for sure.

So please don't hesitate to send me more ideas!


A while you've been thinking of ideas for me, I've been a busy girl here...

 I've been making jewelry, working on charts, doing lay-outs for new designs, planning and planning for Nashville,


And, opening a new Etsy Shop!  It's called Kathy Barrick Vintage and it's where I can place all of my antique and vintage bits instead of putting them in my Etsy sampler shop or my Etsy jewelry shop.


Here's a link if you'd like to see it:  www.KathyBarrickVintage.Etsy.com


Bonnie Olson sent me some great photographs recently I want to share with you.


This is Bonnie's Susanna Folley.  She stitched it on 40-Count Cedar Plank and mounted it on a piece of wood.  Cool, huh?


Bonnie's collection of tombstones.  I love it!

We had a dusting of snow this morning.  I've had enough of winter!  And we've been very lucky so far....only one shovel-able snow, but I'm still ready for spring.

But, I had forgotten how planning and preparing for Nashville made this part of winter go by so quickly.  I can't believe January is almost half-way gone.  I have tons of work to do, but plenty of time to do it, so all is well.

Hoping you all have a fabulous Wednesday!

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