Sunday, March 9, 2014
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This morning I left my house at 6:00 AM (which was 5:00 in my head) and made the 2 1/2 hour drive up to the antique markets in Pennsylvania. I went up specifically to find bits of old jewelry and stuff for my jewelry designs.
And look what I found!! It's an antique petite point purse! It was locked in a showcase when I found it and when the dealer opened up the showcase and handed me the purse, I KNEW I had to reproduce the design. The colors!! The swan!!! It MUST be done!!
While it won't be reproduced as a purse, I will find a way to make it into a gorgeous sampler design using both the front and back motifs.
(Edited to add the above photo for size comparison. Thank you for the suggestion Liz!)
Does anyone know how to date this piece? I'm afraid my knowledge of purses and petite point is extremely limited, so I would appreciate any help you might be able to provide with this. Thank you!
Hope you're all having a wonderful Sunday!
Friday, March 7, 2014
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I'm here, honestly I am!!
I've been working away on my teaching project, which seems to be taking much longer than I though it would.
It's been tons of fun though, so I'm certainly not complaining....just stitching!
And I have new sampler designs in the works.....
Carol Sims recently finished stitching one and I'm waiting for the frame to arrive.
And Beth is working like crazy on a BIG sampler that seems to take every spare moment Beth has.
On the home front, my Mom turned 90 last weekend and my sister, Marty, hosted a fabulous birthday party for her.
It was wonderful seeing my Aunt and my cousins whom I haven't seen in years and years. And of course most of my brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews and even grand-nephews!
In between I've been making jewelry!
Lots and lots of jewelry, which can be found HERE!
Have a great weekend everyone! And don't forget to change your clocks!!
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This is probably the weirdest of all my posts and that's saying a lot because I've had some really weird posts!
I've torn my house upside down, I've cleaned out two closets, countless drawers, searched every box that didn't quite get unpacked when I moved in August, and have generally searched every conceivable place in this apartment. I cannot find my software for PatternMaker. It's making me CRAZY!!!!!
I know I've loaned this software out to tons of friends through the years and I'm just wondering (and hoping) I've lent it to someone and have forgotten.
If I've lent you my PatternMaker software, can you please let me know. My email is email@example.com.
I would appreciate it so very, very much!
Back to the search!! Happy Monday everyone!
Edited to add: My sister Marty had my software! Which makes perfect sense. Why can't I just think sometimes?!
Sunday, February 16, 2014
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It's been a relaxed and creative Sunday so far!
I've made some jewelry,
Drove to Home Goods in Frederick....
because I needed a chair cushion...
Found a lamp too!
Stitched a little, and need to stitch some more.
And haven't shoveled one bit of snow! YAY!
Hope your Sunday is equally fun, creative and relaxing
Saturday, February 15, 2014
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Here's Rebecca in all her glory! The charts should be ready in about a week. In the meantime, here are the details:
Linen: 40-Count Maritime White from Lakeside Linens,
Thread: Needlepoint Silk in 342, 346, 693, 993. The Thread Gatherer's Silk 'N Colors in Captain's Sea Chest and Worn Brick Path. (A conversion to DMC is provided.)
Frame: A custom frame from Larson-Juhl available from your local craft or framing shop.
I hope you're all having a great weekend! I got to spend my Saturday with my daughter, Liz, which is my very favorite way to spend a Saturday, or any day!
Monday, February 10, 2014
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AND, please check out my sister's new website: www.MartyBarrick.com. Her artwork is amazing!!
Kathy's Sampler Charts & Antiques
- Kathy Barrick