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!
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

I'm Excited!!!


Look where I'll be on Saturday, September 16th!!
I'll be bringing lots of sampler charts and models,
antiques,
and jewelry!
I can't wait!!
Monday, August 7, 2017

Autumn Harvest Sampler


Today I'm releasing the sampler I designed for A Simple Life Magazine back in 2015.  I've just listed it in my Etsy Shop:  www.kathybarrick.etsy.com

Here's the lowdown:

Linen:  36-Count Mocha from Weeks Dye Works
Threads:  Gentle Art Sampler Threads in:  Acorn, Autumn Leaves, Burnt Orange, Cidermill Brown, Corn Husk, Flax, Forest Glade, Gingersnap, Gold Leaf, Maple Syrup, Raven, Straw Bonnet.
A conversion to DMC is provided
Stitch Count:  108 Wide by 116 High

Happy Monday!
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Two Days in a Row!


Remember this?

It's my Black Heart Design

Well, Beth Wiksen, (stitcher extraordinaire) has done it again!

She turned this design into this:


Amazing, huh?

Thank you Beth!!  You are, as always, wonderful!!
Monday, July 31, 2017

Where oh Where oh Where Am I????


Do you remember this?  It's Up on the Housetop and I released it in Nashville this past February.

Well....Beth Wiksen (stitcher extraordinaire) wasn't too happy with it and she knew she could do it better.

And she DID!!

Check this out:


Beth re-stitched this design on 40-Count linen and used The GentleArt's Country Redwood thread.

I'ts SO much better!!!

For the remaining colors, she used what was called for on the chart.

I'm going to re-do the chart soon and re-release it.

Thank you Beth.  I'm ever so grateful!!
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

It's Time for a Jewelry Sale!


I'm having a 30% off sale in my Etsy jewelry shop this week!
Check it out when you get a chance!
















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