Sunday, December 13, 2015
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Christmas is definitely here on Broadway! I have a real tree this year, instead of the two smaller artificial trees I used last year on either side of the mantle. I like the real tree sooooo much better. It smells wonderful and feels so much more home-y!
I'll try not to bore you with photos of the same things you saw last year. I'll just show you what's different this year. And there's really not too much that's different. You know how you kind of do the same thing year after year? I tried to do a few new things, but basically, it's pretty much the same.
I had to do some furniture re-arranging to make the tree work in the front of the living room. I kind of like the new lay-out, but will have to see if I still like it once the tree is gone.
A sweet and simple peg-rack in my bedroom.
My antique "jewelry box"....it's very empty!!
The kitchen sink!
A vintage snowman, under glass...
Vintage santas, also under glass.
That's about it! Not too much. Lots of greens everywhere. Not a single gift wrapped, or a cookie baked. But I'll get there.
Wishing you all a wonderful week!
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
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"Peace on Earth" for your winter stitching pleasure!
The model was expertly stitched by Denise Thornton. The model was stitched on 40-count Vintage Examplar from Lakeside Linens using Needlepoint Silks in: 186, 207, 241, 245, 303, 345, 582, 622, 693, 696, 904, 926, 991B, 993. The stitch count is 152 wide by 142 high.
I'll be listing this in my Etsy Shop tomorrow - Thursday, December 10th.
I hope you like it!
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
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For the first time since July, I've made new jewelry.
I didn't realize how much I missed it until I started making it again.
All of these and more will be listed in my Etsy Shop starting today!
Here's a link if you're so inclined - www.FrenchSentiments.Etsy.com
Thursday, October 15, 2015
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A limited number of my Halloween Stocking kits are available from Valley House Needleworks. Kits include chart, linen, silk thread, finishing instructions, backing fabric, hand-dyed trim and fusible interfacing. You can call Jennifer or Denise at Valley House at (540) 869-0324! Shop Hours - WED 10 am to 2 pm, and THU through SAT 10 am to 5 pm!
Friday, October 9, 2015
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The Stitching in the Valley Retreat, sponsored by Jennifer Cave of Valley Needleworks, is this weekend!
I'm SO excited and can't wait to go!
I'll be teaching my Halloween Stocking project photographed above.
Besides classes from fabulous teachers, like Lori Brechlin of Notforgotten Farm, Debbie Culp, Beth Seal and Abby Rose Designs, there will be a Merchant Mall, open to the public.
The following companies will be vending:
My sister, Marty Barrick of Carriage House Samplings (Yay!!)
Lori Brechlin, Notforgotten Farm
The Nebby Needle
Summer House Stitche Works
Black Branch Needlework
Blackberry Lane Designs
Merchant Mall Hours are:
Saturday, October 10th ~ 10:00 - 5:00
Sunday, October 11th ~ 10:00 - 2:00
The Stitching in the Valley Retreat is being held at the Wayside Inn,
and the Merchant Mall is right next door at Worlds Away.
I hope you can come join us! It promises to be tons of fun!!
Kathy's Sampler Charts & Antiques
- Kathy Barrick