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!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Name That Sampler!

How about a name without the words "willow" or "valley"in it?

Thank you!!!!
Monday, January 5, 2015

I Need Your Help! - Edited


(Photo totally unrelated!)

I need your help please.  In Nashville at the Market in late February/early March, I'll be releasing a new design - the first in a series of LARGE samplers.  Beth is stitching it now and the theme is Autumn.

Spring, Summer and Winter will follow later this year and next year.

It's not a Hawk Run Hollow design, though it is similar in size, and has a similar flavor (sort of).

This series needs a name.  That's where YOU come in!

Beth and I have been texting each other back and forth with tons of ideas, but neither of us have come up with the perfect name yet.

Ideas Beth and I have dreamed up include:  Autumn in the Valley of Whispering Willows (too long!), Winding River Valley (but there's no river - yet!), Autumn in Whispering Winds (maybe?),  Willow Lark Valley, Snake and Willow Valley, Kindred Valley, and more!

Can you do better?

If you come up with the name selected, I will be sure you get a free copy of the chart.

Edited to add:  Please think less of what Beth and I thought of and more of "Hawk Run Hollow".  An old and interesting town name, it doesn't have to be a Valley, it doesn't have to have the word Willows....be original!!

Beth and I both thank you!!
Saturday, January 3, 2015

Connie's Photos and Corrections


Connie Schwarz from Rogers, Arkansas has sent me several photos of her stitching - wonderful stitching indeed!

Above is my Liberty Bell design which Connie has finished perfectly.


And this is her Good & Proper in a gorgeous frame which hangs in her stair case.


 This one and the one below is her version of my Noah's Ark which she's stitched on Weeks' "Dove" with DMC threads.  She didn't do the filling in which it totally doesn't need, especially on this gorgeous linen.


I love the frame she's chosen for it, especially on her dark, wooden walls.

My thanks to Connie for her continued support and for sharing her gorgeous photos!

And now for the corrections.  
I HATE it when I make mistakes on charts, but I do from time to time.

On Mary Cotton, the thread list shows the symbol = and the NPI color is 867 and the DMC conversion is 712.  This is the color used in Mary and her beau's face, hands and in the sheep in the lower right hand corner.

On Gregory in the Garden, the thread list shows the NPI color 874 with a DMC conversion to 811.  811 is NOT correct.  The correct DMC conversion is 928.

I've listed these corrections on my Etsy site under each listing for these charts. I apologize for any inconvenience I may have caused.

Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend!

I seem to have created a hot mess in my apartment by starting too many projects at once.  I'm trying to pack up my Christmas stuff, ship orders, rearrange furniture and design, all at the same time.  It's not going well!




Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!


I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year's Eve last night and have started your New Year off in a happy way!

Personally, my first task of the New Year was going to the laundromat.
NOT my idea of fun, but definitely necessary.



I had such good intentions yesterday of getting a bunch of antiques listed on my Etsy site, but that didn't happen, so I will be working on that this morning.





Most of what I'll be listing will be quite primitive, early antiques, priced to go!

If you're interested, check them out HERE!

My very best wishes to you all for a happy, healthy and wonderful New Year!

P.S.  My word for the year is "WORK"!!!

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