Thursday, September 11, 2014

Heads Up...For a New Design!


Liberty Bell

Coming soon to a theater near you!

Actually, I haven't gotten this one to the printer yet, so it may be a couple of weeks before it's ready, but I couldn't wait another day to show it to you!

My thanks to Phyllis Lundy for stitching the model!  And, believe it or not, I did the finishing myself!

Also

to cover the cost of getting this chart to the printer, I'm having a sale in my Etsy jewelry shop!

Here's the link if you are so inclined:


Have a great day!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Bird Study


Bird Study is ready!!  It's in my Etsy Shop now!
Friday, September 5, 2014

A Necklace for My Stitching Friends


I realize most stitchers don't enjoy my posts about my jewelry.


But this piece might be an exception.


It's made with a pincushion!


A wonderful, antique, beaded pincushion I found in Pennsylvania last weekend.


It even has BIRDS!!


And, honestly, have you ever stitched a bird you didn't like??

www.FrenchSentiments.Etsy.com

P.S.  My Bird Study pattern will be available Monday.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

We Have a Winner!


Random number generation / Random Numbers

Generate a random number between and  = 13


Using a Random Number Generator, (where I really did put in the numbers 1 and 21), the winning number was 13.  And the 13th comment was from SamplerLover.

SamplerLover if you could please email me at kathybarrick@gmail.com with your mailing address, I will put this chart in the mail to you today!

Thank you to all who participated!  If I run across any more charts, I will let you know!
Monday, September 1, 2014

Labor Day Give Away!!


During a recent linen search, I ran across this pattern from the Goode Huswife.  I have no plans to use it, so thought one of you might like it.  If so, please leave a comment for me.


I will choose a name tonight and put it in the mail to the winner tomorrow morning.
I will be contacting the winner for their mailing address tonight.

Good luck!
Monday, August 25, 2014

Bird Study


A new design coming your way very soon!

I'm not sure you're going to like this one, but I certainly hope you do!

Thank you to Beth Wiksen for stitching the model so perfectly.

And thank you too to Maria Kleinman, from Audrey Sparrow jewelry on Etsy for sharing her very cool name with me.


Details:

The model was stitched on 40-count Autumn Gold from Lakeside Linens using one strand of Needlepoint Silk in these colors:  183, 202, 316, 479, 524, 525, 561, 696, 706, 721, 863, 876, 951, 962, 964, 972, 991BB, 998.

The stitch count is 80 wide by 124 high.

The frame is from my local A.C. Moore.

The charts are going to the printers tomorrow and should be finished by the end of this week.

Have a great one!
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Victorian Velvet Lockets


I absolutely LOVE Victorian-era Velvet Lockets!


They are pretty hard to find and when I do find them, I tend to pounce!


All of the ones I've found have contained old tintype photos of not very attractive people.


Which is absolutely fine unless you plan to make jewelry with them.


Which I do!


See?!


So, I replaced the photos and got to work.  What FUN!!



I'm going to give the new owners of these pieces the option of having the front cover of the lockets removed.  I think they necklaces are much more beautiful when the photos inside are showing.  And, I'd be sure to send along the covers.



I'm off to my Etsy shop to list them now!

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