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Carriage House Samplings Kathy Barrick

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WE have a nice collection of wonderful designs by Kathy Barrick of Carriage House... everything is full of deep browns, cinnamons, rusts, pretty amber-golds, dusty moss and bold forest greens.

Of special note, however are the Hawk Hollow Run pieces. A Village and Town of houses and businesses... these can be broken down into each of their individual squares, or stitched as the entire piece. Stunning!


My Home in the Garden by Liz Matthews - click to see more Old Friends from Liz Matthews - click to see more 4th Day of Christmas by Liz Matthews - click to see more Klara Hansen by Liz Matthews - click to see more
New Designs by Hello from Liz Matthews
  • My Home in the Garden - Liz is a gardener, so she's created this using all the colors in her garden. Along with the sunshine yellows and sky blues, she's added all the charming stylized flowers. Finishes approx 11 x 12-1/2 on 32ct... these bands would be super pretty stitched individually and then finished into a set of drum-shaped cushions - you could leave on the alphabet, or not - and just have rounds and rounds of flowers! Look at the Klara Hansen piece.
  • Old Friends - *Your heart and my heart are very old friends.* So simple, it just says everything! Of course you can change fabric and thread colors... I hope you have another heart to stitch this for!
  • 4th Day of Christmas - This is part of an on-going series... BUTTTT you don't have to collect and stitch them all! (Break that cross-stitch-law!) This chart offers both design options, so colorful, I don't know which is my favorite. Liz does have lots of finishing tips for the tree on her Floss Tube channel, so don't let that neat finish scare you away from this. Very pretty - coded for silks or DMC floss.
  • Klara Hansen - What a pretty piece! Choose a fabric, then a thread - this is DMC #502. Can you see how the sampler is divided and stitched? The bottom half is the drum, and the top half is a pincushion. Now, look at My home in the Garden again and see how you can divide that up - using the different finishing techniques!


Horse Feed Sack from Carriage House Samplings - click for more Hungry Hare Feed Sack from Carriage House Samplings - click for more Reindeer Feed Sack from Carriage House Samplings - click for more Sheep Feed Sack from Carriage House Samplings - click for more Chicken Feed Sack from Carriage House Samplings - click for more Halloween Feed Sack from Carriage House Samplings - click for more
More Feed Sacks
Here come two more fun designs that are meant to finish into little 'sacks' to display or use! Joining the Reindeer, Sheep, Chicken and Halloween Feed sacks we already have, these two are offered as separate charts. Stitched on Picture This Plus' 32ct Faun hand-dyed linen, with regular DMC floss, they finish approx 8 x 9. They would be SUPER CUTE finished as directed (even the finisher's contact info is on here for you!) and filled with sand or something and used as a door stop.

What a fun and unexpected way to display your needlework! You could also make them into a little pillowcase to go over a microwaveable sack of rice or corn (or whatever you like inside yours) to use as a warming sack for cold hands and feet! A fun collection of designs so far.


Bequeathment Labels from Kathy Barrick - click to see more Colonial Girls & Their Dolls by Kathy Barrick - click to see more Quaker Dwelling by Kathy Barrick - click to see more Amelia Prescott and How Her Parents Did Educate Her by Kathy Barrick - click to see more
Several New Arrivals from Kathy Barrick
  • Bequeathment Labels - DO NOT get creeped out by these... just enjoy the fun they present being stuck to the backs of treasured (and maybe not-so-treasured) pieces of needlework! Actually, you COULD use these as gift tags at your next stitch group exchange or include one in your next event pin-cushion exchange! (Or how about bequeathing your friend your project-from-****? You know, the one they keep bugging you about finishing?) Kathy's latest group of antique art on stickers, set of 8.
  • Colonial Girls & Their Dolls - People get creeped out by this artwork too... but if you can appreciate it, these are neat labels too! A place to record your name, date, the design title, and maybe some thread or fabric info... stick them on the back of your framed pieces.
  • Quaker Dwelling - measuring 232 x 239, this finishes almost 12 x 12 on 40ct! LOTS of stitches in this... the symetry and repetitveness in this is delightful! Change a few colors if you need to... but I love all that gunmetal color in there! I like how the bricks are the same as the Quaker motifs.
  • Amelia Prescott and How Her Parents Did Educate Her - This is a Kathy Barrick original design, inspired by all the charming antique multiplication table samplers. She's done Algerian Eyes and Rhodes in the alphabets, and included that verse about Amelia's Parents! Stitch count is a mystery until I can read the chart... but it will probably be generous in size... and gosh, the math actually STILL works - not like that 'new math stuff!'
Gather Here from Hello From Liz Matthews - click for more Butterfly Cloche from Hello From Liz Matthews - click for more
Newest Releases
from Hello From Liz Matthews
  • Butterfly Cloche - What a pretty piece! Measuring 171 x 191, this is stitched on 40ct and measures approx 8-1/2 x 9-1/2. The colors are so yummy... Liz is showing single butterflies attached to the bottoms of antique glass paperweights as a neat finishing idea. DMCs of 937, 732, 3809, 310, 413, 3866, 927, 829, 839, 3826, 680, 918 and blanc.
  • Gather Here - I love this one! Stitched in just one hand-dyed thread color (pick one you like!), this finishes a generous 15-1/2 x 7 on 36ct! Clean and contemporary!

Halloween Seed Sack from Carriage House Samplings - click to see more Jack's Urn by Kathy Barrick - click to see more Sleepy Hollow by Liz Matthews - click to see more Second Day of Christmas by Liz Matthews - click to see more
Halloween Seed Sack, Jack's Urn, Sleepy Hollow & Second Day of Christmas
The Barrick Ladies have released a few new titles for the Fall that we really like!
  • Halloween Seed Sack - By Carriage House Samplings - What a cute way to finish some needlework... make a big bag and stuff it with candy or pumpkins! Stitched on 32ct oaken, the needlework part is 9 x 10, so your sack CAN finish into a decent size!
  • Jack's Urn - By Kathy Barrick - This one is fun because of the cool background, that bold urn and then that whole house scene inside the pumpkin! Lots of neat design elements in this one, it is stitched on 36ct Legacy Linen by Picture This Plus, and finishes about 8 x 8.
  • Sleepy Hollow - By Liz Matthews, This one has that cool branch of owls, all those pretty leaves and acorns, and then all the jacks and cats along the bottom. Lots to look at, it finishes approx 6 x 12 on 32ct Legacy Linen by Picture This Plus, and is stitched with regular DMC!
  • Second Day of Christmas - By Liz Matthews, stitch this as a flat picture, or do that awesome 'tree shape' finish... this is charming! It finishes approx 6 x 8 on 32ct... stitch your family initials - or friends - into those houses along the bottom.


Sampler Bands from Carriage House Samplings - click to see more Busy Hands Happy Heart from Carriage House Samplings - click to see more
  • Busy Hands Happy Heart
    A fun little piece that measures 83 x 84 in stitch count... coded for silks or DMC. It'd make a cute pin cushion or block-shape stand-up... it's a striking design.

  • Sampler Bands
    DO NOT LOOK AT THE SHELL - Look at the skinny little ribbons laying across it... THOSE are what you are stitching! Enchanting little ribbons of stitching... each is worked on 36ct linen (but you could use anything)... and stitch counts are 581 x 9 - so 1/2 an inch high by 32 inches long! Kathy will have a better picture on her leaflet cover than this one - hopefully showing her bands around baskets, wrapped around antique wooden thread and ribbon spools, as trim on stitching pouches and sewing pocket straps.

    Use your imagination with this idea... she is simply using regular fabric, turning under the edges, and then putting her ribbons some place neat! Note: There is also some pre-finished linen banding on the market - I am going to order some for this - but at the moment, I am on vacation writing this from my phone, so I do not have those details! Get the chart now... make your own ribbons, or get the banding in a few weeks when I can supply all that info and it is here!

Christmas Joy Ride from Carriage House Samplings - click to see more Bringing Christmas from Carriage House Samplings - click to see more

Bringing Christmas and Christmas Joy Ride
A fun set of dashingly busy designs for Christmas! Just the cutest, it feels like the sleds are going to fly off the pictures!

Both presented in their own chart, they finish about 7-1/2 x 8 on 32ct, and are coded for DMC or silks. Timeless!


The Ocean Blue Stocking from Kathy Barrick - click to see more The Embroideress Stocking from Kathy Barrick - click to see more
Kathy Barrick's New Stockings!
DO NOT use these for Christmas decorations... rather... make them and hang them on doors or on skinny little strange walls or tuck them into narrow nook areas. Pick an cool area that is as quirky as these are! They are neat pieces of artwork... don't hide them away till Christmas!
  • The Embroideress Stocking measures 172 x 447 -- so 9-1/2 x almost 25 on 18/36ct! *All of my scattering moments are taken up with needle and thread.* Put your name on there instead of Sarah Hanson, and add family lace and buttons to the top! Charted for silks or DMC.
  • The Ocean Blue Stocking measures the same 9-1/2 x 25. Done on a grey-blue, when you study it a little, you see all the fish and the mermaid... the huge whale, the repeating sails of the ship... and those clouds and gulls! Totally fun! Actually, because these are so skinny... even though they have a ton of stitching to them, they go kind of fast because they keep growing!
Red R Sampler from Hello From Liz Matthews - click for more
Red R Sampler
from Hello From Liz Matthews
Yes, there is a red R on here! An interesting reproduction piece, the red and blue vertical lines on the left and right extend up and down into the framed area edges... the original was stitched on an old linen grain sack - so those mimic the sack!

There is a lot of 4-Sided on here, as well as Algerian Eyelet - actually both alphabets at the top. Measuring 229 x 216, it is also coded for silks or DMC floss.


Esther from Kathy Barrick - click to see more Deer Santa from Kathy Barrick - click to see more
Deer Santa and Esther
from Kathy Barrick
Two new designs by Kathy Barrick... both have such a primitive flavor to them!
  • Deer Santa measures 155 x 149, is stitched on Doubloon Picture This Plus linen and is coded for silk or DMC.
  • Esther is named after Esther-the-Sheep who lived out her life on Not Forgotten Farm -- she belonged to Lori B -- a friend of Kathy's. This piece measures 146 x 221 and is shown on Picture This Plus's Doubloon hand-dyed linen.

Garden Vegetables from Kathy Barrick - click to see more
Garden Vegetables
from Kathy Barrick
What a fun piece to stitch for a famhouse kitchen! Measuring 300 x 251, this will finish approx 19 x 16 on 32ct.

Coded for silk or DMC, it has so many fun design elements. The two side panels, all the repetitive charting in the center, not to mention the useful gardening information! (I just don't know what growing zone it references... so if you care... check into that!) Presented as a chart, this is charming!


Black Heart from Kathy Barrick - click to see more Pennsylvania Fraktur from Kathy Barrick - click to see more
Pennsylvania Fraktur and Black Heart
from Kathy Barrick
A pair of hearts - PA is new, Black is from 2013.

PA is a little larger - 115 vs the 100 of Black. Both very striking!


Strawberry Blossoms from Kathy Barrick - click to see more

Strawberry Blossoms
from Kathy Barrick
You see those wild berry vines and then the wild brown hair, then the big blue sleeves... and kid of forget to read the verse!

It talks about the many blossoms -- small and faire! Measures 149 stitches square.


Three Chairs from Kathy Barrick - click to see more
Three Chairs
Inspired by a quote from Henry David Thoreau.
*I had three chairs in my house, one for solitude, two for friendship and three for society.* I can see this hanging on the wall behind the kitchen chairs!

Kathy Barrick's newest design, presented in chart format, this measures 7-1/2 x 8 on 32ct, and is stitched with regular DMC.


Halloween at Hawk Run Hollow from Kathy Barrick - click to see more Halloween At Hawk Run Hollow
The 10th design in this fun series celebrating Hawk Run Hollow... Halloween is full of creepy charm! As with most of the others, it is broken down into smaller blocks of individual designs... skeletons and ghosts... lots of morbid stuff, there is even one square that is just a cute scarecrow in a pumpkin patch -- he just looks mad, but he's still cute!

Coded for 42 different shades of DMC, this is stitched on Picture This Plus's 40ct Legacy Linen and the whole thing will finish approx 18-1/2 x 14. Just in case you're collecting: Houses, Village, Shores, Christmas, Autumn, Farms, Spring, Map, Year and now Halloween at Hawk Run Hollow!


Halloween Greetings from Kathy Barrick - click to see more Crowned Owls from Kathy Barrick - click to see more Autumn Harvest Sampler from Kathy Barrick - click to see more
New Designs
from Kathy Barrick
  • Halloween Greetings -- What a fun design... full of scary motifs!
  • Crowned Owls -- I really like the Bargello border on this, warm greens and browns.
  • Autumn Harvest Sampler -- Quilts and cats, a log cabin, very primitive in personality!

Bowlful of Bunnies from Kathy Barrick - click to see more Bowlful of Bunnies
from Kathy Barrick
Kathy Barrick has a few new releases... I loved these tiny rabbit cushions when I saw them, and of course, that harbor scene is delightful!

Bowlful of Bunnies -- Frame them, or cushion them, these finish around 2 x 2 -- depending on fabric counts. Regular DMC flosses, too!
My Mother's House from Kathy Barrick - click to see more
My Mother's House
by Kathy Barrick
Well... don't do this if your Mom didn't have a green thumb!

DMC on (any count), 32ct - this finishes a little over 7 x 6.

My Mother's House from Kathy Barrick - click to see more
Swan Garden
by Kathy Barrick
Wow... a reproduction from an antique needlepoint purse... this DOES look old! Choose a dark gunmetal-colored fabric, this is coded for silks or DMC floss -- 30 different colors!

On 32ct, it finishes approx 8 x 12. I think it would make a stunning pillow, besides being framed.


Halloween on the Farm from Carriage House Samplings - click to see more
Halloween on the Farm
by Kathy Barrick
What a fun stack of farm animals... and WOW, what a fun stack of pumpkins too!!!!! Stitch everything as is -- it finishes approx 3 x 9 on 18/36 ct... or do an animal and pumpkin by themselves.

Or even fill a bowl with a dozen of the stitched pumpkins, and make them with some different shades of your threads!!!!!! Cute chart, just a last minute release before Halloween... it's really just Fall and I'd enjoy those pumpkins all year long!


Tonight is Halloween from Kathy Barrick - click to see more Tonight is Halloween
from Kathy Barrick
Kathy Barrick has a trio of new designs... Tonight is Halloween is just one -- an is quite full of creepy personality... just like a strange friend! An organized grave yard with cute little owls, there are some cute verses on some of the stones. You could add other fun stuff -- like *I M Gone* or something to the others... add some opalescent to the ghosts, or make the Jacks eyes glass beads.

Presented as a chart, it finishes approx 8 x 15 on 32ct. Choose something mangy or distress it when you are finished... make it look like it got buried alive!


Miss Elizabeth Perkins from Kathy Barrick - click to see more
Miss Elizabeth Perkins
from Kathy Barrick
Milliner and Dress Maker -- 27 Main Street. Could you imagine this being a ship window sign???? Finishing approx 9 x 14 on 32ct... this is coded for regular DMC floss.

The dress skirt is awesome.... wouldn't this be cool hanging as a sign into your stitching room? Put YOUR name up there instead of Elizabeth... who wants to advertise for someone else???!


A Year at Hawk Run Hollow from Carriage House Samplings - click to see more A Year at Hawk Run Hollow
Carriage House's ninth in the Hawk Run Hollow Series -- this joins Houses, Village, Shores, Christmas, Autumn, Farms, Spring and Map of HRH! This design is made up of 12 -- 92 x 92 stitch count blocks -- each a tribute to it's month of the year.

Charted for DMC or silks, you CAN split all of these up and make them into individual pillows to fill that big bowl of yours. We see this one as perkier -- like Spring at HRH... a little more colorful than some of the order offerings. Presented as a chart -- it's a gotta-have -- the blocks are charming!


Tavern Signs Revisited from Carriage House Samplings - click to see more Tavern Signs Revisited
Here are two awesome room signs! Make one for the door to your craft room, make the other one for the Family Room or the Kitchen! What a cool housewarming gift!!! The alphabet is provided so you can personalize as you need to! Fabric counts and colors can vary -- choose your favorite, these are charted for DMC or silks.


Map of Hawk Run Hollow from Carriage House Map of Hawk Run Hollow
Wow... What a show-stopper! Everyone is in love this with new piece by Marty Barrick. 260 x 247 Stitches in size, choose floss or silks to stitch this charming map of the imaginary Hawk Run Hollow Settlement.

The river, bridges, the town square, cemetary... the fields and even the compass star, the design is bold and the elements are charming! It's a 'gotta have' and would even make a really neat couch pillow!!! Offered as the chart.

Spring at Hawk Run Hollow from Carriage House Samplings - click to see more

Spring at Hawk Run Hollow
A new piece to join the other 6 in the Hawk Run Hollow series by Carriage House, this one is full of color and Springtime 'busy-ness' ... and doesn't feature as many houses and buildings as some of the other designs have had. *Behold the winter is past... the fig tree puts forth its figs... Arise my love, my fair one, and come away!* A condensed version of the verse, this is a playful rendition of Springtime and all the neat things that happen when the weather turns warmer and everything wakes up after winter.

A massive stitch count of 185 x 614 delivers a finished size of 10 x 34 on 36ct!!! Each of the 12 individual blocks are presented on an individual page for ease in stitching. Coded for DMC floss or Needlepoint Inc silks, each block measures 95 x 95 stitches and CAN stand alone if you wish! I love the clipper ship and the girls who have lost their Sunday hats!

Very pretty, the chart includes a master layout chart as well, so counting that border and spacing your blocks is an accurate breeze! Model is stitched on 40ct Weeks Dye Works Straw Linen. We carry 40, 35 and 30ct in Straw... so you have OPTIONS!!!!!


The Farms of Hawk Run Hollow from Carriage House Samplings - click to see more The Farms of Hawk Run Hollow
We have another in the Hawk Run Hollow series! Carriage House's Kathy retired, but was dragged back into business by sister, Marty! Ms Marty designed most of this piece -- but tied Kathy to a chair till she finished her squares! The result is equally as charming as the rest of our Hawk Run Hollow pieces!

Notice the days of the week squares... something for everyday... Barn Raising on Monday, Livestock Auction on Tues, Double Yolk Wed, Sheep Shearing on Thurs, Friday Fishing, and Saturday's Dance! Finishing approx 9 x 28 on 40ct, this is coded for silks or DMC floss. Stitch the entire thing, or pick your favorite days... Marty made Kathy finish her task... you can too!


Autumn at Hawk Run Hollow from Carriage House Samplings - click to see more

Autumn at Hawk Run Hollow
Carriage House's 5th set of scenes all around the village of Hawk Run Hollow is here! Celebrating Autumn, it covers the harvest season, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. Joining Houses, Village, Shores and Christmas... Kathy says this is her last HRH set. We stood together in her booth at Market... all 5 of them were there on display, just stunning!

Just like all the rest, this piece features 12 squares of designs, that can be stitched individually or together. Every single panel is neat... it's kind of fun to look at the set of patterns and TRY top choose your favorites! Autumn is stitched in a different configuration than the rest, so linen has been ordered.

Charted for silks or DMC floss... 40ct Sand Dune Linen cut is also available. Offered as the chart, all other HRH charts are still available!


Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow from Carriage House Samplings - click to see more Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow
Carriage House has released her next Hawk Run Hollow piece, joining Village, Houses and Shores of HRH! A stunning 12-part piece... just like the other three... each section can stand alone and is a lovely piece all by itself! EVERY square in this design is neat... lots of bold color and subject... the houses, trees, carolers, skating pond, singing cardinals and church scene are all endearing! LOTS of stitching in this, it finishes approx 17 x 23 on 32ct!

Charted for DMC flosses or Needlepoint Silks, the piece uses 119 colors!!! (So to save yourself approx $360... choose the floss!) I'm trying to choose my favorite section, and i *think* it's the skating pond... but I like those singing birds... ! Offered as a chart... linen and threads separately.


The Shores of Hawk Run Hollow from Carriage House Samplings - click to see more The Shores of Hawk Run Hollow
A third companion to the Village and Houses of Hawk Run Hollow, this is another exquisite piece by Kathy Barrick. 12 Blocks of nautical flavor... you can stitch them all together, or choose a block or two that is a favorite. Every block is a little work of art by itself! Mermaids, fish, anchors, tall ships, and that awesome seaside house, there is always something new to discover when you look at this piece!

Breathtaking stitched on any fabric you choose, this finishes approx 15 x 20-1/2 on 40ct or 14 x 18-1/2 on 36ct Vintage Autumn Gold by Lakeside Linens. Stitched in either DMC floss or Needlepoint Inc silks, it uses 32 colors - so many lovely shades of blues and teals, crisp whites, weathered reds and grays... I absolutely LOVE it! Offered as a chart, we have two different Lakeside linen counts available... and many other fabric options, as well, along with the silks or flosses!


The Village of Hawk Run Hollow from Carriage House Samplings -- click to see more The Village of Hawk Run Hollow
The sequel to Carriage House's Houses of Hawk Run Hollow... this is a MUST HAVE! "Over the river on a hill lieth a village sweet and still. All around it the forest and the trees shiver and whisper in the breeze. Over it sailing shadows go of soaring hawk and screaming crow. And mountain grasses low and sweet grow in the middle of every street." A set of 8 houses, there is a school, church, town hall, blacksmith, gristmill, the inn, parks, and even the graveyard!!! Such a neat, colonial/antique flavor, this is just stunning. Stitch count for this incredible piece is a whopping 278 x 371, which means that on 32ct, this will finish approx 17 x 23!

You can stitch the entire village, or just choose a few of your favorites and arrange them however you want... lots of neat choices here. The chart includes one huge master sheet of all for placement, with each individual block on a single, separate sheet of paper, so you can carry just the chart you're working on, and leave the rest safely tucked away till you need them.

Containing 56 luscious colors of Needlepoint Silks, this is converted to DMC floss as well, and will require a total of 62 skeins of thread. Bricks and bronzes, greens of every shade, golden mustards and cinnamon browns, weathered blues, the list just goes on and on! So... check into your DMC stash, or treat yourself to the silks!!! (We have them all ready for you!) Note: The 40ct linen specified in this piece will most likely be unavailable for several months. Study the chart a bit to decide if there is another you'd like to use.


The Houses of Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings The Houses of Hawk Run Hollow
This is a commanding design that features 12 smaller design panels that can be worked individually or together, in any number of shapes and formats. Each block measures approx 5 inches square on 36ct linen, making this entire piece a whopping 20-1/2 x 15- 1/2 on 36ct linen, that is almost all solid stitching. Luscious colors of russets, greens, buttermilks, teals, bricks, and cinnamons, this is charted for DMC or Silk. (Silk set contains 59 skeins!)

I love houses... so think this is charming. However, in reading the very traditional sampler-themed words... I find that I personally would change them to read something much more lighthearted, like 'the road to a friend's house is never long!!!' The piece deals with 'Remembering Me' but then mentions rotting bones, etc, etc....! Anyway, it is truly a lovely piece... full of cool houses and other sampler motifs, even though it is on the high end price-wise!





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