Monday, April 30, 2012

1797 Ship Sampler....


First....I just want to let you know that the
Alison Krauss concert was wonderful.

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I am happy to show you another
Crazy Challenge finish...

Barrick Samplers "1797 Ship Sampler"
40ct khaki linen w/ DMC

I have had this sampler in my stash for a
very long time...too long so I am glad it is done!
I searched online to see if I could find some
other finishes but found none.  
Just curious if anyone else stitched this one????


I always use DMC when stitching a Kathy Barrick
design and am amazed at the "funky" colors once
they're assembled. I have realized, though, that
they always come together to create
the perfect color palette.


Love the ship and fish

This one definitely looks so much better stitched.
Just need to save my pennies for framing...


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This is finish number five in my
Crazy Challenge. 
I think that calls for celebration and I will
do so by starting something new.
Linda was sweet to offer me A Colonial Garden 
from Plum Street Samplers after her recent
finish.   I fell in love after seeing Linda's
finish so I think this one will be next up
on the q-snaps.
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I have been so lazy about leaving comments lately
but please know I have been seeing all of your
wonderful stitching.  I do appreciate you visiting
my little corner of the world.   
happy stitching...

48 comments:

  1. I haven't seen this before but it looks great!

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  2. What a great finish! The colors are great on this and I too have never seen this one before. I'm still trying to finish my 1st CJC finish! Think I'll get off this computer and stitch!

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  3. Oh, good golly, Karen..that is gorgeous!! I'm not sure I have ever seen that one but might have to track it down. Your work is always so beautiful. I love PSS Colonial Garden, too! That child turns them out faster than I can think about them!

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  4. I haven't seen this one stitched before but it sure is gorgeous!!
    Colonial Garden is another one on my wishlist. I love all of Paulette's designs.

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  5. Oh, I love this one, Karen :) BEEutiful!

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  6. I love that ship sampler!!!Great Job!

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  7. What a beautiful finish! I don't think I've ever seen this one finished either. I have the chart in my stash though. lol! Can't wait to see your Colonial Garden next!

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  8. Congrats on the finish Karen. It turned out great. I have it in my stash, but of course have not stitched it.

    Linda

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  9. Beautiful Karen. Isn't it wonderful when the pieces that date back are finally a finish. It feels so very good doesn't it.

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  10. What a pretty finish!!!! Congrats :-).

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  11. I have never seen this design and it turned out beautifully.

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  12. Interesting design - and you are right the colors all work.

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  13. Oh Karen, this is just wonderful ... and went straight on my wish list. You are so right with the colours, they look gorgeous on the project. The same always happens to me when I pull out the threads for a Prairie Schooler design. First I wonder if they will really go together and when it's finished I see that it's the perfect colour match.

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  14. Congratulations on a lovely finish

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  15. Congrats on your gorgeous finish. I love the colours.

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  16. Lovely finish, reminds me of the colours in Shores of Hawk Run Hollow - which i really must put a stitch or two into!

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  17. A perfect finish, the colours are lovely too:))

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  18. Karen, Your sampler is lovely. The fact that it is a Barrick piece makes me wonder if you are the generous soul who lent me a Barrick chart with a caged bird ... when I finished the piece and wanted to return the chart, I discovered I had mislaid the information about the sender. I scrolled back through my blog reading list looking for the photos that inspired my admiration in the first place, hoping to find my benefactor but never did find the original photo. If the chart is yours, will you please contact me. Clicking on my name will bring you to my e-mail.

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  19. I have never even seen that one before..and though I don't normally like the colonial style (I think I got that right lol), I actually love it! Darn it...my list of things to do gets bigger with every blog rofl. A beautiful finish..really is nice.

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  20. I've never even seen this project before! It really has the feel of Shores to it. Love the ship! Curious as to why you always use DMC with her designs?

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  21. You did a beautiful job on that Karen! I think your finish is the only one I have seen of that particular chart. Congrats on chipping away at your challenge pieces! Hugs!

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  22. Great finish Karen. Can't wait to see your new start:)

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  23. Oh my gosh!! I love that! Great job, Karen. As big of a CHS fan as I am, I don't recall having seen that. Love your bee collection, too! The frames are fantastic.

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  24. Oh, what a beauty, Karen! I'm another who has never seen this design... It looks great with plain old DMC in my opinion :)

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  25. Yes I have stitched this one. It was one of my first samplers I ever did. I fell in love with Kathy's designs there and then lol. Great job on yours. x

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  26. What a beautiful finish! My stomach is doing flip flops!!!! What a beautiful design by CHS and your finish is fabulous!!!

    I will be interested to see what fabric you choose for Colonial Garden. I love that piece too. I should not buy anything else before doing that one.....just not sure I can do it on dark fabric. Please keep us posted!!!

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  27. Hooray! Feels so good to accomplish more and more on that list doesn't it!?! I have never seen it. :)

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  28. Just stunning!
    Love your stitching!
    Huggs,
    Miss T.

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  29. Congrats on the finish! It always feels so good to finally stitch one that's been waiting it's turn with the needle for so long. It looks lovely!

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  30. Another beauty, Karen. I am a huge Barrick/Goode Huswif/CHS fan, so it's a lot of fun to see other stitchers' work on the net. This one is a real beauty and you are so right about the DMC colors really coming together. It also always gets me that her designs often look like "nothing special" on the cover and they are absolutley stunning once stitched up.
    Congrats on another WIP down!!!

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  31. Hi from California! Not only do I share your name (Karen :) but I also share your love of snowmen! I think I just spent an hour going through your lovely blog admiring your darling little snowmen....and all your other beauties as well! I love it all!!!

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  32. How beautiful,Karen! I love all of your finishes!

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  33. What a lovely finish! I have never seen this one before but I like it very much. I saw Allison Krauss a few years back when she toured with Robert Plant. She sings like an angel. Have a great day!

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  34. Beautiful finish! Congratulations! :) I have the chart, but have never stitched this piece.

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  35. Karen so agree with you about the amazing colors Kathy uses in her designs!!! I'm so happy to see that you're going to start CG. I know you are going to love stitching it!!! Can't wait to see your finish.
    Linda

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  36. What a lovely finish! You're getting on with that challenge. I can see it on the wall with Shores of Hawk Run.

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  37. A great finish, congratulations!

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  38. Nice job Karen!!! I can't wait to see your new piece on that black linen.... Take care~~ Faye

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  39. This is gorgeous!!!!!! Congratulations~~~~~

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  40. Nice finish, the colours do work well together.

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  41. Congratulations on a fantastic finish Karen!

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  42. Lovely finish, Karen! I have not done this one but I am pretty sure I have it in my stash. Yours makes me want to do it!

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  43. That is a wonderful finish Karen. I have that one in my stash and for some reason I always over look it. But then when I see it, it reminds me of my father and his love for the sea, so I probably should pull it out one of these days and work on it!

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  44. I haven't seen this design before but I know I sure do love it! I look forward to seeing it framed. Colonial Garden looks like a lovely new project :)

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  45. Congrats on the finish, Karen! I just love this design!!

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  46. Wow I love your sampler!! It's beautiful!!!
    Your very lucky, because I'm surcharging this sampler for a very long time.

    Have nice weekend, Evelyne

    http://eefsneedle.blogspot.com

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