Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Barn Door

Well I look at the date on the last post and hope that you all don't feel like I've forgotten about you!
I really don't know where the time goes, but I feel like I have accomplished a lot, but.... I still can't show you because I'm waiting on a few pieces to make it all complete! 
I have 3 one page charts that are at the printer.  These are smaller projects, ones that you can get done in a hurry and have a great sense of accomplishment.  Then I will have 2 sampler reproductions that take a little longer to complete, but well worth the time, oh and did I mention that one is an A & E. Adam and Eve are kind of funky folk arty great fun to stitch.  I also have a wall pocket more involved because there is some finishing but instructions are included and believe me I try to make all my finishing easy because I would really rather be stitching.  My last pattern will be the release for the directions for my thimble keeps.  My instructions are going to get proof read by another seamstress. They make perfect sense to me but my husband was questioning items so rather then have a non sewer make the final call I've asked for a third opinion. The last item I'm waiting for is a frame.
Now speaking of frames and framing I have been bugging my framer to no end.  The name of the shop is The Barn Door Co. owned by Kevin King.  Kevin has tons of molding and also makes awesome painted frames of his own, but that is just half of his talent.  To be quite honest I'm not sure it I just go in to pick out frames of is it really to check out all the other cool items that he makes, and it changes all the time so if you see it and like it you had better make a move quick!  So with out more ado I will just show you what I'm talking about.

Old and New
Just love those letters

Lots of Frames

Wish my house was bigger for this awesome Dough Bowl it had a great price. 

Check out that awesome table, the base was some kind of cart, oh my wouldn't it just make the perfect kitchen island!

Something for everyone even the guys, the headlights work on that bumper, sorry they told me model and make but....

Another cool cart turned coffee table.  The work table underneath I'm drooling over and the chandelier hanging above is just too fine. Part of an old whiskey keg and some cool metal gears that Kevin has so cleverly put together.

So as you can see lots of neat things displayed to perfection a must see if your in the Franklin TN area.
Or give them a call if you see some thing that you must have.
The address is
The Barn Door Co
Kevin King
1113 Murfreesboro Road
Suite 105
Franklin, TN 37064
Hours are: Tues-Friday 10:30-3:00, Saturday 10:00-3:00 Sunday-Monday Closed

Next post I promise pictures of Market items!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Do All Thy Work

I have put this little pillow out to remind me to DO ALL THY WORK.  I have lots ahead of me these next few weeks before market.  I will have seven patterns coming out, of which two are reproductions.  I'm will be putting up sneak peeks, but I must first finish the framing for pictures. 

I hope everyone's New Year is starting out in the best possible way.  We all need to be nice and fit as there is lots of stitching to be done this year.  I have been reading on lots of blogs about starting and finishing 15 stitching projects this year well... I think I will be passing on that one.  I would not even know where to begin my stash is huge, my time limited and my mind is always flitting from one thing to another.  So I choose to avoid the stress of just 15 and will work on the hundreds already started. 
 Happy New Year!