VN Excerpt: Cross-Stitch

[Inspiration. 1927] The quaint charm of cross-stitch is unsurpassed by any other type of needlework, for about it there lingers the romance of its association with the old-time samplers, which had their origin in Europe long before America was discovered. Recently there has been a revival of interest in the sampler, and one now sees […]


Here’s the Day 3 Winners

Thank you, thank you, thank you…every one of  you who has been posting and sharing. I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of stories, comments and support for Vintage Notions. I feel lucky every day to be doing what I’m doing…and with such a remarkable group of women and men. Well, three days have now passed […]


Day 2 Winners

It’s Day 2 of the Vintage Notions Book-a-Day Give-a-Way and we have two more winners. They are: From the blog: Corrine Ann From Facebook: Jennifer DeSantis Frye Remember: we will be attempting to contact you over the next couple of days. If you were selected from my blog commenters, we have your email address. If […]


Our Day 1 Vintage Notions Winners

Congratulations to the the following Day 1 winners of my Vintage Notions Book-a-Day Give-a-Way. Each will receive a copy of my new book, Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion and Fun. Drawn from yesterday’s blog commenters: Susan Spiers Drawn from those that “Like” my page (AmyBarickmanStudio) on Facebook: Karla Laura Smith […]


My Vintage Notions Book-a-Day Give-a-Way

My Vintage Notions Book-a-Day Give-a-Way Countdown So excited to announce my new book, Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion and Fun, is a week away from its official launch. This book has been an absolute joy. From discovering Mary Brooks Picken and letting her into my heart and my life as […]


Kansas City Connection

I am looking forward to my upcoming Kansas City book events Sept.2nd-4th, and I am thrilled  to celebrate the release of Vintage Notions with favorite local retailers who have inspired me: Curious Sofa, Urban Mining, and Tomboy Design Studio. Check my events schedule for more details. Now a little bit about my book’s connection to […]

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