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Updated August 17, 2014

 "Silver Landscape" can be seen at the fall TNNA Needlework Market in Norden's room. This design was inspired by one of my paintings, Silver Spring Gold:

Updated February 22, 2013

Carriage House Samplings is pleased to announce the arrival of Spring! Yes, "Spring of Hawk Run Hollow," the seventh of the Hawk Run series, is ready for shipping. Birds, bees, bunnies and other characters from The Hollow star in this design! See the model, along with More Than Luck and Praise Ye The Lord in Norden Craft's room at the TNNA Market in Nashville.

Updated July20, 2012

Carriage House Samplings is looking forward to attending the TNNA Baltimore Needlework Market in September! Exciting news: My niece Liz Mathews will bring fresh new embroidery designs geared towards beginning DIY'ers and traditional stitchers alike. Be sure to see this brand new style of needle art, and pick up these must-have patterns for your shop! And, the formerly retired Elizabeth's Garden charts will also be available! I'm happy to report that Kathy, with her stunning jewelry, will also be with us! Room 603.

Updated January 23, 2012

Carriage House Samplings won't be attending the TNNA Nashville Needlework Market this year (more time for actual designing) but please look for our new releases including Chincoteague, Counting Sheep and Shaw, A Quaker Reproduction Sampler. Please contact us if you need help finding them:

Updated August 3, 2011

Carriage House Samplings is busy preparing for the TNNA Fall Market to be held in Baltimore August 13 and 14th. We will be releasing The Farms of Hawk Run Hollow (the sixth design of the series); The Tree Speaks inspired by a verse that my father-in-law admired on a plaque on his aunt's home; and Piping Hot Samplers. PLUS some fun wooden chickens that can be used as thread holders (or not) will be available! And of course we'll be bringing over 100 designs by my amazing sister, Kathy. Looking forward to seeing you in Room 603!

Updated March 4, 2011

Carriage House Samplings and French Sentiments (Kathy with her one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces) will be at the Country Folk Art Craft Show in York, PA this weekend, March 4, 5, 6th. The hours are Friday 5-9, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-4. Hope to see you in the Memorial Hall "West" at the York Expo Center!

Updated February 7, 2011

We will be at the TNNA Nashville Needlework Market on February 19th & 20th. I am bring over 100 popular chart designs as well as the four new designs.

Kathy has agreed to come and help me with my first show. We will be in Room 302 and I look forward to meeting the many shop owners who attend this wonderful event.

See you in Nashville!!


Updated December 1, 2010

We're open! The boxes have been moved, charts have been filed and Tim filled his first orders yesterday. A lot has happened in three weeks and I am encouraged by Kathy's enthusiasm for my first design.

Kathy will no longer be filling retail orders from Etsy

We are excited!!



Updated November 28, 2010

Welcome to the first post from Marty (and Tim)!

I am very excited about attempting to carry on my amazing sister Kathy's design business.  I would like to thank Kathy for trusting me with her "baby" and hope to continue to produce designs in her tradition.  It's going to be a welcome change for me and I look forward to sharing with you my first new designs.

In three short days Carriage House Samplings will re-open!  I am very busy learning the ropes and getting my studio in order.  My husband Tim will be making charts and filling orders.  Shop owners can begin sending orders anytime. 

The email address for contacting me and for placing orders is:



Exciting, exciting news!!!!  My sister Marty will be the new owner of Carriage House Samplings effective December 1, 2010.  Marty will have all of my designs available and will be working on brand new designs.  She hopes to have new designs to release at the St. Charles Market in September, 2011.

Currently, Marty is an Art Director for the Washington Post Newspaper and is an accomplished artist.  Please visit her website at: to see her gorgeous art work.

This is an exciting time for Marty, her family and me!  We'll be spending lots of time together as we get everything moved from my house in Pennsylvania to her house in Silver Spring, Maryland.  Marty and I will be attending the Nashville Market in February so Marty has the opportunity to meet shop owners in person. 

Please join me in wishing Marty the very best in her new endeavor, and years and years of happiness!

Stay tuned for future posts from Marty!










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