Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A Happy Tuesday to you all!

Not such good weather here lately - lots of wind and rain for days. But it makes for good sewing and being inside.

BEFORE I FORGET....being 'blogger' or 'google' deleted many people from posting comments and also made many people a 'no-reply' so we can't reply to their comment I would like it if you want a reply to your comment below your comment, to put a capital R at the end of your comment.  It would help me an awful lot to get back to you or leave your email for me - somehow let me know how I can get back to you.

I am still working on orders so I have been busy with that but in some down time I did get a new design made up from an adaption of one of my penny rugs.
My latest one is the Bee Skep and Purple Coneflower.
Getting my designs adapted into punch needle is a very time consuming feat so it is slow going for me.
I'm hoping to get the PDF made this week yet and get it listed on my selling sites.

Being Spring is 'supposed' to be here I have added my Strawberries again to my selling site.

Years ago when Doug and I went to Florida bought a jacket for our now 26 year old Jesse - and it has been handed on down to all the little guys since.

He and his grandma Jamie stopped over the other night and so we gave it to Zayne - it was his turn to have it....it's a tad too large for him but come early Fall he will fit it perfectly.


Our grandson Aidan will take his first communion the end of the month and they had a rehearsal of tasking the wine...

Aidan also has glasses now for reading!!

We haven't been anywhere to purchase anything new for the house, mainly because of being busy and also we just don't need anything else!
But we did get out on Friday for a rotten rainy day getaway and went to Gurnee Mills to see how that place has changed over the years since we had last been there - forgot how HUGE that place is and we walked the entire place. Needless to say when you reach the end YOU HAVE TO WALK BACK lol

After purchasing a pair of summer Keds we stopped at the Rainforest Cafe for a late lunch and to get more energy for the walk back.












I did a counted cross stitch way back in 1988 on one of the first 'girls trips' to Lancaster, PA.
It is Central Market in downtown Lancaster. It's one of my favorite pieces I have stitched but didn't like the frame after so many years so I re did it last week and like it much better. It might need a mat but not sure - what do you think?

That's all I have for this week.
Hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week

Karen


Monday, March 14, 2016

Been rather busy the past few weeks!


Been a productive few weeks.

Got a couple orders mailed and also working on the last of a wholesale order, then on to more orders.
My diamond style penny rugs have been a big seller lately so there are lots of pennies floating around the homestead.  I have 3 orders for them, plus other styles, so I cut out and placed in stacks of 3, for the diamond ones that is –  I need an assembly line!

Last week we took a 3 day get-away to TN to visit my sister and her family.
My brother and sister in-law went with us and besides visiting with the family we got to enjoy some of that wonderful southern hospitality and warm 70+ degree weather.
Monday the 7th was our sister’s 76th birthday so we wanted to be there on her birthday. It was a bittersweet visit and all too short.
Our sister isn’t doing very well but she was able to visit a bit with us and I had taken along 2 doz. chocolate cupcakes for the family and we enjoyed having some for her birthday as well.


















Over a month ago I made some more sweet potato garlands.
I’m going to put them on my selling blog later today so if you are interested, go and check  them out.
I used hickory nuts still in the pod along with faux pecans.









I also made one of my favorite designs into a pattern – it is now on the pattern page of my selling blog


















I’m in the process of making some of my designs into punch needle and this cone-flower is one of them.
















Saturday was our granddaughter Emily’s 18th birthday. For those that could make it there was a birthday breakfast at her favorite 50’s diner.
It’s so hard to believe she is 18 and will graduate this June and then it’s off to college!




































I also made some round penny mats for my wholesale customer and when all orders are filled I’m hoping to make some to sell….they are fun and easy.  Here’s just a couple – I have more colors


















I think that’s it for me this post – hope to have more at a later date.
I noticed I have lost many, many followers but a huge thanks to those who are sticking with me…I appreciate it!

Karen

Friday, February 12, 2016

A few new things

Sorry I haven’t been around much these past couple months.
Seems I always have good intentions but then the next minute I say “nope – need to get other things done first”.  Do you do that?  When I do I get more and more behind coming here to visit with you all.  I will try my best to change that because I really miss what you are sharing with us.

So…last Saturday we headed out for Pennsylvania to the Market Square wholesale show.
This was my first outing since my surgery.  Wasn’t sure if I could do it but I wouldn’t know unless I did it.
I had a few ouchie moments but they went away as quickly as they came.  I did amaze myself at my stamina with all the standing and walking for 2 days.
We have been looking for almost 2 years for a cupboard of some kind for my wool and this time we found it.
It’s the 2nd piece we have from this couple who makes wooden cupboards.  Red Fox Primitives out of Kutztown, PA.
One thing we liked about it was the depth of it. Sometimes you find one and it’s just the 12 inch depth from the one board.
It’s showing up blue but it actually looks like a dark teal – so it’s painted a dark aqua with a black over coat.



These 2 sweet lil ole ladies will be up for sale on my selling blog a bit later today.

And I finally found some unfinished wood boards for punch needle.

I don’t use too much brown in my home but this throw looked so rich and would make a nice table throw for winter.

We did a bit of shopping in Lancaster before we headed home.

Found this wooden box that I will use for my punch needle supplies.

We will start making gourd garlands this summer and found these faux nuts to string with the gourds.
Last time we were in PA we found 4 lb. bags of bay leaves at Amish Trader – great for using between the gourds or whatever drieds we use.

So that was our quick jaunt to PA…..on with other things.

A friend of mine asked me if I could make a penny rug for her from a kit she had purchased so I said yes I would do it.
It has become a favorite of mine!!!  I love all the dark colors used plus the dark gold velvet binding.

Some of the colors stop and another color starts up and sometimes there’s just one different color in with a row of a single color. My husband thought it to be incorrect but it’s how the design went.


When I was in the hospital my husband had the guest bed brought down to our room and put the poster bed in the basement. There’s no way I could have managed getting in to the high poster bed.  As it was I needed help in the regular bed.  But saying all this I was working up to the fact that I love this bed….I don’t want the poster bed back but we need to get the bed back up in the guest room and time for me to use our bed again (with a stool of course)
I love the old look it has.

That’s it for me this time around – hope I can come up with more worthy posts in the future.

Blessings to all
Karen

Monday, January 11, 2016

IN NEED OF DECORATIVE TISSUE PAPER?

I have these items offered on my selling blog as well - 
just email me with your selections a full 
mailing address to calculate shipping

TISSUE PAPER
(I will be purchasing more tissue paper at wholesale next month so if I'm sold out of a design, I'll try and replenish it)


$3.25 per pack plus shipping
10 sheets per pack (20 x 26)


SOLD ~ Primitive Blessings ~ SOLD
4 Available

Red Check
3 Available

Sheep
5 Available
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SOLD ~ The Folk Art Sheep ~ SOLD
Framed Punch Needle
is still available

Mounted on dark red wool to match the color of the flowers 
Size of the wood frame is 14-1/2" x 7-1/2" 
Orig. $65 
Now $55 plus shipping 

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ALL E-PATTERNS
ON SALE - ON SALE
NOW $4.00 each
Reg. $6.00
E-mail me with your choice(s)
and I will send you a PayPal invoice
kmprimitives@gmail.com
Include name of pattern(s)
You can find them here:

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

AM I MISTAKEN??

Like I said…”Am I mistaken”…Christmas should not be here already should it?

Where has this month gone – the months are just flying by and I haven’t even caught up with last month it seems!


The surgery put me way behind and it’s even worse because I can’t do much for myself…just light duty and only things I can reach and not lift – where does that leave a person….well, laying on the sofa is getting mighty boring.

Except for dr. appointments, I did start getting out last week for some shopping and a few other things.

We went to Janesville for some Christmas shopping – what little bit I could do that is. 

So first let me back up here a bit – Christmas shopping!!! 
THANK GOODNESS for such wonderful children we have. 
Our son’s and daughter in-laws took over shopping. They all went out and bought their children’s gifts for us – they are even wrapping them – I feel so blessed. 

That just left stocking stuffers and groceries for us. Not a bad deal huh? 

So – back to getting out and doing things finally
 I took it slow though. 
While we were in Janesville Doug took me to lunch at Hacienda Real. One of my favorite places to eat and especially because they have the best Chicken Chimichanga’s. They are the closest I’ve had to what Chi-Chi’s had. 

We also had a baking day – it went well with Doug mostly doing the rolling and cutting and I manned the oven and taking them off the baking sheets.

Gotta love the wonderful back brace – then combine it with an apron
…new fashion statement! 


I guess I really don’t have much else to chat about because I haven’t ‘done much’.
As for our Christmas decorating - Doug did all….did I say I am blessed? Well, I really mean it! 

He did a lot more than I thought he would do….I said just the tree was enough but he went a bit further.
I haven’t been taking many pictures lately I guess mainly I haven’t felt like it. 
But I did get a few from around the house…. 

DINING ROOM







DEN


FAMILY ROOM
We decided on the small tree this year for convenience sake


KITCHEN



HALL


~ DID MY HUSBAND
DO GOOD OR WHAT!!! ~
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I PUT TWO PUNCH NEEDLE ON SALE

FOLK ART SHEEP








design by Teresa's Primitive Treasures 
Mounted on dark red wool to match the color of the flowers 
Size of the frame is 14-1/2" x 7-1/2" 
Orig. $65 
Now $55 plus shipping 


OLD TIME WOODY STATION WAGON
Wood frame measures 8 x 10" 
Design measured 5-1/4 x 3-3/4
and is mounted on a plaid that picks
up all the colors in the design. 
Orig. $45.00 
Now $35 plus shipping 

Email me if interested

That’s all I have my friends
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL MERRY CHRISTMAS. 
Travel safe if you are going to be on the roads 
Karen