Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Time flies!!

Almost a month has gone since my last post.
I have been busy around the house putting out fall decorations and in between we took a quick trip to Lancaster, PA - one of our fun places to go.
We thought the colors would be beautiful but everything is still so nice and green and flowers are still blooming. Disappointed in the colors but still such pretty country.

We stopped at a few gourd farms while out there to re-stock our supply. 
The Stoltzfus farm is our favorite - they are so friendly and helpful there and have a huge selection. Plus we bought most of our pumpkins from them as well.





We did find a new gourd farm we didn't know about and now we will have 3 go to out there. The new one was growing the long neck gourds - next time we go I want to get one. He showed us how they grow - when hung like they are they will grow straight but if grown on the ground they will curl.


A FB friend was making and selling Sweet Annie wreaths and I was lucky enough to be able to purchase one before her supply ran out. I wanted it inside but couldn't find a place to hang it so it has a home on the front door - I like it there because when you open the door you get a swoosh of fragrance!

I have a few items left from the show that I took to the shop I consign at
but kept a couple items here so I could put them on my website to sell -
most have gone but I do have a few things left.
There is just one all ready made gourd garland left but we did get a new
supply of gourds to make more if interested.

You can find all the items on my site
Here are just a few




I think I'm finished putting out Fall things but every now and then I will tweak something and bring up a new gourd or a pumpkin...never can leave things alone - I love changes!!!











I must get on with my work now so I will close - have a wonderful rest of your week.
Blessings
Karen

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Great show - new treasures

Good Wednesday to all - it has finally gotten to feel like Fall today and none too soon.
I can not wait to get my gourds, pumpkins, Indian corn, Bittersweet and all that
is Fall out and start putting it around.

The past few months were totally taken up with creating for the In The Spirit of Friends show in Ohio -  oh what a show. It was fantastic. We met so many internet friends there. Some we knew and several new!

Our space in the barn could not have been in a better place. We were at the end near a fire lane exit and so we could spread out to our hearts delight - sideways and forward....and we did. We got almost another space by doing this.










Here are a few of the friends who stopped by to shop and say hi....some we couldn't get pictures of because of being busy and crowds.
With Linda Fiorita

With Sandy Wise...what a fun lady!!!!

With Kathy Wilcox Landes  

With Sandy Wise and Linda Firoita

With Carmen Erb 

With Lauren Fuqua...this sweet lady gifted me many years ago with
'tons' of rug hooking supplies so I could get started in rug hooking.
She's dear to my heart.

With Cathy Pope and her mother Joyce Mullikin

And a big shout out to 'Lisa' and also Karin Manuel who stopped in
and said hi and gave some wonderful compliments...
among other names I can not remember!

And we topped the night off with Alice Lamar Fraizer and her husband Sonny at the Malabar Inn for dinner.
Very HOT and WORN OUT but what a perfect ending to a perfect day.


I listed several items on my selling site:
This is just a peek!

Saturday was also our grandson Joe's homecoming
With his date Megan


We are taking a couple days starting tomorrow to go up north to unwind...
and take a few things to a shop in Wisconsin Rapids (Country Freckles).
And it is also our 54th Anniversary tomorrow (28th)
so we'll be with our very best friends in the world...
my brother and his wife. Couldn't ask for a better way to celebrate.

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!
Karen

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

TIME FLY'S!

Oh and does it ever....seems like only a year or so that Ms. Miranda was born and yesterday she went for her first day of Kindergarten.
They go to a Catholic school and I love that they wear uniforms...
love those little plaid skirts!

Our hearts melted when we saw this picture Darren and MaryAnn posted on FB...
look at that cheeky smile on her!!!!
Brother Aidan was there for her the whole time - very protective of that little girl.


The title Time Fly's is so appropriate for that part of my post and also for this part....
it is only 3-1/2 weeks until the Ohio show...it crept up so fast!
I have been working day and into early evening on merchandise.

I'm making a large assortment of items and different price points so it will appeal to everyone so that means lots of productivity.
I think I am finally drawing to an end except for the gourd and naturals garlands that we will make the week before the show as there just isn't any space left to store them.
Here's a peek at some of the items so far.





Thanks to a good friend Debra Gould, we are kept in dried Okra for some small garlands.... more is coming to me this week so I can make more of these..

This picture is hard to see but they are Shelly Bean hangings and Pumpkin garlands.
I need to restring the garlands as they are on white thread and looks silly - work ahead for me to do this as there are 9 of them, but the tan jute will look much better.

Here's information again on the show
The show is during Heritage Days Festival so a lot is happening around the farm


We will be in this barn on the back wall...come look for us!


Here's a partial list of vendors

RICK & STACEY McCLURE~Tattered-n-Torn Prims
handmade Wooden Wares & Cloth Handmades 

KAREN & DOUG MARTINSEN~KM Primitives
Primitive Handmades & Small Antiques

JULIE THORNTON~Crude Black Ewe
Antiques & Hooked Wares

CAROLYN THORNTON~Black Cat Primitives
Antiques & Primitives 

RON JONES~ Antiques 

KAREN BOWES~Brown Barn Door
Antiques & Collectibles 

ANITA HOOVER~Blue Barrel Antiques

JUDY LILLO~ Old Glory
Painted Wares & Antiques 

SANDRA MELERSKI~Farmhouse Mouse
Beautiful Handmades 

JACKIE MELERSKI~Gilmore Rudley
Handmade Wares 

KENT & JACKIE OSBORN
Antiques & Primitives 

CHERYL FREDERICK & IIA BANKS~ Junk & Disorderly
Vintage & Re-purposed Wares 

DAPHNE ROSS ~Just Enough Antiques
Antiques & Barn Finds 

ELLEN PERRY & GWEN WEBSTER
Antiques & Vintage Jewelry 

BOB & DIANA KEMMER
Antiques & Primitive Handmades 

BONNIE ELLIS
Antiques & Primitive Smalls

SANDY RISNER~ The Painted Chair
Antiques & Painted Wares 

LAURA WILLACKER
Vintage Wares 

ED & KATHY BRANDLE~Antiques At The Old Brick Church

STEPHANIE FOLEY~Rachel's Ladder
Prim-Farm Inspired & Rusy Antiques 

CINDI HURTT & ELAINE HATFIELD~Folk Art Stone
Handmade Jewelry & Primitive Handmades 

CAROL~Primitive Heart & Hand
Antiques & Primitive Handmades 

BITS & BOB 

MORE COMING SOON!

Thanks for visiting today!
Karen