Friday, January 1, 2010


Do you do what I do all year long….gear your time from one happening/gathering/event to the next?

Seems I say to myself that (whatever it is) will never get here and then all of a sudden it’s here and over….that’s how this year went.

My goal all year long is to get my orders out and prepare for the once a year home show and I say to myself “I still have --- months or weeks”.

Oh yeah???? All of a sudden it’s here and I wonder where the time went and then I’m rushing to get it all done. The older I get the faster the weeks and months go and a year is a very short time!

When I was little time just sat still – summer vacation was loooooog and we couldn’t wait to get back in school (yes, I said it!). My birthday and Christmas would never get here! Now they are blending into each other year after year.

I don’t make resolutions because I never follow them – oh I start out good but something always gets in the way to ‘stop it’….Me, that’s what gets in the way.  So I never make them because I’ll break them. I just always tell myself to do the best I can with who I am and what I have to work with.

Our New Years celebration was different this year. We always stay home and have a quiet steak/crab leg dinner and watch DVD’s or TV but this year my brother and sister in-law were visiting their children so we drove the hour west to have dinner with them at one of our favorite supper clubs….which are few and far between these days.
This place is called the Buckhorn and it has been run the same for the past 45 years….nothing has changed except the owners but they still operate it the same and serve the same menu. A true old fashioned supper clubs – oh and it overlooks the lake!

So we had a leisurely dinner and afterwards my brother said he had something for me….well, it was the best surprise ever. He had made me a beautiful ladder for my Family Heirloom Weaver linens!!!! He’s just the best brother a girl could have.
The one shown is theirs – they brought it so I could use it for my show but it’s exactly like it!


Not a very fun post today but just wanted to check in with all of you and share my New Years with you.

Doug is going on a full days delivery tomorrow (Saturday) so it’s just me and the two kitties so I’m going to do some much needed cleaning and putting the everyday decorative things back in place – maybe they just might find new homes….only time will tell when I get going on it.

An addition after I had this posted most of the afternoon but I forgot to put this on.
I have a huge sale on my website….some left over Christmas and decorative items from my Home Show and also some New items….check out the categories by clicking on the link pictures below.

Happy New Year Everyone!



  1. Hi Karen!
    Sounds like you all had a nice New Year's Eve out!
    I love the ladder!! That was very nice indeed!
    I'm really getting in to these textiles myself!
    Can hardly wait to show you all what I have planned to do to the bedroom I'm re-painting!

    Have a good evening!

  2. Oh yes, time does fly now - just like you said. I too looonged for school to start - summer was too long -it still is since I HATE the heat! LOL- but the rest of the year flies by now. I feel like my grandmother when I say it but it is so true!

    Your ladder is a wonderful gift! How nice to have a relative that knows what you like and can make one!!

    I have been busy tweaking and purging. I am doing with less these days. I am tired of so much clutter so the new year is a good time to make some small changes in every room!

    Enjoy your quiet time tomorrow!warm hugs, Linda

  3. What a wonderful brother!...wishing you a wonderful year ahead!

  4. Nice way to spend New Years Eve - and what a great brother you have - love it. I get totally what your talking about time wise. Some of my "goals" for 2010 involve time management :), wish me luck, lol

    Happy New Year - Karen

  5. Happy New Year, Karen!
    I hope 2010 is a fabulous year for you and your family!

    Love the ladder, what a great brother ;)

  6. HOw sweet of your bro! Sure hope New Years is full special surprises for you!

  7. Hi Karen...I really enjoyed your post today. Oh, I just love the ladder! What a great brother you have! I have one, too. He has made me quite a few things over the years and I hold them so dear to my heart.

    Enjoy yourself tomorrow with the revamping you may do!


  8. LOVE the ladder! Sounds like you had a good new years. I did too. Have a happy weekend.

  9. Hi Karen,
    I love your new ladder. It looks wonderful with your textiles on it. How sweet of your brother to make it for you. I don't make resolutions either for the same reason! Yes, the time just flies and the years are going by so quickly. My Mom always told me it would one day. Best wishes for 2010!

  10. Happy New Year, Karen! Sounds like you had a great evening!
    I love the ladder! Your brother did a great job on it! By any chance are you still selling any of those wonderful linens hanging on it? Checked out your site and didn't see any, but thought I would ask anyway...
    Can't wait to see what you do for 2010! I always look forward to your posts!


  11. Happy New Year Karen. Sounds like you had a wonderful evening and I love that ladder. How perfect! Sounds like you have a pretty darn nice brother. Enjoy your Saturday (I have to work - as usual). Dawn

  12. Happy New Year Karen! Love the ladder.

  13. So glad you have found time to relax alittle and enjoy time with those you love. Well, brother is a keeper.....nice looking ladder!!! I have several of those textiles and really love the way they feel and look. The bedding is wonderful. Did you get finished with your bedroom know we gotta see the results. You have a nice week-end, my friend!!
    Hugs, Sherrie
    PS> I received the mittens runner and candle hugger just in time. They look beautiful in my grandchildrens home and just perfect for January!! Thanks for sharing your talents!!

  14. Sounds like you have a wonderful evening. What a great surprise from your the ladder!!
    Happy New Year!

  15. Sounds like a great New Years eve and what a sweet brother you have ~ love the ladder. It's hard to believe how fast the time goes by as we get older; it really is amazing how that works! Happy New Year to you and your family, Karen. I hope 2010 brings you much joy!

  16. Hi Karen
    Love the ladder - what a wonderfully thoughtful brother you have!
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year!


  17. Hi Karen...............sounds like you had a relaxing New Year's Eve. Love that ladder. Better tell your brother that he should start making more of those, I bet you could sell those at your open house.
    I agree with you about the time passing by so quickly...........don't blink or we might miss something.

  18. Wow, now that brother is a KEEPER! Beautiful ladder, and gorgeous textiles, too. Love them.

    A supper club sounds so old-time glamorous --- I am picturing cocktail dresses and martinis and spike-heel shoes! What fun.

    Happy New Year~Cass
    PS We didn't get to the beach house today -- SNOW!

  19. Happy New Year to you & yours Karen. Your New Years eve sounds wonderful...a supper fun...we do not have them in our neck of the woods.

    Weaver linens...I LOVE Weaver Linens!!! What a wonderful brother you have!

    Wishing you a year filled with joy and happiness
    Hugs, Doreen

  20. Happy New year!What a great brother you have! Love the ladder. I feel the same way about time, as when I was a child it when on & on , now, not enough time. Sounded like you have a great New years eve!

  21. Happy New Year, Karen! What a sweet gift from your brother! Love it!
    I also feel the same about time as you. I noticed it most after my daughter was born. Once you have a child, you can mark off the years so fast with every little milestone they make. The same with grandkids.
    May your New Year be filled with many blessings & joy!

  22. What a wonderful gift from your brother. The ladder looks so good filled with all those lovely Heirloom Weavers textiles.
    Blessings to you for 2010.

  23. Hi Karen. Wow - 11 inches! I think we ended up with about 6, which is more than plenty. I'm so glad Pam didn't get as much, we want to go up to our cottage tomorrow and we weren't sure what we would find. I keep wondering if I'll get any customers today??? Yup, Valentine's Day is sweet, but it really isn't a "decorating" holiday. I don't want to get stuck with a bunch of stuff that doesn't sell. I'm going to add a few handmades with the mix and that's it. Well my friend, stay warm and off the roads, Dawn

  24. Hi Karen, I just discovered you from another's primitive blog. I would love to see your wool penny rugs, I'm gonna have to check out your website! How neat that you live in a 50's Cape Cod! I wish we weren't so far away from each other... I would LOVE to visit your home show.

    I don't make New Year's resolutions either. I just disappoint myself, so I have learned to be content with who I am and fix myself when I feel it's needed. Right?

    I so love your family heirloom weaver linens. They are beautiful!! I have a quilt ladder that my dad and I built from some old barn wood many years ago and I still treausure it!

  25. Always a joy to visit with you, Karen. Wishing you a new year filled with joy!

    Blessings, Lea


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