Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Friends and Gifts and my Winnings Arrived!

What better gift than that of friendship!
We were blessed yesterday to be with our dearest friends – the one’s
I mentioned in my previous post.
Even though we are a world apart in distance we pick up right were
we left off with lots of fun and laughing….and reminiscing about
our younger years and hopes for our future.
Bill and Linda have been mentioned in my Blog more times than anyone else…what can I say. I love them to pieces. Linda is our vibrant, fun,
intelligent leader and Bill is like our brother…he’s also intelligent,
fun and oh the protector.
Isn’t life grand when you have such wonderful friends in your life?

They arrived at our house at one yesterday afternoon – we talked, laughed, ate and ate some more and then went out to dinner – more food!
Our evening ended at 9:30 and off to bed we went,
1:30 would come awfully early.
So here we are sleepy eyed and puffy faced at 2:00 a.m.
Well, I guess I should talk about just myself…I’m puffy faced!
Bill Linda Doug
Karen and Bill
I couldn’t love Billy more! Guess I should have combed my hair!!!
Please pray they sell their home soon so they can head back
to the States…we miss them so much.

Soooo, on to my gorgeous winnings…it came!
I don’t know what I was more anxious about…the package that
came yesterday or Bill and Linda’s arrival.
My winnings from Katherine at http://oldbranchhollow.blogspot.com/ are so wonderful – you just should see this bunny up close…he’s adorable and his outfit is made of blue wool felt and grunged lightly…LOVING IT!
And just look at that darling journal/note book….it has the parchment paper inside too!  Oh, and the eggs in the basket….the colors here don’t show up well but they are sooooo pretty.
Thank you so much Katherine.
Winnings from Kathrine

And finally….I set out my Yellow Ware Eggs…not where I thought they’d go but after looking at the table throw I saw a match here….the woven fabric is deep golden yellow and black…so I just put the eggs in the goose bowl…and I like it…very simple and not overdone…. I like the simple look anyway….do you like it or should I have put them in a different setting?
Goose with Eggs

I just have to say how happy I am that the forum I belong to has now started a published, printed magazine to come out in August…called
Go to this link to read all about it – I’m so anxious to see
what the cover will be - Margo Gracia of Circa 1892 Homestead Primitives
http://www.picturetrail.com/1892homesteadprimitives  )
will be taking photos for all the covers…how wonderful is that?

I hope you all will go and subscribe to a subscription
Kristine is dedicated to giving us all a refreshing new magazine.
Congratulations to everyone involved – you are all awesome team members.
And I just found out today that one of our bloggers Dan…
from http://dan-yesterdayoncemore.blogspot.com
is joining the staff. CONGRATULATIONS Dan and Good Luck.

I know there’s more but I can’t think straight…up too
early – eyes are burning and red!
I’m not 25 anymore – can’t keep those hours.
Gosh, I’m not even 50 anymore…those days are GONE!

Have a great week and see ya back here later.
Hugs, Karen


  1. What a nice post. How lovely to have dear friends visit.

  2. AWWW Karen I'm praying sooooooooooooo hard your dear friends sell their home and can move back home to the states so you can spend more time together.And love your cute lil winnings!!! Lucky girl!!! hugs!!! Donna

  3. what a wonderful win. i ordered my subscrition today. i can hardly wait!

  4. Awh-There's no better gift than friendship!

    Love the goodies ya won!

    Wishin you a very Happy Easter!

  5. How sweet, you all together. I hope they sell too so you can be closer. Love the pics!

    Happy Easter!

  6. So glad you had fun with your friends, there's nothing like good friends. My best friend and her husband moved to Tennessee and I miss her SOOO much! Great give-away too - congrats. Have a good week, Dawn

  7. How wonderful to have that time with your friends. I pray they are in the states very soon!

    Thank you so much for the magazine mention. It is so exciting!!!

  8. Karen,
    I will be praying that your friends sell their home. Isn't it wonderful to spend time with best friends. I love the goodies you won and your yelloware eggs look great.
    Have a very happy Easter.

  9. You're just too cute in the pic with Billy!!!...And I pray they get back to the states because when you come south to see them then maybe we can meet up, my friend!!!!Love the eggs where you put them!!~~hugs,Jen

  10. Glad you had fun with your friends. Long time friends are more like family. I love the eggs in the goose bowl ~ simple and beautiful!

  11. Hi Karen...Friends are a real blessing from God and it is so great that we have them.. Here's praying their house sells soon!
    Oh,your winnings are lovely and I like where you put your eggs. Blessings...
    Faye Henry / Primitive Lace

  12. Karen,
    I have lived most my life away from our family.Your friends become your family and that is a good feeling for me.
    Love all your goodies....the bunny is so darn cute....the eggs look great..wish I had some lol.
    Have a blessed Easter.

  13. Karen ~
    Isn't it just wonderful to get together with dear friends? One of the joys of life!
    Your winnings are wonderful. That bunny is just too cute.
    I do like the simplicity of the goose and eggs in the wooden trencher.
    Happy Easter to you and your loved ones.
    Pug hugs :)

  14. There is nothing like dear friends!! They are such a blessing in our lives.
    Congrats on your winnings...the bunny is adorable! Love your goose with the eggs!

  15. Karen you look great, especially after all that "partying".
    It's wonderful you have such good friends to enjoy life with.
    Your winnings are adorable.
    Love your little yelloware eggs.

  16. Hi Karen!So glad you are happy with your prizes. The bunny looks right at home. It's wonderful to find friends that become as dear as family. I hope their home sells soon.

  17. Karen, you are right. Friendship is indeed a precious gift. I hope your friends get home safely and are able to sell their home soon.
    Congrats on your winnings! Very cute!
    And I love your display with your goose and yellow ware eggs! I like things simple too. The older I get, the simpler I want it! LOL!
    Have a great week!

  18. Glad you had fun with your friends, I remember them from earlier posts:)

    Love the rabbit and the blue coat so prim perfect, I'm excited about the magazine too, I know it's going to be fantastic.


  19. I'm glad that you got to spend time with your dear friends, Karen! I was fortunate to meet a couple of old friends for dinner last week! I haven't seen one of them for about 27 years!! Thanks to Facebook, I was able to hook up with her again!
    I love the goodies you won, especially the bunny! Too cute!! And the yellow ware eggs look perfect in with your goose!

    Have a Happy Easter and take care!

  20. Girl, I love to read your writings! I don't even know your friends and only know you through reading your blog the last few months... but I am EXCITED for your friends to get back over here!! Family and friends... nothing better!

    You are going to have a fun time finding places for your delightful winnings. So cute! I love all that Katherine made.

    I think your yellow ware eggs couldn't have found a more perfect spot. They look like they just belong there! I'm not too sure that I would put them up after spring passes on, I'd probably leave them out year round.

    Have a wonderful week Karen!

  21. Karen~

    It sounds like you had a wonderful time with your friends. I sure hope they sell their house quickly so they can move back home.

    I love the bunny you won. It looks really cute. I really like where you put your eggs too!

    I am so excited about A Primitive Place Magazine too! I can't wait to get the first issue. I feel so blessed to be part of it!

    I hope you have rested up and that you are having a good week!


  22. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have you read Amy Clipston's A GIFT OF GRACE? It's a wonderful story.


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