Thursday, April 26, 2012

Just a quick post

I have been ordering Wool from Margie of Hungry Hook Primitives and got my last batch today.
I can’t tell you how much I appreciated Margie’s diligence in helping me get just the right colors I was needing.  She over dyed many pieces especially the Teal ones to get it just right. THANK YOU MARGIE!

The top bundle is ‘Jadeite’ that she has been holding for me for quite some time until I could get the Teals (bottom 3 bundles)
Teal Wool

Love these Golds…especially the Herringbone on the bottom
Gold wool

I needed some Army Green – she did a great job getting this bunch right – it is darker than it is showing up
Army Green Wool

Today I finished up my Candle Huggers and will ship some off to Patti tomorrow and pack the rest away for my show – that’s a start anyway…then it’s on to sewing a wholesale order and then back to my own sewing for the show.
Here’s Two new ones I designed…I keep them simple because the price is low and even if some look real simple there’s lots of stitching for a $12.00 hugger.
Flower Hugger
Bee Hugger


Tomorrow we have a funeral to go to for the daughter of a former neighbor of ours when we lived in Janesville.
She is only 47 (same age as our oldest son). She battled Cancer for Two years.
Our children grew up together until we moved away – Even though we had all boys and they had all girls they still played together.
It was the kind of neighborhood where you all were the same…young families, just built our homes and enjoyed each other’s company.
Most weekends we were all together as families at one or the others house – there were 5 of us families that were the closest.
So we will go say our last goodbye to Judy.

I have to giggle when I see this picture…this is how great they all got along – this was in 1977.
They were all over at the Wills house and came knocking on our door and this is what they had been doing … dress up!!!!  (not sure where our oldest son was but I’m pretty sure he would not have put on a dress)
The quality of the photos isn’t very good – sorry…

(From left)  Janel Will, our sons Brett and Dan and Judy Will who passed.
Kids 1977
Judy Will Davidsz

Update on Brett…he came home yesterday and went to bed and slept for 5 hours, woke up for dinner and slept for 5 more hours.
We took up a chair for him to sit in for in the family room – their furniture is very overstuffed and sits deep so he would not be able to get in/out of it.
We have a few extra chairs that were in the upstairs bedrooms so one of them would work out great…sits straight and regular height from the floor.
They had their choice of 3 and took the blue one.

blue chair 

Not sure how I came across this link but someone on Pinterest someone has a board for ‘blogs’. Go check it out…there are some on there I’ve never heard of and they are wonderful.

Thanks for visiting and have a great week/weekend.



  1. Karen, sure hope your son has a speedy recovery. How nice that you took him a chair. Your wools are beautiful! Have a great weekend, Dawn

  2. Love the colour of the wools, and so sorry for the loss of such a young woman!!


  3. Your stitching is amazing, Karen, even on the 'simpler' ones for $12 is - love that one with the bee on it.
    Best wishes

  4. Margie is such a sweetie. Yes the chair will really help your son not to get swallowed by the cushy furniture.Sorry for your loss so young...Loving that bumble bee hugger just Blessings!~Amy

  5. Karen ~
    You call that a quick post???
    Love all the wools from Margie! Your candle sleeves are amazing. Love that bee.
    Heartfelt condolences to the family of the young (yes, that's young!!!) lady who battled cancer and lost. So sad.
    Glad Brett is home and hopefully he will be feeling better soon.
    Hugs :)

  6. Beautiful stitches and wool friend.
    Praying for your son and the family who lost such a young beautiful woman. I truly hate cancer. We lost our sis at age 46.

  7. TGIF Karen!

    My sympathy for that beautiful lady. Glad your sone is doing well
    and love your jar covers.

  8. So glad Brett is home.. Praying all goes well.. Your wools are beautiful and your new huggers are sweet..
    Have a great weekend Karen..
    Thanks for the link..

  9. The wool is just so yummy looking as it is. To me it's like yarn, I walk in a yarn shop and see all those colors and textures and I want it all. I think I like the yarn itself more than the finished projects made with it, almost! You do such beautiful stitching.

  10. Sorry for your loss of a beautiful lady! The chair looks comfy and the wool have awesome colors.

  11. Morning Karen,

    I love your new wools...the colors are wonderful! I can't wait to see what you're making with them. Your candle wraps are so cute! I like the assembly line.
    Continued prayers for your son. So sorry to hear for your's just so sad.


  12. The wool is so pretty Karen. What fun to have some new and neat colors. I am sorry to hear about your friend. Life is so precious and fragile. Hoping your Son has a speedy recovery. -Steph-

  13. Hi Karen,

    Hope your son makes a quick recovery. Sounds pretty painful. I have back problems too and they're NO fun.

    Love your new wool and candle sleeves...gorgeous!


  14. Karen, very sorry to hear about the loss of your friends daughter, my condolences. Your huggers are beautiful, you do such nice work:) Glad to hear your son is home, prayers for a quick recovery.

  15. Karen,

    I am so glad to here Brett is home and on the mend.. It's amazing we don't think of how hard it might be to get in and out of your furniture after a surgery when we buy it...sigh... We had that with my mom too...
    Oh Margies fabric... Love it!!! I have many pieces and use it all the time in my creations... Army green though... I might be emailing her... could use some too! OLM

  16. Hi Karen, Ohhh, I just drool over felted wool! And it always looks even better in person. I love the subtle prim colors you got. So sad about your former neghbor's passing. My prayers are with her family--she was so lovely. :( Glad your son is on the mend--the simplest activities can be so difficult. I remember after my big surgery I came home and tried to use scissors but was too weak. I hope he gains his strength quickly. --Jan

  17. Hi Karen,
    Hope your son is on the mend. Your wools are just yummy and your candle sleeves are so sweet.
    Hope you will be getting a little bit of relaxing in this weekend.

  18. Love all your wools very warm rich colors!! Your candle huggers are adorable love the bee!! Thank goodness for extra furniture. Sorry for the loss of your neighbor.

  19. You, my dear friend, are too kind but thank you for the shout out. You know I am keeping your whole family in prayer...Knowing God will see you through this tough time. I hope you are getting some rest and not just cutting pennies every minute. I absolutley LOVE your finished products...Amazing when I ship out the wool to see where it ends up...always beautiful ! By the looks FABULOUS. I dont know HOW you get so much done !!! Hugs !

  20. Hi, Karen.
    Love your candle huggers, I agree, they look simple but I know they are not!! Glad that you had a wingback that your son could use during his recovery. AI order wool from Margie also, and need to ask her about that army green. I love it and at is different from the greens in my stash.

  21. Hi Karen~

    Hoping for a fast recovery for your son. Love your wools from Margie. I'm tempted to buy some, but better hold off. I'm not too ambitious these days.

    Enjoy your weekend~Becky

  22. Glad Brett is doing better. Being home is ALWAYS the best place to be!!

  23. There's something sooo soothing about yummy wools, then we go and cut and poke and pull and stitch and prod them, enjoy every scrap:) Sorry for the loss of your family friend, wishing you a better day Sunday...

  24. I have ordered from Margorie before and she does a great job w/her wools! Love those colors!

    Sorry to hear about your friend's daughter~pretty gal!

    Candle huggers are darling Karen!


  25. Hi Karen,

    First of all, prayers for your son. Maybe he can go to college and focus on another career. Prayers for a fast and speedy recovery.

    I know what cha mean about finding somewhere to sit.. I had a lower hernia surgery last fall and the only chair I could sit on was the computer chair.

    Love your stitching.. a lot of work and a lot of time..some folks don't realize ...

    I love working with wool!

    And I love that gold wool..very pretty.

    Prayers also, for your friend's daughter and family.

    Blessings to all !


  26. I'm so sorry to hear about that young lady.
    I like the candle huggers. I kept spices in little jars (like yours with the candles inside). I threw away the old spices today and didn't know what to do with the jars. Until I saw your pictures. I'll make candles inside and maybe I'll make a candle hugger. That is, when I have the guts to try it. I'm not super handy yet with the sewing machine.



  27. am catching up on blog reading. Yours is one of my favorites!
    Love your colonial decor. Your candle snuggies are so pretty. Great designs!!!

    Feathers in the Nest

  28. Happy Sunday Karen...I'm sorry to hear about your friends daughter.. so young to be called home to the lord. Prayers to you and there family!

    So cool to have such warm memories of the time you all lived in the same area.. that picture is just priceless..I hope you took it to share with them..waht a warm fuzzy memory!
    Love the new Wool beautiful she did a great job for you..

    Glad your son is home and recovering. My prayers are with him..Slow and easy..slow and easy...soon he will be back on his feet..

    have a Great Sunday!


  29. Great news in hearing your son is recovery well. Sorry to read of the lost of such a Beautiful girl...Thoughts and Prayers are being sent.

    Beautiful fabric and huggers Karen. I would love to visit your booth. I've no doubt it's going to be wonderful.

    Hoping you are resting well and taking it've been so darn busy. Still can't figure out how you do it all. Amazing.

    Take care of yourself Karen.


  30. Hi Karen,

    Your candle huggers are so cute.

    I'm sorry for the loss of a family friend.


  31. Great selection of wool! I'm going to check out Margie's site. Hope your son is feeling better! So sorry to hear about your former neighbor. Way too young to go. ~Roberta

  32. Those are gorgeous colors!!!! I'd LOVE to learn how to overdye, but that is just one more thing to add to the evergrowing list. LOL

  33. Oh such yummy, gorgeous, wools!!! That Margie girl does it up good, doesn't she? Love your new designs Miss Karen....

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your family friend - so tragic when they go so soon. I love that photo though - wow, don't tell them I said this (because I know how handsome your sons are), but your boys made pretty dang pretty girls!! I had to really study that photo to figure out they WEREN'T girls.....(Shhhhh....)

    Glad you could provide some comfort to Brett - hope his healing and recovery and speedy and successful. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  34. Such beautiful wool, Karen! Adorable new huggers, love the spring look!

    What great memories of the Will family to keep alive. Cute picture of your boys dressed up, haha! That's a great one to keep back in case you need to use it against them one of these days, lol. You can tell they are all having a blast. What fun times! Sad that they lost her so young. Praying for the families.


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