Tuesday, September 24, 2013

TO ALL MY CUSTOMERS and FRIENDS

I have agonized over this for weeks now but finally I have decided to close my selling website (KM Primitives) and it's not because I don't get orders - I DO...
But I just am needing to stop my sewing and concentrate on other things now.
It has been over 10 years of doing what I love but as of late it has become a challenge to get them done.

I stopped my paid website over 2 years ago and started this one thinking it would slow me down some – but it didn’t (and basically that’s really a good thing).

I appreciate all the friends and customers I have made over these years and hope you will continue to go to MY COLONIAL HOME blog and keep up with me.
~ Every now and then I may offer something special on my other blog...like a one of a kind
item that will be made just that once and then sold ~

I will also still sell my patterns
And speaking of patterns…watch my blog here for a sale on my
printed patterns…I have lots of them printed and ready to ship.

So please keep visiting me here...PLEASE.

The people and the connections that this business has led me to is beyond words.
I have friends and customers from across the globe and that is not stretching it either.
South Africa, The Netherlands, Australia to name a few countries that I have had customers and still keep in contact with them…what a small world this business has made for me.

ALSO…I’m not sure but I may be selling off some of my Wool Felt
I haven’t decided on which colors yet.
There are a couple bolts that have not been washed
and some that has been prepared and ready to use.

So watch for that announcement on here and my blog.

Blessings to all of you – I am totally grateful to all of you.


I will keep this up until the items below are sold...then it closes.

And Doug, I THANK HIM THE MOST…he has been in the background in this business but without his help I never would have gotten this far.  Washing/preparing fabric, book keeping, traveling, running to the post office with shipments, setting up show displays, my bad moods and temper at times of stress…and more.
He has been my backbone through it all.
And Saturday we will celebrate 50 years of marriage – and he stuck with me through all of this! Wow!

Blessings and thank you one and all

Karen

45 comments:

  1. Great big hugs to you my wonderful friend. If it wasn't for you I would have never started making penny rugs. I love to stitch them but find I am having to give it up to because of issues in my life.

    I will still follow your wonderful blog though.

    Felicia

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  2. Congratulations on your Golden anniversary!

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  3. Like Felicia, you were the inspiration for me to try to make penny rugs. I've only made a few to date, but as long as the arthritis stays in my knees and doesn't go to my hands, I plan to make more. lol
    I was sad to read that you plan to close your selling site but glad to see that you will keep up with your blog. Always love seeing photos of your lovely home, family and trips.
    Wishing you a very happy Golden Anniversary. xxxooo

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  4. Yeah for you and Happy Anniversary! Now you can be a regular hooker.
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  5. I cherish my items I purchased from you a few years back.Happy Anniversary.Linda

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  6. Karen...I'm happy that you are deciding to take it easy and enjoy life! You are a great inspiration and we know you will still be creative! It's hard running a business whether it's a brick and mortar shop or an online shop. Best wishes for you! I'm glad you will continue to blog!

    Happy 50th anniversary to you and Doug...you are such a lovely couple..it was such a pleasure meeting you in Holly at the show. Wish we lived closer!!

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  7. Happy 50th Anniversary! It will be nice for you to slow down a bit and enjoy some things you might not have had time for before.

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  8. 50 years! That is so amazing.
    Happy Golden Anniversary!
    It is good to recognize change and move with it. Take it easy and enjoy what life brings next!

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  9. Wishing You a Very Happy Golden Anniversary..*Cheers To You Both* & Many more blissful years together {{HUGS}}

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  10. Happy Happy Anniversary Karen! May you have many many more. Janice

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  11. I'm glad you will keep blogging and posting those amazing pictures of your home and work.

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  12. 50 years . . Wow! Congrats and blessings Karen :O)

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  13. Wishing you the best!!!
    Happy 50th. Anniversary lovbirds.
    Your a beautiful couple.
    Hugs
    Earlene

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  14. oh karen......some times it is good to go in a different direction....just good for the sole.....you are very talented and have offered so much to so many....step away....enjoy your grandkids and enjoy that wonderful man who has helped you along this path.....tell doug that we still have that fifthwheel for sale and you would look good in it down in florida....lol.....take care and you know we will still be visiting your blog.....we love your style....

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  15. oh karen......some times it is good to go in a different direction....just good for the sole.....you are very talented and have offered so much to so many....step away....enjoy your grandkids and enjoy that wonderful man who has helped you along this path.....tell doug that we still have that fifthwheel for sale and you would look good in it down in florida....lol.....take care and you know we will still be visiting your blog.....we love your style....

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  16. I know you hate to do it Karen, but you just have to do what is best for you!
    You know I'll follow you on your blog along w/many others and just know that we have all enjoyed getting to know you through it.
    Congrats to you and your hubby on the big 5-0!!

    Hugs,
    Tanya

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  17. First, I congratulate you and your hubby on 50 years of marriage and wish you many more :) Of course he stayed with you. You are a wonderful and beautiful soul.
    I'm so very glad to have met you and I will be keeping up with you. In blog land that is. Goodness gracious, I couldn't physically keep up with you... lol. You're a real trooper! You certainly deserve more free time so you can spend it with your family and friends. I wish you the best and I'll be seeing you around my friend.
    Blessings,
    Carol

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  18. I know that had to be a hard decision for you!! But you made it and now you won't look back!! Congratulations on 50 years ~ you look way to young to be married that long!! Enjoy your day!!

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  19. Karen ... you're too young to have been married 50 years! Congratulations to you both. I'm so glad you're not thinking of closing this blog,as I would miss you're 'newsy' posts. Hugs Sue xox

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  20. Congratulations Karen as you
    start the next phase .. of this journey
    we call Life.
    And God Bless you & Doug as you
    Celebrate 50 years together.
    I for one think you are punking
    us since you don't look a
    day over forty :-)
    Don't you worry about us we will be right here with you
    keeping up ..when ever you post on your Blog.
    Blessings & Hugs ~ Connie xox

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  21. What a wonderful journey you have been on. I am so grateful for having found you and your blog. Thank you for inspiring me in all you do!

    Blessings to you on all your future endeavors!
    Julie
    www.ourlittleredsaltbox.blogspot.com

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  22. Karen,

    We all need to take a break. Nothing says from time to time you couldn't post a thing or two here... You just have to stick to no orders... :) so hard! We are lucky to have such great understanding guys! OLM

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  23. Congratulations on your Golden Anniversary!!! You're a beautiful couple. Aren't you glad you came along when you did, when marriage was considered a holy thing and not to be entered into lightly? So many couples today give up so quickly not realizing that it's the "working thru" problems that makes a marriage stronger and builds a tighter bond. We celebrated our 45th anniversary this year and he was the only one I ever dated. We've had good times and we've had bad times, but I wouldn't change a thing. Enjoy your celebration my friend.

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  24. Oh I understand. My daughter and I used to ebay. It was fun at first. Then when we made it a job, it wasn't fun anymore. And about Facebook.....I am enjoying it right now. I will probably be back before you know it. Thanks for missing me!

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  25. Oh I understand. My daughter and I used to ebay. It was fun at first. Then when we made it a job, it wasn't fun anymore. And about Facebook.....I am enjoying it right now. I will probably be back before you know it. Thanks for missing me!

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  26. Oh I understand. My daughter and I used to ebay. It was fun at first. Then when we made it a job, it wasn't fun anymore. And about Facebook.....I am enjoying it right now. I will probably be back before you know it. Thanks for missing me!

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  27. Karen,
    First of all, congrats to you and Doug on celebrating your glorious 50 years. Here's to many, many more to the wonderful couple.

    I'm sure your decision wasn't made easily but after much soul searching, I hope you have a peace of mind. I'm happy to see that you are going to keep blogging because I love your photos and inspiration.
    Donna

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  28. Happy Anniversary, It's also my birthday!

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  29. I will always follow your blog and want to know what you are up to. I have cut back on making so many different things too. It just isn't fun anymore when you have to do something even when you don't feel up to it or just need a break..Have a Happy Anniversary with the wonderful Hubby that stuck with you through all of the things you were doing. Great to have someone behind you when you need them :)
    Hugs
    Nancy

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  30. Congrats on your anniversary! You've got to do what's best for you. Wishing you the best.

    Goedele

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  31. Happy Anniversary! Your work is fabulous and I wish you the best on the next chapter of your life.
    Hard to conclude I'm sure but when one door closes many windows open.
    Wishing you the best and hope you are all mended up. Beautiful fall
    décor pictures.

    Renee

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  32. Oh Karen, no worries, we all love your blog so we'll keep on visiting :)

    Kendra

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  33. Hi Karen! you must feel better now that you have made your decision! im sure you will still be keeping very busy! CONGRATS on your 50th Anniversary! a true blessing! enjoy the rest of your weekend Karen and i will be by again soon!!

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  34. Happy Anniversary! I love to hear of couples staying together like you and Doug. And as much as I will miss your other blog, I understand! Wishing you much happiness. hugs, Lecia

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  35. Weird, I was just sitting here contemplating ordering another jar hugger. Guess the decision has been made for me. Your work is beautiful. Glad I was able to get a few items.

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  36. Congrats on your 50th anniversary--quite an accomplishment! It's definitely a hard business and I think that when it gets to be too much of a struggle we know it's time to step away, at least for a time. Good luck with whatever you do next! ~Roberta

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  37. Congratulations Karen on your anniversary, what a milestone! So thankful for your many happy years together! Hoping all goes well with your remaining goods, downsizing is sometimes a necessary thing to free you up for other things. Hugs and blessings, do what is right for You!

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  38. Karen, I just did a similar post today. I've missed my blog friends and hope to catch up again!

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  39. HUGS and CONGRATS!!!! 50 years of marriage is a milestone. May your celebration be wonderful.

    May your new adventure in what you do be a blessing!
    d

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  40. Hi Karen, Congrats to you both on your wedding anniversary, what a milestone for you both! Im sad to hear you are closing your website. Blessings to you.
    Karen

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  41. Wow, Karen. I'm speechless. What a testimonial to you and your dear husband. And it's good that you are listening to your inner wisdom and following your heart, even though it will be a loss for your customers. Blessings!

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  44. I know you have not made your decision to close this business lightly.. Blessings to you and Doug and to whatever adventure God may have for you..and 50 years!...Wow, you look way to young! Congratulations and may you experience many many more.. What a legacy!!! Blessings!

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So glad you came to visit - feel free to leave a comment.
I will try and answer as many as I can - maybe not immediately but I will get to you!

Karen