Saturday, February 21, 2009


Winter has returned to Wisconsin!

It started in the night Saturday night and kept going till almost noon - Spring just isn't happening none too soon around here. Not sure where those birdies are that I heard last week and it's for sure Lola kitty isn't going to be watching them in the bushes through the window for quite some time now.

Today was one of those do nothing important kind of you have them?

Doug is gone till Monday night and I was just floating through the house going from this thing to that thing! But I did finish up my orders and cleaned out my desk and shoveled the courtyard....WHEW!
Yesterday I received my grungy labels and oh I can't wait to get them on some jars - what I'll do with them after that I don't know. I was sitting here wondering to myself where in the world I would display anything else in my kitchen - there are just no places....but hey, I'll get 'em made if nothing else and sell them with some grungy gauze on the tops.

I received 50 out of the 55 in the order so not sure what went on there - but I probably won't use up all of these in my lifetime! lol

Today I finished two of the items for my special order - I do hope she will like them.
I'm always concerned when someone says "can you make....", and she wanted the sheep to be pulling an apple cart - somehow I just can't get apples in the cart because they won't show up with the background. What would green apples look like?

She sent me a large piece of the wallpaper so that helped with color and fortunately I had all of them to work with.

She wanted a chair pad for her small windsor chair - it isn't finished in this photo - it needs grass around the tree trunk and the tufting yet.

And a small runner for a small table

And I finished up a pillow for one of our blogger friends! Hmmmmm, who is that!

Have a great evening and I hope to hear from all of my friends out there!


  1. Oh Karen, I love the technique you used to do the pineapple! It has so much dimension! Becky

  2. Hi Karen!....the items you made for the special order are gorgeous!....I'm sure your customer will be very pleased with them!....and the pillow is sooo pretty too! are quite a talented gal!....enjoy your Sunday evening! Janet :)

  3. I love those do nothing days. I haven't had one in a few weeks and I need me one soon!

    Love your newest creations. I agree - love how you did the pineapple. It looks great.

    The snow is here now. Keeping my fingers crossed it doesn't accumulate too much!!

    hugs, Linda

  4. Hi Karen,
    I love the special order items with the sheep. They are wonderful!! I'm sure your customer will be thrilled when she gets them! Also love that pillow!!
    Winter came back to Ohio too...we got alittle snow yesterday and today. Also very windy and cold, but it's ok because I'm looking forward to the end of the week when it will be around 50 degrees!!

  5. Good Evening Linda-Your orders turned out great.I had a day like that today. Then around 8.00 I felt the day was wasted so I did a couple projects. I try and post them soon. We to are getting snow in Pa. I am so so so tired of winter. I want spring soon.

  6. Hi Karen,
    BTW I love your header!!!

    The special orders are wonderful I'm sure she will just love them.

    Love that pillow too! I hope I can get as good as you someday!

  7. These are wonderful!!! A cartful of Granny Smiths sound great.
    Boy, I was all set to send you some of my snow but it looks like you have enough of your own. :> )
    Will we ever see spring?!

  8. You do beautiful work. I think I'm going to need some of it. :-) I'm so sorry about the snow! I know we need some more in order to have enough for our hay crop, but I am sure ready for spring. Keep looking for a round frame, you'll find one eventually. I agree with Linda, I love do nothing days!!! Does a body good every now and then to have one. ♥ Lewaina

  9. oh Karen, your work is just outstanding. I agree that green apples would be beautiful. I am sure she will love them!

    Love the labels, how fun is that? Wishing I had a kitchen with space to display those. Pox on my 70s house!

    No snow here except a few flurries every now and then. It is supposed to continue in the 60s for this week. I know it is bad because we need the water, but I love it anyway.

  10. I love the special order items, they are wonderful. I also really like the jar labels. Did you order them from some where? They are great. I'd appreciate it if you could let me know. Love dropping by, thanks for the great visit. :o)

  11. Hi Karen,
    You sure are talented and I love what you have made for your client! That pillow too, how lovely. Wisconsin winters are sooo long. I need some spring! Cindy

  12. Hi Karen!
    It's STILL Winter here too...UGH!

    I LOVE that pineapple!!
    and the chair pad and runner for that special order are so pretty! You are so talented! I know who ever is getting these is gonna be so happy :) Everything is beautiful!

    Have a great day.

  13. Everything is beautiful Karen ! I'm so excited to get that pillow !!! Thank you so much ! Where did you get your old labels ? Have a wonderful Monday Karen !

  14. Good Morning Karen ~
    Love your Header !! Your work is lovley...beautiful creations. Hope
    you are keeping warm, we got a little snow yesterday...but not like you.
    Im ready for Spring !!
    Hugs ~ Connie xox

  15. Karen,
    Great job on matching that wallpaper! I had to laugh... I just got the exact same lables last week-lol. Well, I'm sure your customer will love your items, why wouldn't they???

  16. Karen,
    Those labels are really great! I am going to have to check those out. I love your special order, I am sure she will too!

    I know what you mean about all the snow!!

  17. All of your penny rugs are beautiful! You must sew in your sleep! So fast!

    Thanks for posting them, I love looking at them.


  18. Karen,
    I love everything ~ she will be thrilled, for sure. Love your labels, too. We had the same weather this weekend and 8 below this morning. I'm so ready for spring.

  19. We had a big snow storm Saturday night and all day Sunday...sure is pretty....I'm sure Spring will be here soon...I smell it in the air..we will be boiling sap into syrup here in Vermont within the next 2 weeks!

    Love the "Special Order"..I'm sure she will love do such wonderful work.

    Have a great night

  20. Hi, Miss Karen!

    Thank you so much for coming to visit me and the sweet comments!

    To answer your question, "Yes, ma'am. I sure do have those days where I feel that I'm not doing anything important."
    You sure did get alot done, to not have anything "important" to do!

    Your work is just gorgeous! How special you are, to take so much time and care. You can tell that your heart is really in what you do and that you spend so much time making everything perfect.
    Your work is really inspiring!

    Many Blessings,

  21. Thanks for visiting my blog! I know you would love your house done by this gal. They are wonderful! Give me a call at my shop anytime between 10-5 on Tues-Fri, 10-4 on Sat or 12-4 on Sunday. The information is on my blog. I love your blog too!! Dawn


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