Saturday, March 28, 2009


Actually NOWHERE! But the last 2 weeks seem like I haven’t been around.

Since the Country Sampler Magazine came out with our home in it the orders have been coming in, in multiples, daily. YEAHHHH.

The only thing is that it keeps me from visiting all you wonderful friends but I’m trying.
And the people I have been in contact with since the article is phenomenal - there is even a business prospect in the works from it…and next weekend we will find out whether we want to push forward with it.

Out of the blue a lady called me 2 weeks ago just after she received the magazine and chatted with me for over an hour - and I will say….we were friends before we hung up. Life does throw a strange curve at you once in awhile and this time it was a good one!

She wants to be a representative for my products in her area doing home shows! And I must say it’s something that I have thought of but then let those thoughts lay deep thinking it wouldn’t work. But I’m willing to have this meeting and see what we can come up with….and right now I do think it will work.

My only downside to this is that I am the only one sewing my items and actually I want it that way - they wouldn’t be my own originals if I had someone else help….so that’s my dilemma especially near holiday time but she agreed that all holiday parties/orders would have to be in by Oct. 15 to guarantee holiday delivery.

So next Friday ‘Linda’ will arrive here in the afternoon and stay with us for the weekend with us discussing the idea. I think from talking to her that she has some good ideas and will be a wonderful representative of KM Primitives in the beautiful state of Pennsylvania!
More next week.

Now….I also received a wonderful gift all the way from Scotland!
It’s the most adorable doll ( a Jackie Schmidt doll). And I give my thanks to ROBBY from it’s the cutest darned thing!!!!

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Well, I’d like to stay and play but this gal has some sewing to do - don’t want to keep my customers waiting!
See ya later!


  1. Karen! How wonderful for you, I hope all works out. OMGosh, I'm soooo Happy for you. And that doll is to die for, I love it. Enjoy.
    Hugs, Bren

  2. Wow will be our famous friend!!!!!!

    Glad you liked Polly!!! Jackie's patterns are awesome.

    They are for sale if anyone wants to buy them...just look on my blog. (well I need money for a trip to


  3. Karen, Wow...How exciting for you! I've been a busy girl myself with custom orders from the last couple of weeks. And your doll from Robby is cute as can be!


  4. Wow Karen, what an opportunity for you. If it is meant to be it will. It's amazing what can happen through the blogging world. I hope all the best for you. How exciting. Sherie

  5. Congratulations Karen on all your success!....the doll is a prim cutie for sure!....have a wonderfully busy weekend! Janet :)

  6. Wow! That's wonderful news! Congrats! I think you are smart to want to make the items yourself. What makes them special is that they are handmade by YOU! I really hope it all works out for you, for the best. Sounds like you will be one very busy lady!
    Can't wait to hear how the meeting turns out.
    Enjoy your weekend!

  7. HOW EXCITING! Good for you, can't wait to see how it all turns out. This whole blog thing is a wonderful thing, can't believe how many new friends are out there in this world. By the way, your doll is just as cute as can be. Have a great day. Dawn

  8. Oh Karen, that sounds sooooo exciting! I am hoping that all the details can be worked out and it is a great new venture for you!

  9. How awesome Karen!! Im so happy and your house was delicious in CS, you should be so proud!!! I hope everything works out perfect for you, you deserve it!

  10. How wonderful for you Karen !! I know you must be sooo busy, but that is a good thing !!
    I have a dolly from Robby , like yours and I just love her and cherish her cause she is from such a Precious friend ...

  11. Karen,

    This sounds like a wonderful opportunity for you! How exciting! You will be a busy gal for sure!

    Love the doll too!

    Have a great evening,

  12. How exciting! You will continue to be very busy when this all works out. Can Doug stich??
    Have a great weekend, Karen!

  13. Congratulations on all the new incoming orders. I loved your house in CS.


  14. Karen that is totally fantastic. Congradulations. They always say hard work is always rewarded. I hope everything works out for you for your continued success. Our one set of hands can do so much!
    blessings, angie

  15. Oh, I love the doll such a great job Robby did:)

    Congrats on your new business adventure you will do just great with it.

    Have a great day sewing:)

  16. Karen, I hope that all works out well for you! You should feel so honored. I cannot wait to get my CS so I can see more of your to die for home! I wish you the best of success and hope the meeting goes well for you.

    I was asked once to make my style Raggedy Ann dolls for a primitive style craft store in OK, the more I thought about it I backed out. I like to make my dolls my way one at a time, I felt then it would feel like work and a job and I wanted my dolls to be made with love and care. For me doll making would have become stressful and not fun.

    You will know what is right in your heart ♥

  17. How wonderful for you Karen! That's such great news all around. I wish you the very best.

    That little doll is just adorable too!
    Blessings to you~ Birgit

  18. Your doll is so cute! I love it!

    Congrats on all of the business that CS has brought you! I'm sure it's overwhelming and almost a blessing and a curse all in one. It's sure going to keep you busy! And you found a new friend from it all, too! How sweet :)

    Have a wonderful rest of your weekend :)


  19. hi karen, i came to visit your blog. :)
    my email graphic came from......

    she has TONS fo good graphic freebies on there. :)

  20. Karen,
    What exciting news!! I hope everything works out for you. Can't wait to hear more about it!
    Your prim doll from Robby is so wonderful.
    Have a great week.

  21. Karen!!!!
    I am sooooooooo excited for you!
    Its about time the world knew your talent!!!
    Go get 'em girlfriend!

  22. WODERFUL-WONDERFUL-WONDERFUL!! You deserve all the "good" that is happing in your life, Karen!! I wish ya all the best! :)
    Love your new doll too!


  23. Hello Karen; How exciting for you, what a wonderful new path you are on. I have that issue, and I was so so excited to read about someone that I almost know... lol I loved it, and you have a beautiful home...


  24. Karen..congratulations..that is absolutely wonderful!

    What a sweet doll from Robby!

    Thank you for stopping by to say hello and for your wonderful compliments.


  25. That is so wonderful. I hope it all works out just the way you want it to.

  26. Hey congrats!!!! What a busy life you have! Wow! I think blogger is very slooooowww sometimes, you have up dated, yet when I come to your post it is this one.... Sorry that you are having background problems. Hope you can get it all worked out. Blogger is wonderful and when it's no, it can be frustrating huh. It has been fun to see your beautiful home in my CS! Thanks for the tour! ♥

  27. My best to you on your new adventure. My husband & I had a business , where only I did the painting, & trying to keep up with the orders was trying for me.We wholesaled & had sales reps. Blessings to you

  28. That is so wonderful. You are so creative, what else could transpire. I'm sad though, I love dropping by and it will be awful without you so often. But ... you go girl!!! Hug :o)

  29. Woo hoo!! This is fantastic news!! I'm doin' the happy dance for you!! Congratulations again! :> )

  30. Congratulations Karen! Sounds like you have some great things in the works!!

  31. Karen, I am so excited for you. Isn't it amazing how one thing can lead to something you never dreamed of. Keep us posted. Good luck! Dan


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