Monday, April 27, 2009


Good morning everyone...yes, I'm still here.

But I think you can all guess what I've been doing....NOPE, not the dining room...I've been sewing orders. Since the magazine article it hasn't slowed down so I haven't had a chance to get my fingers in the DR thing.

Yesterday Doug did a final coat on the trim where all the nail holes were and our son and grandson came over in the afternoon to bring all the cupboards/pie safes back in and I must say I'm loving it.

They put everything where it was before but it all took on such a different look with the wood floor.

I told Doug I just might keep the room very bare and minimal and keep an old Colonial look going.....but we have soooo many pretties that I love looking at....oh, what to do!
No the cloth doesn't belong on the table but we had something sitting on the table so it was under it and I didn't take it off.
And I still have the piddling kitty (not the one in the picture, although it's because of her that LOLA is doing it. It's a territory thing with her)....she only goes in the DR over by the tall cupboard - on either side....she knows what her litter box is for - she doesn't go anyplace but in that area now and then.
Not much to report today but wanted to let you all know I'm here and kicking! I do get on and read and comment on your blogs though - I have my little routine in the morning but needed to say HI to you all today!
Hugs, Karen


  1. HI! I hope all is going well! I cannot wait to see your finished room. Be well!

  2. Can't wait to see your dining room completed and put back in order. I did want to say "CONGRATS" to you for all of the orders. That is WONDERFUL news for you and you are so blessed that orders keep coming in. YAY for you... I am happy for you.

    Hurry back soon. I have missed seeing you around : )


  3. Glad to see you posting on your blog, hope you can work on your dining room when you have a chance and orders slow down. I guess that's what happens when word spreads and people love your work. Your furniture looks great in there with the wood! Thanks for my comments on my blog too.


  4. It really does look so beautiful. It is so hard to put decorations that you love away...that is a tough one. Enjoy your new room. Dianntha

  5. Oh I love how your dining room looks with the new floors! I know what you mean about keeping that minimal Colonial look, but wanting all the pretty things to look at too. I don't think I could handle the bare look for too long!:-)That's so great that you are still getting so many orders~ I can understand why! You know I love your work! I hope you Have a great Monday Karen!

  6. Your floors look beautiful!! Looking forward to seeing the complete decor.

  7. Karen~ It looks beautiful! Can't wait to see it all done! I totally agree with keeping it simple...less is more..but it is hard when you want to put out all of your favorite things! Congratulations on all of the orders! Busy is GOOD! :) Have a wonderful day! Take care. ~Sarah~

  8. Hi Karen, your new dining room looks fabulous! Can't wait to see pictures when you get all your pretties put back in, but I hear what you're saying about a more "minimal" look. Wish you could some have a glass of tea on my porch! Dawn

  9. Those red geraniums are going to look great on your table with those wonderful floors:)

    Really happy for you that you are bombarded with orders but maybe with summer about here it will slow down so that you can enjoy it:)
    Can't wait to see pics with it all finished,

  10. Karen ..congrats on having lots of orders ..that's whats supposed to happen when an article comes out so Good for you.

    Your DR is coming along beautifully I bet you are so excited ..I love the colonial look but I would defintely end up messing it up because I have too many things I love and could never go minimal ..I think it's fabulous for those who can !!

    Sara of Sweet Magnolias Farm

  11. Karen,
    Your floor looks wonderful.
    Have a great day and don't work too hard. :D

  12. I love the room just like it is but can't wait to see it when you get though with it. I know how it is to get busy. Neverending.

  13. Take a look at that diningoom!!! Isn't it beautiful? OMGosh, I love it. The new floor does make your furniture stand out in a whole differnt way. Very nice.

  14. I love the way your diningroom is looking. Would love for mine to look like that.


  15. The floor looks wonderful. Isn't it amazing how it changes everything??!!! Glad you still have your kitty. I have been thinking of you and her. I hope you get things worked out. We also have 2 kitties and I know how one intimidates the other. Hang in there and good luck. Congrats on all the work you have done!!

  16. Your dining room is going to be beautiful! I can't wait to see if finished.


  17. Hi Karen!....your furniture looks lovely on the new flooring....I too would be tempted to keep it minimal but yes that is sooo hard when we have so much stuff we like!....have fun! Janet

  18. That room is looking awesome!!

  19. Hi Karen,
    Congrats on all the orders...Your work is wonderful!! I love your dining room floors and I can't wait to see it after you get it all put back together.
    hugs, Cindy

  20. Your dining room is looking wonderful. I can't wait to see everything all placed back with all the decorations, I know it will be just picture perfect.

    Hopefully you will be able to slow down with all your crafting real soon so you can enjoy some of this really nice weather.

    Have a great day!

  21. Karen, Your dining room floor is gorgeous! Oh what I'd do for wooden floors.


  22. Karen,
    Cant wait to see what you come up with for the dining room, I know it will be great!

  23. The room looks wonderful Karen! When I cleaned last week I removed a lot of stuff that was cute and prim but not as Colonial. I am loving the cleaner look for the summer at least.

    I am still hearing from people from all over the country since CS came out - it is amazing! I am so glad it helped your business!!

    Hugs, Linda

  24. Hi Karen -

    I so enjoyed your article in the CS Magazine. And I think your dining room re-do is just gorgeous!!!! I also want to say congratulations on your orders going up - that is WONDERFUL!!! It is very satisfying to be able to do what you love and even better when someone else finds joy and beauty from the work your hands do! Blessings on your creativity!!

  25. Hey Karen, Everything is looking great! I am glad that you are getting so many orders. You do really good work! You will be hearing from me soon I am sure. I hope you are finding some time to relax. Take care! Dan

  26. The new floor looks so nice! I can't wait to see more pictures.
    Glad your still here and kicking. LOL! Hugs~ Birgit

  27. I love your wood floors. I have tried talking the hubby into putting some in our dining room. But so far its a no go.

  28. Hello Karen...thank you so much for Kurt's birthday wish..i'm so sorry i've not been by for a visit recently..i'm just swamped right now..i feel so neglectful of my friends!!!!

    Your dining room looks fabulous!!!!!


  29. Hi Karen!
    Everything is looking so great! It makes me so happy to hear that you have "sew" many orders!! Way to go!!
    Hope your day is great!

  30. What a beautiful floor! Sorry about the kitty...I love having all of my treasures out and around where I can see them and enjoy them, but I do know what you mean about less things....quandary huh! My things always seem to win over the bare look! Lol ♥

  31. Good for you Karen!
    I hope those orders just keep comin and comin!


  32. I am so far behind...I'm sorry I am just now leaving you a comment on this, Karen!

    IT IS just GORGEOUS!!!
    I am happy your are getting so many orders, although I am not surprised...your work is awesome, did I mention I LOVE my chair pad, and table runner and candle sleeve?? :) I love love love 'em!

    Have a beautiful weekend.

  33. Your floor is so beautiful!!! The furniture you have in there now looks perfect with the floor! I can understand your wanting 'minimal' but you HAVE to show off your pretties!!!

  34. I love the room! It is perfect! And congratulations on your orders! That will keep you busy! AND, I love the Penny Rug that you did with the you can see, I have been busy playing catch-up! I have also put fingerholes in my Country Sampler as I ooohhh and ahhhh over your home! Going to have to get a new one, and keep my fingers and drooling off of it! Jan


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