Friday, July 30, 2010

New item and another Pineapple

Well this week flew by and I don’t really know what I accomplished.

Seems I was busy the entire time but not much to show for it that was on the fun side that is.

My aunt is back in the hospital so we went to Janesville to see her a couple times and I also finished up some orders and today the one customer sent me a picture of it on her table. And she really loved it too – I was so nervous sewing a design without a pattern but it turned out quite cute.
She wanted a barn, cow and some sunflowers and this is what I came up with.
Barn mat 1
Barn close-up
 Barn closeup 1

And here it is on her table. I think it looks larger on my chair for some reason. But I love the cute little Milk bottle crate with votive candles in them that she set on it – that’s why I did the design on the bottom and left her room to angle her milk crate.

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Last week when we came back from our cousins reunion we stopped at the Crafter’s Mall at the Wisconsin Dells and I found this stuffed Pineapple – it doesn’t look very big but it’s a whopping 15 inches tall including leaves and I see I need to fix the leaves. 
It was handmade by The Spinning Wheel.
Large stuffed Pineapple

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Here’s the group from our reunion last week…unfortunately 3 of the cousin couples couldn’t make it so our group was small….but a good time was had with lots of chatting and wonderful food.
Phyllis and Ken hosted it and we had Pulled Pork, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Broccoli/Cauliflower Salad and lots of extras plus wonderful desserts.
Cousins group

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I’m just killing some time here before we head on into Milwaukee to pick up our friend who is flying in from St. Kitts via Raleigh, NC – that was his first stop today before heading up here on another flight….and they didn’t get his luggage on his flight!
Soooo the airline is going to Fed-X it up to our house.
We’re keeping our fingers crossed that it reaches here Saturday sometime before he has to get ready to leave for the class reunion – if not he’s going to have to wear something of Doug’s.
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Only10 more days and we head out for Lancaster, Pa and I get to meet Lori from
I’m driving to Lori’s place on Wednesday the 11th to her town of Littlestown, PA and she has the day completely planned for us from shopping to eating and hopefully getting a tour of her wonderful farmhouse.
My husband decided to stay back in Lancaster and golf with his cousin so it’s just me Lori!!!!

Here are a couple photos of her house in the snow….I’ve seen photos of the inside but I can’t wait to see it for real.
Loris House 1
Loris House 2
And if you want to see more of Lori’s house go to her Picturetrail:

I think this is enough for today – I’ll check in on my blog friends now.


  1. Great penny rug! Turned out really nice. have a great time in PA. OLM

  2. The mat turned out wonderful!! You are so talented!!
    Didn't the Spinning Wheel used to be a cross stitch shop?

  3. Your penny rug mat is great. I hope you and Lori find many prim treasres. Enjoy your trip.

  4. Oh my goodness Karen!!! I just love your new penny rug it is adorable you did a great job on it! I know you and Lori will have blast and you are so LUCKY you'll get to go to her friends store that is so awesome and that's just looking at the pictures.Please take a lot of pictures. By the way thank you so much for joining my new blog and for you sweet comments I really appreciate it. Hope you have a great weekend!


  5. I love your penny rug, Karen, and that pineapple is too cute!! Have a fun time with Lori in Lancaster!! My hubby and I are hoping to make a quick trip to Lancaster in a couple of weeks. I hope I can get a lot of shopping done in just a day and a half!!

    Take care,

  6. How exciting that you get to go into one of the old farmhouses. I'm sure it will be a wonderful day with just the two of you!

  7. Hi Karen,

    Adorable design on the penny rug!! It looks perfect with her milk bottle holder.

    Have a wonderful time in Lancaster and meeting Lori! What fun!! Take lots of pics!!

  8. Karen ~
    Love the pineapple.
    Have a safe trip. Lori's farmhouse looks wonderful. I'll have to visit her picture trail.
    Pug hugs :)

  9. Karen I LOVE the new mat you designed. It is ADORABLE! You are one talented lady.
    I am jealous you are going to Lori's house!!! I just "met" her. I can tell you two will have a ball.
    I wish I could join you two.
    Sounds like some good eating you all had too!
    Blessings, Dale

  10. Hi Karen
    The Penny Rug you made is beautiful-very talented!!! Have fun in Lancaster!!! Me and my family are on vacation next week an have thought of taking a trip to PA. I have been to the Gettysburg area but would like to see Lancaster one of these days. Lori's home pics are beautiful!!!

    Paula-Piecs from the Past

  11. Hi Karen, All your penny rugs are great! I have one of your designs that I bought from KP. I think you designed it. Its for the back of a chair. I got one in black and one in mustard. They have three crows in a row on them. Let me know if you did. For some reason I think your the designer. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting . I appreciate it.

  12. Karen,

    Love the new penny! I'm lovin' farm stuff right now. Thanks for sharing!


  13. Karen, You and Lori are going to have a BALL! I hope when lori comes down in Otc or Nov. you will be able too. I will PLAN the whole day and bring you girls EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!! You promise you bth will have a BALL!

    You do such great work, I love penny rugs. I saw on your selling blog the penny rugs that wrap around your candle so I think I will be ordering 1 or 2 of those!!!

    Hugs and Kisses,

  14. Hi Karen: Could I be a stow-a-way on your trip to Lancaster?? Ha, Ha! I envy you and I hope you have a special time...especially with hubby playing golf! Your barn,cow and sunflower mat is adorable
    Have a great time and tell us all about it!

  15. Love your newest penny rug's so sweet.

    Have a great time meeting Lori!!!!!!! Here house is just gorgeous.

    Hugs, Doreen

  16. Sorry to hear about your aunt. I hope she is doing better now.

    I love that barn penny rug you designed. It looks wonderful with her milk bottles. I have a holder similar to that and I just love burning little votives in it all the time.

    Don't you just love family get togethers? I think there's nothing better... especially when delicious food is involved. =]

    I just recently became acquainted with Lori and her beautiful home. I love checking in on her blog. I'm sure you two will have a most wonderful time and looking forward to seeing pictures when you return!

    Girl, I really don't know how on earth you keep up with all those forums! Oh my! I really want to join the APP forum but I can't even keep up with my blog and facebook. Something about those three kids keeping me hopping... lol!


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