Thursday, March 13, 2014

Just a short post

Now if you believed that heading then you haven’t been following me! lol

Noting I do is small or short or minimal – but I keep working on it daily.  I’ve tried to slow down, do less and ‘say less’. Well that last one may be a stretch!!

But I did want to check in and post about the new items I finally received.  I have been waiting for them so I could the upstairs bedroom settled….with spreads that is.  So I did some rearranging.
You are probably getting very bored with the ‘bedroom saga’ but it’s all that’s happening here lately. Slowly it is getting done.

Our bedspread went upstairs on the first guest room (it’s Flax with Red stripes) and in the order that arrived were two pillow shams with a red border and buttons on the ends.
(the bed looks lumpy because it has a down comforter under the spread)

 Guest bed 2 

The spread that was on this bed went on the white iron bed and the bolster covers that we had on our bed are now on there.
And the spread that was on here is now folded at the bottom.  I’m liking the neutral look.  We need to put the blanket crane on the one solid wall and this room will be done. Very simple and plain.

Guest bedroom 3

And the new spread is on our bed.  It’s a king size so I didn’t need any pillow shams or bolsters – by turning the bedspread the opposite way from how it was to go I was able to have it come up over the pillows, just like I wanted it!
It’s Black and Flax.
New bedspread

 New bedspread 1

From Family Heirloom Weavers  I also ordered a set of  their new sheets/pillow cases and blanket for summer when the Down comforter comes off.  I had to order a flat one for the bottom because they don’t make a fitted one…this is going to be a challenge…lol
And the top one and the cases have an adorable little ruffle!
Sheet set 1

And I was so surprises when I looked at the cases – they have little ties to keep them on!!!  How neat is that?Sheets 1

This blanket is sooooo soft, it’s kind of a open weave – and I love the plaid on the border.
Blanket 1

Blanket 2

And….3 Table Squares
Americana table square

  Table square

Angst table square

So that was my Family Heirloom Weavers shopping ‘treat’.

Last Friday I had an apt. so as long as we were out we stopped in Columbus, WI at a couple antique shops – NOTHING!!!
We were so disappointed – the huge one that is 3 stories had nothing but ‘glass ware’ – 3 huge floors and it was huge!  You could look up and down isles and see the same thing…and you could get lost…room after room jutting off of another room!  I think mostly flea market treasures but expensive treasures at that.  I would not go again…but it was a beautiful day to be out on a day it DIDN’T SNOW.

But on the way home we stopped in Lodi at Cottage House Primitives
I always love going there because Carol has so many wonderful Primitive treasures but I especially went in for some wool.  I not only got wool but she let me cut some for my rug hooking project. Oh and I bought a new hook as well.

Wool from Lodi

The strips are the same as the whole piece – should work up nicely as a background.Stripe wool and hook

Now I really tried to keep this short – but going in to this post I had my doubts – but if you are still here, then all is well.

Our Alexandra has so much fun with her little Zayne…they were out shopping and she was trying Fedora’s on him.

Zayne in hat 

…and then all bundled up for a stroller ride!
Zayne in stroller

It’s almost the weekend…hope you all have fun plans!

Thanks for visiting



  1. Love all your Family Heirloom pieces.

    I had to chuckle to myself when I seen your title too.

    Love the pic of Zayne and the fedora, so adorable.

  2. Love all your spreads.
    Oh, that looks like a Hartman hook. You will LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!
    Zayne is too cute in that stocking cap.
    Happy hooking :)

  3. I'm glad you don't keep your posts short! I enjoy reading about all the goings on in your life! I love the bedspreads. I have been on FHW website so many times but I've yet to order anything. Zayne is adorable! I so want to go back to Wisconsin to those primitive shops! It is a lovely state!

  4. Everything is looking good and I like those pillow cases and blanket. It is pretty here but a bit cooler today. Well a lot cooler as Tues was Enjoyed my visit and that baby is just priceless in his fedora. I think these young Mama's have Mothering and enjoying down to a science. I love the way they play so much with their babies.

  5. great post, love the things you bought!
    love the rooms too!
    But wow, he sure is a cutie pie!
    love the expressions he has!

  6. The new wool is so pretty. So is the bedroom. I never get tired of reading the updates. Zayne is adorable, good photos of him :)

  7. Karen,
    What a fun package to receive! All of your beds look wonderful. I love going to the shop in Lodi. I've used the wool you cut and it does hook up great. You got a nice selection in your pile of wools. Little Zayne is adorable. I got a chuckle out of your short post comment. Always fun to see what you are up to. Hugs, Lori

  8. Oh Karen the rooms look amazing! I didn't know FH had summer blankets so I need to do some research because I've been freezing Mark out with my crazy hormone swings. In Germany we used flat sheets instead of fitted and it actually worked really well and those pillowcases with ties are simple genius.

  9. TGIF Karen .......the bedrooms are gorgous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I didn't know they made sheets?
    I know what you mean about all glass ARGhh!! Nothing turns me off more when that is all you see at an antique mall.
    Have a wonderful weekend Karen.

  10. Love FH coverlets ~ it all looks great! I have an antique linen pillow case with those little ties ~ very cute on those ruffled cases! You might be bored but you sure know how to fill your time!!

  11. Oh my goodness! Little Zayne all bundled in the stroller is such a cute picture!!!! Sweet face and love that little red nose! :-) Great finds at Heirloom Weavers! Those sheets are very tempting... but, I thnk I'd have to add some elastic to make one fitted... lol! We are so spoiled with our "modern conveniences", right? ;-)

  12. What a cutie pie.
    Your home (beds) are beautiful.
    I love it all.
    Drooling over the wonderful woolie wool.
    Woolie Blessings

  13. your bedroom is beautiful ~ so peaceful! love the coverlets too…snuggle-worthy :)
    what a cutie-patootie he is ~ love his little red-nose!!
    blessed be,

  14. What great patterns and textures! Everything looks so lovely! The little guy is so darn cute!

  15. What a sweetie pie! He is adorable with his little red nose. Love,love your bedrooms!The Family Heirloom spreads are gorgeous,didn't know that they made sheets either.LOL! Have a great weekend.Be blessed,Jen

  16. Thank you so much for sharing your bedroom makeover! I love the new textiles and soft tones!
    Sweet grand babies too!
    Have a great weekend

  17. Hi Karen... Beautiful bedding! I LoVe the coverlets & their gorgeous design & colors. Looks like you have some serious rug hooking in mind too.Keep us posted :) Your wee Grandson looked like he was enjoying the new hat choices. So adorable!
    I always enjoy reading your posts. Thanks for the update.Have a great week end. Me, I 'm checking out the local maple sugar bush for some pancakes and yummy syrup.

  18. Love the new linens! I need to place an order with them as want to redo our bedroom from shabby chic to more simple primitive colonial to go with the rest of the house. I was wondering if you got that look with the kingsize spread on a queen sized bed??? I am sure it feels good to have those rooms done!

  19. Everything looks really nice. Especially the cutie pie under the hat.

  20. Love all of your bedrooms. They look awesome Will you be at the Holly shw next Saturday? Janice

  21. Beautiful bedding makes for cozy bedrooms!

  22. Hello dear Karen....I have to say...I LOVE each and every piece of bedding that you bought! Each bed looks wonderful. I love your room but the quest rooms are wonderful, too. The pillow coverings with the buttons are really neat. You put everything together so nicely. Your darling little grandson, Zayne, is so cute. Must be fun to cuddle him. Our son and his wife are expecting a baby this August. They are both in their 40's so we are praying all will be okay. They have done quite a few tests already and all seems fine. Our youngest grandchildren are both 15. This will be "all new" for all of us but we are all happy....that is the most important thing.

  23. I love your pictures of your guestroom progress. All the bedding is fabulous. Your guests will be so lucky!
    Little Zayne is so adorable. Thanks for sharing.

  24. I have a HUGE HUGE weakness for FHW linens and textiles and yours are simply gorgeous and I love the simplicity you have created in your bedroom, just perfect

  25. Hi Karen, Ooooh, you've got the good stuff. I want, I want, I want! I love FHW. Love your dolly sitting on the bed :)
    I'm glad you didn't get lost in that big ole store, LOL.
    Cute little model, looks like a good fit that fedora.
    Take care.

  26. Hi Karen. I just love your new treasures.
    Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures.
    Have a great week.

  27. Just stopping in to see what you are up to. Hope you are feeling much better! Are you still selling stuff?

  28. I love your "short" posts, always interesting. Beautiful linens and spreads, you must be very happy to be finished with the rooms, and they look so great.
    Grandson is so cute, lucky you.

  29. Lovely beds, spreads and blankets. Love the colors you use. Love the pictures also of your little cutie. Grands are just plain wonderful blessings for sure.

  30. Your bedding looks awesome Karen! I'm having my house painted and I need all new stuff! I have to restalk your blog for ideas! <3

  31. The beds look beautiful! I love seeing all of your new purchases. Zayne is growing up too quickly, very cute!

  32. I adore your linens! But I forgot what you call that type of woven blanket such as you have on your new bedspread. Can you remind me? I know it has a name--ha!


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!