Monday, November 28, 2011

Fall Fesival, Part 3

I am so glad that we made it 
home, that drive yesterday, was
too long for me! I drove a long
way in the dark, with it raining.
I guess we shouldn't have 
stopped at a couple antique
malls ;)....

Here are the rest of the festival
pictures that I took.  I didn't
get a lot of pictures of the craft
booths inside, but the ones that
were outside, were interesting.
This is a great place to take your 
kids to learn about how things 
were done, a long time ago.

I am not sure what this man was 
working on, I didn't get a good look, 
but I think he had knives in his 

 I was at the festival, shortly after it
opened and this booth was pretty full...
They had fur boots and Davy Crockett
hats, little pouches, swords, necklaces
and more, outside the booth.


Love the teepee.

Making lye soap.

The picture, above gives me the creeps!
More furs...

A little Fall decorating and some of 
the handmade baskets, that Linda 
made.....And more, below.

Well, that is it for the festival pictures.
I wish I had gotten some pictures of 
Santas, painted on driftwood, soda 
bottles and anything else, they felt like
painting them on....I need to take a 
picture of the crow and the mittens,
that I bought.....The mittens are 
so cute! Thanks for stopping by
and thanks to those that have left
me comments, recently. My email
wasn't working, so I could not reply
back to you.....I hope you all had
a great Thanksgiving!

Until next time....
Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Wonderful Giveaway!

Hey everyone, go on over 
and check out Teri's awesome
giveaway, you get to choose 
which of the two groups of
goodies that you want to win!

Click  HERE to go sign up!

I will be posting the 3rd post of
the festival, today.  I was too 
tired to do it last night, we just
got home from Kansas.

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you all have a wonderful
Thanksgiving with family or 
Thanksgiving Comment Graphic

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fall Fesival, Part 2

Hi all, I am pretty busy today, 
but thought I would get on here
for a bit and show you some 
more pictures of the festival.
I didn't get as many inside, as 
I thought....There were quite a
few crafters and demonstrators, 
but I was short on time and I
didn't get them all, but I did 
get quite a few of them.

This couple were playing dulcimers
and they would even give you 
lessons. I don't know about you all,
but I love dulcimer music!

These ladies were spinning wool...

Looms for rug making....

 Handmade canes and walking sticks,
santas and more.
There was man making broom, 
another making candles and you
could even dip your own, sorry, I 
didn't of them. They even had one
room, just full of quilters and 
quilts! I didn't even go into that
room, this time....

Now, outside we go....The Heritage
Center is built like a circle and 
they have this old post office out
in the yard....

We used to have a booth in an 
antique mall and a lot of the tins
on these shelves are ones that we
sold there, they used to be part 
of my collection!

This huge bear is on the porch of
the center.

This huge Indian is over to the 
right a bit....Isn't he awesome?
Behind him is a stage, that they 
had people playing music, telling
stories, or clogging the whole 3
days of the festival.  I would have
loved to stay a long time, just to
listen to the music, but since I 
was going to Texas, that didn't 

Well, I hope you enjoyed part 2 of 
the Festival, you can catch part 3
on Saturday....

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Monday, November 21, 2011

Prims At The Fall Festival!

Hey everyone, prims have made
it to Oklahoma!  I went to the 
festival, just before heading for
Texas, recently and I could not
believe that they had someone 
with a lot of prim goodies! 
I have lots of pictures of the 
festival, of women spinning
wool, soap making, blacksmith,
people playing dulcimers, etc,
but I am going to show you 
them, in 3 posts....I thought I
would just show you this 
wonderful booth, first....I 
should have taken more, but
I got most of it. She had some
wonderful things and she came
all the way from Kansas.
 She said I could take all the 
pictures I wanted, which was so
nice of her, vendors don't always
want you to take pictures, they 
are afraid you are going to copy 

The front of her booth...These ladies
are standing in front of the dolls, in
the next picture.

Lots of dolls!

The dolls above, are to the right 
of the ones, before....Still outside
the booth!

Inside the booth, looking to the left....
She had lots of gingers and Santas...

The back wall in her booth....Lots of
witches, crows, bats and JOLs.... 
 I don't have a picture of what I bought,
but I bought a crow and mittens, made
from a red and white quilt, that are so
cute!....I will show you all, later.

I have been busy, we went to Texas 
and sorted and sorted stuff to bring
back, to sell at the flea market. I got 
it all marked and packed and we went
on Saturday. It wasn't that great, but 
we did sell some of it....I have been 
working on the kitchen....The 
weather is not great for painting,
but I am plugging away....I might
get it done, this year!....I need to
get some trim, so I am going to do
that, tomorrow when I take the 
cats to the vet for their boosters.
Tomorrow, I am going to make 
fudge......Chocolate, with nuts
and a batch of peanut butter, also!
Mmmmmm....I need to get back 
to work on the kitchen!

I'll post the rest of the pictures, 
soon and hopefully some things
on my selling blog.

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wonderful Giveaway!

Hey everyone, I just wanted to let
you all know about a wonderful
giveaway that Tanya is having
on her blog for her blog's second
anniversary!  She is giving away 
3 different groups of items, so
you can sign up for which group
you are most interested in! I think
that is just awesome!

As you can see, this is the 3rd group....
She has different ways to get more
entries, so click HERE to go on over
to sign up for this wonderful
and generous giveaway!

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Monday, November 14, 2011

If You Can't Be Anything Else, At Least Be This!

Hey everyone, I just had to save
a picture of this on a comment 

Well, time is just flying by and
I have been down to Texas 2 times,
lately.....Week before last, I went 
down on Tuesday and came back 
on Friday and I thought I might 
get the kitchen finished, but it was
either rainy or colder than I wantd
to have the windows open to finish
the painting I need to do....Then,
last Friday, hubby and I went down
to do some work at our house....
I sorted and sorted things and we
brought back several totes of stuff
to sell....He unloaded it tonight 
now I need to go through all that....
Now I am wishing that we had left
it all down there!

I got some goodies in the mail, 
that I will show you, soon, but my
next post will be about the Fall
Festival, that I went to, just before
we left. Prims have come to 

I guess I better get off to bed,
I hope you all are having a great

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Thursday, November 10, 2011

PAFA Winter Giveaway

Hey everyone, they are having
their winter giveaway over at
PAFA....(Primitive And Folk
Artist) team and ONE lucky 
winner gets all the goodies!

Click Here
to go over to sign up, they have 
some fantastic items made by 
some very talented artists!

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Monday, November 7, 2011

Whole Lot A Shakin' Going On!

Hey everyone, l have to say that 
I felt my first earthquake on 
Saturday night!  I first thought
that my hubby was shaking my
chair, because he was leaning
on the back of it, but he said 
wasn't doing it and then the 
floor lamp was shaking, too. I 
told him I thought we were 
having an earthquake and then
I could hear the house making 
a creaking noise......Our house
is brick and on a cement slab and
I am glad that we don't live close
to where the center was! Yup,it
was a 5.6....Earlier in the day, 
there was a 4.7, but we didn't 
feel that one. I heard on tv that 
you have to have an 
earthquake rider on your home 
owners insurance, or it won't pay
for damages.....I think I will give 
them a call to find out.....I can tell
ya one thing, I am not moving to 

I was down to Texas, last week 
so I didn't get the kitchen 
finished, but I should be able to 
get it all done, this week, if the
weather is good, it is supposed 
to rain for the next couple days.

Well, I have other things to do, 
so I better get with it.

I hope you all have a great week!

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen