Friday, December 28, 2012

Hey everyone, I just want
to show you a couple pics that
I took on Christmas.  We got 
some thunder boomers in the
night on Christmas Eve, it
rained until about 2pm and then
it started snowing! We have had
little snow since we moved here
and this was the first "White
Christmas" I have had in years!

 We got a lot more than it
shows in this picture. 

Here's Chum in his favorite
spot, checking out the snow, I
think this is the first time he
has seen it.....This was taken
before the first picture.....He
doesn't like to be outside, if it
is hot or cold, he likes it just
right! Sound familiar?  Hubby 
opened the back door and asked
him if he wanted to go out, he 
could feel the cold air and there
    was no way he was going out!     

I want to wish you all a 
"Happy New Year".....

May you all have good health,
happiness & prosperity in the
coming year!

I may, or may not keep posting,
we shall see....

Bear Hugs & Blessings To You All~Karen        

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

 I just want to wish everyone
a Merry Christmas!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Hey everyone, thought I would 
pop on here and let you all know
that I am still around.  I have 
really been busy and running 
here and there, the craft show
and all, really had me busy!  I
did make it to Berlin, Ohio for 
a little while, really needed to
stay for a whole weekend, but
had other plans. 
I did get some great pictures
that I will share with you all,
later.  I tell ya what, I do not
want to go to Wooster, again 
without a map!   
 Well, I have some things to get
finished and sent out.
I have been seeing all your 
wonderful decorating and you are
all awesome!  I haven't even put
the tree up, yet.  I have a hard
time mustering up Christmas spirit,
anymore.....So, I guess I had better
check out some more of your
Christmas decor! am sure
that will help!

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen    

Thursday, November 1, 2012

I hope everyone had a safe 
Halloween.....October just
flew by and I have been 
crafting, snowmen, scarecrows,
prairie dolls, pumpkins, Santas,
signs, gingerbread men and
sifter arrangements, painting
dust pans and welcome signs....
I made pillows  from a chenille
bedspread.  I need to finish the 
things that I have in the works 
and get them marked, then onto
rug hooking for several days.
Time is running out, the festival
is next week. I will leave you
all with a picture of one of the
dust pans, that I painted,
yesterday.  I think I like painting 
on dust pans, I did this winter
scene and a Fall scene, both 
 Terrye French designs. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope 
you all are having a great week!

Now that I look at the picture, I think
it looks like the wall is bowed, maybe
it is because of the wave in the tin.
I will have to check it out and change
that, l can't have a house with a bow,
even if it is supposed to be an old

I hope you all are safe from the

Until next time.....

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen   


Friday, September 28, 2012

This was seen in a field in Ohio!
You go OHIO, you need to elect 
them, the next President &
V. P. of  the USA, as do the rest
of us!.....If you did not see my 
last post, scroll on down and click
on the link to see what is 
happening, behind the scenes
in this country.  YOU might be
shocked! It is very important,
please check it out!

America is in need of a little 
R & R!
Bear Hugs~Karen

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hey everyone, I intended on 
posting about some goodies I 
have found, but thought I would
show you what I am working on.
I got accepted in the Big Fall 
Festival at Beavers Bend State
Park! It is one hard show to get
into, since there is only so much
room, plus it is juried. These are 
the pictures that I sent in to be
looked at....As you can see, I did
not tea stain the dolls and dresses,
since I don't know if anyone, 
around here, would like them done
that way. I do plan on having both.

 I made these pumpkins from a
chenille bedspread.

I made these santas from a pattern 
from Sandy of the Old Country Cupboard,
the doll pattern is a freebie from her, also.

The Raggedy Andy is my 2nd project 
at rug hooking, not sure if I am going
to make him into a pocket, purse or a
pillow, yet. All 3 of my projects are of
my own design.....He ended up being
finished after my 2nd ruglet, though.

As some of you may know, the ruglet
on the left is my first project....I may
have you confused, I was working on the
ruglet on the right at the same time as
the Andy face......I still need to put a
binding on them and they will be finished.
I have been ironing material and cutting 
out aprons this afternoon and I can tell
ya that I am too slow! It is a good thing 
that the festival is not until November!
I think it is late for a Fall festival, but
some of the trees still have their color 
and it is beautiful in the park!  
Well, I need to get back to work and
get something done!
Thanks for stopping by and a special
thank you to those who took the time
to tell me that they missed me, I really
do appreciate it, so much!
Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Even though we probably didn't know
anyone, who died on September 11th,
we shall always remember.....My hubby
 wears a flag on his shirt to work, every
day in memory of those who lost their
lives on that awful morning. 
I will be back to posting some things 
I am working on and some treasures.
Did anybody miss me?
Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Keeping Busy!

The time is sure flying by! I hope you 
all are staying cool in this heat! I have
been working on a couple of projects
that I am hooking, but I will show you 
pictures of that, later on.

We have had to go to our house 
in Texas to work on cleaning up the
trees that we had cut. We had most
of the brush done and we still had
the tree trunks to burn.  We found
another dead tree on the half acre,
with the house, that makes 12 trees
dead on the half acre and there are 
a lot of dead ones on the acre behind.

I took some pictures on the way back
and I thought I would share with you
some of them.

I have found some treasures, that
I will share with you all, soon.

I would also like to thank you all
for the wonderful comments 
on my patriotic decorating, outside.
I did intend on decorating on the
inside, but that never happened.

Until next time.....

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

I just want to wish you all 
a Happy 4th of July!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Adding More To The Yard

Good Afternoon, friends! I hope
you all are having a great week...
I remembered my Uncle Sam
and my rusty flag, so I put them
out front with the rest of my
Americana things.

I like Uncle Sam up on the
top, the cloth flag just didn't
seem right.

 The flag doesn't show up very
well on the brick, I probably 
should have painted it, but I
I bet my prim friends like it
the way it is. ;) 
If you missed the previous 
post, please scroll on down
for some more pictures.

I would like to welcome my
newest followers! Thank you
for following, I hope you 
enjoy it!

Until next time~

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Friday, June 15, 2012

My Patriotic Yard

Good afternoon, friends! 

I have been busy decorating outside 
and I did have it done yesterday, but
I didn't take pictures until evening 
and I had lots of shadows, so I wanted
to take more today. I had it all decked
out for Flag Day and now until at least
the 4th of July.

I love all the shadows on the wall,
don't you?

We made the big wooden thing between 
the windows, from two old weathered

The bird house has a green and white
license plate on it and I want hubby 
to replace it with a Texas one that is
white with red and it may have a little
blue on it. 

The pictures, below I took a little bit
ago....I put the star on the wall on the
wood, with the single flag, but you 
could barely see it, so I put it on the
brick, where you can see it a little

I painted the bird yesterday, it had been
on the chain link fence and had faded 
so I painted her and made her a nest in
the old chippy milk can. One of my best
friends gave me the little flag and this is
the first time I have been able to hang 
it out.

Old coal bucket, thought I would 
paint it some time, but decided that
the wavy sides would not work too 
well for a folk art scene.

Well, I hope you all like my patriotic
front yard, I enjoyed decorating it!
Thanks to my hubby for his work on 
putting the wood together, (I did help)
without it, I couldn't have had all the
fun decorating! 

One thing I would like to say is that a 
lot of us love our flag and country, the
way it is! We don't need to change it,
from what our fore fathers wanted it
to be, so I say if you don't like it, you
are welcome to leave!  There are lots of
other countries on this earth that 
might suit you a little better! We also
need to go by the Constitution! If you 
agree with me, spread it around! We
need to fight for our country with 
words! Remember this, when 
November gets here,  we have the
right to vote and change the direction
that OUR country is headed!

Until next time~


Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I'm Still Around!

Hey everyone, I haven't fallen off the 
map, I have just been busy. I have 
been to Texas, to our house a few times 
and I keep bringing back more 
things to sell at the antique mall. 
I am on a mission to get rid of a lot 
of stuff! Sorting, cleaning and pricing, 
has kept me 
busy, plus I work at the antique mall, 
besides taking care of the booth. I don't 
remember if I said, that we had a lot of 
dead trees in our yard, from the drought, 
last summer. Of course, we couldn't tell 
until the leaves started coming on. 
Well, we had 11, just on 
the half acre the house is sitting on 
and I don't have any idea how many on the 
acre of woods, behind the house. They don't 
really matter, though. We are not the 
only ones with a lot of dead trees.
Well, I went down and a tree service cut 
7 of them and we will do the rest 
of, fun, fun....

I have gotten some goodies while out and 
about and I thought you might like to see 
some of them.

 I got the old bonnet in an antique mall
some place, can't remember where. I got
the old wooden bowl in a store that had
been closed up and it was open one 
weekend. You couldn't even get around
in the store, there was a path down the
middle and that was it! The creamer, 
plate and cups go to the set of blue and
 white dishes, I have been collecting. 
Here's the plate, they are "Historical
Ports of England" and the plates, bowls, 
bread plates, saucers have different 
scenes for the different ports.

 This one doesn't go with the set, but
I had to have it. This is the "Mayflower"
and it goes well with my other dishes.

I found this hooked foot stool, in a
 little town, on the way back home on
one of the trips.


I won this cute bunny and it came some 
time, last month. I am amiss for not posting 
this wonderful win, sooner! I now have two
bunnies in the house. :) Not much for 
decorating, huh?  Anyway, I won it from
Darlene of Three D Style, she makes some 
wonderful things, so click here to go 
check out her blog and get entered for 
her May giveaway!  I just loved this 
bunny the moment I saw it! Thanks
again, Darlene! 

 I will leave you with a couple pictures
of my big boy posing.... I even got one
of him yawning, guess he was getting 
bored with me taking pictures of him!
He is sitting on a table made from an 
old treadle sewing machine, which is
his perch to look out the windows of
the French doors to see what is 
happening on the patio and in the 
back yard.

Oh, before I forget, I was lucky to 
receive a wonderful new magazine 
called"Romantic Prairie Style" 
from Brenda of Pine Tree Prims, 
just by being the first one 
to say I would like to have it!
Thanks again,  Brenda, I love it! If 
you see it at the store, check it out!

That's it for tonight, hope you all 
missed me!

I have a plan to decorate my yard and all
for the Summer, so I will try to get that 
done, soon. Then I will share pictures of
it all with you.

Thanks for stopping by and for those 
of you that take the time to leave me 
a comment, I really appreciate it and
love hearing from you all.

Until next time, I hope you all have
a safe holiday weekend!

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen