Thursday, August 13, 2009

Goodies I Won

I want to share with you the wonderful goodies I won from Karen (My Colonial Home).  She had a drawing for her 200th Follower and I won!!   She made a hand-stitched Fall Pumpkin picture and a Bird-Make-Do (both designed by her) and a Willow candle.Thank you so much, Karen.  I love everything!  I will post pictures later of where I have them displayed.

Karen's drawing

I’m sorry I haven’t done many tutorials lately.  This time, every summer,  my hubby has a slow week of work and we usually take a vacation.  This year  we decided not to due to kids’ work schedules, the economy and my daughter taking summer courses to earn her masters in Library Science by December.   So for this past week, we’ve been spending some quality time together  - we made a trip to Berlin and Walnut Creek (Amish country), went out to dinner and have been working on some projects that I hope to share with you soon.  I’m excited to show you a big project that we’ve been working on and will hopefully have done by this weekend!  So stay tuned for that!

School starts in two weeks, so I’ve also been busy with back-to-school shopping and all of that fun stuff that goes along with getting them ready.  As much as I love having them home in the summer, I miss having a normal routine.   After the first few days of reveling in the peace and quiet and walking around in circles, not knowing what to do with my time, I hope to get back into the swing of crafting and posting more tutorials! 

So. . . .

Until Next Time. . . . Kris


  1. Beautiful goodies from karen! I'm looking forward to seeing what you've been up to. Enjoy your last two weeks of Summer! Sounds like you are all busy at your house. :-D ♥

  2. Great prims...I love Karen's work, I especially like the fall pumpkim picture:)

    Glad your having a great time with your DH and can't wait to see your projects.

  3. Great prims from Karen! I've been admiring her work! Looking forward to your project that you and hubby are working on this week. End of summer vacation is always a busy time. And I so remember about giving up the vacations when the kids were working.


  4. Kris,
    Congratulations on your win. Karen's items are awesome. Enjoy the vacation.

  5. Congrats on the win....great stuff! Beth

  6. Very nice win there Kris. Karen does such nice work doesn't she. My kiddos go back to school soon as well. Most of their shopping is finished so that is a good thing for me. Can't wait to see what you have been up to.
    Enjoy the weekend,

  7. Love those goodies you won! congrats!
    Cant wait to see what projects you have been working on!

  8. Geepers,

    I missed a few post here! Love the winnings from Karen!! They will look great in your home. Is your header new? I love it.

    Once the kids get older, it is so much harder to schedule things with them included. Fitting in those family times is so important! SOunds like you have done some fun things.

    I am looking forward to your big surprise reveal!

    Have a great weekend, hugs, Linda

  9. Love your new goods. I have been thinking on one of those pumpkin pictures she does myself! Love them! Congratulations! Jayne

  10. Lucky you on your winnings from Karen. She is so kind and talented. :)

    Can't wait to see what you have been working on. So glad you are enjoying some vacation time with hubby and the kids. :)

  11. I love what you won from Karen. Can't wait to see what you and hubby have been up to I will stay tuned. :)


  12. Lucky you winning Karen's goodies. Can't wait to see where you put them and your other projects. I can't believe it's almost time for school to start. Trystan is not ready to go back. She has everything she needs she's just not ready to get back into the ol' grind.

    Have a great weekend!


  13. Very nice items you won from Karen. I look forward to seeing the project you have underway! Ü

  14. Kris,
    Those were some awesome gifts from Karen. I love everything of hers. I see you on the forums and wanted to let you know that I do appreciate all the tuts you share with us.I understand that you have things going on now and we all have to change our schedules every once in awhile so take your time and enjoy your family and I look forward to visiting you more often. Have a blessed day!

  15. Hi Kris,
    sorry to be so late commenting here! Life gets in the way doesn't it????

    THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR WONDERFUL COMMENTS ON YOUR WINNINGS - it was my pleasure and I do hope they fit into your's always a challenge when doing a Give A-Way.

    LOVE YOUR MINI AT HOME VACATION SO TO SPEAK....sounds like it was all fun.

    Big hugs,


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