Thank you

I had a whole post written out and ready to go for today.

An informative one.  Where you’d learn something useful.  Probably wouldda changed your life.   I trashed it.

No I didn’t.  I put it on hold until tomorrow.

I just couldn’t start this week without a full fledged thank you.

Thank you.  Everyone.

Those of you who haven’t read Friday’s post are confused.  Go look at it here if that’s the case.

I was nothing less than shocked at the response I got to my request for donations.   SHOCKED!   I actually got Patrons of the Art.  It’s not that I thought you were a surly bunch.  I knew you were nice.  I thought you were nice.  You seem nice.  Actually I had no idea if you were nice.  You’re a funny bunch.  That I knew.

And now I know you really are nice.  Or you want to see porn.  Come to think of it, I did get a lot of comments like “bring on the porn“, “please spend my donation money on porn“, and “give us more porn“.

So … thank you again, and please enjoy …

Springtime Porn

Spring is “coming

Don’t get too “excited” … all photos were taken last year.

Spring has yet to rear its “head” here in Southern Ontario, yet.

Penis.  (I just threw that one in for fun)

Back to our regularly scheduled programming tomorrow.

Thanks again everyone for all of your donations and unparalleled support.

Now, I’m off to buy a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes!   Heh heh.  Just jokin’.  See? I’m funny too!


  1. Laura says:

    oh, I think a pair of shoes is called for! And you can do a post on how to buy the correct size!

    • Karen says:

      Laura – LOL! I have Fred Flintstone feet. For me, buying the correct shoe size involves me throwing out the shoes and wearing the box. ~ karen

  2. mimi says:

    Meant to donate but crazy weekend got ahead of me, so just did it now, (will come up as dolan pat).
    Love your website, Karen, and my Valentines roses are still looking great thanks to you (and my freezing cold hallway!).
    Happy 1st Anniversary!

  3. Ellie says:

    Well, you didn’t say it was going to be a CANADIAN Dollar! You really better do a bang up job to earn that extra 6 American Cents that I just sent you. ;p

    Honestly, this is my favorite blog! Please keep up the great work! Kudos on your first year. And I can’t wait for you to find the right book deal!

    • Karen says:

      Ellie! Thanks for the donation of the Canadian dollar! Now you know how we Canadians have felt for the past bazillion years, while the American dollar was always higher! Pain, isn’t it? LOL. ~ karen

  4. Farquist says:

    There’s nothing quite like a dose of spring porn on a cold, March morning. Merci bien.

  5. Karen says:

    Seeing ‘penis’ made me laugh! I’m 46 years old, somethings not right there?
    Thanks for the morning smile.

    • Karen says:

      Karen – Penis always makes people laugh. It’s my go-to word for occasions of laughter. I used to write it on people’s arms with a pen when they weren’t looking. I’m sure there’s even people who read this site who can vouch for that fact. ~ karen

      • Anj says:

        For that memory I just had to go and give you a donation. Although you got it slightly wrong you wrote it on my leg where my miniskirt would hike up when i sat on a barstool. Very embarrassing in bars. Tee hee memories of the days when I was young and foolish to stand in line to get into a bar in winter in a mini skirt. Tee hee hee memories of when you were young and foolish enought to go to bars 🙂

        Congratulations on a fantastic year of writing, pictures, laughs and wit.

        Loved your Christmas card! You are right it is such a good tradition and so easy to keep. However, the Christmas trees are stacking up in my guest room so I guess we will actually have to see each other this year.

        • Karen says:

          Anj just donated $1,000 everyone. I’d like you all to try and keep up. And in case you’re wondering … Yes. I know Anj. She gives me Christmas trees for Christmas every year. Only we only see each other once every 2 years or so. So I often get several Christmas trees. Usually some time in June. ~ karen p.s. Just kidding about the $1,000.

  6. Stephanie says:

    I love the kitty picture! Is that cute little fur-ball yours?

  7. Susan says:

    I’ve toyed with the idea of painting the bottom of a favorite pair of shoes bright red. What kind of paint would work for that??

    • Karen says:

      Susan – LOL. I would suggest any paint. Real Louboutin’s get wear and tear on the bottom so if your Dollar Store folk art paint wears off, it’ll just look more authentic. ~ karen

  8. blake says:

    I needed that pic of the tulips today thank you!!! we are having a “remember how sucky winter is” day here in Kentucky. we are known for our amazing spring and this is a 32′ day and gray…So again…thanks for the tulips!

  9. Chrissa says:

    Man, if I had known there’d be a porn option, I so would’ve sent you a dollar.

    Least I know it’s never too late.

  10. elise says:

    HAHAHA! You said (typed?) penis.

    Also, I want to steal that cat! =)

    • Karen says:

      Elise – Penis. And no, you may not have my cat. If you *do* try to steal her she will probably bite you and scratch your eyes out. Fair warning. ~ karen

  11. Thera says:

    I have just recently found this blog and thought you looked familiar and when you mentioned Ontario figured I should read your “About” page, hubby and I used to watch you all the time!
    I wish you the best and am so happy for your success!

    • Karen says:

      Thera – LOL. Whenever people say they “used to watch me” I feel like Rosemary Clooney. I haven’t been out of work *that* long! You can still see me hosting Handyman Superstar Challenge on Global and I pop up periodically on Slice, HGTV and W Network. Reruns from last year or the year before of course. Um … maybe I have been out of work a bit too long. If you’ll excuse me, I have some producers to call. 🙂 ~ karen

  12. Maggie says:

    You kill me–in a good way.

  13. Lisa says:

    Happy blog anniversary, and thank you for the springtime porn, I really needed that laugh this morning. Here’s to many more blog anniversaries!

  14. Teresa says:

    Though you deserve it, I did not send even a measly dollar. You will have to wait till next month. You’ve only yourself to blame for the delay. You should have added the donate button BEFORE you mentioned Rough Linen on your fb page! I’ve no dollars left.

  15. Evalyn says:

    Here in the Pacific Nortwest of Nowhere, the daffodils are blooming and also forsithia. However, no kitties in barrels. That’s my kind of porn.


    • Karen says:

      Evalyn – LMAO. Oh my God. That really made me laugh out loud! Not pretend, LOL, … spit take Laugh Out Loud! Thx. ~ karen

  16. lori says:

    i love the picture of your cat!!! They are my favorite ones.

  17. Alisha says:

    You made me laugh so hard I have to be wary of dribble peeing. (That has potential for porn) This was an awesome post.

  18. CJ says:

    More of Cleo please!

    And be careful with the porn – don’t forget glitter is the herpes of the craft world…

  19. Brook says:

    Have you ever seen “Are you being served?” Kitty in a barrel and porn immediately reminded me of Mrs. Slocombe’s infamous pussy comments.

  20. Briana says:

    Yay Spring! Unfortunately spring is still a helluva long ways off here in Calgary too. Oh well, these pics definitely gave me a little hope that spring might turn up, sometime in the next 6 months or so!

  21. Soledad says:

    JUST found your blog. Where have you been all my life… or the last two years that blog obsession has ruled my life?
    I didn’t donate yet. We just met and all.
    But this is all sorts of amazing. The perfect blog I didn’t know existed. Now you better stay awesome. Because the expectations are THAT high. 😛

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