This is one of my favorite flowers

Monday, August 30, 2010

Our New Family Addition!!!

I am pleased to announce that Derek & Tina brought us back a little surprise from their honeymoon in Costa Rico!
The newest addition to our family will arrive around April 10th!
We are sooo excited and pleased to hear this news!
Congratulation to Derek & Tina! You will be great parents!

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Last night was the wedding of our youngest son Derek. He married Tina and she is a precious addition to our family. We wish them all the happiness in the world. Have a great trip to Costa Rico and thank you for taking care of my precious son. Just remember we are always just a phone call away!
As you start out on your life journey together, take care of each other and love each other dearly!

Friday, March 12, 2010


Our youngest Son Derek has announced that he is now engaged to a really dear and wonderful girl! Christina Dianne!
She is truly a dream come true for us! She is one of the sweetest people you have ever meet and she has shared her beautiful family with us and we have come to love them all dearly!
We are so excited and happy for Derek and Tina!
We would like you to join us in wishing them the happiest live ever!
Love you Derek and Tina!

Sunday, February 24, 2008


One of the true love in my life is oil painting! I have been doing it for many years. I do not have time anymore since opening my childrens boutique.
I would love to just take a day off and paint all day. That is my true relaxation!
I just lose myself in a painting and can look up and the whole day be gone! It is wonderful!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Ebay store!



I also have a store front on ebay!
My seller name is mychenilleshop. Please check this out for all my Kindermat Nap Mats and Quilts. If you have a favorite theme or color your little one is wanting please email me at and tell me what you are looking for. If I can locate the fabric I will be glad to make the nap mat or quilt or both. Thanks!
Go to community: Where it says find a member, put in mychenilleshop and click on the one in Texas and you are there.


My name is Karen and I live in the great state of Texas. I have been married to the love of my life Glen, for 33 years. He is my best friend and my partner in my business. I spend many hours a day sewing and creating for my boutique, so to keep himself busy he started his own hobby of refinishing antique steamer trunks and he designs and builds the most beautiful wood trash cans. We have a shop at the World Famous First Monday Trades Days in Canton, Texas. Check it out online. If you haven't been there, you need to plan a trip to go. It is amazing!
I also have 2 wonderful boys. My youngest son Derek is 27. He is a avid tournament bass fisherman and he loves every minute of the sport. My oldest son David and his wife Jannifer, have given me the love of my life! A wonderful grandson named Ryan. He is 2 1/2 and has a little brother or sister on the way in September.
I have a wonderful kids boutique called Chenille Dreams.
It originated from my love of old chenille bedspreads and the warm and fuzzy feeling you get when you snuggle up with one of these old treasures.
I think they remind me of the wonderful days I spent with my grandmother, sewing, cooking, quilting or just hanging out!
My grandmother taught me everything I know about crafting, sewing and creating.
I make custom designed quilts from vintage chenille. I also make custom boutique nap mats for your little ones to take to school, kindergarten, or mother's day out.
Check out my ebay store for some of my creations!
Glen and I love to go treasure hunting in old antique stores and at flea markets anytime we have a minute.
Thanks for stopping by!

Favorite Things:

  • Happy People
  • My Little Boutique
  • Flowers in Springtime
  • Pink & Brown together
  • My Computer
  • Quiet Rainy Days
  • Kindness
  • Compassion
  • A Good Sense of Humor
  • Kids & Grandkids
  • Chenille Bedspreads
  • My Friends
  • Fiestaware
  • My Hubby Glen

Not My Favorites!!

  • Hot Texas Summers
  • Doctors & Dentist
  • Living in the City
  • Traffic
  • Waiting in Line
  • Yummy food! Because it is always fattening!!
  • Tight clothes and shoes
  • Grumpy People
  • People who are late
  • Negative people