Monday, October 20, 2008

Just call me Grandma Kwitty!

Well, it took me a while, but here are some pics of my little sweety--Her name is Sarah Marie and she was born 6 lb. 4 oz. (just a teeny little gal!) and 19" long. She's very good natured and likes to stare at you when you speak.

Here she is with her favorite Aunty Linds!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Babies and Birdies and Blessings

Hello, my friends! (I borrowed that from John McCain, lol) It's high time I got back to my blogging!

It was a crazy week, but brother Paul is home now--a little worse for the wear and tear, but in good spirits and happy to be home. Thank God. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart--all of you who stopped by with a kind word, and a hug, and a prayer for him and us---you have no idea how much it means to me! I LOVE you gals!!

I so enjoyed my last giveaway!!--and the lovely MaryMarsh was so pleased with her prize that she wrote me a nice little piece in her blog. Thanks MaryMarsh--you're a sweety!!

Speaking of Giveaways.....I was the extremely lucky winner of a giveaway by StarryDeborah. She is a very talented mixed media collage artist and I won this GORGEOUS Paris collage from her! Oh, I just love it, and am a little sad that the picture doesn't do it justice! I guess that is the way it is with most art, right? There is so much more to it in person...depth and texture and emotion. Thanks so much StarryDeb--I absolutely love it and it looks so good on my blue wall!


I did a new style of birds this past week--you know, just shaking things up a bit! This style is more old-fashioned and lends itself very well to vintagey wallpaper prints --see for yourself!

I love them! Of course, I am still doing my old style too and have some new ones in the SHOP that have some nice Christmas colors--swing by and see!


You will never guess what? I became a Grandma yesterday!!! Remember my step-daughter Misty? Well, surprise, surprise....she was pregnant and didn't tell us. It's all a bit of a soap opera and I won't go into details but--good always comes from bad--and we have a GRANDCHILD to go meeet today!

AND--our lovely and talented friend PINKY had her baby on Sept 31st--and put up pics of the little fella on her blog --swing by for a nice AWWWWW! moment.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Brief Hiatus

Hi Friends, please excuse me for not posting this week--but the PET scans showed up a couple more cancers in my brother's lymph nodes and on Monday they sent him down to the University hospital in Minneapolis for some aggressive chemo treatments. I've been trying to help out with some of the things back home here while Paul and his wife are out of town. They have to be there all week (they have 2 girls at home yet plus their 3 year old grandson).

The good news is that Paul is under the care of a very good doctor down there, one of the best around--so at least we know that he is getting wonderful care. I just feel worried and can't seem to concentrate on anything this week.

So, I'd really appreciate it if you would take a minute and send up a prayer for him and his family. Thanks so much!! ((Hugs))

Sunday, October 05, 2008


Well, picture this.....
It's just about 10:00 on Saturday night....Mrs. Kwitty and her faithful helper, Linds, are preparing to draw a name from the Schmoozer's Blog Giveaway. We had a really fun time giggling over the comments as we wrote down all the names on tiny little pieces of paper and folded them in half and put them in the little box!!

Next, it's time to rally the troops--and by that I mean "wake up the cats".!! lol Rosey was kind enough to offer to draw the names for usDaisy, not wanting to be left out, insisted on posing with the winning names:

First drawn is Mary Marsh!! yeah, congrats Mary!

And the second name drawn is Dolly!! yeah, congrats Dolly!!

Check out this comment from Dolly--she totally deserves to win a prize for this fine and creative example of schmoozing!! lol

Dolly said...
"Schmoozing it is....
M.... marvelous
R... royalty
S... sweet as sugar
K... kreative
W... witty
I... intelligent
T... too cute
T... talented
Y... young at heart

need more??????charming, funny, sensitive, big hearted, pretty as a pea, queen of crafts, princess of blogland, nice, cute, purrfect,warm and fuzzy, extremely creative, saucy, kind, gentle, a lil ray of sunshine in my day, fun to visit, great to chat with, and oh did I say a real cutie pie too?
How am I doing so far?If that doesn't work then just look into my puppy dog eyes...Hmmm...Or how about a bribe...I will clean your house for a week, scoop the litter box for a month, cook you dinner everyday for a month, I don't do toilets or take out the trash... I have to draw the line somewhere you know!
Smiles and Hugz,Dolly"

My thanks to all who commented and played along with my silliness--I enjoyed it very much!!!

Friday, October 03, 2008

Weekend Promotion Time!!

Well, I just got some potentially exciting news.....I decided to run a special promotion this weekend--to drum up a little business during this rather slumpy period we've been in. It goes as follows:

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ WEEKEND SPECIAL ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

This WEEKEND --Oct. 3rd, 4th , and 5th--I'll be offering a FREE Page Percher bookmark with each order (my choice of colors)

for example:

AND each purchase will get your NAME IN THE HAT for a free Christmas ornament--name to be picked on Sunday evening at 10:00cst.

If you are the lucky winner of the Christmas ornament, I will include it in your package when I mail out your order.



And I just heard from MaryMary at Etsy (one of the admin) that she is doing a special Storque feature (for those who are not familiar with the Storque, it is basically Etsy's blog/newspaper) this weekend on some of the promotions on Etsy--and will be including my SPECIAL in the article, along with others!! Yeah! Soooo... **fingers crossed** I could have a nice busy weekend!

So, anywhoo0--wish me luck! AND if you have had your eye on anything from Mrs. Kwitty's Cottage, now would be a great time to pick it get a freebie plus a chance to win another one.

Also--don't forget to sign up for the my blog drawing--before Saturday evening (tomorrow)--just leave a comment HERE!!
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