Saturday, March 13, 2010

Etsy Front Page

Hello all you beautiful people :o)

I was very pleased to find out that my cute vintage Sailor dish towel made it to Etsy's front page last night!!

It did actually sell right away and brought me lots of new visitors and a few new shop heart---so YEAH!!

I know that I've been gone for such a long time from my blog--it's been a pretty rough road for ol' Mrs. Kwitty lately. Losing Paul was so hard on us all, he left a really big hole with his passing--hard on us and especially hard on his wife and kids.

Then, I had been feeling very ill for several months during the ordeal with Paul, and was being treated for pneumonia on top of it all. At the end of December I ended up in the hospital and it was discovered there that it wasn't pneumonia that was wearing me down...I was diagnosed with lung cancer.

Since then has been all the fun and games that goes along with having cancer....getting your mind wrapped around the fact that you have cancer, starting and getting through chemo treatments, losing your hair (oh yeah, being a baldy is really something! lol), and so on and so forth. I ended up closing up my Etsy shop for a while, but you know, crafting is in the heart and soul and I just had to get back into it again FOR MY SANITY! lol

So, little by little, I've been adding things back into life again and I guess it's time to get back to my little blog here and all the lovely friends that stop by to visit. I do love you guys, you brighten my day with your comments and encouragement and I thank you!! Keep me in your prayers...I can use the help from the "Big Guy" upstairs!


Polly@MakeMineBeautiful said...

Oh my goodness, it seems the rain really has poured into your life in the past few months. I am so sorry, and I will certainly keep you in prayer.

I've been checking in to see if you had 'come back' to etsy and to your blog. I'm glad to see your post today. I hope this means you'll be coming back again. Writing is therapy, you know.

I can only imagine what you've been going through emotionally and physically since the death of your brother, and then finding out about the cancer on top of that. I only know that my heart aches for you. I am truly so sorry.

Polly@MakeMineBeautiful said...

Oh, and I meant to say congratulations on the front page nod!


That is wonderful Karen
am so happy that happened on ETSY (:) you deserve it
the things you make are darling..

treasurefield said...

KAREN!! You won't believe it, I was thinking about you just this morning, all you've been through with your brother and the health matters, and now this! Your attitude amazes me!
You'll be in my thoughts and prayers even more now. I'm glad to see you back, to know you're creating and not at all surprised to hear you made the Etsy FP!
Take good GOOD care of yourself!
alisa R.

Lisa said...

Oh gosh! I have thought of you so many times but I knew that losing Paul was so very hard for you and just figured you were taking some time to regroup. I'm glad you're back to crafting. It's such a big part of who you are and, selfishly, I just missed you. :) Was tickled pink to see your comment today. Much love to you.

She'sSewPretty said...

I'm glad to hear that you are feeling well enough to get back to your crafting. You make the most adorable creations and I would buy them all if I could. Keep getting better. I hear "bald is beautiful"!!

Amanda said...

Oh man - I've been wondering where you were... I'm glad to see you're back at it - crafting & blogging can be very therapeutic. Hope all is starting back on the upswing now ... I'll be keeping you in my prayers!

Dolly said...

Dearest Miss Kwitty,
I am so sorry!
I have missed you so much... you are in my thoughts and prayers sweet friend!
You know we are all here for you....with a shoulder to cry on, arms to wrap around you, and silliness to make you giggle!

God Bless you,
Hugz, Dolly

Jenn Maruska said...

Oh Karen. What a rough time you have had. And I'm sure that's putting it mildly. We are thinking of you and I hope that you'll be feeling better very soon.
I just said a little prayer for you.
Keep blogging - we need to hear how you're doing!
Luv, Jenn.


Congratulations on making the Etsy front page! I did that once and it was FUN!!

So sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I will be praying for you. May you have a complete recovery :D


Theresia (Minori Design) said...

Dear Karen,
I was thinking about you and so glad i checked your blog. Soo sorry to hear the sad news of your brother.

You are in my prayers, please get well soon.
Big congrats on the frontpage, your work is always so beautiful!
Thinking of you and big hugs to you and your lovely family xxxxxxx

starrynightimpressions said...

Ohhh Karen, I have been thinking about you lately.
Isn't life just so hard sometimes? I sometimes am so amazed at how our hearts can take all the loss and trials. But I know that you are a fighter and I send healing thoughts and prayers to you as you walk this journey.
blessings to you dear online friend,
I love that sailor design, art can help heal us too, so keep on creating.

Karen June Miller said...

Just dropping by to look see... Congrats on your front page Etsy promo! You deserve it!

I saw that you lost your brother in December. I'm so sorry to hear that, Karen.

Hugs, KJ

iSew said...

Oh goodness, Mrs. Kwitty. I've been thinking of you all the time and hoping everything's going to turn around. You're a strong lady, I have faith. Best wishes & lots of love. It's so nice to see you back!

Mikiye Creations said...

Oh Karen,

It's SO WONDERFUL to see you back. My condolences about your brother.
I can't imagine going through that and then finding out your diagnosis.
I know you have many hearts behind you all wishing you a healthy recovery and sending you positive energy and good wishes! I know I'm sending some your way!
Have you picked up that book?
The Gerson Therapy?
I'm about 80% completely organic and vegan now (minus salmon sushi every now and then) ...juice every day and feel SO MUCH better!
I bought it off Amazon for a good price.
It's FULL of AMAZING information about all different types of cancers and ailments.
The therapy does make sense.
At least look at my link:
Congrats on the First page!
See! Good things to come!!!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Sweetie, I am so sorry for all that you are having to go thru right now. First the loss of your dear brother and now this. My heart wrenches for you. I will keep you in my prayers. Please let us know how you are when you can.

Cottage In The Sun said...

Like everyone else, I had missed hearing from and wondered how things were going. So sorry for your sad news - I will pray for your treatments to go well and for strength. It's good to see you again.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Hi Karen, just wanted to pop in and see if you have been able to post and let us know how your chemo treatment went. Lots of folks are praying for you.

Carrie said...

I LOVE YOU!! I think you are an amazing woman and God will carry you through. HUGS and LOVE and all the goodies I can think of! So glad you are back to crafting, everyone needs a little bit of sanity. Now, where did I put mine....? ;P

Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

Karen, I had no idea you were dealing with lung cancer! My mother is a lung cancer survivor considered "cured" as it's been well over 5 years, now.

You've had so much to deal with these past months - I'm so glad to see you back into blogging and your shop (I missed you). Now, I'm off to see if those sweet birdies are still there waiting to come home with me, and keep my pretty aqua birdy company :-)

Amy. said...

I am keeping you in my thoughts. I sure missed you in your absence. All the best to you and your family. Stay strong!!

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