Friday, January 18, 2013

Grow Your Blog Party - Welcome Friends!

If you are here from the Grow Your Blog Party, WELCOME!  My name is Kathy.  I have been blogging since 2009.  I feel so very fortunate that, through blogging, I have met a wonderful world of like-minded folks.  We share ideas, encouragement, art and crafts, vintage finds and vintage rescue.  It is a wonderful world, indeed!
I make my living as a Business Analyst.  I make my joy by shopping for vintage junk (and I do mean junk!), making things, running an Esty shop and blogging.  I love vintage buttons, sewing notions and paper.  Other things I collect on purpose are hammered aluminum trays and vintage bird figurines.  I'm embarrassed to list how many things I collect by accident!  If you would like to see the creative space I call my "art room", you can click here.
My other hobbies include my garden, genealogy and reading.  I have been married to the same man since 1975 and I have two grown sons and an 8-year old granddaughter.
This Valentine inspiration kit you have been reading around is my gift to one lucky reader.  Just leave a comment on this post and I will announce a winner on Friday, February 1st.  My give-away is open to anyone, anywhere.
A big thank you to Vicki at 2 Bags Full for hosting this party!
Thank you for visiting my little corner of the Internet!
XO
Kathy
 

48 comments:

Gill said...

I love that you collect some things on purpose and some by accident! So do I!!

Lesa said...

You don't know this, but I found out the blogging party through you just a few days ago. YAY! I'm so pleased to have found you and to join the party. Have a beautiful weekend!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

The best collections are the ones that start by accident and just evolve. Love your pretty Valentines kit you put together. Fun, fun, fun!

Andy's Attic said...

I hope you get many new friends through this party. Love your kit!

Nook and Cranny said...

I love the new look of your blog.
The inspiration kit is fantastic!
I hope you make many new bloggy friends during the hop.
Thanks for stopping by my blog, it is always good to have you stop by.
Hugs
Michele

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Kathy, What a great post about the fun of blogging and how it impacts our lives. Love your giveaway gift. Someone will be fortunate to win.
I have already been a follower.
Wishing you a great weekend.
Thanks for stopping by and your kind comment. Hugs, Celestina Marie

Noel Bressler said...

Hey there, stopping by from the Hop! Check out my site www.highheeledmama.com and follow if you like!

Happy Saturday!!

lynaeve said...

i love your blog!! thanks for the chance

Laurie said...

What a lovely packet of paper fun! I'm so happy to have "met" you blogging within the last couple of years! We have so much in common...collections and passions and the urge to write about them!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love valentine's day. such a great fun holiday. please drop by my blog. wishing you a great weekend. take care. ( :

pam said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog! We are a lot alike! I am participating also in the blog party thefinderskeeper.blogspot.com
can't wait to read more of your posts!

Wendy Wirth said...

I'm still following you, I love reading about your finds and seeing what you do with them. I love that inspiration kit.

EvalinaMaria said...

You have a very lovely blog. I'm a new follower and a 'Grow Your Blog' participant. Have fun at the party!

Evalina, This and that...

Annette Beanland said...

Love that inspiration kit! I didn't get to join the blog hop, but I'm going to try to visit some of the blogs anyway!

Tami Von Zalez said...

Hello fellow platinum-haired gal. Pretty blog background!

Popped in from the Grow Your Blog hop.

Give me a visit some time ~
thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

Cache-Mire said...

Kathy, your blog is lovely! I'm so glad I stopped by! Hope to visit again soon.

Hugs,
Terri

Terri said...

Hello Kathy, I am so happy to meet you! Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your very kind comment. Yes, I do think we have much in common! Yay!
Your giveaway is generous and I would love to be entered in it.
You are going on my sidebar too!
Hugs,
Terri
artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com

Cassie said...

what a beautiful gift of doilies! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Kathy H said...

Glad I found your blog, looking forward to reading your posts. Thanks for the chance to win, I bet you find some wonderful things.

DeeDee said...

Hi Kathy..

I was having a hard time on the pictures for my post.. I love how you have done yours.. great giveaway giftie too..

Thanks for the visit.. love your work. I'll be back.. :D

Elisabet said...

LOL, I got so interested in your blog I posted on the wrong post! :D
Well, I'm your newest follower and will be back for a visit after the blog party.
Hugs,
Beth P

Sandra Kaye said...

Super cool blog [post!!! I love the doilies!!! Fingers crossed :):) I love the atlered book pages too! I am a new follower :):) hugs

Di said...

I would love to win this beautiful stash of stuff!! I collect way to much stuff myself. We are very much the same with marriage, me for 38 years, 2 girls and 3 grandchildren. Di@cottage-wishes

Dagmar said...

Hello Kathy,
What a wonderful way to meet like minded women. So glad that Vicki "Grow Your Blog"has gone to such an effort to showcase so many blogs. Creative and generous...Your blog is very creative and inspiring.
Dagmar

Becka said...

Hi Kathy-
Thank you for visiting Girasole Farm via GYB.
Your vintage notions and buttons are just beautiful.
I took the liberty of visiting your Etsy shop to browse the wonderful items you have listed.
I'll be following along on your "junkin" adventures, and look forward to getting to know you a little better.
:) Becka

Bernadett Rauski said...

Hello,

Nice to meet you in this party.:)

There is a giveaway on my blog,too.

http://petite-armoire.blogspot.com/
betikarauski@gmail.com

All the best.:)
Bernadett

hueisei said...

Great post! I love your lovely giveaway...
I am looking forward to more inspiration posts from you :D

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Hi Kathy. so happy to meet you. You have a very lovely blog. And a delightful giveaway.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

vintage grey said...

Such a great post and so nice to know more about you sweet friend!! xo Heather

Betty Stapleton said...

what a lovely post, enjoy the same things. Gardening, genealogy etc. Don't do as much craftwork as I use to, but enjoy seeing others. thank you for sharing. God bless...

Donna Heber said...

Hi Kathy,

It is so nice to meet you. Your blog is lovely and I like to garden too. I'm still making my way through visiting everyone from Vicki's Grow Your Blog party. I hope you will stop by to say hello.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Kathy, Just a delight to stop back again and see your beautiful pretties. Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comment for my keepsake boxes. Hope you enjoy a great rest of the week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

pippirose said...

I love your blog, and look forward to reading more of it (I'm about half way through the hop).
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!
:o)
Rose
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Andria said...

Hi Kathy! I love all the things that you collect, and you have some of the most delicious photos as I scroll down to see more of the posts on your blog! I look forward to taking some more time to look back through your posts, and I am happy to "meet" you through the GYB event!

CATHY said...

now that is a goodie pack I would LOVE to win! Fun reading your intro....but I think I knew all the tidbits isn't that scary! : ) glad to see you have had so many visitors from this party!

Robyn said...

Entertaining reading, beautiful pictures and super fun inspiration. I am headed back to look around some more. Thinking a follow me is a good place to start. I dont want to miss anything!!

Angela Grasse said...

We have a lot in common! I love finding fun things at thrift stores and creating with them!

Fat Dormouse said...

You have created some lovely things - very inspirational for a beginner like me! I will keep coming back to see what you've been up to!

Maggie said...

I could have sworn I left a comment here about your giveaway, but I must have read your post and then got distracted. I really enjoy your blog, Kathy, and your sense of humor. I love that you're in Portland, and hope someday I will literally bump into at The Bins, where we will both be grabbing for the same old sewing notions! I'd love to win your giveaway because I'm coveting those smaller gold embossed medallions (and all the other stuff in the stash). I'm about halfway through the blogs on the party list...whew, it's a long list!

maggie

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Kathy, I have enjoyed stopping by to see your lovely blog. You are a very creative person and your art is wonderful. Please stop by to see me too. thanks Hugs Judy

Lou Anne said...

Hi Kathy, Thank you for following my blog. I think I'll have to do the same for yours. I love what I've seen so far. Your inspiration kit is lovely! Great idea for a giveaway.

kareninkenai said...

You have a great blog, Kathy... and, I am following you now. Please stop by if you haven't already and sign up for my giveaway. (I'm tardy because my motherboard died and went to the grave!) But, I have a replacement now! Hugs from Alaska. Karen

www.alaskabluemoose.blogspot.com

rush said...
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rush said...

what a lovely 'collection' of yummy goodness! i like that you put your bio on this post. i read every single one of your posts, and never really figured out what your day job was! i know about your 'accidental' collections. i wish you would put a "follow by email" button here because it would be easier to follow. thank you for your humor and stuffs to look at! rush88888 at gmail dot com

mitz said...

...thanks for letting me tour your blog.. its been a great read.. and wowww.. great blog candy.. mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

mybearsnme said...

I found you through the blog party - if you need a giggle - come and visit me at
http://leftoverchocolatestitches.blogspot.ca/
:)

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Kathy I'm I glad to meet you here!
I can see you love so many of the same things as I including love of sewing collectables inc. vintage laces, buttons, pins etc. and all the other Vintage items too.

I'd love to be entered in your Giveaway and will follow happily as I know you will love what you see on my blog where I am offering a Vintage lace and doiley collage. Most of my creations are made from vintage fabrics, lace, doilies, linen etc.
Come on over and enter yourself and you may also like to follow me too!
Cheers,
Suzy

Maureen said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog during Vicki's party and leaving such a kind comment! Glad to have found your blog too... I am your newest Follower and will be sure to be back as we have similar likes in all things vintage!