Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Giveaway Winner, New Print, and Recipe

I bet you thought I dropped off the face of the earth. Actually I've been pretty busy painting custom orders and then I got some kind of stomach bug. I'm feeling better, but cautious this morning. I'm moving slowly, but decided I better let everyone know who the winner of the "Giveaway" is. Using a "Random Number Generator" the winner is lucky #4, NancyK. Nancy, I need your email address so I can contact you. You can email me at
I am beginning to add some new winter prints to my stores and listed "Bridgeton Lane" recently.

Snow gently falls from the wintry dark sky as lights twinkle from the windows of a cozy cottage perched high on a hill. Karen and Clyde Owens are busy making a hearty stew to warm the tummies of their four children. Earlier in the day Karen mixed up her dough for "Cottage Cheese Bread". The timer that sits on her old gas range is now buzzing away announcing that dinner is about ready. As she pulls the hot aromatic loaf from the oven their oldest child, Clara, whips the butter out of the frig to slather on this tempting treat. Smiles around the table on the faces of their youngsters fill their hearts with joy as Clyde says the blessing.

Here is Karen's recipe for this tasty bread:

"Cottage Cheese Bread"

1 pkg. yeast

1/4 cup water (warm)

2 Tablespoons sugar

1 Tablespoon melted butter

1 Teaspoon salt

1/4 Teaspoon baking soda

1 cup cottage cheese (warm to lukewarm & mash with fork)

1 unbeaten egg

2 1/4 cup flour

Soften yeast in water. Combine all ingredients & knead. Let rise till double. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 min. Makes one loaf.

Yesterday I received another surprise in the mail. Once again I was the lucky winner of a "Giveaway"! This is what I found when I opened the box. I knew that I had won the little angel ornament, but sweet Melissa also included a snowman and a retro style mouse ornament! What a sweet lady! Check out her blog, Honey Girl Studio, here. She is one talented lady. Thanks Melissa!

I will be doing another "Giveaway" for Thanksgiving and Christmas so keep watching!


  1. Congrats to the lucky winner I am sooo jealous. I am glad you are feeling batter Cathie!

    AHHHH with cold weather so comes sickness... boooo


  2. I hope you're feeling much better. I really love the use of the red in this latest painting. It's so warm and inviting.

    Get well hugs,

  3. Sorry to hear you've been under the weather.

    The painting is beautiful and has a great story, too.

  4. Oh, I hope you are feeling better - don't do too much for a couple of days and drink plenty of water, those bugs can really leave you drained. Kim

  5. Congrats to the winner...they are so lucky!!
    Hope you feel better soon! Looking forward to your winter prints - will you be doing any log cabins? (Was that a subtle enough hint?? ha,ha!)

  6. I hope you are feeling better soon. This is such a tough time of year to be ill. It's hot ouside one day and cold the next.

    Your painting are just so beautiful. I love them all.


  7. Hope you are feeling better tonight. I just love your new painting it is so beautiful. Love the goodies you received in the mail how sweet of her to add more. Get well and have a great Thursday.


  8. Good morning Cathie :)

    I can't believe I missed your giveaway! I'll definitely enter next time :)

    I love that print and the recipe sounds wonderful.

    I've been sick too and it's no fun. I'm glad you're feeling better :)


  9. Cathie,

    I really love your latest painting. Congrats to the winner of your other painting! You are such a talented person! Keep up the good work!!

  10. Hi Cathie!
    I hope you're feeling better. That nasty little bug has been going around. Thanks for posting the ornaments you won. When I was little my aunt had several of these on her tree and I just loved them that's how I got the idea for these ones. I'm goingn to try that cottage cheese bread recipe!
    Great painting....I like the nighttime winter paintings a lot!

  11. So glad you are feeling better! That bread sounds yummy!

    Have a blessed and wonderful day.

    smiles, kari and kijsa

  12. Congratulations to Nancy!

    Hope you get feeling better Cathie.

  13. Hi! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. First let me say your art is sooooooCharming, your very talented. I'm so in love with your cottage kitchen! The cabinet, table, blue willow theme (which I have alot of from my Gram)I love the molding around your windows, the designs you painted on your ceiling,goodness, what a dream kitchen. Just beautiful...I save some photos of your art that I love to my Book files. I would love to use them, as time gets closer I'll get more from you. We even have the same taste in Clothes! I wanted one of those pink shirts but all sold out boo hoo! Thanks so much your going on my blog roll now!!! hugs, Kimberly

  14. Hope you are feeling better Catherine...

    Love your print...this is a beauty.


  15. Congratulations to the lucky winner.
    Catherine I hope you are feeling much better.
    I like the soft glow from the windows in the new painting.

  16. Catherine,
    I really enjoy your music selections. Way back in High School art class we were allowed to bring in "albums" to listen to, it was then I realized the music I am listening to when painting has a huge effect on my work. Can't paint to Led Zeppelin or Aerosmith among others, hehe.

  17. I missed this! Darn! But I love that picture, and am so in the mood for Xmas. It's so weird, b/c I love Halloween. But last night I couldnt help it and busted out A Christmas Story dvd. My husband thought I'd lost my mind. :)


Thanks for taking the time to share your sweet comments!