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  1. So glad to get to know you Katherine. When I saw you in the chair getting chemo, I realized we have something in common. I am a 34 year cancer survivor. Do not give up hope or prayer.

    1. Hello Myrna, what a joy it is to see a comment on my about page. It is a pleasure to meet you, and congratulations on kicking the c word to the curb (smile).I will look forward to your visits. Sending you hugs and prayers for you to always receive God’s abundant blessings!HUGS!

  2. Katherine, I didn’t know that you weren’t able to drive anymore! I am very sorry for that. You have had MANY challenges, haven’t you?
    You are superstitious sometimes, I get it! I don’t ever go under a ladder.
    Thank you for sharing so many things with us. You are a very giving woman, warm, loving and kind.
    Happy UPCOMING birthday.

  3. I love the beautiful pics. Was surprised to read about the clairvoyants in your family. Relieved/pleased to learn that you have celebrated more than 17 years of life through treatments.

  4. Katherine, I didn’t realize you’re from England! I hope you have the lovely English accent I love to listen to. Our youngest son married a fantastic girl who’s from Australia and I never get tired of listening to her talk. Fortunately, they only live about 40 minutes from us and have our youngest grandson and another on the way. Thank you so very much for hosting the Between The Lines series and for allowing us boomers to shine!

  5. Thank you for sharing about your life, Katherine. I am happy to be included tomorrow in your blog series about women 50 and above. I am so hoping I do my post correctly and add the link properly. I will do my best. Thank you for including me. Kathi

  6. Katherine – I found you through Junk Chic Cottage, and have become a subscriber. I am looking forward to being inspired by and learning through your blog! I especially enjoyed your ‘about me profile’ …. all those details give us something to really connect to you with. (I am beginning my white pitcher collection!)

  7. I love that you are open and full of life, I also was born in the 60’s but I could only dream to live by the moutains and I also would love to live in a cottage someday,,

  8. I enjoyed reading about you, and I love your blog. I would love to know more about the white china in the header. I love the silver accents on the cups. Can you let me know what it is? I would appreciate it.

    1. Thank you so much I am so happy to learn you are enjoying your time at Katherines Corner. The teacup is Konigl.pr.tettau from Bavaria Germany with their crest tilted in blue and the gegr.1794. This set was a gift from my Mother. I love the swirl pattern. Hugs!

  9. I learned that you don’t like the nickname Kathy, I think Katherine is a beautiful name – why shorten it!

  10. Hi Katherine,
    My name is Vesna, and I`m blogger at Home Chic Club. I “find” your blog at Kris. Lovely blog and many things to read and see!
    If you like, come, visit my blog (I`m not living you link.. 🙂 You can find me at Kris!
    Have a beautiful weekend!

  11. What I learned about you is that you are very caring and welcoming about what you do! I see this in the personal responses to EACH person who has visited your site! Not one blogger I have visited – and the numbers are in the hundreds – has EVER done this! I appreciate and respect you for being so loving!

  12. I learned quite a bit about Katherine, including that she was born in the UK in 1960, so she is 5 years younger than me. She has a dual citizenship in USA and UK. She has 1 daughter and 5 grandchildren. She lives in Utah with her husband she calls Sparky and her beloved dog, Izzy. Katherine sound like a great friend and a wonderful woman with a serene and beautiful philosophy about life, love, family and friends.

  13. Love your blog! Makes me happy. Love hearing about your 4 legged child. I have a sweet fur baby, too. His name is Rex. He’s a German Shepherd/Lab mix and he’s 5 years old.

  14. Love your blog! It makes me smile and sometimes I laugh out loud! We have a few things in common like the heat thing-just can’t tolerate it, allergy to cats and love dogs and I too think everyone has the right to love and marry. Love the pictures of your fur baby! He is just too cute!

  15. Hello Katherine! You have one of the loveliest blogs on the web! And I learned that we share a secret dream – to one day live in a cottage by water 😉

  16. Hi, I found you through someone else’s blog hop. And then I noticed you had a giveaway. You mentioned that we should check out your about page and comment on something we learned about you. Well, you are the mama to a cutie dog named Izzy, and you worked for 30 years in internal medicine and a few other jobs.
    I also really like your blog, I was going to do two separate comments but my little boy is starting to fuss so I’ll just mention that now. It’s a very beautifully put together blog and I’ve enjoyed looking through it and will continue to comment on posts that I find absolutely adorable!

  17. You are really allergic to cats? I have 12 right now. I operate a small cat shelter. I couldn’t live without cats in my life. I am getting a puppy from my boss, as an early Christmas present. I’m 60 years old, so I want a dog in my life, before I leave this earth. Kate, A pleasure to meet you.

    1. Hello Faye, yes I really am. I love that you operate a cat shelter. Our fur baby Izzy is such a blessing to us, especially to me as I work from home and he keeps me company. Hugs!

    1. Hello Debbie, yes destiny or fate, following as effect from any cause. Some think it is more an eye for an eye but to me it is always what you put into the world is often times what you get out of it. Hugs and my fur baby Izzy says hello too.

  18. Katherine,
    I listen to music every day especially while I quilt – mostly those oldies. (That’s showing my age!) Since quilting is mostly a solitary passion, music brings the sights and sounds of life to my quilting studio.

  19. The difference between anywhere in England and anywhere in Utah is extreme! Was there a huge adjustment period for you? I know you have become very well acquainted with lotions!!!

    1. Yes the difference is dramatic. I hate hot and summers here in UTAH are scorching. The mountains are so beautiful here though. I love the rain and rainy days in England are very common. I wish we had more rain here.
      Hugs

  20. While reading your “About” I learned that your husband has the same nickname as I do: Sparky.

  21. That Katherine holds dual citizenship, born in England on Nov 1st 1960, she came to live in the USA in 1975. I currently live in a Utah.

  22. Loved learning about you, but I must say, you look much too young to be a grandmother of 5!! I guess that’s what being happy and healthy will do for you!

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  24. Wow! You are truly amazingly! And an inspiration for me. I became disabled after working as a legal assistant (and some political positions) and I have struggled with my disability and depression. There are so many things I wanted to do after I retired, but that all changed after a car accident and it’s been a long road, but I’m getting closer to encouraging myself to do the things I want without guilt- another thing I struggle with even though the accident wasn’t my fault. Just a crazy thing I’ve got stuck in my head. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Hello Dale, I am so sorry to learn of your injuries and I am happy to know that you are working more to wards being happy. I know how difficult it can be and encourage you to always look forward. I am so happy to have you as a bloggy friend here at Katherines Corner. I walk with a four legged cane ( I call it my stick) I covered it with crystals.If I’m going to use it everyday it needs to look good, LOL. Your kind comment is a lovely way to start the day. I send big hugs your way and hope to see you visiting again soon.

  25. I enjoyed reading about you, I too dream of a cottage by a lake. I would also like to see the countryside of England, like the stories of James Harriet.

    1. Thank you Jill I sincerely hope we both achieve our dreams of a cottage by the water. England is beautiful with so many undiscovered green fields and historic castles and buildings you would surely find it resembles the stories of James Herriot.Hugs!

  26. Hi Kathrine! How cool that you are a dual citizen of both England and the US. I have never been to England, but I have been to other parts of Europe (France and Germany). I would love to travel to England someday.

  27. Hi Katherine! That is my name too but people call me Katie. I came from the March at Home Giveaway. I learned many things about you but one is that it is your goal to one day live in a cottage by the water. That would be great to live by the water in a cottage.

  28. hi katherine! love your characteristics, they’re so empowering just what i needed.. your life is interesting and you keep friendship bonds to the fullest..

  29. Hi Katherine, just like Pam V H, I came here via March at Home Giveaway. And one thing that I learned about you (that super interesteing me) is you are married your bestfriend. Wow! (:

  30. Hi, Katherine, I came here from the March at Home giveaway. So, I learned that you are uncomfortable at temperatures above 75. I’m so glad to read that, because that’s how I am too. I live in Florida and sometimes I feel like a wimp for wanting to stay in the air conditioning! Your “About” page is beautifully written and a pleasure to read.

    1. Pam please accept my apology for the delay in responding. Ahh if only the temperatures would have highs of 75, giggle. We have been in triple digits here for weeks. I spend a lot of time inside the house where it is air conditioned, we are not wimps, giggle. We are smart and comfortably cooled and that’s just smart (wink). Thank you for your lovely compliment and I look forward to having you as a bloggy friend. Hugs!

  31. Hi Katherine! I learned a lot about you! I love you have dual citizenship. I think that’s neat. You have 5 grandchildren and I think you have a heart of gold and are awesome!

  32. Glad to know someone else loses their car in the parking lot. Last weekend I took my husband’s truck to the grocery store and when I came out I looked and looked for MY car ~ then I remembered …

    1. Oh my goodness I just did that this weekend. I had my husbands car.I try and park in the same area every time I go to the market. I did just that and still was looking for my car, LOL Can I blame menopause? xo

  33. I love your blog! Your recipes are phenomenal. I must point out a typo; you have your birth year as 1960…there’s NO WAY you are 55!!! Is it the healthy Utah air?

  34. It was so interesting reading your “About” We have a lot in common, a few of which are I sing in the car loudly, I believe every person has a right to be married, I wander around parking lots trying to find my car, and I LOVE the Oregon coast (especially Seaside). Love your blog.

    1. Rita, thank you so much. How wonderful that we have some things in common. We stayed in a lovely place in Seaside. It was a lot of fun. Our favorite spots were closer to Canon beach though, did you get a chance to visit Canon beach? They have some wonderful artists shops there. Especially the glass blowing. Hugs!

  35. Hi Katherine,
    You sure have a nice selection of products, knowledge and crafts. Your blog is very calming too, colors and teacups to boot!
    See you in my email!

  36. Hi Katie, well I learned that you are a sister scorpio. I’m exactly 1 year and 5 days older than you. I also learned that you are the lucky grandma of 5 grandkids! Wow, I don’t have any yet. I also learned that you look too young to be a grandma. You must share your beauty secrets.

    1. Hello Trish, you are so kind, thank you. No secrets, giggle. I do drink a lot of water, I have a rather restricted diet, I never sleep wearing makeup and I moisturize,moisturize moisturize :-). Hugs!

  37. I’m glad I visited your About page and learned more about you. I too was born outside the US. I was born and raised in Panama, Central America and like you I came to the US in 1975. My hubby was a good friend for a few years before we married. So we both have our hubby as a best friend.
    I can’t believe you want to live on the water?! I have dreamed of living in a cute little house boat. All my friends know this about me and when I started dating my hubby he had to agree to live with me there when that dream comes true. 😉

  38. I just found your blog. I loved reading your ‘about Katherine.’ It’s always great to read and get to know the person behind the blog. Glad I took the time to read it and I plan on coming back and reading more.of your articles. Thank you!

    1. Thank you for your bloggy friendship.I loved your comment it made me smile HUGE. Izzy says thanks for thinking of him. Cheers ( I typed that one with a British twist) giggle. xo

  39. I love that your husband’s nickname is Sparky! And you really need to do a post about your white pitchers – I have a thing for white pitchers!

    1. Hi sweetie, sorry I missed your comment. I haven’t been back since 1975. But one by one our family eventually makes it to the US for a visit which is wonderful. My Mother went back a couple of years a go though. Hugs!

  40. Katherine – I enjoyed reading and learning more about you. I love your bike! I have a blue Electra 3 speed bike I bought about 6 years ago that has a basket and a bike rack and yours reminds me of mine – about the same color blue, too. I enjoy riding my bike for exercise a few times a week early in the morning through our neighborhood and to the store about once a week for a few groceries. You dog is adorable! Thanks for sharing all about yourself and for hosting the weekly link party. I know I don’t always visit the link up each week but I try when I can.

    1. Hello Kimberlee, sorry for the delay in replying, sometimes I just can’t seem to have enough hours in the day.You bike sounds terrific.I love riding early in the mornings , riding along listening to the birds. I always enjoy having you join in the weekly party too. Hugs ! P.S. Thank you Izzy is my sweet fur baby ♥

  41. Love this Katherine! What a great way to learn about you. Thank you for sharing! I better start watermarking my pictures as well…

  42. I am. a classic movie fan – and the Enchanted Cottage is, well, simply enchanting. That would be a wonderful movie to talk about God and how He sees us:) You are beautiful, inside and out!

  43. I love your blog so much because you are so Loving, Inspirational and Encouraging. I wanted to join in on the Favorite Things Blog Hop but unfortunately, I have to make a very pain filled trip to Virginia Mason the see my Gastro Doctor. I think I may have to go back on Antibiotics and a Steroid as my Ulcer in my colon has not healed yet.

    Another reason I love your blog so much is that you remind me of a great friend here in Eburg named Marty Hazelwood. You both are just so beautiful inside and out {{{hugz}}}

  44. Ok. First of all I’m so loving your blog, I love bacon too – and I’m so impressed with the fact that you learned to play the guitar. AND I call my husband Sparky too!!! I started that the first time we took the kids to Disney because he’s SUCH a Sparky when we travel. xoxo

  45. Hi Katherine! Wow! I love your blog it is full of interesting topics. Thanks :)! I must visit your blog more often. 🙂 Merry Christmas 🙂

  46. I see we have a few things in common. I’m glad I watermark my photos (even though they aren’t great) because I found several on another blog! Why don’t people ask permission? It’s a rhetorical question 🙂 Have a blessed Sabbath!

  47. Hi! I am a new subscriber, and I am in awe of your blog. I can’t describe the feeling i got as I meandered through. So calm and peaceful, not like a busy freeway. I smiled the whole time. lol. I would really like to meet you in real life, but since that isn’t an option, I will remain happily following your written word. Just from what I read in some of the comments, we seem to have a couple of things in common. I realize how busy you must be. I don’t know how you manage. You have my email, and are welcome to email me anytime you have a chance. Maybe we can have some hot tea, scones and fancy sandwiches as we talk? Nice to meet you.
    Your Sister in Christ, Pam

  48. Thanks so much for connecting with me today Katherine! You are so inspiring! I feel like we’ve been friends forever and a day 🙂 – Hugs right back at ya!

  49. Finally discovered how to get a comment to you. I don’t know how you do all these cyber things and keep up with daily life:):)
    A question: today I finally got to the clog hop code. Are all the participant pics supposed to appear in my post? Am afraid my photographic friends will run away, so I’ll put it on only till 1 pm.
    Happy Thursday!

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  51. Hi there! I found you through Cyndi at Pictimilitude. What a beautiful blog you have! Cyndi is awesome and so since she said you were awesome, I will trust her judgment. 🙂

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  53. Look at all of those great places you have visited! Oh the faaantastic stories you must be able to tell!! I love all of the great tidbits, and you do kind of look like Kate Middleton (like someone noted in a comment above me).

    I didn’t know you contributed to a magazine. You’re just full of happy surprises. 🙂

  54. This just occured to me as I looked at your picture, you share the same, country of birth, name, hair colour and smile with Kate Middleton. Any relation? (-:

    1. Linda, thank you it is lovely having so many wonderful bloggers share their posts at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. I always do my very best to visit each and every link. It takes several hours but it is time well spent xo

  55. Dear Katherine, I am glad that you are feeling better from your fall. I hope that you are good as new in no time!
    This sprite is adorable.
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  56. Katherine, love your blog and your name. The protagonist in my novel to be published is called Katherine with a C. What I like about your website is that it reminds me of my home economic days. I got a Bachelor’s degree in that, eons ago, and at that time, we studied food, nutrition, child care, psychology, family finance, etc. It seems you have a smattering of it all here. I’m looking forward to getting your posts. And thanks for visiting my blog. I wouldn’t have known about you otherwise. And thanks for the congratulations. Hugs back.

  57. Hi, Katherine I’m participating in your bloghop first time. You have a lovely blog and somehow in the shuffle I had forgotten about it. Glad to have rediscovered it!! I already follow Susan’s lovely blog. Have a great week!

  58. Hi Katherine
    I’m participating in the blog hop this thursday, and I wanted to let you know that I checked out your blog and its great! I think its very sweet. I have my own blog called WTFab!, and its all about fashion, fun, and being fabulous. I would love if you would check it out, and we could potentially follow each other. Let me know what you think.
    -Elise

  59. The ability to heal would be a GREAT super power!!

    I loved reading your bio. Your kindness and sincerity shows through in every single thing you write. On a side note, I have added your button and your blog-hop button both to my blog. I hope tons of even more people find you soon!

  60. Oh my friend! I am so sorry that bullying was a part of your life. I am sending hugs and prayers to your grand daughter and sure hope that things go better for her soon! What a horror that is! I have not experienced it first hand but my husband Joe had a horrible time for the first 22 years of his life — he suffered from tourette syndrome without a diagnosis and you can just begin to imagine the horrors he experienced and by the by the way — much of it from GROWN-UPS!!!! Thank God we had it diagnosed and he is on meds and you would not know that he has it but he lived a hell and I am so sorry that you went through…oh and by the way…he also got bullied and made fun of in Church! (can you believe that!) Sending hugs to you my friend and if any one bothers you…you call me : ) Love you!!!

  61. This was such a good idea to include the link to your blog info. I loved reading more about you. What an interesting life you’ve led…and how talented you are! Thanks for this wonderful party!

  62. Hello Katie, hope your sweet Izzy is feeling better. Love the comments you made above and I feel like your a friend because I hold those same values and beliefs. My little dog Hugs sends wagging tail get well wishes to Izzy.
    Love and prayers

  63. oh SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO yummy in my tummy!!!! thanks for sharing — now i MUST make some today!!!!!! : ) when we were in NY — there was a cool little shop called creamy rice — they served NOTHING but rice pudding in 20 different varieties that changes daily! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hugs…

  64. Hi, Katherine~
    Just found you and am so honored to have found you. Love your site and all the beauty you have surrounded yourself and your visitors in. You seem to be so hapily involved in life and living. Thank you for being there and I will visit you often for comfort and joy! Thank you!!

    Carlin

  65. I love your picture of the tulips. Yes, we have had some beautiful weather this week, up in the high 60s and sunny. Then, rain today, but at least the temps are still in the 50s and no snow! Our trees are leafing out and the song birds have returned. Springis truly in the air.

  66. hi there my friend! this is a dish that gets served in my house a lot!!! i think it could be one of hubbies favorites! the only difference is that we are addicted to garlic in this house so the amount of cloves is more like …are you ready? 10 : ) LOL!!!! lots of mouthwash on hand : ) sending you tons of hugs and love!!!

  67. What a great blog this is–I felt all warm and fuzzy like I was the one making cookies at grandma’s house! I am happy to be a follower from the blog hop and I hope that my sarcasm and cynicism don’t scare you away from following ME at

  68. Just stopping by to say Hi. I am following you as Kathy Bradshaw. I own the growing blog Southern Made In The Shade which less than a year old. I have fun with giveaways, recipes, DIY projects, reviews, and hearing from my readers.
    Come visit some time!

  69. Dear Katherine,
    I love your blog and love of the idea of Thursdays Favorite Things hop. I am a new follower. I will return often to visit. God bless you and have a wonderful Thursday!

  70. Hello Katherine, wow I love your website so many great things and info here I have to stop more often and look around.

    in good health,
    Agnes

  71. I have visited your corner often but never read your “about”. I’m so glad I decided to. I love how open you are with you feelings and how passionate you are about the things you love. You warm my heart just reading about you! Thanks for being such a bright light in this world!

    1. Melanie I always appreciate your visits and your comments too. I am honored to have a place on your blog roll (sidebar) and touched by your kind words. Hugs♥

  72. Hi thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me the comment about Peeps. I have to say I laughed over your husband eating them after they get really hard. ewwww. lol
    So basically he eats stale Peeps. To funny!

      1. That is too funny! When I was younger you could only buy Peeps at Easter time. I was totally addicted to Peeps and would buy out all the Peeps the day after Easter so I could savor my adiction for a little longer. That’s the part where I started to love “stale” Peeps. They would harden after a while in the cardboard even though they were covered in cellophane. Yes, I purchased a lot of Peeps. I discovered I liked them “stale” vs. fresh. So after that revelation as soon as I purchased them, I’d go home and cut little slit in the cellophane. Voila! In a day or two I could eat “stale” Peeps.

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