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I love it all: embroidery, canvaswork, quilting, crochet. So much to do, so little time.





Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow Your Blog!




Vicki over at 2 Bags Full has organized a Grow Your Blog party--such fun!  I'm always looking to connect with bloggers that are new to me.  For those of you who've never visited here before, here is a little about me.



 
I live in the greater Chicago metro area (in the 'burbs)



 ...with my husband and rescue dog Molly.
 
I've done some sort of embroidery for almost as long as I can remember, and I started this blog three years ago in order to connect and share with others in the Blogosphere who craft or do needlework or have an interest in the needlearts. 


 I enjoy doing cross stitch,
but my interests also extend to...


hardanger...

canvaswork...

blackwork...

and even a little quilting, knitting, crochet,
photography, music, animals... lots of things.

To promote the party atmosphere, I'll be having a little giveaway of a small something handmade by me.  Just leave a comment on this post if you want to be entered.  Deadline to enter is February 14th, and I'll draw the winning name the next day.

So have a look around and follow me if you think my little corner of the Internet might be of interest.  Make sure you leave a link to your blog so I can visit you, too.

Thanks for visiting, and party on!

49 comments:

Jan Gartlan said...

Lovely post! I'm in Grow Your Blog too. I love yr canvas work granny and the cute cross stitch. Please enter me x

averyclaire.org said...

Super post!

yorkie mom said...

I love any type of needlework too. The little Granny is sooooo cute!

Julie said...

There is always something lovely to see when I visit here.

I hope you get lots of new friends come along to visit you and enter your giveaway.

Melody said...

Nice to read your recap. Grow Your Blog is a nice idea. Hope you get some new followers.

I'd love to be in your drawing.
Thanks!

Melody said...

I forgot to mention, my blog is bookwomanstitches.blogspot.com

hope you will visit.

Lorena Rey said...

Welcome and Thanks for participating in the GYB event. You have a really beautiful blog.
Lorena (GYB volunteer)

barbara woods said...

i am a quilter so i am following you

Jayne said...

Hi thanks for visiting my blog jaynesstitchingtales you also have an interesting blog I have joined will drop by, please enter me in your draw.

Rhona said...

Lovely to see all your wonderful work (and your gorgeous dog too!) I'm off to check out the grow your blog party!

Heather said...

I love following folks that do a little of everything, just like me! Your work is varied and interesting. I really love the colors of your quilt. I look forward to following.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

hi there. i'm Beth from E. Lizard Breath Speaks - so nice to meet you through the Grow Your Blog get together/party. ( :
elizardbreathspeaks@gmail.com

the little Grandma reminds me of my Grandma Ruby - no kidding. she had very similar glasses. always wore the chain to keep them on herself. don't want to lose the glasses.

Bernadett Rauski said...

Hello,

Nice to meet you.:)
I would like to participate in your giveaway.
petitearmoire2@gmail.com

Greetings.

Bernadett

prettylittlethingsinabox said...

Hi there,
I came via the blog hop and I'm excited to see a needlework blog.. I love your blackwork.. is so beautiful.. I've followed you via GFC, many greetings from Singapore and thank you for a chance to win in the giveaway..

cheers, Angela

Claudette497 said...

Holy commotion! I had no idea you were so multi-talented! Your work is just beautiful!

Angel Blue said...

Nice to meet you.

Fit and Healthy Baby Boomers said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and following, I am doing the same for you. Never been to Chicago so maybe I'll learn a bit about it from you.
Best,
Sharon
Fitandhealthybabyboomers.blogspot.com

Chris said...

Lovely post about you and your crafting! Gorgeous pieces!

DebraKay Neiman said...

New Follower. I am having fun finding new bloggers to follow...love sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

This looks like a fun and colorful place to visit. I'm loving the look of that blackwork.
Thank-you for visiting my blog earlier.

Mascha said...

Very nice things, but the quilt is awesome in its colors!
I admire people who create with their hands such things, I don't have the skill.
Glad to meet you
Have a great new week :-)

Anneliese said...

Hello Southpaw Stitcher - I like the things you are crafting - very versatile - and I loved to be here and also in future.

Emily C said...

Hello. I love your little granny. Nice work.

geeky Heather said...

All those pieces are beautiful, but I just had to call out the hardanger piece because the colors are awesome!

Judy said...

We do have a lot of the same interests. Nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Judy in Colorado
judy@atticraggedys.com

Izzybeads by Laney said...

Just visiting via GYB I love Molly dog!! My grandmother (I am not ageing you I promise!) is an avid embroiderer..is that word? she was ill as a child so had no schooling and was encouraged to stitch whilst in her sick bed, she made some beautiful pieces that still love to see all these years later, sadly the stitching gene didn't come to me, but my daughter loves textiles :) Laney x

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Nice to meet you from a follower stitcher and I'm late to the blog hop but it let me see the PS chart and strawberries which are amazing.....love it!
Donna

SoCal Debbie said...

I'm a new follower of your blog! What a great party! Your strawberry will look amazing. I'm stitching "99" in the Turtle Trot also. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks!

doloresfegan said...

Just visiting from the GYB party. I am also a southpaw. :0) Enjoyed looking around your blog! Stop by for a chance to win my nifty fifty giveaway.
Happy Blogging!

Felicity Nichols said...

Molly is gorgeous! I look forward to following you!

Stop by my blogs!:
randomgypsys.blogspot.com
dancingwithstitch.blogspot.com

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You make a variety of things and that's what I like to do! It keeps things interesting and fun to work on different projects! It's nice to get to know you!

Linda H said...

I've really enjoyed browsing through your blog, I'm visiting on the GYB party. I'm a new follower. I hope you'll drop by my blog too and enter my giveaway. I'm just a few above you on the list.
Cheers,
Linda @ Stitch Lines

Sheryl S. said...

Visiting via the GYB hop. Lovely blog and beautiful work. Please enter me in your giveaway. Come and visit me too if you have time.

Shebafudge said...

ALthough I have been a follower for ages, it's nice to be able to find out more about you. I would love to enter the draw please. xx

Sarah and Dan said...

Your stitching is so lovely, thanks for sharing!

Quilt Musings said...

Visiting from GYB. What a wonderful blog you have!! Thank you for sharing your lovely works of art! Will definitely be following to see what you create next!

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog (tidbitsandtreasures2011.wordpress.com) earlier in the week. It's a pleasure to return the visit.

I used to do a lot of cross stitch--in fact my walls are decorated with the many samplers I did over the years. One thing I'm most proud of is that my daughter also picked up the stitching bug and is a far more daring and accomplished stitcher than I ever was. My eyesight isn't as good as it once was so any stitching I do is on small projects. These days my creative efforts involve photography and photoshop.

cmoh said...

Oh I love blackwork and yours is stunning. You needlework is all very nice. It has been lovely meeting you.

Hugs
Caroline

Kathy H said...

You have some wonderful things shown that you have made. I admire hardanger but have never tried it yet. Looking forward to reading your posts.

Dawn Castrova said...

Hello , my name is Dawn your my one stop on the blog party, Hope that I soon will be friends with all of you cyber neighbors. I just say that 600 plus bloggers that sign up to the Party and I am only up to 258 whew a lot of good read and great giveaways. Thanks for this opportunity to join friends with you and be apart of your giveaway. Can't wait to see more of your great projects in the making. My site overboardcreations.blogspot.com and contact info is ovr_brd@yahoo.com glad to meet you. Molly looks like a great dog. I have a cat and she's my best friend. We rescued her from a work site that she was abandon at and she's just part of the family now.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great introduction to yourself. I love all your different crafts and hobbies.

Cache-Mire said...

Your work is just lovely! So nice to meet you at the party!! ~Terri

Joanna said...

You have a sweet blog and make lovely things in so many different disciplines. I love cross stitch, too. Molly looks like a sweetie. I am a new follower.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Very nice to meet you. Your projects are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Dasha said...

Hello from NSW Australia. I've come for a visit from the GYB (better late than never). Nice stitching you do - love the blackwork, and your newest project is coming along nicely. Haven't been to Chicago, although I have been to quite a few of the other states. Maybe one day......

jackie vernon said...

Beautiful stitchery. Thanks for the chance to see your work and maybe win a goodie made by you. Jackie jackie.vernon@sbcglobal.net

macmillanmarie said...

Nice blog, great to visit. Thanks for sharing.

Patty Antle said...

Love your work and Molly is adorable. Would love to be entered into your giveaway. so nice to meet you! Our son just moved from Chicago to California.

Wendy said...

hello, nice to meet you! I love that you do so many different needlearts, i love them all too! New follower...