Saturday, January 25, 2014

Grow Your Blog Party 2014

2 Bags Full


So this is my post for the 2014 Grow Your Blog party hosted by Vicki (click above to see her blog and explanation). If you haven't heard of this the short explanation is that it's a fun way to discover and connect with awesome blogs that you might have otherwise missed.

First off, welcome if you're visiting me for the first time. I hope you like what you see and come visit again. I'm Sara and I'm a 34 year old cross stitcher from northern Indiana in the United States. I live there with my husband... < br>
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Our son...

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And last, but certainly not least, the dog...

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I began stitching as a young child, taught by my grandmother, and have been doing it pretty much ever since. My projects tend toward the BAP side of the spectrum rather than the smalls so there aren't always a lot of finishes around here but there's usually a fair amount of stitching going on, at least as much as there can be with an active five year old in the house. Lately I have actually started collecting some smaller projects, mainly the Little House Needlework Little Sheep Virtues and I've been doing an awful lot of drooling over most of the offerings from Country Cottage Needlework. I'm particularly loving those pink, light blue and light green winter pieces of theirs as well as the new Frosty Forest pieces. They may be falling into my basket soon:). Other than that my tastes run to Teresa Wentzler, Ink Circles, Chatelaine, HAED, Mirabilia, and bunches of random designs that catch my eye. I'm a sucker for holiday designs, especially Halloween and Christmas. I'm not the best finisher but I'm slowly working in improving my skills there.

Outside of stitching I enjoy reading, cooking, and traveling. I'm pretty excited that Josh is old enough now to go camping too, something the DH and I enjoyed before kids and are getting the chance to introduce Josh to now.

I can't think of anything else terribly exciting to tell you about myself right now except that I will be doing a giveaway. I'm terrible at planning these things so it will be somewhat of a mystery but the plan is to stitch and finish a nice Spring small and throw in some other goodies too. To enter please leave a comment at the end of this post and I'll draw a winner on February 15. No guarantees that the prize will be ready to ship that day but at least the winner will know that there will eventually be a package in the mail. It is not required to become a follower to enter (though you're more than welcome to add yourself anyway) but I will need an email/blog address/some way to contact you either in the body of your comment or on your profile.

One last unrelated thing- I know I totally blew the follow up IHSW post this month. I was all set to show off a finished birth announcement when a few frogs hit and irritated me to the point that the piece is having a little time out right now. I'll take a picture when I'm sure the frogs have gone and I finish the last line of personalization.

18 comments:

Virpi said...

I would like to participate in your giveaway =). It was interesting to visit so many Grow your blog participatns. I have been your follower earlier but I tend to comment quite seldom...

Shannon Meyer said...

Hello Sara and welcome to the GYB Party!! I am Shannon, one of Vicky's volunteers for this event just coming around to help check out everyone's blogs:) Sounds like you and I have very similar interests as I am also a stitcher:) I would love to be entered into your drawing. I have a GYB Party post as well with a give-away if you want to check it out. Thanks:)

Emily C said...

I have been a follower for awhile. I adore surprises. Hope you get many more followers form this hop!

Bernadett Rauski said...

Hello,

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

Greetings.

Bernadett

DebraKay Neiman said...

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

DebraKay Neiman said...

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

Sowing Stitches said...

I am a new follower! I just had to join! As you see many of my students call me Mrs. Flamingo! :)

Jo said...

Hi Sara - I've been a bit rubbish at blogging recently, but trying to get back into the swing of it - you've got some great projects on the go - some I recognise from earlier stages, others are new to me! Would love to be in the hat for your giveaway :)

toniaconner said...

Hello,Whaat part of Ind. I'm from Louisville Ky We ar neighbors. Looking forward to watching your blog. And I like surprizes.

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Hi Sara from a new follower and fellow stitcher.
Donna

Sarah and Dan said...

Your stitching is so detailed!

cmoh said...

Hey Sarah, you have a lovely family! And my oh my your four legged friend is a doll. Your stich work is lovely. It has been nice getting to know you.

Hugs
Caroline

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Well, gosh, doesn't the dog deserve having his name in print? -LOL- Visiting via Vicki's GYBP and like your blog wallpaper.

Kathy H said...

Your blog looks like fun. I enjoy quilting and have just gotten back to cross stitch. Looking forward to reading your posts.

Bead and Needle said...

What a fun, happy blog (and what a DOG!)...dropping in from Vicki's Blog Party - newest Follower here, off to read a bit more before heading to the rest of my reading list...I will be back! Tanya

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Hello. I live in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Nice to meet you. I'm a textile artist. I usually do some hand and / machine stitching in most of my work.

macmillanmarie said...

Hi, it is a pleasure to meet you and your lovely family and get to know you if only just for a moment.I will be back to visit again. I have enjoyed your blog. Thanks for sharing.

Patty Antle said...

I love to do the things you love to do so I will be following. Nice to meet you through GYB!